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Women's World Cup: India too strong for West Indies as Mandhana continues fine form

Riding on a strong batting display by opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Mithali Raj, India sealed a comfortable seven-wicket victory over West Indies in a group match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the County Ground on Thursday. Chasing a target of 184 runs, India achieved it with 45 balls remaining.

This is the second consecutive win for India in this tournament. They had defeated hosts and strong title contenders England by 35 runs on the opening day.

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Women's World Cup Preview: India vs West Indies

Fresh after a 35-run victory over strong title contenders England in their opening encounter of the ongoing Women's Cricket World Cup, India have displayed a swagger and quick moves on the field that make them look ominous.

The Indian eves are all prepared to take on the brilliant yet erratic West Indies on County Ground, Taunton, on Thursday.

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Rain ruins New Zealand - South Africa World Cup clash

New Zealand and South Africa suffered a frustrating day in Derby, as they endured the first washout of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.

With heavy rain at The County Ground overnight, and continuing throughout the morning and early afternoon, umpires Paul Wilson and Langton Rusere called the game off at 14h13 local time without a ball being bowled.

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Sciver And Knight inspire big England victory against Pakistan

Maiden centuries by Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight helped England post its highest-ever ICC Women’s World Cup total on way to beating Pakistan by 107 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) Method at the Grace Road in Leicester on Tuesday.

Sciver hit 137 off 92 balls and captain Heather Knight scored 106 off 109 balls as England recovered from 42 for two to finish at 377 for seven in 50 overs, second-highest total in competition history behind Australia’s 412 for three in 1997. 

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Australia crush West Indies by 8 wickets in Women's World Cup

Riding on opener Nicole Bolton's unbeaten century, Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC Women's cricket World Cup on Monday. Chasing 205, Australian openers Beth Mooney (70) and Bolton (107 not out) put up a 171-run partnership before the former was dismissed in the 31st over by spinner Stafanie Taylor.

New batswoman Meg Lanning (12) then joined Bolton but failed to display her class as she was sent back to the pavilion by Taylor in the 35th over. With 15 runs remaining, incoming batswoman Ellyse Perry (5 not out) along with Bolton then completed the proceedings with 71 balls remaining.

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South Africa clinch opening World Cup win despite Pakistan resistance

South Africa got their 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup campaign off to a winning start when they beat Pakistan by three wickets at Grace Road in Leicester on Sunday. This win marks the side’s highest-ever World Cup run chase after they were set a 207-run target by Sana Mir’s charges.

Pakistan ended their innings on 206/8, their highest World Cup total, after being asked to bat first. Nahida Khan was led the batting effort, hitting a 101-ball 79, including nine fours and a six. After the initial breakthrough by Marizanne Kapp (1/48) seeing the end of Ayesha Zafar for nine in the second over, Khan spearheaded a 33-run, second-wicket stand with Javeira Khan (17), before she was run out by Shabnim Ismail off the bowling of Kapp.

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Women's World Cup: New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

In Bristol, 2000 champion New Zealand eased to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to open up its bid for the ICC Women’s World Cup title in fine style.

Chamari Polgampala (49) and Chamari Athapaththu (53) gave Inoka Ranaweera’s side an ideal foundation to kick on at 141 for one with 15 overs remaining, but once the latter fell a flurry of wickets followed.

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Women's World Cup: India win Tournament Opener against England

England fell to a 35-run defeat in their opening game of the ICC Women’s World Cup against India, despite a fine innings from Fran Wilson. Wilson’s 79 had looked like giving England a chance in what would have been a record-breaking chase but when she was run out with 53 still required there was too much left to do for England’s lower order.

India batted first after being put in and they amassed 281-3 from their 50 overs, opener Smriti Mandhana top-scoring with 90 and fellow opener Punam Raut making 86. England were bowled out for 246 in 47.3 overs with Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey scalping three and two wickets, respectively.

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India - England to clash in Women's World Cup opener

The Indian women's cricket team will begin their World Cup campaign by taking on hosts England in the opener on June 24 in Derby while powerhouse New Zealand will take on qualifier Sri Lanka in Bristol on the same day.

India will feature in four games in Derby, including the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on July 2. The other games at the venue include the tie against Sri Lanka on July 5 and against New Zealand on July 15, said an International Cricket Council press release here.

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