CHENNAI (Staff Report) – England Women team defeated Pakistan Women s side by 68 runs.
England Women cricket team has set a total of 148/5 in the crucial game.
English skipper Charlotte Edwards was the top scorer for her side as she made 77 runs, scoring 10 fours.
Nida Dar, Asmavia Iqbal picked 3 and 2 wickets as the Pakistani girls were hammered all over the park by the English side who were able to put a huge total on the board.
Pakistan Women are facing off England Women in the crucial match of Women’s World T20 2016 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The English team have won the toss and decided to bat first.
The match will begin at 7:30pm (Indian Standard Time) and 7:00pm (Pakistan Standard Time).
Pakistan must win this match to qualify for semifinals, while England have already booked their seat for the knockout round.
Charlotte Edwards (capt), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Natasha Farrant, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, SarahTaylor (wk), Danielle Wyatt.
Sana Mir (capt), Bismah Maroof, Ayesha Zafar, Nida Dar, Sadia Yousuf, Nain Abidi, Sidra Nawaz, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Ameen, Sania Khan, Iram Javed, Asmavia Iqbal, Nahida Khan, Muneeba Ali, Anam Amin.
Earlier after Bangladesh win, Pakistani skipper Sana Mir said that we are not afraid of any team here as cricket is played in the ground not on paper, while responding a query about upcoming match against favourite England Women.
She explained Pakistan’s equal chance to win World T20 saying that many experts and observers would have written us off paper but our performance at the mega event has been outstanding. We restricted India and West Indies below hundred to show that how much we have improved in this format of cricket, Mir maintained.
On the occasion, she also thanked the charged Indian crowd which chanted “Pakistan Jeetayga [Pakistan will win]” slogans during the match against Bangladesh. It is highly welcoming to play in a country where people come to watch you play and extend their support, she said.
Pakistan Women have so far played three games at World T20 2016, winning two matches against Bangladesh and India. They had a close contest against favourite West Indies as well.
On the other hand Pakistan Men team managed to win only one game against Bangladesh, losing three matches against India, Australia and New Zealand. The team has been eliminated from mega event.