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Thursday, March 27, 2014

DHAKA- Australia's defence of the women's Twenty20 World Cup is alive after a thrilling six-wicket victory over South Africa in Sylhet on Tuesday.

Chasing 116 to save their tournament, two-time defending champions Australia sneaked home with eight balls remaining thanks to a superb 60-run partnership to Ellyse Perry (41 off 29) and Jess Cameron (27 off 24).

Earlier, Julie Hunter (2-13), Erin Osborne (2-20) and Rene Farrell (2-19) combined to restrict South Africa to 9-115, despite some furious lower order hitting by Sune Luus (19 off 7).

But Australia, whose title defence was on the ropes after a first up loss to New Zealand by seven runs, slumped early in their chase to be 2-12 in the third over.

Then a recovery mission, started by Delissa Kimmince (17) and Alex Blackwell (24), was brilliantly finished off by in-form batter Perry, who arrived at the crease with Australia struggling at 3-34 in the eighth over.





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