ENG-W vs WI-W: In the second match of Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 (WI-W vs ENG-W), England defeated West Indies by 7 runs.
ENG-W vs WI-W Match Summary
The second match of the Women’s T20 World Cup was played between the women’s teams of England and West Indies at the Boland Park Cricket Stadium today. West Indies captain Heyley Matthews won the toss and elected to bat first.
Batting first, West Indies made 135 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs and set England a target of 136 runs to win.
Chasing the target of 136 runs, the England team achieved the given target in just 14.3 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.
ENG-W vs WI-W: Player of the Match
England’s Nathalia Sciver was awarded the Player of the Match award for her excellent all-round performance. She scored 40 in 30 balls and playing till the last made the team win.
On the day she received her awards for ICC Women's Player of the Year & Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year, @natsciver was also Player of the Match today! 🏅 pic.twitter.com/xURHwMXfvn— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 11, 2023
ENG-W vs WI-W: Full Match Highlights
West Indies Batting
The West Indies team got off to a good start after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Opener Captain Heyley Matthews batted aggressively from the beginning. Captain Mathews took advantage of the power play and played shots fiercely and scored 47 runs in the first 6 overs without losing a wicket.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 1st Wicket – West Indies’ first wicket fell in the form of Stafanie Taylor. British bowler Sarah Glenn lbw out Stafanie Taylor in the seventh over.
Shemaine Campbelle, who came to the crease after the dismissal of S Taylor, also started playing shots and scored runs all around the ground. By the end of 10 overs, the West Indies women’s team had scored 68 runs at the loss of 1 wicket.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 2nd Wicket- West Indies’ second wicket fell in the form of captain Hayley Matthews in the 11th over. Matthews scored 42 runs in just 32 balls with the help of eight fours and was lbw out by Ecclestone.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 3rd Wicket- Shabika Gajnabi, who came on the field after the dismissal of captain Mathews, could not last long and was run out by Alice Cassie in the 12th over.
After 15 overs, the total score of the West Indies team was 97 runs and only 3 of its players were dismissed.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 4th & 5th Wicket- West Indies suffered a major blow in the 17th over when their 2 consecutive players were dismissed in the same over. First Shemaine Campbelle was caught out by K Brunt and then Chinelle Henry was run out by Heather Knight. Campbelle scored 34 runs with the help of 4 fours and Chinelle Henry scored 1 run.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 6th & 7th Wicket- In the 19th over, West Indies again lost 2 wickets. Ecclestone dismissed both the batsmen Afy Fletcher and Shamila Connell lbw and sent them to the pavilion.
The West Indies women’s team scored 135 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 136 runs in front of the England team.
ENG-W vs WI-W: England Bowling
Ecclestone took the most wickets for England, conceding runs at an economy of less than 6 and sending three West Indies players to the pavilion. Apart from them, Katherine Sciver Brunt and Sarah Glenn took 1–1 wickets.
ENG-W vs WI-W: England Batting
Chasing the target of 136 runs, the England openers gave the team a brisk start. Both the openers (Danielle Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley) targeted the West Indies bowlers and scored 36 runs in the first 3 overs.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 1st Wicket- In the fourth over of the match, Danielle Wyatt played a chip shot off Chinelle Henry and the ball went to Cheadan Nation standing at deep covers. Danielle Wyatt contributed 11 runs before getting out.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 2nd Wicket – Sophia Dunkley, who was batting fast, was also dismissed in the sixth over. She was caught by Chinelle Henry on his own ball. Dunkley scored 34 runs in 18 balls with the help of 4 fours and a six.
ENG-W vs WI-W: 3rd Wicket- Alice Capsey comes on after the dismissal of Sophia Dunkley, but doesn’t last long as she was stumped by wicket keeper Rashda Williams while trying to play a big shot off Aly Fletcher’s ball. Alice Capsey scored 13 runs before being dismissed.
Captain Heather Knight, who came on after Alice Capsey’s dismissal, teamed up with Nathalia Sciver to take the game forward and keep the run rate above 9.
Both the batters displayed a fine game and scored quick runs and were not dismissed till the end. None of the Windies bowlers proved to be effective against both players and England chased down the target of 136 runs in 14.3 overs to win the match.
Nathalia Sciver scored 40 runs in 30 balls with the help of 6 fours and a six, while Captain Heather Knight contributed 32 runs in 22 balls.
ENG-W vs WI-W: West Indies Bowling
Bowler Chinelle Henry took 2 wickets and Ellie Fletcher took 1 wicket for West Indies.