Australia’s Southern Stars picked up the women’s World Cricket Cup beating arch-rival New Zealand by three runs.

An on-fire English team thrashed Australia by seven wickets in the final of the twenty-twenty World Cup in Barbados.

Graham Osborne reports.

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Two South African born players stole the show for England, with Craig Kieswetter scoring 63 and Kevin Pietersen a lively 47 to clinch England’s first Twenty20 World Cup.

Having first use of the wicket, Australia started poorly with Shane Watson and David Warner going cheaply.

Aussie captain Michael Clarke’s poor form with the bat continued, but David Hussey threw his team a lifeline with a gritty 59 runs, to help Australia to a modest total of 6 for 147.

Kieswetter and Pietersen made short work of the Aussies in the English innings with some big hitting before Mitchell Johnson gave the Aussie side some hope.

That was the Australian team’s last hurrah as England cruised to victory by seven wickets.

Aussie golfing superstar Adam Scott finally ended two years of misery winning the Texas Open in San Antonio.

It was Scott’s seventh victory on the U.S. Tour and his first since the 2008 Byron Nelson Championship.

Adam Scott, Golfer: “It’s nice to see putts going in and rolling at the hole, and it makes golf a whole lot more fun.”

Compatriot Adam Baddeley made a late charge finishing in a tie for third, two shots behind Scott.

Graham Osborne, QUT News