Updated: 04/06/2014 19:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.


Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Australian cricketers celebrate their victory over England in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 final at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014 - by Munir Uz Zaman

Sarah Coyte grabbed 3-16 in her four overs and Ellyse Perry and Rene Farrell claimed two wickets each to restrict England to a modest 105-8 after Australia won the toss and elected to field.

Heather Knight's 29 off 24 balls and Sarah Taylor's 18 lifted England to 55-1 before seven wickets crashed for 46 runs against the steady Australian attack that was backed by smart fielding.

Australian captain Meg Lanning then smashed a 30-ball 44 studded with two sixes and four boundaries as the champions raced home with 29 deliveries to spare in a one-sided final.

Perry completed a remarkable all-round display with an unbeaten 31, having added 60 for the fourth wicket with Lanning.  

England had won the inaugural women's World T20 competition at home in 2009 before Australia took the next two in the Caribbean in 2010 and Sri Lanka in 2012.

The match was played at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium ahead of the men's final between India and Sri Lanka at the same venue later on Sunday.

Brief scores:

England 105-8 in 20 overs (Heather Knight 29, Sarah Taylor 18, Charlotte Edwards 13, Sarah Coyte 3-16, Ellyse Perry 2-13, Rene Farrell 2-27)

Australia 106-4 in 15.1 overs (Meg Lanning 44, Ellyse Perry 31 not out)

Australia won by six wickets

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