Match #7: England Women vs Bangladesh Women, Group A
England Women defeated Bangladesh Women by a big margin in a rain-marred game to make it to the top of the Group A points table. Their first match of the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 against Sri Lanka was washed out by rain at the same venue earlier. Bangladesh, meanwhile, slump to the last place in Group A with two defeats in both the games they played so far.
Having opted to bowl first, England bowlers did a great job conceding just 12 runs in the first 6 overs while picking up 2 wickets. There were as many as 4 DUCKS from their top 6 batters which made Bangladesh finish with just 76 runs on the board in 20 overs. With rain making an appearance, England’s target was revised to 64 runs in 16 overs which England scored with 6.3 overs to spare.
England bowler Kristie Gordon who bagged three wickets in her four overs was rightly adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’. She conceded just 16 runs in her 4 overs which also included a maiden over.
England Women – 64/3 in 9.3 overs (Amy Ellen Jones – 28*, Natalie Sciver – 23, Salma Khatun – 2/17) beat Bangladesh Women – 76/9 in 20 overs (Ayasha Rahman – 39, Jahanara Alam – 12, Kristie Gordon – 3/16) by a margin of 7 wickets (DLS method)
Match #8: Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women, Group A
South Africa Women started the tournament with a bang as they cruised to a massive 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka Women. Their captain Dane van Niekerk was in full flow during the Women’s ODI World Cup last year and she made a similar contribution to help them win this game – Unbeaten 33* runs with the bat and a wicket in her 3 overs. Moreover, she conceded just 7 runs in those 3 overs!
It is a similar story for Sri Lanka in this game. They managed to score just 16 runs losing 2 wickets in the first six overs after being put into bat first. Courtesy couple of scores in 20s, Sri Lanka managed to score 99 for 8 in their 20 overs. Chasing 100 to win, South Africa though lost 2 early wickets got over the line with 7 wickets in hand in the 19th over.
South Africa Women – 102/3 in 18.3 overs (Marizanne Kapp – 38, Dane van Niekerk – 33*, Shashikala Siriwardene – 1/12) beat Sri Lanka Women – 99/8 in 20 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene – 21, Dilani Manodara – 20, Shabnim Ismail – 3/10) by a margin of 7 wickets
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