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WWC17 - England v India
By now you will not only
know the result but have read the match reports. So why am I typing so
late on? I have always made a habit of watching any televised games
after I returned from the ground - probably on the following day.
However, housebound currently I chose to watch the TV twice, once live
and the recording on my set-top box.
So here are just some
jottings that may act as a postscript to what you've already read.
from time to time somewhat erratic. Most impressive was Sciver
getting a 4 off a ball that should have hit towards the top of her
pads but nearly took her ankles.
In spite of
much comment on the fielding by the Indian side, I must excuse Diana
Baig. She seemed to work pretty well from the start and generally
the Indians got more "into it" as the innings progressed. On one
occasion I felt the commentators somewhat harsh when criticising her
late in the innings when a bad bounce meant her hands didn't
immediately find the ball but she got behind the line and her chest
prevented the boundary. I thought that's what fielders were supposed
to do - "put your body on the line".
deserves praise for her sportsmanship in signalling the 4 when there
really wasn't any definitive TV to prove one way or the other.
hundreds in the match and both on the same side is probably a record
of some sort.
Iqbal took two wickets in two balls and I found myself wondering if
she was about to take her second hat-trick against England. The
earlier one was in a T20 and the Pakistani team seemed unaware of
the fact. In that case it took them to a victory. Can't understand
why you wouldn't know? Explanation here.
377 is a WC
record for England and missed ODI record by 1 run (378 also against
Pakistan last year). In fact - if you consider matches against teams
in the top 10 - as the ICC did for many years to consider them 1st
class (or Grade A). This would then be a record. With all respect to
Denmark I am not sure the 400+ Australia made against them some
years ago should really stand in these records.
her cap for 50 ODI appearances presented by the only person they
could find of similar stature. Good to see one Sussex player making
such a presentation to another.
Player of the Match fairly obviously...
Smriti Mandhana (90) (above) and Punam Raut (86) with 144 partnership
[Final players' score]
And catch of the match was undoubtedly
the final one of the match - a fine tumbling effort on the boundary
by Veda Krishnamuthy
178* is (IMO) the 2nd highest (since I can't accept a score against Denmark)
Carrying her bat in the process
Team total 257-9
22 fours, 6 sixes, 143 balls
It is undoubtedly the highest
[Sorry I don't have a pic in the
She is, to date, the only Sri Lankan
with a century in ODIs - this her third
A Day for Tons as Lanning and Mandhana Join in
There have been seven centuries so far in WWC17
Meg Lanning (152/135) (above) and Smriti Mandhana
(106*/108 today) showing the high elbow in a Test against England
It seems Smriti Mandhana is as sharp off field as on
When asked by a journalist if she thought India could win the WC,
she replied "What? You don't?"
Most 100 Partnerships in ODIs
10 Clark/Keightley (67 innings), 8 Bates/Satterthwaite
(40), 7 Lanning/Perry (15)
Every Lanning/Perry Partnership : 105, 204*, 103, 10, 132, 85,
39, 18, 147*, 77, 1, 224, 11, 2, 124*