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Best performances - Batsmen

Ayasha Rahman
39(52) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
3 1 8 0 7 0 7 13
AE Jones
28(24) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 3 19 1 3 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KL Gordon
O4
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Salma Khatun
O3
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

12 November 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

England Women 2, Bangladesh Women 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

7.25pm: Right, that's a wrap from St Lucia's first bit of action in this WWT20. Miller has whipped up a report on the proceedings, and it's just about time to pass you over to Varun Shetty, the cool operator in charge of South Africa v Sri Lanka comms. Go and keep him company, why not? The tournament rolls on, and Group A is a going concern. Watch this, indeed. Cheerio!

7.15pm: Time to hear from the captains, too, starting with Bangladesh's Salma Khatun: "We got more runs [than against West Indies], Ayasha got some runs but the other batsmen didn't. The team's bowling is really good, me, Rumana and Jahanara, but our batting needs to improve. We'll speak before the next game, against Sri Lanka, and focus on the batting."

England captain Heather Knight: "Curators done an amazing job, tricky conditions but delighted to get a game. [Home crowd?] I think it's a record for the most supporters coming out to follow us, and we really appreciate it, good to hear them in full force. We thought its would swing, that's why Anya and Nat took the new ball, they set the tone and then spin took pace off the ball, delighted to keep them to that and chase it down. Delighted to have some cricket, the atmosphere on the bus showed on the way here, the energy the girls showed was great. We wanted to win it as quickly as we could, in T20 you lose wickets often, but we want the openers to play aggressively, the main thing was getting over the line and getting the points."

7.10pm: No mucking about from the England captain, three balls required to knock off the runs and wrap up the game - a third win from three encounters, all at WWT20s, against Bangladesh. The bowlers did the business up front, and then despite losing a wicket from the first ball of their reply, England's batters achieved the target pretty comfortably.

Speaking of the bowlers, debutant spinner Kirstie Gordon is named Player of the Match: "Had a little bit of nerves before the game but it was coming out all right. Having a few debutants, that settled the nerves and made ti a lot easier. Good decision to put them in, get out on the field and we took some good early wickets."

9.3
1
Rumana Ahmed to Knight, 1 run, pushed through outside off, Knight cuts behind square, there it is - England win by seven wickets and have their WWT20 campaign up and running
9.2
4
Rumana Ahmed to Knight, FOUR runs, floated up and whipped off the pads, nicely timed but the ball is slowing up, teasing the fielder in the deep... and she slides to cut it off, but is in contact with the boundary, as well as colliding with a team-mate. That's four, too!
9.1
4
Rumana Ahmed to Knight, FOUR runs, tossed up wide of off stump, Knight gets down on one knee and slugs a sweep flat through midwicket for four... That'll do it!

Okay, here come the players once again... Knight is on strike, still only having faced six balls in the tournament. Rumana Ahmed is back on

END OF OVER:
9 | 3 Runs | ENG-W: 55/3 (22 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 2.00)

  • AE Jones28 (24b)
  • HC Knight2 (6b)
  • Jahanara Alam1-0-3-0
  • Khadija Tul Kubra2-0-13-1

7.05pm: England, I suppose, will at least appreciate a few more minutes of centre-wicket practice, given the amount of time they've spent indoors while in St Lucia. Still, I think if Knight and Jones could tick these off sharpish, everyone would appreciate it... The toss for South Africa-Sri Lanka is due to take place in 25 minutes, and that is likely to be a more competitive affair

6.52pm: They are roping the outfield now - I think the teams are going to finish this on the field. Okay, we have a restart time of 7.08pm, which seems a rather unnecessary delay; and we've lost four overs, too, so England's target is going to come down, as well - they now only need 64, so nine more runs with seven overs to get there. Ummm, okay

6.45pm: We'll have a wee wait, but I'd be surprised if they go back on now. The DLS par score for England is 32, by the way, so no doubt about who's in front by that measure... Actually, the groundstaff are already beginning to remove the covers from the square, so a swift resumption isn't out of the question

6.40pm: In fact, the umpires are taking the players off straight away, obviously mindful of the amount of rain this ground has soaked up in recent days. They're getting the covers on in advance. With nine overs bowled in England's innings, this already constitutes a game (and while I don't have the DLS tables in front of me, I'd suggest England are comfortable ahead); given the second game is supposed to start in an hour and 20 minutes, it's probably the right course of action to take.

Rain coming down at the Daren Sammy Stadium now... Don't think that will affect this one, but it doesn't bode well for the later game, between South Africa and Sri Lanka

8.6
2
Jahanara Alam to Jones, 2 runs, length in the channel, Jones dances down and squirts a couple over backward point
8.5
0
Jahanara Alam to Jones, no run, full and straight, Jahanara goes down in her follow through... but is well placed to stop the ball as Jones pings a drive back her way
8.4
1
Jahanara Alam to Knight, 1 run, pitched up, 104kph/64mph and this is laced through the covers in classical fashion for one to the sweeper

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0DN WyattTT Beaumont
2nd13TT BeaumontAE Jones
3rd38AE JonesNR Sciver
4th13HC KnightAE Jones