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Women's World Cup

Post by Mad for Chelsea on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 2:06 pm

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This gets under way tomorrow, and I reckon deserves a thread of its own. It will be fully televised, which is great.

England have had a couple of good wins in the warm-ups, including thrashing NZ. They have however lost opening batswoman Laura Winfield for at least the first game, with a wrist injury. TBH it doesn't sound too good (protective case while assessing the damage) so she may well be gone for the tournament. If so, that's a big blow, as her opening partnership with Tammy Beaumont has been the strong basis on which England have built their more aggressive approach since a disappointing showing at the T20 a couple of years ago. They do though welcome back Sarah Taylor, who took time out from the game after that tournament, and has scored some runs in the warm-ups.

Not too sure what sort of form the other teams are in. I see Pakistan beat WI in a warm-up which is a bit of a surprise, and Elyse Perry reckons the Aussies haven't quite been hitting their straps, though that was before their latest warm-up where they secured a thumping win.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:19 am

First semi final today: England vs South Africa.

South Africa batting first and had made a decent start, but that's a brilliant leg side stumping from Taylor off Sciver, just about clinging onto the ball. SA 48/2 after 12 overs.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 12:04 pm

Wolvaardt and Du Preez recovering well, the former passing 50 as SA move on to 101/2 after 26 overs. Pitch looks a little on the slow side, but not the big turner that England played on against the WI the other day. 250 a decent score IMO.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 12:22 pm

Knight brings herself into the attack and immediately picks up a wicket as Wolvaardt misjudges the length of one that skittles through and bowls her. Knight with that useful knack of picking up important wickets, and Wolvaadt departs for a fine 66. SA 125/3 in the 32nd over.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 12:25 pm

And one brings two. A poor call from Du Preez and Kapp is caught marginally short of her ground after more good work from Taylor, taking the ball in front of the stumps and bringing it back sharply. Looks simple but beautifully executed. SA from a strong position a couple of minutes ago now in a spot of bother, 126/4.

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 12:31 pm

Big change in the game with that Knight over ! The established Wolvaardt gone and then some smart fielding so that the dropped c&b doesn't cost... Thought SA were on for 240 but may not be so many now...
Shrubsole having a good day.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:01 pm

Another run out for SA just as they were setting themselves up for the big push at the end. 168/5 midway through the 42nd.

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:03 pm

Another - very tight ! - run out cuts short the SA skipper just as she was getting going.
Innings in danger of rather petering out...

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:05 pm

And Gunn fires out Tryon ! Six down now and a lot depends on du Preez...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:06 pm

And again two wickets fall in quick succession. A Gunn slower ball deceives Tryon, who chips back the simplest of return catches. 170/6 and as alfie says the innings in danger of petering out. 220-230 from here would be a good effort.

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:29 pm

Some excellent death bowling here from Shrubsole and Brunt clap

SA with one over left to improve on 211...

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:33 pm

And a good finish from Gunn keeps it to just 218. Well gettable , you'd think.


Unfortunately an injury to Shrubsole...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:34 pm

A decent partnsership between Luus and de Preez sees SA finish on 218/6, with du Preez ending on a very good 76 not out. It's a score of sorts, but feels a bit under par. Pressure of chasing and a pitch that's only going to get slower could do funny things though.

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 1:59 pm

Yeah I don't think it will be a gentle stroll...

SA will be desperate ; and I suspect by the way they played this score isn't too far off what they were aiming for.

I do think England would have taken this target at the toss though ; and unless they have a 'mare I'd fancy them to get it.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 2:39 pm

Bit of a strange innings so far from England. Winfield looking scratchy, and has just gone attempting a big shot skying straight up in the air. Beaumont has hardly faced a ball, while SA keeper Chetty was clearly struggling and has now gone off the field, and Ismail bowled a couple of no-balls. All a bit untidy from everyone.

Taylor restoring some normality with a beautiful cover drive for four off her first ball. 47/1 after 9 overs.

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Post by dummy_half on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 2:49 pm

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See what you mean about a funny innings - one opener out after 43 balls, the other still there having only faced 18. Out of the 57 scored so far, extras second best on 14...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 3:00 pm

Beaumont out to frankly a bit of a hack across the line, giving Khaka her second wicket. Taylor joined by captain Knight at the crease, England 66/2 in the 15th.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:01 pm

Hmm. Just as I was going to write about how well these two are doing, Knight calls for a risky single, Van Niekerk hits the stumps and Taylor is run out for 54! Not the greatest call that.

England still well on course at 139/3 after 32.1 overs, but that might just make things interesting...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:06 pm

One brings two, as Knight hits a filthy full toss to square leg who takes a really good catch it must be said. England now 142/4, and under some pressure.

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:07 pm

Boycott's add-2-wickets comes into play now, Knight gone hitting a full toss straight to square leg

2 new bats in at the crease
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:09 pm

would you believe it? Sciver bowled around her legs, Luus has two in an over and this game is right back in the balance!

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Re: Women's World Cup

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:10 pm

England doing England things
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:12 pm

England 14 runs ahead, but 1 more wicket down vs SA after 33.

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:43 pm

Brunt gone, bowled by Daniels. 46 needed off 46
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:45 pm

After 43 overs England 177/6. SA were 173/6
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:03 pm

Good batting from Jenny Gunn, England need 10 off 18 now
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:07 pm

Wilson out the last ball of the 48th. 6 runs off 11
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:10 pm

3 runs needed off the last over. Gunn on strike
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:13 pm

Marsh out bowled. 2 runs needed off 3.
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:15 pm

Shrubsole walks down the pitch first ball and gets 4. England into the final.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:15 pm

Shrubsole clap

cool as a cucumber, whacks her first ball through the covers for four, and wins it for England! What a match, full credit to SA for dragging it back.

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Post by alfie on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 5:22 pm

Phew. Turned in at 91/2 ; woke up just in time to see that last over...

Cutting it fine , ladies Smile Glad to see Shrubsole had recovered from her injury ! Nicely played . clap

And well done SA to make it such a battle : this competition has been a pretty good one - hope Aus v India lives up to it.

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Post by VTR on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:09 pm

Listened to the last 15 overs or so. Dramatic stuff and an excellent win, but you wouldn't know it from the commentary which sounded like two old friends having a natter. Am not here to bash the women's game but that's an area that could improve and can help to draw more interest. There was absolutely no sense of the unfolding drama being conveyed. Has certainly put me off listening to the final

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:38 pm

Very tight match - could easily have gone the other way, but in the end well played England - deservedly reaching finals after succession of commanding performances.

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Post by JDizzle on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:47 pm

Nat Sciver is fantastic. Getting off the mark with the Natmeg is sensational work. Here is hoping for an England vs Australia final!

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 4:12 pm

2nd SF was shortened to 42 overs due to rain this morning in Derby.

India currently 187/3 in the 36th, Kaur just posted her ton.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 4:47 pm

India end on 281/4, brilliant innings from Kaur, who finishes on 171 not out. That will take some effort from Australia to chase that.

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:08 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:India end on 281/4, brilliant innings from Kaur, who finishes on 171 not out. That will take some effort from Australia to chase that.

Incredible last 7 overs - Kaur scored 75 herself in that period
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:30 pm

Wow India have Australia 8-2, Lanning out
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:34 pm

Good Golly I'm Olly wrote:Wow India have Australia 8-2, Lanning out

There's a large Aussie soprano warming her vocal chords out the back of the stadium
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Post by dummy_half on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 12:15 am

Remarkable innings by Blackwell in the last few overs to make the result look borderline respectable, but the early wickets put paid to any realistic hope of chasing down a very tough target.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 9:48 am

Final today - huge huge game!
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 10:08 am

England win the toss and bat first
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 11:57 am

81-3 off 20

Not great so far for England
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Post by guildfordbat on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 12:11 pm

Good Golly I'm Olly wrote:England win the toss and bat first

Surprised they chose to bat with rain so clearly forecast and D/L likely to come into operation.

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Post by JDizzle on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:21 pm

If England can somehow scratch their way to 220 they are still in this. Pitch is not easy to score on.

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Post by alfie on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:27 pm

Quite a struggle for England today. Actually had recovered pretty well after losing three early on ; but Goswami brought India right back into it with her excellent second spell and three quick wickets.
Not going to be the score England would have wanted ; but batting on this pitch doesn't look altogether easy. And it is a bit bigger than some of the grounds they've been playing on , so chasing may not be that easy.
Up to Brunt and Gunn to give themselves as many as possible to play with...at least Goswami has finished.

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Post by alfie on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:29 pm

JDizzle wrote:If England can somehow scratch their way to 220 they are still in this. Pitch is not easy to score on.

Very experienced pair at the crease. If they can stay together...

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Post by JDizzle on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:32 pm

alfie wrote:
JDizzle wrote:If England can somehow scratch their way to 220 they are still in this. Pitch is not easy to score on.

Very experienced pair at the crease.  If they can stay together...

These are two that need to do the bulk of the work. But run a ball gets 220/225 which would be a decent score. I think the comms are underplaying how hard scoring is on this wicket. Low, slow wicket... World Cup final... Pressure of the chase... You never know.

And it is pretty poor from Lords to prepare a used pitch for the final too. After such a great tournament.

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Post by alfie on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:38 pm

That might be a decisive blow : The dangerous Brunt run out by a direct hit.

Reckon that will shave at least ten or twelve off the final England score as I don't think the others have her power to make the most of these final overs.

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Post by alfie on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:41 pm

200 up with three to play...

Can they hit 220 ? Pandey has been expensive...

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