• “Everything turned to custard”

    New Zealand skipper Aimee Watkins and coach Gary Stead talk about their side's defeat at the hands of England at Lord's in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 championship.

    How can you explain your performance today?


    It was just one of those days. Everything we tried turned to custard. Catches went to hand [for England] and then for us it was the opposite. We dropped a couple of catches and they really capitalised on that.


    Did you go into the final feeling confident?


    We've had a great tournament but everything that worked well for us didn't go for us today. We fully believed that we could win the game and that we would win the game. I don't know what happened. At the moment it's a bit hard to describe.


    While there were nerves at the ICC World Cup final in March, you said on Saturday you all felt relaxed, yet you seemed quite nervous out there?


    I can only really speak personally - I felt quite relaxed and I felt that everyone else this morning was in a pretty good head space as

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  • Normally when we go out to play for England as a women's side, we're showcasing the game. We want to put on a great performance for women's cricket. So that's not going to change for Sunday.

    Claire Taylor was the chief architect of England's victory over the Aussies today with an unbeaten 76 off just 53 deliveries to set up a title clash with New Zealand.


    Chasing a mammoth target of 164 for a place in the final, the stylish Taylor kept her nerves and shared an unbeaten partnership of 122 with Beth Morgan to help the England set up a repeat of the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday.


    After the victory, a visibly thrilled Taylor spoke to Yahoo! Cricket about her team's achievement, the crowd support and the pressure the team carried especially after the English men's defeat.


    How much confidence can you take away from the semi-final victory against Australia?


    Personally, I can take a fair amount. I thought 163 was a good score actually, so it was very exciting that

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  • It’s up to the girls to make an impression, says Anjum Chopra

    In a free-wheeling interview to Yahoo! Cricket, Anjum Chopra talks about India's chances at the ICC World Twenty 20, on the loss of Men in Blue and her role as a television commentator.

    With the Men in Blue crashing out of the tournament, the Indian women's team are in the limelight as they carry the hopes of a billion people when they take on New Zealand Women in the first semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty 20.  


    The team has abundant talent in their ranks and one of them is southpaw Anjum Chopra. Born in New Delhi, Chopra was shortlisted for the inaugural ICC Women's Player of the Year Award in 2006.


    The Arjuna Award winner has been the mainstay of the Indian team in both Tests and ODIs, having played 12 Tests and over a hundred one-day internationals for the team in the career span of 14 years.


    Having made her ODI debut in 1995, the stylish left-hander, who has scored over 2,500 runs in ODIs including a sizzling hundred against England in 1999, has had a good run this

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