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ICC Women’s World Cup: England thrash Pakistan by 107 runs (D/L)

England’s massive first innings score of 377/7 meant Pakistan were behind the required rate when rain brought the match to a premature end.

cricket Updated: Jun 28, 2017 00:01 IST
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England's Natalie Sciver celebrates reaching 100 runs against Pakistan during the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. England won the game by 107 runs (D/L method)(AP)

Going into this game, both England and Pakistan needed a win since both had lost their respective opening games. Pakistan captain Sana Mir won the toss and decided to chase, putting England’s women in to bat first.

England took full advantage of this opportunity, posting a mammoth score of 377. Centuries from skipper Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver more than made up for the fact that both English openers were dismissed early.

Both Knight and Sciver were dismissed in quick succession towards the end of the innings but a cameo from Francis Wilson was enough to take England past the 350 mark.

READ | ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: England vs Pakistan highlights

In response, Pakistan lost three wickets at regular intervals. Not only that, they struggled to keep up with the required run rate, even after opener Ayesha Zafar scored an unbeaten half-century.

Rain brought play to a halt in the 30th over. At that point in the innings, Pakistan were well behind the run rate needed to win the game via the Duckworth-Lewis method. As such, the hosts were thus handed their first victory of the tournament.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 00:01 IST