Heather reflects on final defeat

Western Storm’s Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole were unable to prevent England from defeat against Australia in the final of the ICC World T20.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, England posted a total of 105 all out from 19.4 overs.

Australia reached their required victory target with 29 balls to spare to win by eight wickets.

After the final Heather said: “We will obviously take time to reflect and work out where we go forward as a team. We have a massive year coming up with the Ashes so we will go back, assess and move on.

“We came in with a lot of inexperience and some of the girls that have come in have stepped up brilliantly.

“We didn’t quite adapt to conditions as well as we could have in terms of areas we hit and the wickets we lost. We kept on losing wickets at key times and lost momentum and weren’t able to post a total that was competitive.”