Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Women


England suffer fifth consecutive ODI loss with a thrilling seven-run defeat to the West Indies in Dunedin; Tammy Beaumont top-scores with 46 but they fall short in their chase of 226 despite Sophie Ecclestone taking three wickets in an over and scoring 33
Last Updated: 09/03/22 6:10am








West Indies celebrate their thrilling seven-run victory against England

England suffered their second straight defeat in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup after losing to the West Indies by seven runs in a Dunedin thriller.
After losing their opening match of the tournament with a 12-run defeat at the hands of Australia on Saturday, defending champions England have now lost back-to-back matches after a stunning display by the Windies.
They must now beat South Africa next Monday to keep their hopes of retaining the title alive.








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England’s Danni Wyatt brilliantly runs out West Indies’ Deandra Dottin



England’s Danni Wyatt brilliantly runs out West Indies’ Deandra Dottin



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England captain Heather Knight rued a lack of late runs for their defeat as well as dropped catches – five in total.
“They batted outstandingly at the start on a good wicket. But we clawed it back brilliantly, Sophie Ecclestone and Kate Cross were outstanding in that middle period,” she told Sky Sports.
“We felt like we were in a good position but the last six or seven overs went for too many today.
“The fielding performance wasn’t us. We’re not too concerned, there’s a bit of frustrating but there’s a lot of we could’ve done differently there. We’ve got to be better as a fielding group.
“It was a good wicket, but at halfway we thought they had a below-par score. We got a few good partnerships together but clusters of wickets cost us.
“I want the girls to keep that attacking mindset but we just need to be more clinical with the execution.
“Sophie has worked so hard on her batting, she’s a proper batter and she got us into a really good position with Kate Cross.”


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Opponent
Location
Timings / Result




Australia
Hamilton
Lost by 12 runs


West Indies
Dunedin
Lost by 7 runs


South Africa
Mount Maunganui
March 14 at 10pm


India
Mount Maunganui
March 16 at 1am


New Zealand
Auckland
March 19 at 10pm


Pakistan
Christchurch
March 24 at 1am


Bangladesh
Wellington
March 26 at 10pm





Watch every game of the Women’s Cricket World Cup live on Sky Sports World Cup, with England’s meeting with the West Indies live from 9.30pm on Tuesday evening.
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