Good Afternoon, گڈ آفٹر نون،! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at between hosts England Women and visitors Pakistan Women at Grace Road, in Leicester on Tuesday. We at CricketCountry would bring you the updates from this match. Pakistan will be skippered by Bismah Maroof who will take over from Sana Mir in T20 format, while Javeria Wadoo will take over vice-captain duties from Maroof. Alex Hartley, left-arm spinner will be one of the new players in England Women’s squad. She has been chosen in the squad for the first two ODIs. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England Women vs Pakistan Women 2016, 1st ODI at Leicester

Live Cricket Score, England Women 166/3 in 31.5 overs, BATTING: Heather Knight 50 (70), Natalie Sciver 27 (27): England Women have won the first ODI convincingly by seven wickets with 109 balls remaining. Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver remained unbeaten on 50 and 27 respectively. Knight scored a fifty and took five wickets, the first time any woman cricketer has done in an ODI.

Live Cricket Score, England Women 153/3 in 29 overs, BATTING: Heather Knight 47 (65), Natalie Sciver 17 (17): Tammy Beaumont departs after a good contribution of 70 runs from just 75 deliveries. She hit 11 boundaries in her innings. Heather Knight now requires only three runs to get to her fifty. Natalie Sciver is batting on a run-a-ball 17. England Women require 13 more runs to win. OUT! Tammy Beaumont c Sidra Ameen b Asmavia Iqbal 70 (75)

Live Cricket Score, England Women 101/2 in 22 overs, BATTING: Tammy Beaumont 52 (61), Heather Knight 32 (52): England Women have gone past the 100-run mark. They are hot favourites to win the match from here on wards unless Pakistan come up with something magical and thereby inflict a batting collapse. Tammy Beaumont has hit eight boundaries en route her half century.

Live Cricket Score, England Women 84/2 in 18 overs, BATTING: Tammy Beaumont 43 (48), Heather Knight 24 (41): English women are batting at a healthy run rate. If they continue to bat this way, they will finish this game in quick time. England now require only 82 more runs to win with 192 balls remaining. Pakistan need wickets as it has got very late. This partnership is proving difficult for them to handle.

Live Cricket Score, England Women 39/2 in 7 overs, BATTING: Tammy Beaumont 19 (15), Heather Knight 5 (8): England Women lose their second wicket in the form of Georgia Elwiss. Tammy Baeaumont is batting at a brisk pace. Her 15-ball 19 already includes four shots to the fence. England captain Heather Knight has come to the middle. A couple of more wickets and the match might get balanced. OUT! Georgia Elwiss b Sana Mir 12(18)

Live Cricket Score, England Women 1/1 in 1 overs, BATTING: Tammy Beaumont 0 (0), Georgia Elwiss 1 (4): Winfield is caught by Abidi for a first-ball duck. Good start for Pakistan. They need more wickets as they are defending a small total. Tammy Baeumont is yet to open her account. OUT! Winfield c Abidi b Asmavia Iqbal 0(1)

INNINGS BREAK

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 165 in 45.4 overs, BATTING: Anam Amin 0 (0): Heather Knight completes a five-wicket haul and with it Pakistan Women are bowled out for a paltry score of 165. Pakistan Women will have to bowl and field extremely well if they wish to win this game. Things are looking bleak for them. OUT! Sania Khan c Tammy Beaumont b Heather Knight 2 (7), OUT! Asmavia Iqbal c Kate Cross b Heather Knight 22 (34)

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 150/8 in 41.3 overs, BATTING: Sania Khan 0 (1), Asmavia Iqbal 12 (15): Pakistan Women are in a very difficult position. They are eight-down with only 150 runs on board and are in danger of getting bowled out for under-170. Katherine Brunt  and Anya Shrubsole are bowling at the moment. English Women will be hoping to finish off Pakistani Women’s innings as early as possible. OUT! Sidra Nawaz c Amy Jones b Laura Marsh 12 (10), OUT! Nida Dar b Katherine Brunt 18 (27)

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 111/6 in 33.4 overs, BATTING: Sidra Nawaz 0 (0), Nida Dar 4 (6): Pakistan Women have lost three more wickets in the form of Imam Javed, Sidra Ameen and Sana Mir. This is after they were invited to bat first by the opposition. All the three last wickets that fell were picked up by England Women captain Heather Knight. England Women now require a partnership, at least for the next 8 overs before they try to fire in the death overs. OUT! Iram Javed c Lauren Winfield b Heather Knight 5 (20), OUT! Sidra Ameen c&b Hather Knight 52 (79), OUT! Sana Mir c&b Heather Knight 8 (31)

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 90/3 in 24 overs, BATTING: Sidra Ameen 45 (65), Iram Javed 3 (13): Pakistan are skiddling with wickets. The skipper was dismissed for 43 and fell short of 7 runs to achieve his fifty. Sidra Ameen is still playing well but is witnessing wickets go down. Another wicket that went down was Nain Abidi lbw by skipper Sciver for 14 off 12. They are also equally moving ahead with as they are already approaching the 100 mark now. England are trying their best to restrict Pakistan Women. Ameen is playing at 45. Sciver again and boundary this time by Ameen.

OUT! Bismah Maroof b Cross 13 (36)

OUT! Nain Abidi lbw b Sciver 10 (12)

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 47/1 in 16 overs, BATTING: Sidra Ameen 20 (44), Bismah Maroof 13 (34): Pakistan Women are raring to go for the fifty mark already in just 15 overs. Maroof has also tagged along with Ameen for boundaries and has pushed for fifty mark. Although England Women are bowling maiden overs as well restricting the Pakistan Women time to time. Mahroof ended the 16th over with a boundary and Sciver was into attack.

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 28/1 in 9 overs, BATTING: Sidra Ameen 15 (28), Bismah Maroof 2 (8): England Women are off the mark. They get their first target with Javeria Khan caught by Jones and Katherine Brunt getting her first wicket. Pakistan Women skipper Bismah Maroof enters the crease. Even Sidra Ameen is off the mark with boundaries. England will want to continue the form and get the game done immediately. At the moment Sidra Ameen is in complete command of the game and Brunt is the new bowler on crease.

OUT! Javeria Khan c Jones b Brunt 7 (18)

Live Cricket Score, Pakistan Women 12/0 in 6 overs, BATTING: Javeria Khan 7 (17), Sidra Ameen 4 (19): England Women have taken the lead in toss and have decided to field first. The match was abandoned on Monday thanks to the rains. Pakistan Women are off to slow start and looking to find the right gap. Anya Shrubsole started the attack for England where she conceded just a single run. At the end of the 6th over, Javeria Khan was off the mark and she gets her first boundary.

England Women win toss and elect to field first!

Pakistan women are ranked seventh on the ICC Women’s Championship table with 8 points from 12 games, while England women are a place above them at sixth with 13 points. Heather Knight will succeed retired batting great Charlotte Edwards as captain of the England women’s team, it was announced on Friday. Knight’s first series as skipper will come when England are at home to Pakistan in three one-day internationals later in June.

Anya Shrusbole has been named as the vice-captain of England. Katherine Brunt will aspire to pick up her 100th wicket in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Amy Jones will be the wicketkeeper whereas Lauren Winfield, top-order batswoman can also keep wickets. David Cameron welcomes Pakistan men and women’s team to England

Mark Robinson, England Women’s Head Coach was quoted by ecb.co.uk saying, “Monday is going to be a very proud day for our new captain and vice-captain, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole. Under their leadership we will start a new chapter for the England women’s team, beginning with the three-match Royal London ODI series against a Pakistan side that cannot be underestimated.”

Squads:

England Women: Lauren Winfield, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight (c), Georgia Elwiss, Danielle Wyatt, Jenny Gunn, Tammy Beaumont, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt, Alex Hartley, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson.

Pakistan Women: Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Muneeba Ali, Sana Mir (c), Asmavia Iqbal, Nida Dar, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Sadia Yousuf, Anam Amin, Nahida Khan, Iram Javed, Sania Khan, Aiman Anwar, Nain Abidi.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England Women vs Pakistan Women 2016, 1st ODI at Leicester