Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Women T20 World Cup: Eng beat Pak by 114 runs in dead rubber

The big-hitting Nat Sciver-Brunt smashed an unbeaten 81 off 40 balls as England outplayed Pakistan by 114 runs in a dead rubber of the Women’s T20 World Cup here on Tuesday.
With England already qualifying for the semifinals as table toppers along with second placed India, the game was a lot about fine-tuning their preparation for the knock-out game on Friday.
Opener Danielle Wyatt gave England a fine start with 59 off 33 balls before Sciver-Brunt unleashed carnage in his knock comprising 12 fours and a six to take her team a massive 213 for five.
Amy Jones also made a quickfire 47 off 31 balls.
Pakistan were never in the run chase and crawled to 99 for nine in 20 overs. England remained unbeaten in the group stage.
Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Charlotte Dean picked up a couple of wickets each.
Australia are set to face India in the first semifinal on Thursday, while England’s semifinal opponent will be decided following the New Zealand-South Africa contest on Tuesday night.


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