Women’s World Cup: Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight tons lead England to crushing win over Pakistan

first_imgEngland crushed Pakistan by 107 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method on Tuesday to register their first win in the Women’s Cricket World Cup at Leicester.Put into bat England rode on magnificent hundreds from Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight to register a mammoth 337 for 7 in 50 overs, which is their highest ever score in World Cup history.The duo shared a 213-run stand for the third wicket with emerging as the top-scorer with 137 runs while Knight was dismissed on 106.Pakistan’s run chase began on a disastrous note as they were reduced to 67 for 3 by the 18th over thanks to some superb bowling from Katherine Brunt (2/21) and Alex Hartley (1/13).Pakistan were 107 for 3 in 29.2 overs when rain stopped play and no further play was possible after that. Pakistan were exactly 107 runs behind the DLS par score at that stage.Brief Scores: England 377/7 in 50 overs (Sciver 137, Knight 106; Iqbal 3/62) beat Pakistan 107/3 in 29.2 overs (Zafar 56*, Abidi 23*, Brunt 2/21).last_img

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