West Indies win! What a win and look at them run away in delight. They have done it again. Heartbreak for England. Mohammed takes the final wicket, Shrubsole comes down the track but yorks herself as she plays all around the full ball. Mohammed runs away before the West Indies huddle together in celebration
Another cracking game in this CWC comes to an end. Five losses on the bounce for England now - one stat they should be worried about. West Indies though have thrown the race for the top-four wide open with upsets over New Zealand and England. Superb stuff and every team will be watching out for them now. That's it for today from here. Thanks for the comments and do keep them coming in. We will be back tomorrow for more action. Do check out the match report and other reaction from this game and the tournament. Until next time, signing off on behalf of Ekanth and our scorer Venkat Raghav. Be well and take care. Bye.
Stafanie Taylor: It is not something I like [the close finishes]. It is a bit nerve-wracking but it is good to turn out on the right side. If you check the totals here, we maybe were 10 runs short, we knew that we need to bowl and field well. We did that in patches. We need to be consistent in that. It is really important, those two [Campbelle and Nation] have been doing really well. They have won us games in the past, in Pakistan. It is important for our lower-order to step in when our top-order fails and I think they were brilliant. We were speechless watching it, she was airborne [on that Dottin catch], but these are the things we expect from her, how fast and agile she is, that's her strength - she moves really fast. We have been trying our very best to play our best game, that's what the coaches tells us. Focus on the areas you can improve and not on the opponents and that's what we are trying to do.
Gokul Pradeep V: "Wow, West Indies. Came into this tournament as underdogs, and now they pose a serious threat for strong teams. Just an indication of fierce competition ahead"
ankur baid: "What a Game, What a World Cup this is. Love It"
Kapil Baldawa: "I just can't believe England have fluffed this game but honestly the difference has been fielding. Look at how WI were desperate, runs saved and that win thoroughly goes to their fielding effort. Excellent stuff"
murali: "That single at 47.1 was completely unnecessary at that stage of the game. Ecclestone should have retained the strike. Only 8 runs were required with 3 overs remaining."
Heather Knight: They batted outstandingly, they came out on a good wicket and played well. But we pulled it back really well after that. Kate Cross and Sciver were outstanding in the middle overs. The last 10 overs cost us the other day, today the last 6-7 did. It wasn't us. We have lost two close games, not too much concern but frustration, when that's close we wonder what we could've done differently out there. We will now focus on South Africa. Was a good wicket and the target was below-par. We got a few partnerships together, cluster of wickets cost us. We need to be clinical in your execution. Ecclestone is a good batter, she has really improved her batting skills and she will be gutted that she could not finish it off.
Campbelle: We lost quick wickets, looking to build partnerships and take it to the end. Try to give myself a chance and play every ball on its merit. I knew as long as I stayed there, the runs will come. I think Chedean played a great knock. The girls played well, we have to keep our nerve and just want to say congrats. We need to keep putting runs on the board. Runs on the board is runs on the board. All in all a good game for us but we have got to keep our focus.
Shemaine Campbelle is the Player of the Match.
Sumit: "Anya Shrubsole gets a taste of her own medicine! (2017 World Cup final)"
Sonu: "England will feel the same Pain/heartbreak that India felt in the 2017 World Cup Final, though that was a bigger heartbreak as it was in the Final, though this Loss has put England's chances to qualify for the semi-finals in jeopardy big time. "
Mark: "That's 2 games where a deflection from the bowler onto the stumps have had a significant impact for the West Indies."
Udit: "Why would a set batsman take run on second ball if the over and expose the last non - batter !? Victory was just 2 shots away with so many balls to spare. Baffling!"
6.20pm: What A Game! Absolutely riveting stuff. West Indies win for the first time against England in World Cup history. They have two wins in two games in this #CWC22. Both thrillers. England lose their second on the trot and now are under pressure. Chasing 226, they lost Winfield-Hill to the catch of the tournament from Dottin at backward point. That spurred the Windies on and soon they took wickets at regular intervals to leave England at 94/5 but England bat deep and they inched closer. A record 9th wicket stand for them in WODIs between Cross and Ecclestone took them to the doorstep of victory, before a lucky break for West Indies came in the way off a deflection that saw Cross run-out backing up too far. Mohammed finished off the game in the same over by yorking Shrubsole to send the Caribbean nation into wild raptures. But one man - Courtney Walsh - their head coach was stoic amidst all of this. Credit to Stafanie Taylor for shuffling around her bowlers, and their fielding was top-notch as well. They kept fighting on and add another big scalp to their list. A fantastic game again in this tournament. Do stay tuned for the presentation...
Shrubsole comes down and defends with bat and pad together to cover
Shrubsole on strike. This is tense stuff
Ecclestone comes down and drives to long-off
Remember if the game is tied, there will be a Super Over!
Run-out check sent upstairs. I think Cross is gone here. She is. What a match this is turning out to be. Dropped catch as Ecclestone smashes it back to the bowler, it brushes the fingertips as Mohammed stretches to her right, Cross was outside her crease and the deflection falls on the stumps. The partnership is broken and the last pair is at the crease
just over the leaping Matthews at mid-wicket. The slower ball on middle, Ecclestone clips in the air, Matthews stretches to her maximum but it eludes the left hand by millimetres. England inch closer
full on middle, driven down the ground for one
slower ball outside off, Ecclestone dabs wide of backward point
good length on off, Ecclestone defends forward
DWolfman: "Wow! Just when you thought Windies had done enough to win it, England regain control. Anymore twists? Fingers crossed for another 2 quick wickets."
pitched up on the stumps, Cross drives with a straight bat down the ground for a single
full outside off, Cross drives to mid-off
Jon: "Whatever happens I've really enjoyed watching this game as an Englishman in Colorado - so many twists and turns!"
down leg, wide called as Cross pulls and misses
14 needed off 24 now. Selman to continue
Muqeet: "Most sensible cricket needs to be played from here onwards till the very end by England. Sometimes when you have done all the hard work and need 6 off 10, brain fades and you want to finish it quickly."
another big boundary. Full-toss on the stumps, whipped hard and wide of deep mid-wicket. Ecclestone is doing it for her side
slower ball outside off, cut wide of cover, through the dive and they come back for two. Crucial runs these
good length on middle, nudged to mid-wicket
that is fortunate for England. Thick bottom-edge just wide of off-stump and beats the diving keeper to her left. Full outside off, Dottin has her hands on her head. The 50-run stand is up as well
slips it down leg, wide called
full on off, driven to mid-off
full sliding down, flicked to long-leg
Dottin back. 26 off 30. Can she do it again with the ball for her side?
full on off, bottom-handed drive to mid-wicket
full on middle, flicked to mid-wicket who is back on the edge of the circle
|University Oval, Dunedin|
|Toss||West Indies Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WODI no. 1250|
|Match days||9 March 2022 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||West Indies Women 2, England Women 0|