12th Match, Group B (N), Canberra, Feb 28 2020, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
(19.4/20 ov, target 159)116
ENG Women won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
62 (47)

10.10pm So, that's the end of that. It's been a comprehensive performance from England, who are closing in on qualification after their sticky start. From Matt and myself, goodnight!

Heather Knight is Player of the Match for her 62 from 47 balls. "I'll be disappointed to leave Canberra, I thought one of the spinners would get the match award but delighted with another win. I'm enjoying batting further up the order, and shaping the innings for the team. I try to be there at the end and score at a decent strike rate. It's a different venue at Sydney, a slower pitch will present different challenges."

10.05pm So, a routine but very professional performance from England. Shrubsole was superb with the new and old ball, but it was spin wot won it tonight, five wickets between them, including 3 for 15 from the leggie Sarah Glenn, and two for the veteran Ecclestone ... though how anyone can be a veteran at 20 is beyond me. Heather Knight's fifty was the mainstay of their batting.

Brunt to Sadia Iqbal, OUT

squeezes the pads from round the wicket, and that's the end of that! Shaping into the left-hander, struck in front of middle and leg. England win by 42 runs to get their campaign firmly back on track

Sadia Iqbal lbw b Brunt 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Brunt to Aiman Anwer, 1 run

crashed hard to the leg side, only 11 a ball needed, but that's not stopping Shrubsole who pounces with glee at mid-on

Brunt to Sadia Iqbal, 1 run

heaved out to the leg side, a slightly dawdly single... might have been tight with a direct hit!

Brunt to Sadia Iqbal, no run

tighter line, can't work this one away as Brunt gathers in her followthrough

Brunt to Aiman Anwer, 2 wide

sliding past the pads

end of over 199 runs • 2 wickets
PAK-W: 112/9CRR: 5.89 RRR: 47.00
Aiman Anwer2 (5)
Anya Shrubsole 4-0-25-3
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-12-2
Shrubsole to Diana Baig, OUT

caught and bowled first ball! That's Shrubsole's 100th T20I wicket, and she had to work for it, changing direction in her followthrough to cling onto a looping return poke. Another fine day's work from the 2017 World Cup heroine

Diana Baig c & b Shrubsole 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, OUT

wicket to wicket, and hits the wicket! Can't argue with that from Shrubsole, a slower ball, slightly back of a length, eludes an ambitious slog across the line, and a very fine battling innings is over

Aliya Riaz b Shrubsole 41 (33b 5x4 1x6) SR: 124.24
Shrubsole to Aiman Anwer, 1 run

tucked off the toes to the on side

saad abbas: "Oh Aliya where were you hiding ?" She's been found now, at least

Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 1 leg bye

attempted sweep, flicks the pad to short fine leg

Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 1 wide

slightly offline this time

Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

wide line, slashed with intent through third man! Excellent defiance

Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 2 runs

heaved with intent, up and over the leg side