February 28, 2024

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Australia beats England on unhappy day at ICC Ladies’s Global Cup

In a fit made solemn via tragic instances, an Australian crew batting with two black armbands beat England via 12 runs Saturday in its opening fit on the ICC Ladies’s Cricket Global Cup at Hamilton, New Zealand.

Australia scored 310-3 batting first and an impressive century from 79 balls via England’s Nat Sciver saved England within the fit till the overall over. Sciver was once 109 now not out on the finish of an impressive England run chase.

England wanted 36 from the closing 3 overs, 26 from the closing two and 16 from the overall over however fell brief, completing 298-8. Jess Johansen who had given up 16 runs from her first two overs, most commonly to Sciver, bowled the closing over and held her nerve to clinch Australia’s win.

#TeamAustralia pop out on 🔝

They beat #TeamEngland via 12 runs in spite of Nat Sciver’s heroics. #CWC22 percent.twitter.com/tA5UeHDsRQ

— ICC Cricket Global Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 5, 2022

The Australian gamers aroused from sleep on fit day to information of the loss of life in Thailand at 52 of the mythical Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne. That got here handiest 24 hours after the lack of any other Australia nice, wicketkeeper/batsman Rod March, who died elderly 74.

A minute’s silence was once seen prior to the fit, gamers from each groups status with their heads bowed prior to the Australian anthem rang over a silent stadium.

When Australia batted after dropping the toss, it was once nearly with a way of accountability to make their very own tribute to Warne and Marsh thru their efficiency.

A outstanding 💯 from Nat Sciver 👏#TeamEngland want 28 in 14 deliveries.

Who is profitable this one? #CWC22 percent.twitter.com/BDciQnM8TK

— ICC Cricket Global Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 5, 2022

It was once a efficiency of which Warne and Marsh, who each have been inspirational mentors to younger Australian gamers, would had been proud.

Opener Rachael Haynes made 130 from 131 balls and captain Meg Lanning 86 as Australia scored the perfect general ever posted towards England in a Global Cup fit. Haynes and Lanning placed on 196 for Australia’s 2nd wicket within the partnership on which the innings was once based.

“It was once laborious at first, they bowled smartly early on,” Lanning stated. “Rachael performed in point of fact smartly to climate the early typhoon. Rachel’s innings was once sensible. She was once in regulate, were given thru early, took excellent dangers on the proper time. It’s no doubt one in all her perfect innings.”

An excellent partnership and a scorching century helped #TeamAustralia publish a mammoth general towards #TeamEngland ✨

Catch the innings highlights 📺#CWC22 https://t.co/RCnCd1kzL1

— ICC Cricket Global Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 5, 2022

It was once Haynes’ 2nd century in one-day internationals and her perfect ranking, eclipsing her 118 towards Sri Lanka in Brisbane in 2019. Lanning posted her 18th one-day world part century and helped Haynes tempo the Australian innings.

At Dunedin, Ayabonga Khaka took 4-32, together with her a hundredth wicket in one-day internationals, as South Africa beat Bangladesh via 32 runs. South Africa made 207 batting first after dropping the toss.

Opener Laura Wolvardt anchored the highest of the order with 41 from 52 balls in difficult batting stipulations. Bangladesh used its sluggish medium and spin bowlers to excellent impact on a slowish pitch on the College Oval, making strokeplay and site tough.

Captain Sane Luus batted 50 mins for 25 prior to being run out when South Africa was once 119-5 within the thirty fourth over, wanting to boost its run fee.

Marizanne Kapp and Chloe Tryon took at the function of increasing the scoring and mixed in a partnership of 71 for the 6th wicket which lifted South Africa to 190-6. Kapp made 42 from 45 balls and Tryon 39 from 40. South Africa was once 203-9 when Kapp was once out within the forty ninth over.

Bangladesh made a powerful run at its profitable goal after Shamima Sultana (27) and Sharmin Akhter (34) shared a 69-run opening stand in 19.3 overs.

Captain Nigar Sultana made 29, Ritu Moni 27 and Bangladesh was once nonetheless in with a possibility at 170-7 with 4 overs left. However Khaka helped suppress the Bangladesh chase.

“We’re happy with Ayabonga Khaka, she is our golden arm at the present time,” Luus stated.