|ICC Ladies’s World Twenty20, St Lucia|
|Bangladesh seventy six-9 (20 overs): Ayasha 39, Gordon three-Sixteen|
|England sixty Four-three (9.three overs): Jones 28, Salma Khatun 2-17|
|England obtained by seven wickets (DLS design)|
Debutant Kirstie Gordon took three-Sixteen as England beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern design on the Ladies’s World T20.
After their opening match towards Sri Lanka was abandoned with out a ball bowled on Saturday, England obtained the toss and quickly had Bangladesh at three-2.
Left-arm spinner Gordon, undoubtedly one of three debutants, helped restrict them to seventy six-9.
Danni Wyatt fell to the principle ball of the answer however England reached a revised goal of sixty Four with 39 balls left.
After the most contemporary torrential rain in St Lucia that precipitated the World Cricket Council to spend into consideration switching the final Neighborhood A fixtures, liberal application of sawdust over the bottom ensured finest a puny prolong to the start up and no overs lost.
England, who had been diminished to practising underneath the stands at some stage in the moist weather, started with seam and showed no sick-effects from their disrupted preparation as Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole both struck in the outlet three overs.
The boundaries had been introduced in to the minimal distance of Fifty five yards ensuing from some final moist areas on the outfield and Ayasha Rahman – who after 12 overs had scored all however three of Bangladesh’s total – took rotund wait on with some lusty blows, striking three sixes in her 39.
Gordon – undoubtedly one of three left-armers in the crew, along with fellow debutant Linsey Smith and Sophie Ecclestone – had her caught on the long-on boundary in her third over and struck twice more in her closing over.
England overcome anxious start up
England’s quest for a immediate victory to boost their bustle-rate backfired rather of towards some wily creep from Bangladesh, who had been bowled out for exact Forty six by the West Indies of their first match of the match.
Wyatt was deceived and trapped lbw on the wait on pad, the pronounce of England’s overview in vain, whereas Tammy Beaumont skewed rather recklessly to backward point in the third over.
Amy Jones narrowly survived a bustle out, and a mistimed top edge when she was on 14 was dropped by wicketkeeper Shamima Sultana, who fell to the turf and had to leave the field thru damage.
Sciver (23) started to screen her modern vary of extremely efficient strokes to support the vacationers to 37-2 on the discontinue of the six powerplay overs, and although she was lured out of her ground and with out disaster stumped, England had been 23 runs forward on DLS when some heavy drizzle drifted in.
After Four overs had been lost, the DLS calculations left England with finest nine more runs to fetch from seven overs, and it took them exact three balls.
The victory took England above West Indies, who play their 2d match on Wednesday, however Heather Knight’s facet will hope the rain stays away for his or her next Neighborhood A fixture towards South Africa on Friday.
‘I didn’t know I was positively going to play’
England spinner Kirstie Gordon: “It has been rather anxious looking on the rain all day towards Sri Lanka, however we had been optimistic this morning that we would salvage a sport in. I have been working laborious on getting a correct start up which calms your nerves.
“I didn’t know I was positively going to play this day as I was suggested I would play if it was a rotund 20 overs, however if it was a diminished sport, the crew would per chance perhaps presumably also commerce.”
England captain Heather Knight: “Prerequisites had been anxious with the amount of rain we now maintain had, however we had been exact happy to salvage on the market and to salvage a sport in.
“We wished to make a selection the sport as quickly as we would per chance perhaps presumably also, however in T20 you would even be always seemingly to lose wickets early on.”
Extinct England captain Charlotte Edwards on BBC Test Match Particular: “We should always be realistic – one of the most batters for Bangladesh are not going to be like Deandra Dottin and Lizelle Lee. England are going to face some more challenging exams.”
|ICC Ladies’s World Twenty20|
|Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November|
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