result
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
Heather Knight
England Women
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• The Report by Matt Roller

Clinical England ease past Pakistan as Heather Knight, spinners star

Sarah Glenn and Sophie Ecclestone share five wickets as England take step towards knockouts

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
England Women158/7(20 overs)
Pakistan Women116/10(19.4 overs)

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.

19.4
W
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
19.3
1
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

19.2
1
Brunt to Sadia Iqbal, 1 run

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

19.1
Brunt to Sadia Iqbal, no run

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

19.1
2w
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 • Need 47 from 6b
Aiman Anwer2 (5)
Anya Shrubsole4-0-25-3
Sophie Ecclestone4-0-12-2
18.6
W
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
18.5
W
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
18.4
1
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

18.3
1lb
Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 1 leg bye

attempted sweep, flicks the pad to short fine leg

18.3
1w
Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 1 wide

slightly offline this time

18.2
4
Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

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

18.1
2
Shrubsole to Aliya Riaz, 2 runs

heaved with intent, up and over the leg side

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
PAK-W: 103/7CRR: 5.72 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 from 12b
Aiman Anwer1 (4)
Aliya Riaz35 (29)
Sophie Ecclestone4-0-12-2
Katherine Brunt3-0-28-1
17.6
Ecclestone to Aiman Anwer, no run

skids through faster and flatter, superb variation. Saved by an inside-edge, but that's a mighty fine spell. EDIT: Nope, that was pad first, a review would have been out!

17.5
Ecclestone to Aiman Anwer, no run

extra bounce from a tight line, Anwer can't work it off her hip

17.4
1
Ecclestone to Aliya Riaz, 1 run

flicked out to square leg, so little for Pakistan to work with here

17.3
1
Ecclestone to Aiman Anwer, 1 run

whittled out to deep midwicket

17.2
Ecclestone to Aiman Anwer, no run

leaning onto the front foot, solid in defence

17.1
W
Ecclestone to Sidra Nawaz, OUT

tossed up, luring the loose slog-sweep, skidding through everything, and back goes the middle stump! Ecclestone starts her final over with intent

Sidra Nawaz b Ecclestone 6 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
end of over 1717 runs
PAK-W: 101/6CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 19.33 • Need 58 from 18b
Aliya Riaz34 (28)
Sidra Nawaz6 (9)
Katherine Brunt3-0-28-1
Heather Knight2-0-13-0
16.6
4
Brunt to Aliya Riaz, FOUR runs

under-edged past the stumps! Brunt is seething, that was an excellent back-of-the-hander, utterly deceived on the wild pull

16.5
Brunt to Aliya Riaz, no run

rolls the fingers on a full-length cutter, pushed to cover

Best performances - batsmen
Heather Knight portrait
HC Knight
62 runs (47)
8 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
slog shot
13 runs
1 four
1 six
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Aliya Riaz portrait
Aliya Riaz
41 runs (33)
5 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
slog shot
21 runs
2 fours
1 six
480520184
Best performances - bowlers
Sarah Glenn portrait
S Glenn
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
3
ECO
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
Anya Shrubsole portrait
A Shrubsole
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossPakistan Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's T20 World Cup
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Heather Knight
Heather Knight
Match numberT20 No. 857
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days28 February 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Brown
India Image
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
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Jacqueline Williams
Reserve Umpire
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Kim Cotton
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard
PointsEngland Women 2, Pakistan Women 0