Women's World Cup

West Indies Beat New Zealand To Stay In World Cup Hunt

West Indies are as close to a Women's World Cup final as they have ever been thanks to a 48-run win over New Zealand in their penultimate Super Six game in Mumbai. Their destiny now lies in their own hands after they defended a score of 207 for nine by dismissing New Zealand for 159 in 44.3 overs.
11 February 2013

Shrubsole Keeps England Final Hopes Alive

Anya Shrubsole and Danielle Wyatt both returned career-best figures as England Women trounced South Africa Women in the ICC Women's World Cup. The pair combined to bowl South Africa out for just 77 and then Lydia Greenway and Arran Brindle ensured that the runs were knocked off in less than 10 overs. Shrubsole took all of the first five wickets to fall and put South Africa on the back foot - a position from which they never recovered.
10 February 2013

Australia Crush Sri Lanka To Reach World Cup Final

Australia Women's seemingly inexorable march towards a sixth Women's World Cup title advanced one step further as they comfortably beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their penultimate Super Six game. They made it five tournament wins out of five by dismissing the competition's surprise package for 131 and then racing to their target in just 22.2 overs.
10 February 2013

England Already Looking Forward To Next Game - Colvin

England's Holly Colvin hit the winning runs in the final of the 2009 Women's World Cup, but fell just short of pulling off another close win for her side as they went down by two runs in their Super Six game against Australia in Mumbai. England were bowled out for 145 in reply to Australia's 147, a result which leaves them in fourth place in the standings with two games remaining.
8 February 2013

Taylor Leads West Indies Women To Close Win

West Indies Women successfully chased down the 231 that they needed to win their opening Super Six match in the ICC Women's World Cup, but the chase wasn't without its difficulties. South Africa Women kept fighting all the way to the end and it was left to number 10 Shanel Daley to hit the winning boundary.
8 February 2013

New Zealand Seamers Give Side Easy Win

Following their wins over England and India, Sri Lanka Women were brought back down to earth with a thrashing at the hands of New Zealand Women in their first super six match. The White Ferns seam attack of Sian Ruck and Lea Tahuhu did the bulk of the damage as they were bundled out for just 103, with openers Frances Mackay and Suzie Bates then adding 71 to put New Zealand well on the way to victory.
8 February 2013

Australia Win World Cup Thriller Against England

England Women haven't beaten their Australian counterparts in a 50-over World Cup since 1993 but they couldn't have come much closer before going down by just two runs in a dramatic low-scoring Super Six match in Mumbai. Australia were bowled out for 147 and after England recovered from 39 for six, Australia had to dig deep and thanks to Holly Ferling and finally Erin Osborne, the five-time champions dismissed their rivals for 145.
8 February 2013

Mithali Raj Steers India To Victory Over Pakistan

Pakistan Women produced their best batting performance of the 2013 Women's World Cup but still ended their tournament without a win as Mithali Raj's unbeaten century handed India a six-wicket victory in the seventh/eighth place play-off in Cuttack. Pakistan made 192 for seven as they batted through 50 overs for the first time in the tournament and then had India in a spot of bother before Raj's 103 in 141 balls guided them home with four overs to spare.
7 February 2013

Sri Lanka Make More History By Knocking India Out

Sri Lanka Women proved that their stunning victory over England was no fluke, completely outplaying India Women to qualify for the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a 138-run win in Mumbai. The result knocked India out of the tournament after they failed to even get close to the score of 251 that would have seen them through at the West Indies' expense.
5 February 2013

Fields Happy, But Targets Further Improvement

Australia head into the Super Sixes stage of the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup as the only side to have won all three matches following a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Cuttack. Opener Meg Lanning scored a century - her fourth in ODI cricket - while Jess Cameron hit 82 as the pair put on 180 for the second wicket to finish Australia's group campaign in style.
5 February 2013

Shrubsole Pleased To Be Part Of 'World Class' Attack

There is no better time to produce a career-best performance than in a must-win World Cup encounter, as Anya Shrubsole did with her haul of four for 21 to bowl England into the Super Six stage of the 2013 event in India. Her match haul helped the reigning champions dismiss the dangerous West Indies side for just 101, after which England reached 103 for four to win by six wickets with 15 overs to spare.
5 February 2013

Lanning Ton Ensures Australia Remain Unbeaten

Meg Lanning hit 112 to help Australia comfortably beat arch-rivals New Zealand and take maximum points through to the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup. Lanning's fourth ODI century meant that Australia easily overhauled the White Ferns' total of 227 for six, which had been built around a fourth career century from the prolific Suzie Bates.
5 February 2013

Kapp Stars As South Africa Progress

Marizanne Kapp became the fourth player of the tournament to hit her maiden ODI century as South Africa Women booked their place in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup by thrashing Pakistan Women. The 23-year-old then returned career-best figures of three for 18 with her medium-pace to cap a dream day all-round.
5 February 2013

Comprehensive Win Sees England Through

England Women qualified for the Super Sixes stage of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 by convincingly beating the West Indies Women by six wickets in Mumbai. The West Indies were bowled out for 101 as Anya Shrubsole took a four-wicket haul and England reached their target in 35 overs.
5 February 2013

Luus Replaces Devnarain In South Africa Squad

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that South Africa have made a change to their Women's World Cup squad ahead of their final group game. Dinesha Devnarain has returned home due to personal reasons and been replaced in the squad by Suné Luus, a 17-year-old leg-spinner.
4 February 2013

Edwards, Brunt Get England Back To Winning Ways

Reigning Women's World Cup champions England got their campaign back on track following their unexpected one-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka with a 32-run win over India in Mumbai. Charlotte Edwards scored 109 as England posted 272 for eight and despite Harmanpreet Kaur's maiden ODI century in India's reply, they closed on 240 for nine, Katherine Brunt taking four for 29.
3 February 2013

Australia Hold Their Nerve To Seal Qualification

Australia survived a huge scare before confirming their place in the ICC Women's World Cup Super Sixes stage with a three-wicket win over South Africa. After South Africa made 188 for nine, Australia slipped to 155 for seven before the cool heads of Erin Osborne and Ellyse Perry took them over the finishing line with more than four overs in hand.
3 February 2013

Taylor And West Indies In Record-Breaking Win

West Indies Women broke a host of records, Stafanie Taylor with a number of them by scoring 171, as they crushed Sri Lanka Women by 209 runs in their second World Cup match in Mumbai. Faced with a must-win situation after they were well beaten by India in their opener, they responded perfectly, piling up 368 for eight and then dismissing Sri Lanka for 159.
3 February 2013

Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win

New Zealand Women booked their place in the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Pakistan Women in Cuttack. After Pakistan were dismissed for just 104, New Zealand raced to 108 for three, completing victory with Suzie Bates unbeaten on 65.
3 February 2013

Sri Lanka Stun England, Wins For Australia, New Zealand

World Cup upsets don't come much bigger than this. Tournament outsiders Sri Lanka should have been no match for reigning champions England but won a thriller in Mumbai by one wicket, wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara hitting the last ball for six. There were also wins for Australia over Pakistan and New Zealand over South Africa.
1 February 2013