new Delhi. The 19th match of the Women’s World Cup being played on New Zealand’s soil was played at Eden Park in Auckland, where the host New Zealand team, looking for the semi-finals, faced England. To reach the semi-finals, New Zealand’s team needed to win both their remaining matches, however England’s team broke their dream and defeated by one wicket to once again keep their dream of making the semi-finals alive. Is done.
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England secured their first win against India after suffering three consecutive losses in the first three matches of the Women’s World Cup, needing a win against New Zealand to keep their semi-final hopes alive. In this match played at Eden Park, England women’s team won the toss and decided to bowl first and bowled out New Zealand for 203 runs.
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Kate Cross (3 wickets), Sophie Ecclestone (3 wickets) and Charlotte Dean (2 wickets) bowled brilliantly for England. On the other hand, Maddie Green (52 not out) and Sophie Devine (41) batted brilliantly for New Zealand. In response, captain Heather Knight (42) and Natalie Sciver (61) batted brilliantly for the England team and pulled the team out of a difficult phase, while Sophia Dunkley (33) took England to the threshold of victory.
The New Zealand team had returned their team on the basis of the superb bowling of Francis McCoy (4 wickets) and Jess Kerr (2 wickets) and almost won the victory but Anya Shrubshall got the team across the threshold of victory. Difficult for the team. With this win, England’s team has reached the fifth position in the points table, while the team of New Zealand has slipped to the sixth position.
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New Zealand’s team has been able to win only 2 out of the 6 matches played so far and now they have to play only one match in the league stage, even after winning, it is almost impossible to qualify due to net run rate. is feeling. On the other hand, the England team still has to play two matches (Pakistan and Bangladesh), in which they can win 8 points and reach the semi-finals.
Story first published: Sunday, March 20, 2022, 16:04 [IST]