WICKET! Brunt st Nawaz b Aiman (England 153-7)
So England go into the ultimate over with two batters but to face on the crease. Not supreme. And for this reason: Brunt skips down the observe and may’t make contact. Nawaz collects her second stumping of the innings and England have misplaced three wickets for one run within the house of 4 balls.
19th over: England 152-6 (Brunt 0, Winfield 0) An excellent knock from Knight and really a lot an over of two halves from Nida.
WICKET! Knight c Baig b Nida 62 (England 152-6)
And the very subsequent ball, Knight finds one of many boundary riders. Two in two balls!
WICKET! Beaumont c Muneeba b Nida 6 (England 152-5)
The thus-far erratic Nida returns. A large to start out off with doesn’t bode nicely for Pakistan and a thumping six down the bottom for six from Knight confirms the sensation. Beaumont reverse-sweeps for 4 extra and with two balls to go England have 13 from the over. From the following, although, Beaumont picks out the fielder on the cow nook boundary, who takes a juggling catch. Then appears to have dropped it. Then juggles a bit extra. And at last holds on.
18th over: England 139-4 (Beaumont 1, Knight 55) So the aforementioned Tammy Beaumont enters the fray with 13 balls left within the England innings. She will get off the mark with a single however that is a wonderful effort from Aiman – six runs and a wicket from the over.
WICKET! Wilson b Aiman 22 (England 138-4)
Aiman, with two overs to bowl, returns for the important over 18/over 20 gig. And after proscribing England to ones and twos, a slower ball does for Wilson.
17th over: England 133-3 (Wilson 19, Knight 53) Bismah once more. Wilson makes an attempt to smash a full toss into the stands at cow nook however with so little tempo on the ball it drops an excellent 10 yards contained in the rope. Wilson does discover the boundary with a sweep subsequent up although – 9 from the over.
16th over: England 124-3 (Wilson 13, Knight 50) “Has anybody from the England camp defined the logic of getting somebody with a T20 hundred batting down at 6 when the highest order is hardly firing? “ wonders Kevin Wilson. Nicely, I believe we’ll see some adjustments to the order within the subsequent sport – Beaumont will certainly transfer as much as open.
In the meantime, Baig returns for her ultimate over with Pakistan needing a wicket or two to arrest England’s momentum. She’s so near getting that wicket, Knight hammering a drive again in direction of the bowler, who reaches out a left hand however the ball fails to stay. Knight celebrates the reprieve with a swat by means of level for 4 then brings up her half century with a sweep for a single. It’s come off simply 39 balls.
15th over: England 115-3 (Wilson 13, Knight 41) The Pakistan captain Bismah takes duty and brings her crazy leg-spinners into the assault. Not a ban transfer it seems – simply 5 singles from the over.
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14th over: England 110-3 (Wilson 11, Knight 38) Wilson brings up the England 100 with a advantageous reverse sweep off Nida racing away to the boundary. After which it’s Knight’s flip for a let-off, her lofted slog-sweep dropped on the boundary. Nida wants all the assistance she will get too, as she’s bowling messily. 13 from the over and England are as soon as extra threatening to get away.
13th over: England 97-3 (Wilson 5, Knight 32) Sadia, in her ultimate over, drags one down and Wilson pulls onerous for a pair. And from the final the bowler repeats the offence, with Knight this time capable of muscle the ball large of mid off for 4.
12th over: England 87-3 (Wilson 1, Knight 26) That was an enormous wicket, with Sciver wanting completely set and primed to speed up. The onus falls on Knight now, and he or she’s grateful for a brief large one that’s rightfully slapped away to the purpose boundary. And from the final Wilson will get a life, with Nawaz placing down an outdoor edge.
WICKET! Sciver st Nawaz b Aliya 36 (England 81-3)
Aliya returns along with her medium tempo. The primary is large down the leg facet however brilliantly pouched by the keeper Sidra Nawaz, who whips the bails off in a blink with Sciver unable to get her foot down in time.
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11th over: England 81-2 (Sciver 36, Knight 21) Sadia continues and Knight needs to step on the accelerator, lofting the primary ball of the over down the bottom for 4. The bowler responds nicely although, mixing up her flight and getting by means of the following 5 deliveries with solely a few singles conceded.
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10th over: England 74-2 (Sciver 35, Knight 16) Nida was despatched to all components by Sciver in her opening over – can she honest higher right here? Certainly she will – 5 singles are all England can eek out on this event.
ninth over: England 69-2 (Sciver 33, Knight 13) Sadia as soon as extra. She appears a bowler you possibly can get after, all the time in danger at dragging down a supply or two, however once more proves difficult to get away. That’s, till the fifth supply, which Sciver punches large of mid on for 4 regardless of the very best makes an attempt of the fielders within the deep.
eighth over: England 62-2 (Sciver 28, Knight 11) Aliya Riaz into the assault, with England having taken solely 12 from the previous three overs. However this pair are the standout abilities within the England facet and discover their mojo once more right here. Knight leans ahead and drives sweetly by means of the covers for 4, then dinks a bit of outdoors edge down to 3rd man for one more boundary. Ten from the over and effortlessly too.
seventh over: England 52-2 (Sciver 27, Knight 2) Pakistan wanted somebody aside from Baig to exert some management and so they received it from Aiman final up. Sadia, the left-arm spinner, is charged with sustaining the momentum. A really neat begin with a single off the primary then a few dots however a half-tracker will get pulled out to the midwicket boundary for a pair. Properly bowled in any other case although, 4 from the over, and Pakistan have edged themselves again into the sport.
sixth over: England 48-2 (Sciver 24, Knight 1) That brings the England captain to the crease. She scurries a single off the final to get underneath manner however that’s a very robust return from Aiman. Simply two from the over plus that wicket.
WICKET! Wyatt c Muneeba b Aiman 16 (England 46-2)
Wyatt has lived one thing of a charmed life right here however there’s no surviving this time. Aiman returns and bowls brief and large however the England opener can solely information the ball into the palms of level (who’s now unencumbered by the early night sunshine).
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fifth over: England 46-1 (Wyatt 16, Sciver 23) Baig continues and England might be tempted to simply see her off – her two overs have gone for 11, the opposite two 29. Sciver once more beats the duvet fielder, this time choosing up three, then Wyatt is a whisker away from taking part in on. Six from one other very advantageous over.
4th over: England 40-1 (Wyatt 14, Sciver 19) Spin for the primary time as Nida Dar comes into the assault. Sciver – wanting in ominously good contact – will get the news out and picks up 4 over the keeper’s head, scampers down the observe and drives sweetly for 4 extra, then punches by means of the covers for one more.
third over: England 28-1 (Wyatt 14, Sciver 7) A giant attraction as Wyatt is hit on the again thigh pad however this time there’s nothing doing for Pakistan. And some singles are all England can add from one other tidy Baig over.
2nd over: England 24-1 (Wyatt 14, Sciver 5) An enormous let off for Wyatt right here – she ships Aiman in direction of level, however the fielder appeared to lose it within the shaft of daylight beaming throughout the Manuka Oval. As an alternative she picks up 4 runs. And this can be a messy over from Aiman – a few wides retains issues ticking over for England, then Wyatt trots down the pitch and lofts over backward level for 4. From the final there’s a bit of dab for 4 extra and England, who might have been eight for 2, gather 16 from the over.
1st over: England 8-1 (Wyatt 1, Sciver 4) So Jones departs quite unhappily and, after a duck towards Thailand, should now be feeling a little bit of strain. Extra importantly England are underneath early strain – Sciver settles factor by caressing her first ball by means of the covers for 4.
WICKET! Jones lbw b Baig 2 (England 4-1)
Diana Baig opens the bowling for Pakistan and finds a pleasant little bit of swing by means of the air. Wyatt opens the face and runs the ball down to 3rd man to get England off the mark. And it’s a no ball, which means Amy Jones’s first supply is a free hit … however she steps to the off and swishes with out making contact. Jones does get off the mark from the following although, squeezing the ball into the leg facet for a pair. Subsequent up although she’s trapped in entrance, taking part in throughout the road and the finger goes up. Jones opinions however the ball is clipping the bails.
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The gamers are out, the anthems are sung and we’re about to get underneath manner.
A number of tales to compensate for whereas we await the beginning of play:
Whats up all. So right here we go once more – England face a World Cup fixture with no margin for error. Heather Knight’s facet bounced again from their opening defeat to South Africa with a convincing win over Thailand however can’t afford one other slip-up towards a Pakistan workforce who have been spectacular of their shock win over West Indies. Victory for both facet can be an enormous stride in direction of the semi-finals.
England would be the favourites however Danni Wyatt is taking nothing without any consideration. “They’re a top quality facet,” she mentioned. “We’ve performed quite a bit towards them not too long ago in Malaysia, so personally I do know what I’m going to return up towards and it’s about being clear and on the point of face that first ball. I believe everyone’s able to go and hopefully get one other win underneath our belt.”
Play begins at 8am GMT, 7pm native time in Canberra.
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