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IRE WMN vs ENG Women, 6th Match, Group 2 at Paarl, WT20 WC, Feb 13 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
6th Match, Group 2, Paarl, February 13, 2023, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
(14.2/20 ov, T:106) 107/6

ENG Women won by 4 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
51 (22)
alice-capsey
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George | Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Ireland Women 105/10(18.2 overs)
England Women 107/6(14.2 overs)
51 (22)
3/15 (3)
16 (13)
1/19 (3.2)

6.05pm That's a wrap, but don't stray too far. The fun is just getting started. We'll have full coverage of South Africa versus New Zealand coming up shortly - an incredibly crucial game for two beaten big guns. The loser might be packing their bags long before the semis, to judge by the standings in Group 1. From Miller, Matt and Binoy, see you later!

Laura Delany: "Disappointed but fair play to England. Positives to take but we need big partnerships in the next game. Our top three batted with great intent, the next step is keep the momentum going and give the middle order a platform. Looking forward to playing Pakistan, was a competitive match in November. Brilliant to have family away from home, so noisy in the stand, great to have them supporting us."

Heather Knight: "Ireland came at us hard, the spinners brought it back and we've got three world-class options - offspin, legspin, left-arm. Alice broke the back of the chase, we made it hard but it's two points. In T20 cricket, it's a bit of a mantra, take the game on, we've got the depth to go hard and get ahead of the game. India is going to be a great game, and a slightly different venue, head over to Port Elizabeth tomorrow, have a couple of days off, and reassess." She means GQ obvs... but doubtless can't pronounce it (let alone spell it) so we'll forgive her

The Player of the Match is Alice Capsey. "Loving it, to play for England in a World Cup is the dream, isn't it? Put pressure on the bowlers at every opportunity, no complaints on my part, fits into my game and I'm loving it. We're high on confidence, India next will be a great game. SA wickets are a little different, staying low and holding, had to change my game a little but sticking to my mentality."

And to think she had a broken collarbone back in December... remarkable innings

5.50pm Well, that was an odd match. Both teams so composed in the powerplay, both teams lost their heads somewhat thereafter. But ultimately the skill of England's spinners, and the oozing talent of Alice Capsey's 21-ball fifty proved more than enough for a very comfortable chase. England will be concerned by that late stumble, however. Better teams will have taken note of that.

John Glover: "England should have wrapped this up ages ago. A long hard look in the mirror needed to have any chance of beating India and/or Australia. " Well quite

Akshit: "This game is giving Indian fans some hope of beating England to avoid Aussies in the semifinal, which was not very high after India's fielding performance against Pakistan." Indeed, that is shaping up as a monster match-up now

14.2
4
Kelly to K Sciver-Brunt, FOUR runs

filleted through the covers! KSB seals the deal as England stride to the top of the group.

John: "Wouldn't say they are making a mess of it. Won't care about wickets, just so long as they get the runs quickly" I didn't say that, I said it was a good impression of a mess. Which it is

14.1
Kelly to K Sciver-Brunt, no run

patted into the covers

end of over 146 runs • 2 wickets
ENG-W: 103/6CRR: 7.35 RRR: 0.50 • Need 3 from 36b
Katherine Sciver-Brunt1 (2b)
Cara Murray 3-0-15-3
Arlene Kelly 3-0-15-1

It's not the statement win they'd envisaged... but it's surely still a win, right?

13.6
W
Murray to Amy Jones, OUT

holes out in the covers! This is pretty chaotic from England, they've collectively lost their shape in this chase, with Jones the latest to over-hit a well-flighted delivery, and slice the leading edge high to the edge of the ring...

Amy Jones c Delany b Murray 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 18m) SR: 100
13.5
4
Murray to Amy Jones, FOUR runs

a stride to the pitch and boshed over the top! That's more like it, makes room to free the arms and times it well

13.4
1
Murray to K Sciver-Brunt, 1 run

frantic run-out scenes! I think Jones is safe, but she was running through treacle. Yep, the keeper got the ball in good time but had too much ground to make up as the shy came in from cover

13.3
Murray to K Sciver-Brunt, no run

beaten outside off, that one climbs off the pitch

13.2
W
Murray to Knight, OUT

bowled off a leg-sided deflection! Due reward for Murray but a soft dismissal from Knight! Down on one knee, climbing into a sweep, but she was early through the stroke, as the ball kissed the under-side of her glove and bobbled into her stumps! England are making a very good impression of a mess of this. But Ireland are probably 20 runs light of real hope

Heather Knight b Murray 14 (23b 1x4 0x6 22m) SR: 60.86
13.1
1
Murray to Amy Jones, 1 run

lots of air, an inside-out swipe into the covers... huge leading edge, but plops safely between two fielders. Lucky!

end of over 131 run
ENG-W: 97/4CRR: 7.46 RRR: 1.28 • Need 9 from 42b
Heather Knight14 (22b 1x4)
Amy Jones7 (9b)
Arlene Kelly 3-0-15-1
Laura Delany 1-0-7-0
12.6
Kelly to Knight, no run

huge swipe at the wider line, but Knight can't connect. Just one run off the over, and England have rather lost their mojo

12.5
Kelly to Knight, no run

angled bat into the off side

12.4
Kelly to Knight, no run

yorker, dipping outside off, and inducing a late stab to the off side

12.3
Kelly to Knight, no run

dead-batted block on the front foot, this is a doughty over so far

12.2
1
Kelly to Amy Jones, 1 run

tight line, tucked to the on-side, full length

12.1
Kelly to Amy Jones, no run

very full length, driven hard but a strong cover ring is in place to intercept

end of over 127 runs
ENG-W: 96/4CRR: 8.00 RRR: 1.25 • Need 10 from 48b
Heather Knight14 (18b 1x4)
Amy Jones6 (7b)
Laura Delany 1-0-7-0
Leah Paul 2-0-7-0
11.6
Delany to Knight, no run

crunchy drive, but straight at short cover. England still need 10 to win

11.5
Delany to Knight, no run

pressed to the off side

11.4
4
Delany to Knight, FOUR runs

inside-out, and heaved over long-off! Knight takes a chunk out of the requirement with a languid plant of the front foot

11.3
1
Delany to Amy Jones, 1 run

clipped out to mid-on

11.2
1
Delany to Knight, 1 run

tight line from over the wicket, tapped back to the bowler

11.1
1
Delany to Amy Jones, 1 run

eased to the on-side

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
A Capsey
51 runs (22)
10 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
4 fours1 six
Control
82%
GH Lewis
36 runs (37)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
sweep shot
9 runs
1 four0 six
Control
49%
Best performances - bowlers
S Ecclestone
O
4
M
1
R
13
W
3
ECO
3.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
S Glenn
ENG-W
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Boland Park, Paarl
TossIreland Women, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Match numberWT20I no. 1361
Match days13 February 2023 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsEngland Women 2, Ireland Women 0
Language
English
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup

Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS-W44082.149
SA-W42240.738
NZ-W42240.138
SL-W4224-1.460
BAN-W4040-1.529
Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG-W44082.860
IND-W43160.253
WI-W4224-0.601
PAK-W4132-0.703
IRE-W4040-1.814