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Disappointment for Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards in Women's T20 Final

England's captain Charlotte Edwards walks away with the runner's up trophy after the ICC Women's Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP/Press Association Images

Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards was unable to steer England's women cricketers to victory in the Twenty-20 World Cup final as Australia retained their title.

Batting first, the Aussies made 142 for 4 in their innings after being put in.

Captain Edwards, who was born in Huntingdon, scored a brisk 28 when England started their reply. But they couldn't keep up with the run rate after Edwards was out - caught on the deep off spinner Lisa Sthalekar.

Chasing 143 to win, England missed out by just four runs. They finished on 138 for 9

''The last eighteen months we've worked towards this. It's not been our day, but huge congratulations to Australia. They were the better team', Edwards admitted afterwards.

'But the character of my team showed towards the end, and I'm really proud of them.

'We didn't bowl well enough up front, which let them get off to quite a good start. and we just couldn't pin it back. We could've chased them down but we lost too many wickets'.

Australia's bowler Lisa Sthalekar, right, celebrates the dismissal of England's captain Charlotte Edwards Credit: Aijaz Rahi/AP/Press Association Images

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