England beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in crucial ICC Women’s World Cup match
England thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets in heir must-win ICC Women's Cricket World Cup match in Christchurch on Thursday.
Team England chased down the modest target of 106 runs in only 19.2 overs with a major contribution from Dann Wyyat, who smashed first half-century of the world cup.
After winning the toss and electing to bowl first at Hagley Oval, Brunt played a major role in restricting Pakistan early on.
Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone helped England restrict Pakistan to 105 in their must-win clash.
Both English bowlers took three wickets each, with the pacer removed the opening line-up while the spinner dismantled the lower-order.
Sidra Ameen and Sidra Nawaz were the only two batters for Pakistan who put up scores of 20+ as the rest of the batting order had no answer to the England bowlers, ICC said in a press release.
England XI: Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver, Amy Jones, Sophia Dunkley, Emma Lamb, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole
Pakistan XI: Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz, Diana Baig, Nashra Sundhu, Aiman Anwar
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