Monday 19 May 2014 

Rest Of The World Beat MCC Women

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning hit a half-century for the Rest Of The World side against the MCC Women
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In a 50-over match as part of celebrations to mark Lord's Cricket Ground's 200th anniversary, an MCC Women side was beaten by a Rest Of The World XI by 41 runs.

Half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Meg Lanning helped the World XI post an imposing score of 283 for nine despite Kate Cross taking four wickets.

And although MCC captain Charlotte Edwards made 70 and Heather Knight 51, MCC fell short when they were bowled out for 242 in reply.

Sana Mir matched Cross's effort earlier in the day by taking a four-wicket haul.

The Pakistan captain returned four for 36, including the wicket of now retired World Cup winners Claire Taylor, for three, and Holly Colvin, for eight.

Edwards, who made 70 in 80 balls, and Knight, who scored 51 in 67, put on 98 together as MCC started their run chase well.

They ran into trouble after Knight, Taylor, Arran Brindle (7) and Edwards fell in quick succession.

Amy Jones and Jenny Gunn also fell to Mir, both for one, to leave MCC at 166 for six and although Natalie Sciver (45) and Danielle Hazell (22) added 49 for the seventh wicket, once that was broken, there was no way back for the home side.

Stafanie Taylor (2-31), Shashikala Siriwardene (2-41), Ellyse Perry (1-34) and Marizanne Kapp (1-53) were the other wicket-takers.

Earlier, Lanning (59) and Raj (67) had put on 90 together for the third wicket before Raj and Perry (49) added 66 for the fourth to set up the star-studded World XI's innings.

Suzie Bates weighed in with 31 after her opening partner Taylor had fallen without scoring while late runs from Rachel Priest (13), Jhulan Goswami (27 not out) and Siriwardene (16) showed the depth of the visiting side's batting, given that Siriwardene came in at 10 and Mir at 11.

Cross removed Taylor, Bates, Perry and Kapp (0) and the other wicket-takers for MCC were Gunn (1-30), Georgia Elwiss (1-40), Hazell (2-52) and Brindle (1-30).

Further events will be held this summer including an MCC v Rest Of The World men's match on 5th July, where the two sides will be led by Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne respectively.

© Cricket World 2014