ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: England beat Australia, West Indies secure first win
Katherine Brunt’s quick-fire 45* and 2/42 helped England beat Australia by three runs to register their fourth win in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.cricket Updated: Jul 10, 2017 01:27 IST
Jenny Gunn held her nerve as England inflicted Australia’s first defeat of the ICC Women’s World Cup, while also replacing its opposition at the top of the points table, with a thrilling three-run win at Bristol. (ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA SCORES)
Defending 16 from the last over, Gunn did just enough to secure the victory – despite Ellyse Perry’s 70 from 86 balls as the Southern Stars narrowly failed to chase down the target of 259 for eight.
No Australian batter other than Perry was able to cash in on their starts as it ended on 256 for eight, with England registering its fourth successive victory as qualification for the semi-finals was blown wide open.
In the day’s other game at Derby, the West Indies recorded its first victory of the competition after beating Sri Lanka by 47 runs, although both teams are out of contention for the knockout stages. (WEST INDIES vs SRI LANKA SCORES)
West Indies put on 229 for nine at The County Ground, with Merissa Aguilleira’s patient unbeaten 46 leading the way, before Sri Lanka was skittled for 182 from 48 overs.
Anisa Mohammed was named player of the match after taking three for 39 with the ball, as Sri Lanka remains winless in the tournament.
Scores in brief:
England beat Australia by three runs at Bristol County Ground, Bristol
England 259-8, in 50 overs (Tamsin Beaumont 49, Katherine Brunt 45 not out, Jenny Gunn 39, Sarah Taylor 35; Elyse Villani 3-42, Kristen Beams 2-44, Ashleigh Gardner 1-41, Megan Schutt 1-41)
Australia 256-8, in 50 overs (Ellyse Perry 70, Meg Lanning 40, Beth Mooney 31, Nicole Bolton 26; Alex Hartley 2-31, Katherine Brunt 2-42, Jenny Gunn 2-54)
Player of the match – Katherine Brunt (England)
Next matches – England v New Zealand, County Ground, Derby, 12 July; Australia v India, Bristol County Ground, Bristol, 12 July
West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 47 runs at The County Ground, Derby
West Indies 229-9, 50 overs (Merissa Aguilleira 46 not out; Deandra Dottin 38; Sripali Weerakkody 3-38; Ama Kanchana 2-50; Inoka Ranaweera 2-56)
Sri Lanka 182, 48 overs (Shashikala Siriwardena 33; Prasadani Weerakkodi 30; Anisa Mohammed 3-39; Shanel Daley 2-30; Afy Fletcher 2-38)
Player of the match - Anisa Mohammed (West Indies)
Next matches – West Indies v Pakistan, Grace Road, Leicester, 11 July; Sri Lanka v South Africa, The County Ground, Taunton, 12 July