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Danielle Hazell insists she does not mind who England women play in the final of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

England beat New Zealand by seven wickets in Colombo to book a date with the winners of Australia and West Indies, who meet on Friday.

"We don't mind who we play," Hazell told ecb.co.uk.

"Australia are our biggest rivals but whether it's them or West Indies we will be prepared. We will be ready."

England always looked like beating New Zealand from the moment Lydia Greenway ran out the dangerous Suzie Bates from the fifth ball of the match.

Sarah Taylor Arran Brindle

Sarah Taylor and Arran Brindle share a victory hug after England women beat New Zealand to reach the final of the World Twenty20

Having pushed the ball into the off side, Bates set off for a risky single but was sent back and failed to beat the throw from the sprawling Greenway.

"That was a massive wicket," said Hazell.

"She is one of their best players. It was a really good bit of fielding and that got us in the game. Lydia is the last person who you'd want to take a single to."

New Zealand went on to make a paltry 93 for eight, which never looked enough. Danni Wyatt and Holly Colvin both took two wickets, but England's success was underpinned by Katherine Brunt's excellent three-over burst with the new ball, which leaked just seven runs.

"Katherine bowled well today," said Hazell. "When she bowls that line and length she's one of the hardest people to face."

England made light work of chasing 94 with Charlotte Edwards, Greenway and Sarah Taylor all making telling contributions to knock off the target with 16 balls remaining.

"We were pretty confident chasing 94," added Hazell.

"We were confident going out to bat. With a small total like that it's just about getting over the line.

"There were some excited people in the dressing room afterwards. We are all really looking forward to the final now."

Hazell was part of the 2009 squad which won the World Twenty20 at Lord's and, having not made the final XI on that glorious day, is hoping to be part of Sunday's showpiece event.

"Sunday is one of the biggest games you can play in," she said.

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