England vs Pakistan, Women’s T20 World Cup: full scoreboard The DJs at cricket grounds occasionally transcend entertainment and reach wisdom. As England captain Heather Knight walked out to bat on Friday night in Canberra, Freddie Mercury’s voice accompanied her. “Ah-aaaah. Saviour of the universe!” For the sliver of the universe containing England’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign, it was true. Knight again saved her team after two early wickets with an innings of 62, leading the two partnerships of substance to lift the total to 158. That was too much for Pakistan, bowled out in the final over for 116 as leg-spinner Sarah Glenn took 3 for 15 in the chase. The margin of 42 runs gave another net run rate boost, leaving only an out-of-sorts West Indies between England and a semi-final. A loss though could see England miss out to any of the West Indies, South Africa or Pakistan. None would be unreasonable. The reliance on Knight and Natalie Sciver, who made 36 at first drop, underscored that England’s batting remains dysfunctional. This is a team with two openers bereft of form, two others openers batting at numbers seven and eight, and a bowler who keeps being promoted into… Read full this story
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