ENG Women vs PAK Women, 3rd T20I at Leeds, ENG v PAK (W), May 19 2024 - Ball by Ball Commentary

3rd T20I, Leeds, May 19, 2024, Pakistan Women tour of England
(20 ov, T:177) 142/4

ENG Women won by 34 runs

Player Of The Match
87 (48)
Player Of The Series
78 runs
Full commentary
end of over 205 runs
PAK-W: 142/4CRR: 7.10 
Aliya Riaz35 (27b 4x4)
Nida Dar29 (24b 3x4 1x6)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-19-1
Danielle Gibson 4-0-29-1

4.18pm So, with that, Heather Knight heads over to lift the trophy with her team, and now it's onto the ODIs... not a format England have played much of late. A decent performance, a solid result. Anything less than 3-0 would have been eyebrow-raising for the hosts, but they got better with every outing, certainly with the bat. From Miller, Alan and Binoy, farewell!

4.11pm Unsurprisingly, Danni Wyatt is Player of the Match. "Really like batting at Headingley, crowd were amazing, had fun out there. A bit slow, just kept my intent, run well and hit to my strengths. I hate failing but opening in T20 you have to ride the wave and keep my intent which is when I play my best. Started to think of my hundred, I shouldn't have, should have just kept aiming for the pockets. Enjoyed fielding all my career but credit to coach Nick."

Amy Jones is Player of the Series: "Very important starting a new summer at home, happy to have contributed. I've spent a bit of time on the mental game, focus on one ball at a time. The mind can wander on different shots. But it's all about the ball not the situation. A chance every ball that comes my way with the world-class spin line-up we've got."

Nida Dar: "Improvement in the batting side, senior players took responsibility. If you push to the spaces you have runs. Diana Baig has been a key player, puts in the energy to do something for Pakistan."

Heather Knight: "Danni was due, always close to a big score, and makes the most of it when she comes in. Performances from lots of people. Pakistan have put us under pressure, it's good for us, we've stayed calm, wrestled back momentum when we've needed to. FIler adds a point of difference, and can rush the batters. Working hard behind the scenes so pleased she bowled some quick pace. We're tracking really well, can get better, but moving forward as a side."

4.02pm So there it is. England win by 34 runs without any real jeopardy. Danni Wyatt's thumping innings of 87 from 48 was the difference between the sides, although so too was some of Pakistan's fielding. A few early chances and who knows. In reply they fought hard, particularly in the powerplay from Feroza and Ameen, but when both fell in the space of three balls, so did their challenge. Nida and Aliya ensured they bowed out of the series with respect, if not a consolation win.

Ecclestone to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

swept, out to deep square, and that is that

Ecclestone to Nida Dar, 1 run

slammed with gusto out to long-off, but Dean is there to mop up

Ecclestone to Nida Dar, no run

makes to advance, forced into a hurried adjustment with a jab to point

Affaan: "pakistan are doing well. In women cricket pakistan have not lived up to the expectations of fans for a long time now they are proving them wrong"

Ecclestone to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

full toss, thumped into the off side once more

Ecclestone to Nida Dar, 1 run

driven airily out to extra cover

Ecclestone to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

chipped on the up, over the covers, plugs in no-women's land

end of over 1911 runs
PAK-W: 137/4CRR: 7.21 RRR: 40.00 • Need 40 runs from 6b
Aliya Riaz32 (24b 4x4)
Nida Dar27 (21b 3x4 1x6)
Danielle Gibson 4-0-29-1
Charlie Dean 4-0-46-1
Gibson to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

cracked out to deep cover for another single. This game is gone, but a spirited effort from Pakistan

Gibson to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

low full toss, that's a lovely strike, steps into the over-pitched length, and yawns it back over the bowler's head

Gibson to Aliya Riaz, 2 runs

smashed on the up out to deep cover, gathered on the bounce in the deep

Gibson to Aliya Riaz, no run

gives it the charge with mid-off up in the circle but can't connect on the length outside off

Gibson to Nida Dar, 1 run

bottom-handed, clip out to wide long-on

Gibson to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

picks off another single

Gibson to Nida Dar, (no ball) 1 run

full toss, hacked high out to midwicket, plugs in the deep, and called on height

end of over 1814 runs
PAK-W: 126/4CRR: 7.00 RRR: 25.50 • Need 51 runs from 12b
Nida Dar25 (19b 3x4 1x6)
Aliya Riaz24 (19b 3x4)
Charlie Dean 4-0-46-1
Sarah Glenn 4-0-21-0
Dean to Nida Dar, 1 run

clawed across the line, out to deep midwicket

Dean to Nida Dar, 2 runs

cracked hard out to Capsey at deep square leg

Dean to Nida Dar, FOUR runs

hoisted out to deep midwicket, Sciver-Brunt went for the catch initially but baled out as the ball yorked her shins

Dean to Nida Dar, SIX runs

monstered down the ground! That's a lovely emphatic strike, stretching to the length and holding her shape through the stroke

Dean to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

bashed ambitiously across the line, out to wide long-on

Dean to Aliya Riaz, no run

low full-toss, outside off, thumped out to point

end of over 175 runs
PAK-W: 112/4CRR: 6.58 RRR: 21.66 • Need 65 runs from 18b
Aliya Riaz23 (17b 3x4)
Nida Dar12 (15b 2x4)
Sarah Glenn 4-0-21-0
Sophie Ecclestone 3-0-14-1
Glenn to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

slapped across the line, into the off side

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