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7th Match, Group B, Canberra, Feb 26 2020, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, target 177)78/7
ENG Women won by 98 runs
Player Of The Match
108* (66)
heather-knight
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Heather Knight's maiden T20I hundred hands England emphatic win

Knight took England's early World Cup campaign by the scruff of the neck after an early fright against Thailand with a maiden T20I hundred

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Scorecard summary
England Women176/2(20 overs)
Thailand Women78/7(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
THI-W: 78/7CRR: 3.90 
Naruemol Chaiwai19 (23)
Ratanaporn Padunglerd0 (0)
Anya Shrubsole 4-0-21-3
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-11-1

England win by 98 runs. England were far too strong as expected. Thailand produced a couple of moments early having them 2 for 7. But then Heather Knight and Nat Sciver put on a masterclass. Knight made her first T20I century. Then it was a professional performance with the ball. Chantam made 32 but the lack of experience against this kind of bowling was evident. A good win for England. A good learning experience for Thailand.

Heather Knight is Player of the Match.

Heather Knight: "We were gutted after the performance the other day so nice to bounce back. Nice to be able to contribute. It was about staying calm, keeping it simple, not panicking and building a partnership. It's sometimes hard to keep your standards so I thought we did that well. I thought it was quite a clinical performance. Every game is a must win game for us now. We've got a long way to go."

Sornnarin Tippoch: "It was a challenging game for us but we tried to do our best on the field. We're always trying to improve on the aggressive side of our game. In T20 the nature of the game is trying to get runs on the board so we'll work hard on our batting game."

Thanks for your company for this match. It was the first of a double header from Canberra with West Indies taking on Pakistan shortly so stick around for that.

19.6
4
Shrubsole to Chaiwai, FOUR runs

cracked between the sweepers at deep square! She thumped this length ball into the gap to find the rope

19.5
W
Shrubsole to Onnicha, OUT

caught at mid on! Slower ball does it. Good length, she swings hard but didn't pick the slower ball and got under it. It went very high towards mid on but Winfield was calm and composed and took a simple catch

Onnicha Kamchomphu c Winfield b Shrubsole 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
19.4
Shrubsole to Onnicha, no run

good length on off, she's back and forcing to cover-point

19.3
1
Shrubsole to Chaiwai, 1 run

fuller into leg stump, she hits this better, flicking it behind square but Wyatt is out there to cut it off

19.2
2
Shrubsole to Chaiwai, 2 runs

96kph, length ball, she heaves this high to deep midwicket, into the gap for a couple

19.1
1
Shrubsole to Onnicha, 1 run

full on off, she drives to mid on

end of over 195 runs
THI-W: 70/6CRR: 3.68 RRR: 107.00
Naruemol Chaiwai12 (20)
Onnicha Kamchomphu1 (2)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-11-1
Katherine Brunt 3-0-10-0
18.6
4
Ecclestone to Chaiwai, FOUR runs

steps outside off and she paddle sweeps beautifully! Exposed the stumps and just paddled it with the pace past leg stump. Skilful batting

18.5
Ecclestone to Chaiwai, no run

tossed up outside off, she sweeps to midwicket but can't beat the fielder

18.4
Ecclestone to Chaiwai, no run

lovely loop and drop outside off, she swings and misses

18.3
Ecclestone to Chaiwai, no run

arm ball fired short and wide, she misses out trying to cut

18.2
1
Ecclestone to Onnicha, 1 run

tossed up drifting into leg, she drives to long on

18.1
Ecclestone to Onnicha, no run

short and wide, cut straight to backward point

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
THI-W: 65/6CRR: 3.61 RRR: 56.00
Naruemol Chaiwai8 (16)
Onnicha Kamchomphu0 (0)
Katherine Brunt 3-0-10-0
Sarah Glenn 4-0-11-0

Naveen S: "I feel thai women will give a surprise to at least one team in this tournament."

17.6
2
Brunt to Chaiwai, 2 runs

slower ball on leg, she swings this away forward of square for two

17.6
1w
Brunt to Chaiwai, 1 wide

good length 113kph, down leg, Jones whips the bails off and the square leg umpire sends it upstairs. But her back foot never moved. Always had something grounded. It was a wide

17.5
Brunt to Chaiwai, no run

back of the hand slower ball, a high full toss but it dips late, she pushes it to midwicket, they nearly have another run out but wisely get back

17.4
Brunt to Chaiwai, no run

good length on off, she's back and defending

17.3
W
Brunt to W Liengprasert, OUT

direct hit from Shrubsole! Excellent fielding. Liengprasert pushed this off the back foot straight to midwicket and took on Shrubsole, she gathered turned and hit middle at the non striker's end with Liengprasert well short. Slick fielding

Wongpaka Liengprasert run out (Shrubsole) 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
17.2
1lb
Brunt to Chaiwai, 1 leg bye

slower ball leg cutter, she tries to pull, gets hit on the body and it rolls fine to short third man for a leg bye

17.1
Brunt to Chaiwai, no run

pushed through on off, she defends from the crease

end of over 174 runs
THI-W: 61/5CRR: 3.58 RRR: 38.66
Wongpaka Liengprasert1 (6)
Naruemol Chaiwai6 (11)
Sarah Glenn 4-0-11-0
Anya Shrubsole 3-0-13-2

Calitha: "One of the things that has to be remembered about the Thailand team is that they've only been playing for 13 years. Unlike every other nation here, they don't have anyone who has grown up playing and watching cricket. And they certainly seem to be learning with every match." Very true Calitha. The England team are world class touring professionals. The Thailand girls are amateurs with nowhere near the money or resources to work at their game.

16.6
Glenn to W Liengprasert, no run

quicker top spinner outside off, she mistimes trying to get it to long on

Best performances - batters
Heather Knight portrait
HC Knight ENG-W
108 runs (66)
13 fours
4 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
sweep shot
36 runs
6 fours
2 sixes
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Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver ENG-W
59 runs (52)
8 fours
0 six
Control92%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Anya Shrubsole portrait
A Shrubsole ENG-W
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver ENG-W
O
2
M
0
R
5
W
2
ECO
2.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossThailand Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's T20 World Cup
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Heather Knight
Heather Knight
Match numberWT20I no. 852
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days26 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
West Indies Image
Jacqueline Williams
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
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Shaun George
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard
PointsEngland Women 2, Thailand Women 0