England Women’s latest win against Pakistan women in the World Cup match was backed up with the strike of Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight. Sciver knocked 137 off 92 balls while Knight scored 106 off 109 balls. The opening blitz of the player hauled England’s score to 377 for 7, their highest ever World Cup score. This is also the second highest score in World Cup by any team. The top score is from Australia’s knock of 412 for 3 against Denmark. There were downpours, but Pakistan played in the chase enough to bring down a win by D/L method. The team scored 107 batting for 29.2 overs, handing over a 107-run victory to England.
England’s inning was slogged at the beginning with both the openers Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor being down by 10th over without a good contribution. The team was at 42 for 2 in 9.1 overs. Both players were taken down by Kainat Imtiaz. The partnership between Sciver and Knight brought 213 runs stretch over 30 overs. There were straight drives and powered shots off Sciver. She brought four consecutive boundaries off Nashra Sandhu, reaching half century in 35 balls. She scored the century in 76 balls. On the other side, Knight targeted Sana Mir and Asmavia Iqbal for her ton. Another hefty contribution was from Danni Wyatt, who was with an unbeaten 42 off 27 balls. The player blitzed five fours and a six.
Pakistan set off the chase with a slow run rate. Opener Nahida Khan was removed in the third over, followed by Javeria Khan in the 9th over. Katherine Brunt took the early wickets. However, opener Ayesha Zafar did not surrender knocking a half century. The player remained unbeaten the rain disruption. England bowlers maintained a strict economy in the chase. Only Jenny Gunn reached a figure running pass 5 an over.
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