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19th Match, Bristol, Jul 9 2017, ICC Women's World Cup
(50 ov, target 260)256/8
ENG Women won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
45* (43) & 2/42
katherine-brunt
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Brunt, Gunn help England end 24-year wait

The all-round efforts of Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn helped England end a 24-year wait for Women's World Cup success against Australia

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Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
England Women259/8(50 overs)
Australia Women256/8(50 overs)
end of over 5012 runs • 1 wicket
AUS-W: 256/8CRR: 5.12 
Jess Jonassen14 (8)
Megan Schutt0 (0)
Jenny Gunn 9-0-54-2
Katherine Brunt 9-1-42-2

5.30pm The celebrations begin in the England camp. They secure their first World Cup win over Australia since 1993. The result also means the hosts jump to the top of the points table.

It was a thrilling finish with the game boiling down to the last ball. Australia were left needing six off the last ball, but Gunn kept her head and kept Jess Jonassen to just two. She had earlier smacked 39 off 42 balls to help boost England to 259. Brunt was also central to the win, following up her breezy 45 with two wickets and a crucial catch. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. This finish has really lit up the tournament. Karthik Krishnaswamy's report, which will be updated shortly, will tell you the full story of this blockbuster. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu saying phew!

Brunt, Player of the Match: England-Australia is always a show. I am happy I performed well. We've got such a good line-up, and sometimes it is hard to bat up the order. We have had a lot of practice batting lower down the order. I think 200-220 was good. To finish with that [259] gave us the confidence. As I bowler, I don't really like bowling on these flat pitches. Both sides' bowlers varied the pace. It is always nice to get one up over the Aussies. It is the first one they have lost and you can never count them out. Just a wee one (what about the celebration tonight?)

Lanning: The crowd created a great atmosphere, and England were just too good today. The games against India and South Africa are going to be tricky. We have to bounce back and put on a strong performance.

Knight: We bat deep, Katherine and Gunn batted well today. It wasn't as good a wicket as the other day. We bowled really straight and the bowling was clinical. Chuffed with the way the girls bowled and really pleased with the win. We have worked hard on our variations at the death and just trusted the bowlers to do that.

Andy: "When did England last win 2 cricket internationals within 5 minutes? Lord's and Bristol joy! Rejoice!"

Amey: "Katherine Brunt, will you marry me? Whattey player!❤️"

smug: "Those 23 wides and godknowswhy decision to hand bowl to Villani in the last over seems to have made the difference, and 'English' fielding."

49.6
2
Gunn to Jonassen, 2 runs

length ball outside off, Jonassen slugs it across the line in the air. Has she middled this? For a moment it seemed Jonassen had got all of it, but she only drags it away to the left of deep midwicket. Australia only manage two, and England win by three runs. What a finish. Needless to say, this has been the match of the tournament

Australia need six off the last ball!

49.5
4
Gunn to Jonassen, FOUR runs

pretty full and outside off, drilled away with immense power to long-off. Sciver, who had dropped a dolly earlier, falls to her left and fumbles the ball away to the boundary. She crumbles under pressure! In fact, this game has been full of bloopers. Will it prove costly?

49.4
W
Gunn to Gardner, OUT

Brunt runs to her left from long-on and pouches the catch. Full and dips late on middle - Gunn's slower balls have been difficult to pick and been un-hittable - Gardner races down the track, and miscues it. Gets a lot of height but not distance. England close in on a famous win

Ashleigh Gardner c Brunt b Gunn 11 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 157.14
49.3
1
Gunn to Jonassen, 1 run

backs away outside leg again, yorker outside off, top ball, which is jammed to cover

49.2
4
Gunn to Jonassen, FOUR runs

full and outside off, Jonassen manufactures room outside leg and clatters it through the covers. Flat-batted away, skips away to the right of long-off

49.1
1
Gunn to Gardner, 1 run

77kph, slower and fuller outside off, the batsman can't manufacture enough power. Stabbed to long-on

Australia need 16 off the last over to march into the semis. Gunn had provided the finishing kick with the bat. Can she now do it with the ball?

end of over 496 runs
AUS-W: 244/7CRR: 4.97 RRR: 16.00
Ashleigh Gardner10 (5)
Jess Jonassen3 (4)
Katherine Brunt 9-1-42-2
Danielle Hazell 9-0-64-1
48.6
1
Brunt to Gardner, 1 run

short and outside off, Gardner swats it down to long-on

48.5
1
Brunt to Jonassen, 1 run

dug in short on middle and leg, flat-batted away to long-on

48.4
1lb
Brunt to Gardner, 1 leg bye

big shout for lbw but this is clearly slanting down the leg side. Very full and sliding into leg stump, she swipes at it and wears it on the pad. They sneak in a leg bye

48.3
2
Brunt to Gardner, 2 runs

short and outside off, Gardner scythes at it and a thick outside edge flies over backward point. She scampers back for the second

48.2
1
Brunt to Jonassen, 1 run

back of a length and on the off stump, Jonassen clubs it across the line to deep midwicket but not enough power behind it

48.1
Brunt to Jonassen, no run

short and a hint of width outside off, flat-bats a cut straight to point

Australia need 22 off 12 balls. Brunt will bowl the penultimate over. Around the wicket

end of over 4816 runs • 1 wicket
AUS-W: 238/7CRR: 4.95 RRR: 11.00
Jess Jonassen1 (1)
Ashleigh Gardner7 (2)
Danielle Hazell 9-0-64-1
Katherine Brunt 8-1-37-2
47.6
1
Hazell to Jonassen, 1 run

Jonassen ventures down the track, this is a flat dart on her pads, driven down to long-on

Jonassen is the new batsman

47.5
W
Hazell to Healy, OUT

full on middle and the batsman moves to her right exposing two of her stumps, she charges but misses the nudge to the leg side, hits her front foot and the bowler appeals. The umpire is quick to raise his finger. The batsman reviews that, hits her plumb in front of off stump, that would've crashed into middle and leg. She's a gone-r

Alyssa Healy lbw b Hazell 14 (6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 233.33

third man up and fine leg are up

47.4
4
Hazell to Healy, FOUR runs

she dives! but misses. Full outside off and she charges at it, drives it on the up but the bat turns a bit in her hand, Brunt at cover dives but it's inches away from her, runs away to the boundary

47.3
4
Hazell to Healy, FOUR runs

very full and outside off stump and she somehow digs the ball out, hit with an open face of the bat and finds that offside gap between cover and point. Two fielders charge but neither have any chance to get to it.

47.2
1
Hazell to Gardner, 1 run

flatter ball outside off stump, hit on the up to long off

47.1
6
Hazell to Gardner, SIX runs

BIG! full on middle stump and she smacks that over deep midwicket for a maximum. A full swing of the bat and that was cleanly hit.

Joe: "Why didn't she think it was out? Anyway, finally Heals is in, time for a few boundaries, I hope!" -- because she thought the keeper's gloves may have dislodged the bails

end of over 477 runs • 2 wickets
AUS-W: 222/6CRR: 4.72 RRR: 12.66
Alyssa Healy6 (3)
Ashleigh Gardner0 (0)
Katherine Brunt 8-1-37-2
Danielle Hazell 8-0-48-0
46.6
4
Brunt to Healy, FOUR runs

full outside off stump and she picks that up with ease, she skips down a bit and times it perfectly. Hits it on the up and the ball flies above the cover fielder. One bounce four, no stopping that

46.5
W
Brunt to Perry, OUT

Sciver makes up for the drop!, full and slow on middle stump and Perry goes for the slog, not powerful enough this time and it's in the air! Natalie Sciver comes under that at a straight deep midwicket position and settles herself. She cups her hands above her head and holds on to the catch. Her feet are centimetres away from the boundary

Ellyse Perry c Sciver b Brunt 70 (86b 4x4 2x6) SR: 81.39
Match details
County Ground, Bristol
TossEngland Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Katherine Brunt
Katherine Brunt
Match numberODI no. 1073
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20
Match days09 July 2017 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Adrian Holdstock
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
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Kathy Cross
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsEngland Women 2, Australia Women 0
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