RESULT
2nd Semi-Final, Potchefstroom, January 27, 2023, ICC Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup

ENG-WMN U19 won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
3/10
hannah-baker
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Comms: Sudarshanan & Ekanth
Scorecard summary
England Women Under-19s 99/10(19.5 overs)
Australia Women Under-19s 96/10(18.4 overs)
Amy Smith 26 (26)
Hannah Baker3/10 (4)
Grace Scrivens2/8 (3.4)

Thanks for tuning in, we had a ball bringing you the action. Hope you join us for the final in two days. It's goodbye for now from me, Ekanth, my co-commentator S Sudarshanan, and our scorer for the day, Abdul Shakeel.

Aditya: "It's India vs England in the finals just like last year's men's U19 World Cup!"

Mark: "Amazing! Kudos to the England U-19s for not panicking when the 9th wicket pair had got Australia so close."

JOYDEEP GILL: "How difficult this pitch was 20 wickets within just 38.3 overs even in T20I match "

Okay, so that was so good a game, the innings summary comes after the presentation. England had 99 runs to defend. Anderson and Stonehouse started with wickets in their first. Moore got going with Hayward, then Baker came through, got the latter. The bowling was tight and kept the run rate low. After ten, Australia had over half the runs to get. Moore fell in the eleventh, then it was a bumpy ride through plot-twist lane. The asking rate soared. Wickets fell periodically, Smith tried to risk a few shots with, connected and brought the equation back in the batting team's favour. Baker being taken off the attack to save an over later and it almost took the game fully outside England's control. That was until Groves' fifth ball in the 16th took the lofted drive to long-off's hands. MacDonald-Gay's second catch should've sealed things but wides, boundaries on both sides of the ground brought the equation down to single figures. But with four to win, Illingworth took off for a run off a dropped caught-and-bowled chance off Baker, and got run out by MacDonald-Gay's direct hit from mid-off. After that Wilson and Clark were tied up, there was a chance every ball it felt like, they couldn't get a run, and when Clark closed the bat-face to try and work the ball to the leg side and get a single, she missed and it was all over.

Grace Scrivens, England Captain: Batting didn't go to plan, but bowling was great. They have a good seaming line up. We just wanted to enjoy it, soak it up, back ourselves. (On the emotions) It's a really high-pressure situation. So just had to take a breath. Take a minute, try and get some thoughts (together).

Rhys McKenna, Australia Captain: No one likes losing, especially in the semi-final. Losing bulk wickets in a short period of time is what cost us. Our bowling has been exceptional, batting hasn't been good enough at times. Experience has been unbelievable.

Hannah Baker, POTM: Everyone's adrenaline was going off. We just wanted to keep getting wickets and go as far as we can. Our bowling attack was good, fielding was brilliant. There's always doubts but we had confidence. I just wanted to rip the ball and take wickets.

lakesidey: "Two senior men's games going on and I still couldn't take my eyes off this screen for the last couple of overs :) England are surely going to be riding high on confidence for the final!"

4:38pm: 96 off 100 generally leads to a first class with distinction. Not in the academic world of cricket. Three short, tournament over. What a game! England were 45 for 7 and came back, thanks to Stonehouse, Baker, Scrivens among others to pull off a miracle. It'll be an England vs India final on the same ground in two days

Sanjeev: "One hell of a match."

18.4
W
Scrivens to Clark, OUT

LBW appeal, umpire waits and gives it! Scrivens and Co are partying, Australia are stunned in the dugout. The keeper, Smale, was on the floor, on her back after the appeal was upheld. Roars, down heads, screams. Three-run win! Was a full ball from around the stumps, was given air, beat the flick and hit pad. Looked plumb.

Maggie Clark lbw b Scrivens 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 0
18.3
Scrivens to Clark, no run

Flat on a length around off, tapped to short third

18.2
Scrivens to Clark, no run

Full outside off, guided defensively to point

18.1
Scrivens to Clark, no run

Full toss outside off is driven to cover

Scrivens from around. Four runs or a wicket will end the game. One ball either way potentially...

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
AUS-W: 96/9CRR: 5.33 RRR: 2.00
Ella Wilson8 (12b 1x4)
Maggie Clark0 (0b)
Hannah Baker 4-0-10-3
Sophia Smale 3-0-18-0
17.6
Baker to Wilson, no run

Down the pitch, pushes the full ball to cover.

17.5
Baker to Wilson, no run

Dropped? Stumping missed? What is going on? Was a full ball outside off, Wilson came down and tried to drive it through cover. Looked to have spun away, may have tickled bat too. Late replay shows ball went under bat. The spin and pace does Smale, the keeper. pops out the hand.

17.4
Baker to Wilson, no run

Play and miss, almost took the edge off the cut! Landed on a fullish length outside off and spun away.

17.3
Baker to Wilson, no run

Low full toss at the stumps, driven to the bowler

17.2
W
Baker to MH Illingworth, OUT

Dropped, direct hit from mid-off to the non-striker's end. Sent upstairs. Players in the dugout watch with anticipation. Replay comes on, Illingworth is short! Nine down, four to get, gaaah! Was a full ball that was driven low, back the bowler. Baker went down and tried to grab it but couldn't. Went through and the batters took off. Striker was a bit slow to take off.

Milly Illingworth run out (MacDonald-Gay) 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) SR: 133.33
17.1
4
Baker to MH Illingworth, FOUR runs

Bad start, misses the line. Down leg, short enough for Illingworth to swivel and slap it behind square. Four to get.

Baker time, too late?

end of over 179 runs
AUS-W: 92/8CRR: 5.41 RRR: 2.66
Milly Illingworth4 (4b)
Ella Wilson8 (8b 1x4)
Sophia Smale 3-0-18-0
Josie Groves 2-0-27-1

sanjeev: "Those 5 wides changed everything "

16.6
1
Smale to MH Illingworth, 1 run

Full on off, driven aerially over the bowler. Goes to long-on

"We've still got this girls, come' on!' is the shout from the keeper

16.5
1
Smale to Wilson, 1 run

Full just outside off from around, driven to long-off

16.4
4
Smale to Wilson, FOUR runs

Short and wide, doesn't rise off the pitch but does off the bat. It's cut over point. Just ten needed now!

Celine : "I'd rather see India face England in the finals. So for now, Go England!"

16.3
1
Smale to MH Illingworth, 1 run

Shortish ball is cut to cover

16.2
1
Smale to Wilson, 1 run

Takes a step down and pushes it to mid-off. Quick single taken

16.1
1
Smale to MH Illingworth, 1 run

Full at the stumps, looked to have taken the inside edge of the full-faced bat. Goes to square leg

end of over 1616 runs • 1 wicket
AUS-W: 83/8CRR: 5.18 RRR: 4.25
Milly Illingworth1 (1b)
Ella Wilson2 (5b)
Josie Groves 2-0-27-1
Ryana MacDonald-Gay 2-0-10-1

Rachit: "Winner of this match will win this world cup."

15.6
1
Groves to MH Illingworth, 1 run

Full ball is driven to long-off

15.6
5w
Groves to MH Illingworth, 5 wide

Five wides, over 20% of the required runs chopped off, the ball angles down leg beats the sweep and the keeper. Goes fine

Kamal: "Would like to see eng winning this. Aussie ladies hv pretty much won everything possible, too boring. Some change of flavor needed. "

15.5
W
Groves to Smith, OUT

Lofted straight... taken at long-off! Was there to be hit, got close enough to the pitch of the full ball around off. Went through with the drive but didn't connect well enough to clear the fielder. England are back into high-energy zone after a quiet bit of time

Amy Smith c MacDonald-Gay b Groves 26 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) SR: 100
15.4
1
Groves to Wilson, 1 run

Length on leg, clipped to square leg

Match details
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
TossEngland Women Under-19s, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
ENG-WMN U19
Hannah Baker
Series resultEngland Women Under-19s advanced
Match days27 January 2023 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Candace la Borde
Zimbabwe
Sarah Dambanevana
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Dedunu Silva
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Kerrin Klaaste
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Owen Chirombe
Language
English
Hindi
AUS-WMN U19 Innings
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