ICC Women’s World Cup thriller: West Indies defeat England by 7 runs. West Indies defeated England by seven runs in the seventh match of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at the University Oval in Dunedin.
West Indies defeat England by seven runs in the seventh match of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at the University Oval in Dunedin. England, chasing 226 runs, lost its first wicket in the ninth over when Deandra Dottin took a stunning catch to send Lauren Winfield-Hill (16) back to the pavilion. Tammy Beaumont scored 46, but England kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and the score was 109/5 after 27 overs, with England still needing 117 runs to win. Danielle Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley each scored 33 points to keep England in the game.
However, England continued to lose wickets and were reduced to 156/8. Kate Cross (27) and Sophie Ecclestone (33*) put on a 61-run stand for the ninth wicket, but Anisa Mohammed’s brilliant 48th over helped West Indies win by seven runs.
Earlier, S Campbelle scored 66 runs to help West Indies reach 225/6 in the allotted fifty overs. Hayley Matthews (45) and Chedean Nation (49) also contributed valuable knocks as West Indies scored more than 220 runs.
Sophie Ecclestone took three wickets for England.
Brief Scores: West Indies 225/6 (S Campbelle 66; Chedean Nation 49; Sophie Ecclestone 3-20); England 218 all out (Tammy Beaumont 46, Sophia Dunkley 38; Shamilia Connell 3-38).
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