comes down and chips it down, and Mooney takes a fine catch at long-on, just inside the rope. And Australia keep the wins coming against England
9.30pm Two days only and we've seen two such close chases, four centuries already, and a whole lot of entertainment. That's all we have from this game today, do join us tomorrow for another big game - it's India vs Pakistan - a day-nighter in Mount Maunganui, where West Indies beat New Zealand yesterday. And what's a close finish without some stats, from Sampath: Australia's 310 for 3 is the highest total in women's ODIs vs England and England's 298 for 8 is the highest total in women's ODIs vs Australia. On that note, it's goodbye from me, Vishal Dikshit, and Ekanth. Ciao!
vaneez saraswat: "Australia has not beaten england today the only difference between the two teams was the 25 extras given by the english as compared to 10 by the aussies"
Karthik : "Both Australia and England were at 295 at the end of 49th over.. but it was Perry's 14 runs from the final over made the difference here.. Hope cricinfo displays my comment.. "
Rose: "Very encouraging from an England perspective. Serious grit from Sciver @ co, we just need to restrict them to less than 310 next time and this is a winnable fixture"
Prashanth: "Extras made the difference between two teams"
caspian: "Almost a comfortable win in the end! Thanks Alice for that timely wicket. Jonasson with ice in her veins."
Meg Lanning: Nice to get a win first up, we expected a contest and got that. It was tricky to bat and get that 310. She (Jonassen) wanted the ball and she's got big overs for us before, I have full faith in her. She could have probably bowled a few more. We expected that at the halfway mark from them, we knew we had a good score but expected the fight as conditions got better to bat. We bowled well in parts but not entirely. She (King) bowled beautifully and changed the game for us. Rod and Shane are a big loss for us and for the game of cricket.
Heather Knight: For us as a batting unit that's a confidence-booster. The way we played to see the girls doing that, how aggressive we were, the way they ran, Sciver was outstanding. Lots of positives to take, it's not the end of the world. We had a really honest and open chat with the batters, to see them perform like that was really nice. Tammy was really good up the order. If we wnt to have a chance in this World Cup, we need such performances from Sciver, she's one of the best fielders as well and it was one of the best knocks from her. It didn't quite work out, I'm there as an option as well. Today we played seven batters, and I thought it was the best balance we've got. I'm not worried about the bowling unit, we'll get going into the next game. It was a great watch last night, today was a really good pitch as well. It's a good competition and good to see such close upsets.
9.10pm Another match with twin centuries and the team defending the total wins again, like yesterday. Australia's is more convincing though. the dejected England players come out to shake hands with the Australians, who are all smiles with their first win on the second day of the World Cup. Spare a thought for Nat Sciver, kept fighting and fighting till the end with regular boundaries through innovative strokeplay as wickets fell around her but she needed little more support. England shouldn't be dejected with this, they scored nearly 300 while chasing against a world-class side and bowled so very well earlier to their fields with discipline. The fielding in this World Cup needs a lot of work though, from nearly every team. Australia, too, put down some chances. Sampath tells me it's the second-highest total in a women's ODI chase
Rachael Haynes is the Player of the Match: I wasn't moving too well the last time around in an ODI. England were fantastic, they took the game to us, it's a lesson for us. England bowled exceptionally well, it was really hard to put them away with their exceptional fields, but nice to put up over 300, we needed every one of those. Initially it looked like 260-270 would be ok but then we though might as well get as many. Conditions seemed to get better as the game went on. I just try and score as many as I can and really good to bat along side some players who can take the pressure off.
Ankur baid: "What an extraordinary catch that is from Jess, that surely is game for Australia "
full-ish on leg and Sciver swings to deep midwicket where Perry is waiting
14 from two now, can't do it without extras
full again, bunts it down to long-on for one
Need boundaries now
nearly yorks Ecclestone on leg, she digs it out to leg and Sciver has to go back
15 off four
it's a one-handed stunner from Jonassen! Pitched up in the slot, Brunt hammers it back towards the bowler and Jonassen sticks her left hand out towards the shoulder, her eyes can't even catch up with the speed of the ball but the ball sticks in her hand. She can't believe it either. Covers her face with her right hand to hide the smile
Leg gully in as well
on the pads, misses the swipe and they take a leg bye
Sixteen to win from one. Lanning can bowl Brown, Jonassen, Sutherland or Perry. She goes with the spinner Jonassen. The keeper is standing a few yards back though
miscued down to long-on, falls short this time. Sciver swung down the ground but not too hard, she'll keep strike again with one
swipes to the leg side, Brunt gives the strike back
dropped at mid-off! Really slow again, she wants to clear mid-off but there's not pace, the fielder comes forward and it's at knee height but she drops a sitter
gets four through the covers, Sciver is getting them close! Slow and short, wide as well, keeps low as well and Sciver slams it through the covers past the diving fielder
pulls it in the air this time, over square leg for one. Strike back with Sciver
Brunt heaves this past midwicket to the leg side and they scamper back for the second
12 balls to go, 26 to win, McGrath will bowl this one. Who'll bowl the next? They have some options
slightly fuller and Brunt helps it down to long-on for one. She will keep strike this time
works the ball angling in to leg for one more
a cheeky shot and a fighting hundred under pressure from Sciver! It was angling towards leg and she wanted to scoop but paddled the full ball eventually fine on the leg side
bunts it down the ground from outside off down to long-on the fielder has to cover some ground and Brunt does well to come back for the second
goes towards off and tickles it fine off the pads for one
punches off the back foot to sweeper cover for one
36 from 18 now
a bit of a mix-up to end the over, but no harm done. Brunt nudged the ball towards mid-on and they both came out of the crease initially, then hesitated a bit and both turned back
length ball outside off again, she swipes it down to long-on and wants two. Brunt settles for one
|Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|Toss||England Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WODI no. 1246|
|Match days||5 March 2022 - daynight (50-over match)|
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
|Points||Australia Women 2, England Women 0|