England performs Pakistan in Group 2 of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
England gained the toss and opted to bat first in Cape Town, and they got off to a flier, scoring 55 runs in the Powerplay.
Pakistan did take away the dangerous pair of Sophia Dunkley and Alice Capsey for low scores (2 and 6 respectively). But England’s attacking intent was clear as they kept the pressure up on the Pakistan attack.
Pakistan’s regular captain Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of today’s game against England in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Bismah, who suffered a niggle in the groin during the last contest against West Indies, will not be out there to the staff for today’s contest.
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England’s opener is on fire 🔥
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Vice-captain Nida Dar will lead the side against England in the Newlands.
Bismah had scored 33-ball 26 against the West Indies on Sunday.
And a superb partnership between Danni Wyatt and Nat Sciver-Brunt noticed England move 100 inside 11 overs.
Wyatt cracked the second-fastest 50 by an England batter at the Women’s T20I World Cup as she hit a quickfire 59 off 33 balls earlier than being caught within the deep.
Runs continued to flow, but wickets stored on falling, and there was a high level for Pakistan when Nida Dar eliminated England captain Heather Knight to see the bowler move clear as the highest wicket-taker in the history of women’s T20Is.
But Nat Sciver-Brunt followed Wyatt in reaching a half-century as England raced in the direction of probably scoring the highest complete of the tournament so far.
England has already qualified as group winners and will probably be using this match as a test run ahead of the knockout matches to be held on the identical floor.
Pakistan, who are without captain Bismah Maroof, will hope to finish their T20 World Cup on a high. Having met England in 14 previous T20Is, Pakistan has beaten them solely once – by one run in Loughborough in 2013.