Thursday 27 March 2014 

Video - Hales, Tahir, Lanning, Bates Star On Day Full Of Drama - Cricket World TV

Our latest news ICC World Twenty20 2014 video update reviews a dramatic day which saw wins for England and South Africa in the men's competition as well as Australia and New Zealand in the women's tournament.

Hours after Meg Lanning had set a new world record by hitting 126 to set up a win for Australia Women over Ireland Women, England's Alex Hales followed suit as he scored 116 in 64 balls to help his side beat Sri Lanka by six wickets.

The victory keeps England in with a strong chance of reaching the semi-finals and it came after a dramatic game involving the Netherlands and South Africa.

After being hammered by Sri Lanka, the Dutch improved significantly and were bowled out for 139 to go down by just six runs.

South Africa were almost embarrassed but needed Imran Tahir's haul of four for 21 to get them over the line.

Hales' brilliance later made up for a poor fielding effort from England and in the other game played today, Suzie Bates just missed out on a century, hitting 94 not out, as New Zealand Women thrashed Pakistan Women.

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