GALLE – England and Australia off to flying start by winning their Group A of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 matches against their respective rivals at Galle on Thursday.England got their campaign off to a winning start, comfortably beating Pakistan by 43 runs while Australia beat India by eight wickets. The 2009 champions England proved too strong as they dismissed Pakistan for 90. They had posted 133 for six, fading slightly after a strong start but their score was enough thanks to a career-best haul of four for nine from Holly Colvin and a brace from Danielle Hazell.Laura Marsh scored 54 in 41 balls and Charlotte Edwards made 45 in 43 as their opening stand put on 102 in 13.1 overs. Both players were subsequently run out and England lost six wickets for 31 runs, Sana Mir emerging as the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with two for 20. For Pakistan, Javeria Khan top scored with 23.In the second match of the day, Australia eased to a victory target of 105 with almost three overs to spare against India, who posted a modest score of 104 for eight. Several players made starts but they were grounded by a fine performance in the field from Australia, for whom Erin Osborne returned three for 13 and Julie Hunter two for 23. There was also a wicket for Lisa Sthalekar and Jess Jonassen and opener Poonam Raut top scored with 21. Australian openers Meg Lanning (39) and Alyssa Healy (21) quickly added 43 for the first wicket. and after they were dismissed by Jhulan Goswami and Amita Sharma respectively, Australia were guided home by Jess Cameron (36 not out) and Sthalekar (3 not out).Jess Cameron scored the winning runs for the side, who was accompanied by Lisa Sthalekar at that time. Australia reached 68 with a loss of one wicket in 10 overs. Earlier after winning the toss and electing to bat first, India lost quick wickets. India lost openers Amita Sharma (11) in the fifth over and Poonam Raut scored was dismissed in the seventh over.Raut top scored for India with 21 runs as she was dismissed by Osborne who picked three wickets for Australia, the most in the match. Skipper Mithali Raj’s attempt to resurrect the score but was ran out on 18 runs by Jess Jonassen. Erine Osborne declared player of the match.Pakistan next face the defending champions Australia on Saturday, September 29 in a must-win match to stay in the tournament while England play India.Brief Scores: India Women 104 for 8 in 20 overs (Poonam Raut 21, Mithali Raj 18; Erin Osborne 3 for 13) lost to Australia Women 105 for 2 in 17.2 overs (Meg Lanning 39, Jess Cameron 36*; Jhulan Goswami 1 for 21) by 8 wickets.