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LIVE: England v Australia, Women’s World Twenty20 final

By Rob Barnett

England Women were put into bat by Australia captain Meg Lanning in the Women’s World Twenty20 final at Dhaka.

Both teams are unchanged from their respective semi-finals, which were at the same venue.

England skipper Charlotte Edwards said she is happy to be batting first midway through a hot day in Dhaka.

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Pre-Play News

AUSw XI: E Villani, J Jonassen, M Lanning, E Perry, A Blackwell, J Cameron, A Healy, E Osborne, S Coyte, R Farrell, J Hunter — ICC Live Scores (@ICCLive) April 6, 2014

9.06am – Both teams are unchanged from their respective semi-finals, which were at the same venue. Edwards said she’s happy to be batting first midway through a hot day in Dhaka.

England women's team news: Edwards, Taylor, Knight, Greenway, Sciver, Jones, Beaumont, Gunn, Hazell, Shrubsole, Grundy #wt20 — England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2014

.@Lottie2323 has lost the toss. England women to bat 1st v Australia #wt20 pic.twitter.com/aC8MCIvkdT — England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2014

8.50am – In the build-up to the showpiece captain Charlotte Edwards said England, who narrowly lost the 2012 World T20 final to Australia, will not be motivated by revenge while Sarah Taylor and Georgia Elwiss spoke exclusively to ecb.co.uk about playing today.

Finishing touches to the pitch. Toss in 15mins. Bat or bowl? What would @Lottie2323 do? #WWCED #wt20 pic.twitter.com/HPzRndJaOD — England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2014

Here come the girls! England women get their warm-up underway. 50 mins until play starts #wt20 pic.twitter.com/JWBpWhtvmY — England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2014

8.40am – Games don’t come much bigger than this! Hello and welcome to ecb.co.uk’s live text commentary on the Women’s World Twenty20 final between England and Australia in Dhaka. The toss is due in 15 minutes with the action set to start half an hour later.

View from @bbctms box in Dhaka as preparations continue ahead of #wt20 finals. Currently dry but iffy forecast pic.twitter.com/8z1uzgk8Ua — BBC TMS (@bbctms) April 6, 2014

One last hit! @Heatherknight55 ad @lydiagreenway get swinging in the nets #wt20 pic.twitter.com/GH3xVH4zkl — England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2014

The @SouthernStars and @ECB_cricket women arriving for the final of the ICC Women's #wt20 #AusvEng https://t.co/GaFEBb7yqq — ICC (@ICC) April 6, 2014