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England shock Australia in 20/20 final

The England team celebrate after finally ending their trophy drought with victory in the world Twenty20 final.
The England team celebrate after finally ending their trophy drought with victory in the world Twenty20 final.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • England defeat Australia by seven wickets in the world Twenty20 final in Barbados
  • England win with three overs to spare after Australia are reduced to just 147 for six
  • It is England's first-ever one-day tournament victory after 35 years of trying
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(CNN) -- England have finally ended their long wait to win a major one-day cricket tournament after defeating Australia by seven wickets in the final of the World Twenty20 tournament in Barbados.

Over the last 35 years, England have consistently tried and failed to break their duck in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments -- including losing three World Cup finals.

However, they were always in command against a subdued Australian side, who had produced one of the sport's great comebacks to defeat holders Pakistan in the semifinals.

Australia limped to a poor total of 147 for six in their 20 overs, although the total could have been much worse if David Hussey (59) and Cameron White had not combined to bludgeon 55 runs from the last five overs.

But once Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen had shared a stand of 111 in reply -- with Kieswetter top scoring on 63 -- England were always in control of the run chase.

Eventually it was left to captain Paul Collingwood to score the winning runs as England ended their innings with three overs remaining -- a huge victory total in this form of the game.