Pakistan women cricket team defeated by England with heavy margin

Pakistan women cricket team defeated by England with heavy margin

LEICESTER - England Women have succeeded against Pakistan Women in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 contest by 107 runs (D/L method). The hosts had put together a giant target of 378 runs. The green shirts were unable to come close to their score having lost three wickets for just 107 runs.

Rain interrupted the play and after a prolonged delay, it was decided to abandon the match. The result was announced using Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method. The green shirts were way behind having played 29.2 overs. England Women got the advantage of taking three wickets and the opposition’s low run-rate of just 3.64 and.

Opener Ayesha Zafar remained the top-scorer for Pakistan with 56 (77). She lost her opening pair Nahida Khan early and no other player from the green shirts impressed the analysts. Nain Abidi scored an unbeaten 23 (43). Katherine Brunt was the pick of the bowlers for the host as she picked up two wickets by giving away just 21 runs in her six overs.

Earlier, Natalie Sciver scored 137 (92) before falling to Sana Mir. Skipper Heather Knight made 106 and led from the front after the loss of initial wickets. The two had a long running partnership. There was less luck for Pakistan Women bowlers who were hit all around the park. Asmavia Iqbal was the pick of the bowlers as she took three wickets by giving away 62 runs. Kainat Imtiaz took 2-68 in her nine overs.

The crucial part of the first innings was the last 13 overs in which the green shirts conceded 146 runs. This is the second highest total ICC Women s World Cup records, and the highest ever conceded by Pakistan Women surpassing 376, that too versus England Women.