Pakistan celebrate the first wicket of Sarah Taylor    Getty Images
Pakistan celebrate the first wicket of Sarah Taylor Getty Images

The ICC Women s World Cup 2017 has now reached Match 5 where England and Pakistan are itching to start afresh at Grace Road in Leicester. Where India thrashed England, South Africa won against Pakistan by 3 wickets. The live streaming of the match will be available on hotstar.com in India. In England the match will be telecast on Sky Sports 2 while the streaming will shown on Sky Go and skysports.com. PTV and Ten Sports will show the matches in Pakistan. The streaming will be available on SonyLiv and sports.ptv.com.pk/public. With both the sides coming from defeat, it will be interesting to see who takes the lead. Live Cricket Updates: ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, Pakistan Women vs England Women, Match 5

Pakistan who received all the support from their men counterpart were unable to continue the momentum despite an all-round effort. Where Nahida Khan top-scored getting due support from Nain Abidi and Asmavia Iqbal, Sadia Yousuf was the only bowler who stood out with figures of 2 for 30. But South Africa s opening stand of 113 runs was too strong to handle for Pakistan. Apart from the opening pair, South Africa suffered a collapse before Shabnim Ismail guiding them to win courtesy a cameo.

On the other hand, England were wrong in all departments. Where Fran Wilson played the lone battle with the bat finding little support from her teammates, skipper Heather Knight was the only one who could destruct the Indian batting line-up.

Heather in her conference ahead of the match mentioned that she would want her side to draw inspiration from the Pakistan men s team who lost the opening game against India but ended up as champions of the tournament, for the future games.