England has moved to the 4th spot on the points table with this win, just below West Indies who are placed on 3rd with 7 points. England will take on Bangladesh in their last game of the group stage on Friday. That's it for us from this game, I am Ovaise signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Ayan Chatterjee and AkshayaKrishna Polya. Do join us for the next game. Bye!
Heather Knight | England Women Captain: "Yeah, it was a complete performance. Dominating both with the ball and bat is absolutely magnificent. Especially, Katherine Brunt coming back into the form was a big positive for us. Nothing as such but Brunt has done well in the Ashes and she was bit out of touch in the few games earlier. She knows what to do. Yeah, Diana Baig was bowling really well and if they bowled first we would have found it difficult batting against the new ball. Our team is known for bounce back and we are doing it here. Big game for us against the Bangladesh."
Bismah Maroof | Pakistan Women Captain: "I think the two run outs at the top order has changed the game for us. If they stayed along we could have scored big runs and our bowlers could have defended it. I think bowling is our strength and if we get good score on the board, they do well and that's why we wanted to bowl first if we won the toss. We have hitters and good batters in our squad and we will do well in the coming games. Fatima and Diana bowled well. We need to believe in ourselves for the coming games in the future."
Danielle Wyatt | Player of the Match: "Yes, but it's good to get the game done and dusted early here. Our bowlers done well here. Katherine Brunt was superb. Well done Brunty. We have done training here yesterday. The pitch had a nice green covering of the grass and the conditions were similar to England. Good toss to win and bowled first. Yeah, it was a sensible innings, got some time in the middle and win it for the team. Thanks and cheers!!"
Ovaise: England won the toss and opted to bowl first. England got off to an excellent start, getting a wicket off the very first ball. Pakistan Batter looked unsettled against the swing of Brunt and Shrubsole. Pakistan was very defensive and couldn’t get the score moving. England were terrific in the field today, they broke the back of the batting order by getting 2 runs outs and from there it was downhill for Pakistan, they were 4 down with 53 on the board.
Pakistan kept losing wickets, Ameen was the only one who showed some resistance but she got no support from the other end. Sidra Nawaz chipped in with a valuable knock of 23 towards the end but Pakistan were bundled out for 105. There was a lot of assistance for fast bowlers on this track and England seamers made good use of it along with Eccelstone's contribution of 3 wickets with spin.
England openers came out to bat and Danielle Wyatt got off to a blistering start, England lost Beaumont early, Heather Knight joined Wyatt in the middle and the two hammered the Pakistani bowlers all around the park. Danielle Wyatt got past her 50 in no time and she was the aggressor of the two out there. Knight was just rotating the strike and giving it to Wyatt who smashed it everywhere and finish the chase in the 20th over. Heather Knight ended with 24 of 36 and Wyatt with 76 of just 68 deliveries. Pakistan bowlers toiled hard, Diana Baig made the ball talk in the initial overs but once she was out of the attack, things got a lot easier for England and run making became was simple of the other bowlers who were wayward with their line and lengths.
Captain Bismah and Omaima gifted their wickets in the form of runouts which was the deciding factor in this game, England were on top through the game and with this victory, they move to the 4th spot on the table and have also improved on their net run-rate by chasing this down in 20 overs.
Akshaya: This is England Women's 11th consecutive ODI win and fourth win in the World Cups against Pakistan Women.
19.2 F Sana to Wyatt
4 Bowls it on the legs, Wyatt tickles it away through the fine leg region for a boundary. The fine-leg fielder does not get there. Fittingly, it's Danielle Wyatt who hits the winning runs here. A comprehensive 9-wicket win for England with more than 30 overs to spare. They improve their NRR to great effect.
19.1 F Sana to Wyatt
0 Good length in the channel, Wyatt plays a solid forward defensive shot back to the bowler.
19.1 to Wyatt
WD Strays it down the leg side and will be called a wide here.
Akshaya: England Women are just one hit away here from the win.
Danielle Nicole Wyatt
18.6 N Sandhu to Wyatt
1 Fuller length on off, Wyatt drills it down to long-off for a single to end the over and keep the strike. 8 runs of the over. Just 4 runs needed now.
18.5 N Sandhu to Wyatt
4 Fuller and wide, Wyatt goes up and over extra cover for a boundary to bring up the 100 for England.
18.4 N Sandhu to H Knight
1 Bowls it on the legs, Knight looks for the fine sweep and gets it off the toe end of the bat to square leg for a single.
18.3 N Sandhu to H Knight
0 Short of a length, hits it to mid-on.
18.2 N Sandhu to H Knight
2 Down the pitch goes Knight to the flighted ball, the ball goes over mid-on as the ball plugs in the field and they get a couple of runs.