The Women World Cup match between England and Australia ended as an excitement. Team England won the campaign against Australia by 3 runs, defending their total of 259. Australia chased the score to 256 for eight wickets yielding the match to the former. England’s inning had a good contribution from its players with average strike throughout the inning. Tammy Beaumont scored 49, while Katherine Burnt remained unbeaten with the strike of 45. The team lost Lauren Winfield as the early wicket but the third wicket partnership between Beaumont and Sarah Taylor repaired the loss. The player bolstered the momentum hauling the score top run pass 50 by next overs. Sarah Taylor added 35 off 33 in the stretch.
England fell to 174 for 6 as Danielle Whyte was bowled by Jess Jonassen. However, England was salvaged through the partnership of Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn. The players scored 83 off 73 balls together which revived the momentum. Australia, meanwhile, had to deal with couple of misfields coming up as catch drops and missed chances of stumping. Also, the overs from Elyse Villani took a good troll on the economy. There were 32 extras in the inning.
Australia’s chase was strong and there was a good opportunity to win, but the inning required a little more impetus from the finishers, which was not there. The chase had the knock of 70 from Ellyse Perry as the backbone. Moreover, the inning had a good partnership stretches in the start. The opening stand of more than 15 overs brought 56 runs, while the next stand between Perry and Meg Lanning added 57 in 13.3 overs. Lanning scored 40, as the second highest figure.
The chase was going fine for Australia until England rolled out the powerplay overs after the 35th over. It was the turning point where Australia players failed to keep up the chasing momentum. Suddenly the flow of runs stopped as in five overs all Australia could score 16 runs. It was Gunn and Shrubole, who initiated the actual defense. Australia’s lower order still tried to keep up the score with strong strikes to bring boundaries, but team was short by three runs as overs ended.
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