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  • 11:08 PM IST

    That’s it! No more action. ENG dominated proceedings after Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver’s partnership and respective centuries. PAK were never in the chase but would have wanted to bat till the end. Nonetheless, rain interruption meant PAK were 107 runs behind D/L par score and eventually lose two out of two. ENG get some points to get off the mark in style.

    Join us tomorrow for more action fromwwc17! Goodnight
  • 10:18 PM IST

    Chances of the game resuming looks bleak at the moment. Either way, England women are winning this hands down. Stay tuned for our final update.

  • 9:12 PM IST
  • 9:06 PM IST

    Ayesha Zafar 56*, Nain Abidi 23*

  • 9:06 PM IST

    Rain stops play but PAKW are well behind with DLS score. They are 112 runs behind. Looks like a lost cause even if we do not get any further action.

    However, the rain should subside as it isn’t heavy at the moment. After 29.2 overs, PAKW 107/3
  • 8:50 PM IST

    This has surely become a one-way traffic. Nothing happening from Pakistan’s side. They have surely given up. But it will be interesting to see if they play out their overs and get to somewhere close to 250-270. Will keep them in good stead for their future games.

    Ayesha Zafar is batting on 51 and has good some support from Nain Abidi. The required run-rate is over 11. After 25 overs, PAKW 89/3
  • 8:20 PM IST

    A partnership brewing between Asvamia Iqbal and Ayesha Zafar. Nonetheless, they need to score around 9.17 per over contrary to their present rate of 4.13

  • 7:55 PM IST

    After 8 overs, PAKW 21/1

  • 7:55 PM IST

    Brunt and Shrubsole keeping it tight after dismissing Nahida Khan early. Ayeshar Zafar and Javeria Khan should at least not get bogged down by the situation and give it their best….It’s a tall and improbing task; let’s see what these two can do. Another Scive-Knight like stand?

  • 7:44 PM IST

    And Nahida Khan falls for 3. Extra bounce may have hurried onto her as she pulled, but it went straight to the fielder stationed at square leg. Brunt draws first blood for her side as PAKW succumb early in tall chase.

  • 7:34 PM IST

    PAKW commence humongous chase with 7 runs coming off the first two overs. While Nahida Khan got off to a flier in the previous game, Ayesha Zafar missed out and will have to bat really well to stand a chance in pursuit of 378

  • 7:17 PM IST

    A reminder to all our audience, this is the second HIGHEST EVER TOTAL in ICC Women’s World Cup history

  • 7:02 PM IST

    Finally, women cricketers showing their class and matching the humongous scores witnessed in men’s cricket. Join us in sometime for PAKW’s chase!

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Imtiaz and Iqbal ended with 5 wickets among them, but the writing was on the wall ever since a lean phase in the middle overs. This would need some serious out-of-the-box-batting from Pakistan women to pose some fight, let alone chasing the target.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    PAKW, riding on Kainat Imtiaz and Asvamia Iqbal, started well only to fall off the ladder poorly in the middle overs. They were sloppy on the field throughout, conceded extras at will, sparked the ball in all corners and did not apply pressure. As a result, they went for 55 in the last 5 overs, and exactly 100 in the last 10.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    That’s the end of a fun ride for ENGW. They finish on 377 for 7 in 50 overs. A MAMMOTH SCORE! This is a big big score in Women’s cricket and was possible courtesy centuries from Natalia Sciver and Heather Knight. The duo added 213 runs for the third wicket and saw a dicey phase after losing out on their openers really soon..

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Every bowler has gone for runs and conceded enough extras to add to the pressure for Pakistan. Can they manage to keep ENGW under 350? Looks really tough…

  • 6:37 PM IST

    It’s been a sorry state for Pakistan women after a promising start. Their pace duo started off well, but the spinners failed to curb the run flow and pick wickets in an important phase; i.e. the middle overs. Scive was exceptional whereas Knight lent good support and the pair got to respective hundreds.

  • 6:35 PM IST

    The 213-run stand between Scive and Knight has certainly taken the game away from Pakistan’s grasp. They are on the verge of conceding over 350. While Scive went for a well-made 137, skipper Knight also fell for 106. Together, the duo applied themselves and rescued their side from a dicey situation.

    Danielle Wyatt has the onus resting on his shoulders. After 44 overs, ENGW 309/5
  • 5:57 PM IST

    The runs are just not being curbed and boundaries are being witnessed every over. Sciver into her 90s and Knight is following suit as well. ENGW 212/2 in 33 overs.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    ENGW 187/2 (30)

    Hosts are running away with the game courtesy a big score. Heather Knight is batting on 68 whereas Sciver is inching close to the three-figure mark. She thoroughly deserves it as she seldom looked in any sort of discomfort against any bowler. The partnership began slowly, but looked in complete control ever since the spinners came on. Fielding and lack of wicket-taking deliveries have hurt PAKW. Drinks are on the field and there needs to be some urgent thinking for Sana Mir’s side.
  • 5:33 PM IST

    The lone wicket-taker, Kainat Imtiaz, comes back into the attack with England racing away towards a big total.

  • 5:26 PM IST

    At halfway stage, ENGW 144/2

    They are looking in control for a big score. There have been some sweeps, flicks and drives off the slower bowlers to keep the scoreboard ticking. Sciver playing a gem here. Will she get a hundred?
  • 5:25 PM IST

    It’s all looking gloomy for PAKW. After removing the English openers soon, their spinners have failed to inject any breakthrough. Moreover, the boundaries are coming at will as Natalia Sciver and Heather Knight are looking comfortable and set for big innings. Both have added 100-run stand with Sciver slamming her 9th fifty and Knight only one shy from her half-century.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    Sciver and Heather Knight are building a good partnership. They have looked comfortable against the spinners and sloppy fielding by Pakistan have also helped them. Both are moving their feet well. Middle overs are damn crucial in modern day game!

    PAKW cannot relax. They need to continue searching for wickets. ENGW, after their surprise loss vs INDW, will want to put scoreboard pressure on PAK. Anything over 250 will be challenging.
    After 19 overs, ENGW 97/2
  • 4:44 PM IST

    First change in the bowling as Sana Mir comes to bowl. She ends the over by conceding a four and giving away 7 runs. This is a vital time for ENGW as they desperately need a partnership. Sciver and Knight battling it out in the middle.

    After 14 overs, ENGW 66/2
  • 4:28 PM IST

    It’s all happening out there. PAKW have been sloppy by giving 8 extras but have managed to send the English openers packing. The batsmen have struggled also with a hint of swing and late movement. An eventful start to Match 5 of wwc17!

  • 4:26 PM IST

    After a long-lasting struggle for Beaumont, she finally departs for a 27-ball 14. She was struggling with the swing and not being able to time the ball. She survived off the very first ball of the match, but is send packing by Kainat Imtiaz.

    After 10 overs, ENGW 48/2
  • 4:07 PM IST

    No change in bowling so far from Sana Mir. She continues to persist with Kainat Imtiaz and Asvamia Iqbal. The worry for PAKW is they have already conceded 7 wides. Cannot afford to give easy runs for the opposition to settle down.

    ENGW 30/1 (7)
  • 3:52 PM IST

    Kainat Imtiaz got it wrong in the first half of the 4th over, but came back to dismiss Sarah Taylor for 11.

    Heather Knight, the captain, needs to build a good start along with Beaumont. ENGW 22/1 (4)
Pakistan Women lost against South Africa in their first match © Getty Images
Pakistan Women lost against South Africa in their first match © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of match No. 5 between England and Pakistan of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. I am Aditya Sahay and I will provide live scorecard and intriguing posts from the social media. The tournament has been so good so far. India, the ever-improving team, beat England, the favourites. South Africa, the dark horses, beat Pakistan, the unpredictable. In all, the matches so far have been interesting and provided unexpected results. All said and done, England are three-time world cup champions while Pakistan are still in the hunt of glory. However, this time around both the teams are looking to seek their first victory in the tournament. 

England, one of the big three of women’s cricket, will surely be one of the toughest for Pakistan to defeat in the tournament. However, England Women started their journey in this tournament with a defeat to India. They will be nervous as well as eager to win the match and register their first victory. On the other hand, Pakistan, too, lost their opener to South Africa, which leaves both the teams in the same boat.

Squads: 

Pakistan Women: Ayesha Zafar, Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Nain Abidi, Kainat Imtiaz, Asmavia Iqbal, Sana Mir (c), Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Marina Iqbal, Diana Baig, Waheeda Akhtar, Ghulam Fatima

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