This Site is in Under Construction

WWC: Brunt, Ecclestone, Wyatt propel England to big win against Pak

Date:

CHRISTCHURCH: England’s Katherine Brunt and Danni Wyatt rediscovered some form to dovetail with England’s World Cup resurgence as the defending champions made it three wins in three matches with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Pakistan in Christchurch.

Brunt, the veteran England seamer, had taken just one wicket from five matches in the tournament before she and Sophie Ecclestone took three wickets each to help contain Pakistan to 105 all out inside 42 overs.

Wyatt then scored an unbeaten 76 off 68 balls to bring it home with 30.4 overs to spare for England, who remain in control of their own semi-finals destiny. They moved to six points and into fourth place on the table, fractionally ahead of India on net run rate, after South Africa secured their place in the top four by sharing the points in a rained-off match with West Indies, who must now rely on other results to get through.

England, who lost their opening three games, made a slow start to their chase as Diana Baig caused them some trouble, helping restrict the openers to just six runs in the first three overs. Wyatt got a second life on four when she cut Fatima Sana to gully where Nida Dar got her fingertips to the ball but couldn’t hold on.

Wyatt made it count, hitting the next three balls for four runs each, pulled through square leg, driven in the air through cover, and threaded fine through fine leg.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY’S AGENDA FOR ECONOMIC REFORMS IN PAKISTAN

Salutations Karachi Editors Club and Live Rostrum and guests.Prelude...

World’s biggest producer Indonesia faces palm-oil crisis

JAKARTA: In mid-march Izawati Dewi, a mother of one, began...

Iran slams new US sanctions amid nuke deal uncertainty

TEHRAN: The spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, dismissed...