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Hello, good morning/ afternoon! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. After a disappointing defeat against India, Pakistan are set to take on Australia in a high octane clash. Pakistan have lost all their matches so far and are looking find a desperate victory in the tournament. The match, to be played at the Leicester. Meanwhile, it has been an easy task for Australia who have maintained the dominance with a victory every game and have defended their champions tag successfully. As Ellyse Perry said ahead of the tournament, the team is focused on taking each game as it comes. 

In the second match, two level-headed sides, England and South Africa, are set to take on each other in match 13 of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at Bristol. England, who are returning after showing immense talent with bat, are taking all the required steps to make it 3 off 3. England were seen practicing with four local seamers in nets to face the stiff bowling challenge from South Africa.However, both the sides have their own strengths and weaknesses which they would want to better as they seek third win to proceed to the semi-final.

Squads: 

Pakistan Women: Sana Mir (c), Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Iram Javed, Javeria Wadood, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Bibi Nahida, Nain Abidi, Nashra Sundhu, Sadia Yousaf, Sidra Nawaz and Waheeda Akhter

Australia Women: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton, Alex Blackwell, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes,Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani and Amanda Jade Wellington

England Women: Heather Knight (c), Sarah Taylor (wk), Tamsin Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield and Danielle Wyatt.

South Africa Women: Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Moseline Daniels, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon and Laura Wolvaardt.

Live Updates

  • 9:58 PM IST

    ENGW WIN!!!! That’s it, a comprehensive win from the English women as well, as they comfortably get past the Sri Lankans by 68 runs. This is their third win of the tournament, as they shoot to the second spot of the table.

  • 9:39 PM IST

    LIVE, SAW 278/6: They have come far, but still 96 needed from 30 deliveries, which certainly seems like an uphill task from hereon unless there is some miraculous firework from any of the batter.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    AUSW WIN!!!! That’s it, another comprehensive win by the defending champions as they rout Pakistan by a massive 159 runs. Surely, Australia is in a tremendous form, as with their fourth win in a row, Australia are now one of the certain favourites to retain the title.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    LIVE, SA 224/4: South Africa have given into the scorecard pressure. Laura Wolvaardt was picked up by Anya Shrubsole for 67 runs. Skipepr Dane van Niekerk did not do much with the bat making just 9 off 15. Currently Mignon du Preez and Chloe Tryon are in the middle.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    LIVE, SA 161/2: After the mammoth 128 run stand, South Africa’s batting has faltered a bit. Lizelle became the first casuality to depart for 72 to Natalie Sciver, while Trisha Chetty was run out for 6 by Heather Knight. Laura Wolvaardt is looking good for a century. Mignon du Preez is out in the middle.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    LIVE, PAK W 89/6: Australia are just 4 wickets away from a win. For Pakistan Sana Mir and Sidra Nawaz are batting in the middle. Kristen Beams has been on a roll so far picking 3 wickets for just 15 runs.

  • 7:50 PM IST


    LIVE, SA 81/0:
    Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt look unchallenged in the middle. Both have batted with calmness in the middle looking for occasional boundaries while focusing on singles. Natalie Sciver has been hit for most by Lizelle. She is now nearing an individual fifty.

  • 7:48 PM IST

    LIVE, PAK W 41/4: Pakistan have just failed to keep with the scoring rate. They have now lost Nain Abidi for 7. Trying to up the ante, she holed out to Beth Mooney off Kristen Beams.Marina Iqbal was expected to come good became Kristen’s first wicket. Marina went for the slog sweep only to find Sarah Aley.

  • 7:23 PM IST

    LIVE, SA 33/0: Both Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt have taken charge against Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole early in their innings. While Lizelle has been aggressive, Laura has taken on the sheet anchor role.

  • 7:21 PM IST

    LIVE, PAK W 18/2 : Pakistan are having a torrid time against Sarah Aley and Jess Jonassen. Jess cleaned up Nahida Khan for 0 in the second over itself. Her opening partner Ayesha Zafar was caught by Elyse Villani for 8 off Sarah Aley. Marina Iqbal and Nain Abidi are in the middle.

  • 6:24 PM IST

    LIVE, 373/5: Marizaane Kapp did manage to bring in the some relief to the South Africa side after picking three wickets in the same over including Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt on consecutive balls. Sarah Taylor and Tammy added 275 runs for the second wicket. Both narrowly missed out on respective scores of 150. Heather Knight played a good hand of 22- runs at the end.

  • 6:14 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 290/8: Australia have ensured themselves of a par score today, after some inspiring bowling on part of Pakistan in the death overs. Alyssa Healy has struck a little cameo of 63 runs. For Pakistan, it was skipper Sana Mir’s bowling that dampened Australia’s late serge.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    LIVE, 330/1 : Sarah Taylor is nearing 150 while Tammy continues to be in the 120s. After the 100 Sarah has just launched onto the bowling attack. South Africa has looked uninspired in the middle today against the dominance of English batswomen.

  • 5:46 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 206/6: Women have made good breakthroughs in the Australian innings. Both Elyse Villani and Ellyse Perry were looking to take the game away. Alex Blackwell did play a good hand of 23 runs. Onus now lies on Alyssa Healy to bring out the big bat.

  • 5:44 PM IST

    LIVE, ENGW 276/1 : The 200-run stand comes up between Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont. Both are well across their respective hundreds. Sarah brought up her 6th ton, while Tammy notched up her third. England will want this pair to add around 100 more runs in the final 10 overs of play.

  • 5:13 PM IST


    LIVE, ENGW 195/1 :
    Tammy Beaumont is nearing her third ODI ton , while Sarah Talyor is eyeing her 6th hundred. The pair have currently added 134 runs off 131 balls. Sarah is striking at almost 110, while Tammy is making a move on. South Africa bowling has been anything but inspiring.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 121/3: After the fall of Racheal Haynes, Elyse VIllani and Ellyse Perry have batted with calmness. They have added 50 run in 47 balls. While Ellyse is nearing a fifty, Elyse looks good for a bif score today. Elyse has taken a liking for Sadia Yousuf whipping her for sixes.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    LIVE, ENGW 100/1: Tammy Beaumont has just continued her onslaught in this innings. She is slowing moving to a well-deserved fifty. Sarah Taylor after scoring a fifty in the last match is looking in fine form. The partnership is also nearing the 50-run mark.

  • 4:20 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 60/2 :Rachael Haynes and Ellyse Perry have taken Australia to safety. Rachael is playing a captain’s knock here. Both have added 53 runs together so far. Sana Mir and Nashra Sandu are bowling in tandem.

  • 3:55 PM IST

    LIVE, ENGW 62/1: Sarah Taylor is out in the middle. Lauren Winfield who was looking good departs for 24. Moseline Daniels rolls her fingers over the ball as the ball move a bit much towards the offside. Lauren went for the slog and persishes.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    LIVE, AUS W 9/2 : Australia are in a bit of trouble with both openers Beth Mooney and Nicole Bolton back in the pavilion. Nicole was cleaned up by a peach of an inswinging delivery for 3 by Diana Baig. Onus is now on Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes to consolidate for Australia.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    LIVE, ENGW 34/0: Both Tammy Beaumont and Lauren Winfield have made a rollicking start for ENG. Tammy in particular has been aggressive of the two in the middle. Shabnim Ismail has been taken to the cleaners today by Tammy. Marizanne Kapp has been good in parts but is guilty of bowling too many lose balls.

  • 3:16 PM IST

    Asmavia could have had another wicket. The wicketkeeper Sidra drops Nicole Bolton. Pakistan need to take every chance that this strong Australian line-up present.

  • 3:10 PM IST
    Big blow for Australia Women early on. Beth Mooney departs trying to chase one outside the off-stump/ Asmavia Iqbal strikes in the 3rd ball of the match.

    OUT! Beth Mooney c Sidra Nawaz b Asmavia Iqbal 0 (2)
  • 2:40 PM IST

    South Africa Women : Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty(wk), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk(c), Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Moseline Daniels

    England Women : Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(wk), Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Fran Wilson, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Alex Hartley

  • 2:40 PM IST

  • 2:38 PM IST

    AUSw XI: B Mooney, N Bolton, E Perry, R Haynes, E Villani, A Blackwell, A Healy, J Jonassen, A Gardner, S Aley, K Beams

  • 2:38 PM IST

    PAKw XI: B Nahida, A Zafar, M Iqbal, SNF Abidi, I Javed, AI Khokar, S Mir, S Nawaz, N Sundhu, S Yousaf, D Baig

  • 2:38 PM IST
  • 2:34 PM IST