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Women's World Cup: Australia rout Pakistan by 159 runs

Perry, Healy and Villani were in sparkling form as they scored well-constructed half-centuries to help Australia recover from seven for two to 290 for eight in 50 overs after stand-in captain Rachael Haynes had elected to bat first after winning the toss.

Perry scored 66 (97b, 5x4), Healy remained beaten on 63 in a rapid 40-ball cameo (9x4, 1x6) and Villani scored a punishing 59 off 40 balls (5x4, 4x6) as Australia scored 153 runs in the last 20 overs. Villani and Perry added 83 runs for the fourth wicket, while Healy and Sarah Aley (15 not out) put on 51 runs for the unfinished ninth wicket in just under four overs.


Women's World Cup: Beaumont and Taylor bat England to victory against South Africa

Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor shared England’s highest-run partnership in a One-Day International (ODI) when they put together 275 for the second wicket against the Momentum Proteas at the County Ground in Bristol on Wednesday. It was also the highest partnership in the ICC Women’s World Cup and also, the second-highest in women’s ODIs, setting up a 68-run victory over the South Africans.

The pair’s sensational start, which included a combined 46 boundaries and one six, arranged England’s 373/5 after Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat first. 


Women's World Cup: India squeeze past Sri Lanka by 16 runs

A brilliant all-round performance helped India beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs in a group stage match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the County Cricket ground on Wednesday.

Chasing 233, Sri Lanka never looked in the contention as they lost their wickets at regular intervals. Middle-order players -- Chamari Atapattu (25), Dilani Manodara (37) and Shashikala Siriwardene (61) -- however, displayed some good batting, but Indian bowlers soon overpowered them. 


Women's World Cup: Australia continues unbeaten run against New Zealand

The Australian Women's Cricket Team has continued its unbeaten run at the ICC Women's World Cup with a five-wicket win against New Zealand in Bristol. Needing 220 runs to claim victory, Australia reach 49 before opener Nicole Bolton was dismissed by Anna Peterson (2-27) for 26.

Fellow opener Beth Mooney (32) fell not long after leaving Australia on the back foot, but it was captain Meg Lanning (48) and Ellyse Perry (71) who steadied the ship.


Women's World Cup: India thrash Pakistan by 95 runs

Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht picked up a five-wicket haul as India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by 95 runs in a group match of the Women's cricket World Cup at the County Ground on Sunday.

Electing to bat first, India produced 169/9. In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for 74 runs with Bisht doing most of the damage with figures of 5/18.


Women's World Cup: Ruthless Van Niekerk and Kapp set up clinical victory for Proteas

Proteas captain, Dané van Niekerk and number one One-Day International (ODI) bowler in the world, Marizanne Kapp took eight wickets between them, securing a comprehensive, 10-wicket drubbing over the West Indies at Grace Road in Leicester on Sunday.

Van Niekerk became the first South African bowler, male or female to take four wickets without conceding a single run, while Kapp returned career-best figures of 4/14, with three of those wickets falling in one over. 


Smriti Mandhana: "I want to do well for India and win the World Cup"

Smriti Mandhana represented a real gamble for the Indian selectors ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup but the opener has justified their faith in style. The 20-year-old from Mumbai suffered a torn meniscus and Anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, which meant that she had not played any cricket since January.

She was understandably a little scratchy in the practice games that preceded the tournament, but having rediscovered her touch, Mandhana has shown exactly why she was worth the risk, following 90 against England and an unbeaten 106 versus the West Indies. 


Women's World Cup: Athapaththu's 178 in vain as Australia ease past Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka batter Chamari Athapaththu slammed an unbeaten 178, the second highest score in ICC Women’s World Cup history, but it was not enough as Australia won by eight wickets in Bristol. Meg Lanning guided the defending champion over the line with an unbeaten 152 as Australia reached its target in 43.5 overs for a second successive win in the tournament.

In the other match in Taunton, India beat the West Indies by seven wickets, thanks to an unbeaten 106 from Smriti Mandhana. The West Indies side was restricted to 183 for eight and India overtook that score for the loss of just three wickets in 42.3 overs. 


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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