Women's World T20 final

Australia 106-2 beat England 105 by 8 wkts

NEITHER England nor Anya Shrubsole could repeat last year's heroics in a World Cup final as Australia ran out convincing Women's World T20 winners in Antigua.

The Southern Stars cruised to their victory target of 106 with 4.5 overs to spare having lost just two wickets along the way, leaving England ruing a below-par batting performance on a slow pitch.

Only opener Danni Wyatt (43) and captain Heather Knight (25) made it into double figures in England's total of 105 all out, Shrubsole making five before she was caught.

The Somerset seamer took 6-46 in last year's victorious 50-over World Cup final against India at Lord's but it was always asking a lot to reproduce that magic defending such a small total, and so it proved.

Shrubsole's three overs cost 30 as Ashleigh Gardner (33*) and Meg Lanning (28*) saw Australia home with a minimum of fuss.

Skipper Knight said afterwards: "We kept losing wickets at key times and weren't able to post a total that was competitive, but I'm proud of the girls for reaching another world final.

"We had a lot of inexperience out there, hopefully this will make it better for them in the future. Australia were better than us, so congratulations to them. We're a bit raw at the moment."