ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Latest Results and Match Reports February 11th – Wins for England and Australia
Here is the Round Up of the latest results and match reports from today’s ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
England v West Indies
England Women kicked off their T20 World Cup campaign with a seven wicket win over West Indies Women.
West Indies Women vs England Women, 2nd Match, Group B, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
West Indies Women 135/7 (20 ov)
England Women 138/3 (14.3 ov)
Result - England Women won by 7 wickets
West Indies finished on 135-7 from their 20 overs. Thanks to 42 from captain Hayley Matthews and 34 from Shemaine Campbelle. Sophie Ecclestone finished with figures of 3-23, while Sarah Glenn was England's most economical bowler with 1-20.
In their chase England got off to a flying start thanks to Sophia Dunkley who struck 34 runs from 18 balls. That was backed up by captain Heather Knight and player-of-the-match Nat Sciver-Brunt who saw England home with an unbeaten partnership. Nat Sciver-Brunt scoring 40 runs from 30 balls, while Knight hit 32 from 22.
West Indies Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Stafanie Taylor - 6.2 ov), 2-69 (Hayley Matthews - 10.2 ov), 3-71 (Shabika Gajnabi - 11.1 ov), 4-112 (Shemaine Campbelle - 16.2 ov), 5-113 (Chinelle Henry - 16.5 ov), 6-128 (Afy Fletcher - 18.4 ov), 7-130 (Zaida James - 18.6 ov)
England Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Danielle Wyatt - 3.3 ov), 2-50 (Sophia Dunkley - 5.1 ov), 3-71 (Alice Capsey - 7.2 ov)
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Australia women beat New Zealand Women by 97 runs.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd Match, Group A, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Australia Women 173/9 (20 ov)
New Zealand Women 76/10 (14 ov)
Australia Women won by 97 runs
Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner starred as Australia overran New Zealand by 97 runs to jumpstart their defence of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Healy looked a million dollars for her 55, her highest score in the format since the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final, as Australia racked up 173/9.
The White Ferns lost Suzie Bates with the first ball of their reply and they were rolled for 76 in 14 overs.
Gardner was the chief destroyer with a sublime spell of 5/12, by some way her best T20I bowling figures, the five-time champions starting off with a dominant victory.
Beth Mooney only lasted two balls as she poked unconvincingly at Lea Tahuhu and Eden Carson flew to her right to pouch a stunning catch at backward point.
Healy and Lanning clubbed together and guided Australia to 47 for one from six overs, their best-ever powerplay score against New Zealand at the T20 World Cup.
They assembled a 70 stand for the second wicket until Amelia Kerr tucked up Lanning and she was bowled playing a cut shot to a straight delivery for 41.
One brought two and Tahuhu found Gardner’s leading edge in the next over, Carson taking a simple catch to make it 76 for three.
Healy and Perry took over, rattling to a 50 partnership in just 28 balls with a clinic in controlled aggression.
Healy peeled off 55, only perishing when deceived by Tahuhu’s slower ball and caught on the fence.
Perry and Grace Harris’ partnership promised fireworks and burned bright for 22 in eight balls, but fizzled out when Harris was run out on 14 after a mix-up in the middle.
Perry kept swinging, lifting Amelia Kerr over the cover boundary, but she was gone for 40 a ball later and Jess Jonassen went for a two-ball duck in the same over.
There was a late flurry of wickets as Alana King and Tahlia McGrath came and went in the last two overs with Australia closing on 173/9 from 20 overs.
The start of the Kiwi reply was a surreal one. Megan Schutt bowled five wides with the first ball and with the second, bowled Suzie Bates who went down for an improbable scoop.
Both openers were gone within the over as Sophie Devine was given out LBW turning one to leg.
Bernadine Bezuidenhout and Amelia Kerr briefly stabilised things and Bezuidenhout reverse swept Jonassen to the fence before departing for 14, caught by Darcie Brown off Perry.
The White Ferns sunk to 37 for four with Maddy Green run out and Amelia Kerr’s three fours from the three balls that followed was a fleeting show of defiance.
Kerr was bowled shortly after by Gardner and the slide continued, Hayley Jensen chipping tamely to midwicket before Tahuhu and Rowe were accounted for by Gardner in quick succession.
In the end, New Zealand lost three wickets for four runs in 11 balls and it was clearly terminal to their hopes, Gardner taking the final two wickets in the 14th over.
Australia Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Beth Mooney - 0.4 ov), 2-72 (Meg Lanning - 9.4 ov), 3-76 (Ashleigh Gardner - 10.3 ov), 4-126 (Alyssa Healy - 15.1 ov), 5-148 (Grace Harris - 16.3 ov), 6-158 (Ellyse Perry - 17.4 ov), 7-158 (Jess Jonassen - 17.6 ov), 8-165 (Alana King - 18.6 ov), 9-167 (Tahlia McGrath - 19.4 ov)
New Zealand Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Suzie Bates - 0.1 ov), 2-6 (Sophie Devine - 0.5 ov), 3-26 (Bernadine Bezuidenhout - 5.2 ov), 4-38 (Maddy Green - 7.1 ov), 5-51 (Amelia Kerr - 8.3 ov), 6-61 (Hayley Jensen - 10.1 ov), 7-64 (Lea Tahuhu - 11.1 ov), 8-65 (Hannah Rowe - 11.5 ov), 9-75 (Jess Kerr - 13.2 ov), 10-76 (Eden Carson - 13.6 ov)
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