England were off to a flying start with 68/0 in 8.5 overs. © Getty Images
England were off to a flying start with 68/0 in 8.5 overs. © Getty Images

England Women set a target of 149 against Pakistan in match 19 being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.  Charlotte Edwards and Tammy Beaumont opened the innings for England. They were off to a flying start with 39/0 in their 4 overs. Beaumont raced on to 18 off just 8 balls hitting four boundaries off Anam Amin’s second over. They quickly raced on to 48/0 in 5 overs and were scoring at almost more than 9.5 runs per over. After the power-play ended England were cruising at 55/0. Nida Dar picked up Beaumont as England lost their first wicket with 68 runs on the board. Sarah Taylor then joined Edwards at the crease. LIVE SCORECARD: England Women vs Pakistan Women, 19th T20 Match, Group B, ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2016

Taylor was out early bowled by Nida Dar as she was bowled for a duck. After 11 overs England were 74/2. Sciver then came out to bat alongside Edwards who was still playing at run-a ball. Sciver didn’t last long at the wicket as she was done by Dar’s brilliance yet again. England’s score read 89/3 in 13 overs. With Danielle Wyatt coming out to bat the run-rate had certainly dropped down a bit. Dar finished with figures of 3-21 in her 4 overs.

England reached the 100-run mark in the 15th over and looked to smash many more runs in the last 5 overs. Edwards went to the next gear in the 16th over hitting Yousuf for three consecutive balls and reached her half-century too. Sada Yousuf ended with figures of 0-26 in her quota of overs.  With 3 overs left England’s score was 123/3. Sana Mir finished with 0-29. Before the last over England were 142/3. They lost the wicket of Wyatt off the second last ball of the ultimate over. And Iqbal sent Elwiss back to the dug-out off the last ball too.

Brief scores:

England Women 148 for 5 in 20 overs (Charlotte Edwards 77; Nida Dar 3 for 21) vs Pakistan Women.