Tuesday 18 March 2014 

Favourites All Win First Warm-Ups

Katie Perkins plays a shot
Katie Perkins top scored for New Zealand as they beat India by 17 runs
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West Indies players celebrate
Anisa Mohammed took two wickets as the West Indies thrashed South Africa
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The four sides that reached the semi-finals of the last ICC Women's World Twenty20 - Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies - all won their first warm-up games for the 2014 competition.

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 17 runs, England beat Pakistan by two wickets, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs and the West Indies thrashed South Africa by 52 runs in the most one-sided match of the day.

Warm-up fixture schedule

20th March

Bangladesh v Pakistan
Ireland v Sri Lanka

21st March

Australia v West Indies
Bangladesh v South Africa
India v Ireland

The tightest turned out to be the game between England and Pakistan. Perhaps buoyed by having spent two weeks in Bangladesh already, Pakistan almost defended a score of 106 for six only for the 2009 champions to get home with a ball to spare.

Pakistan started poorly with openers Nain Abidi and Javeria Khan both failing to score before falling to Danielle Hazell.

Nida Dar hit 36 before retiring and Sana Mir made the same score although Bismah Maroof (11) was the only other player to reach double figures as England kept things tight with the ball, Hazell taking two for three in two overs and Natalie Sciver two for 14.

Charlotte Edwards led England's reply with 21 in 26 balls but Sumaiya Siddiqi removed Heather Knight (6) and Sarah Taylor (5) cheaply and Edwards fell in the 10th over to Sadia Yousuf to leave England at 45 for three.

Lydia Greenway then held the innings together with 34 in 37 balls and Tamsin Beaumont made 10 in eight before it was left to Anya Shrubsole (8 not out) and Hazell (5 not out) to complete the win, Shrubsole hitting the winning runs.

Katie Perkins top scored with 40 as New Zealand beat India by 17 runs.

Perkins hit six fours in 36 balls with other contributions from Sara McGlashan (34) and Rachel Priest (19) helping the White Ferns reach 138 for eight.

Jhulan Goswami and Shika Pandey took three wickets apiece, Pandey bowling Suzie Bates for 13 early on and Goswami doing likewise to Samantha Curtis for a golden duck.

Mithali Raj then struck 53 in 47 balls from the top of the order but received little support.

It was not until Harmanpreet Kaur, in at number seven, blasted 27 in 20 balls, that India began to come back into the game having been reduced to 67 for five.

She, along with Goswami (10), threatened to take the game down to the wire before New Zealand restricted them to 121 for eight.

Morna Nielsen ended with three for nine and Frances Mackay took two wickets in two balls at the end of the innings to claim two for 22.

Australia produced an impressive first outing to beat Sri Lanka by 17 runs.

Meg Lanning (43), Jess Cameron (30) and Ellyse Villani (21) all made decent scores as the Southern Stars posted 144 for five.

Chandima Gunaratne took three wickets and Maduri Samudikka one.

Chamari Atapattu (20) and Yasoda Mendis (18) got Sri Lanka off to a strong start before Jess Jonassen dismissed both.

Shashikala Siriwardene then struck 39 not out in 38 balls but was unable to score quite quickly enough to keep her side on track.

Erin Osborne and Rene Farrell grabbed a wicket apiece and Sarah Coyte ran out Chamara Polgampola as Sri Lanka closed on 125 for five.

The West Indies thrashed South Africa, bowling them out for just 71 in reply to 123 for four to run out the victors by 52 runs.

Stafanie Taylor top scored with 45 not out in 51 balls and Deandra Dottin marked her return to West Indian colours with six.

Natasha McLean made 26 in 24 balls and Chinelle Henry scored 25.

South Africa then collapsed spectacularly, slipping to 21 for four, 33 for five and 52 for seven.

The wickets were shared around the West Indian bowlers: Anisa Mohammed and Dottin took two apiece as Tremayne Smartt, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman and Shemaine Campbelle claimed one each.

Trisha Chetty (16) and Yolandi van der Westhuizen (24) were the only South Africans to reach double figures in a disappointing display with the bat.

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Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa

Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets