4th over: Eire 27-0 (Lewis 14, Hunter 12) Charlie Dean will get away with a leg bye off a unfastened supply first up. Lewis then will get down properly to reverse sweep finely for 4, she noticed the hole and executed sublimely. One other single makes it six off the over and Eire’s zippy begin continues.
third over: Eire 21-0 (Lewis 9, Hunter 12)It’s Sophie Ecclestone, recent of a sizeable WPL deal to provide her an extra spring in her jaunty run up. The left-armer finds her size immediately and is attacking the stumps and pads. Ecclestone spears one into Lewis and goes up for half an attraction however the ball was sliding down. Simply three off the over. Charlie Dean has been given the nod too, so we’ll have spin from each ends.
2nd over: Eire 18-0 (Lewis 8, Hunter 10)Eire have come out all weapons blazing and England look rattled. Katherine Sciver-Brunt will get pushed by means of cowl off her first ball after which foes the total tea-pot as Hunter trots down and smashes the ball again previous her for an additional boundary. Nice intent from this opening pair. Knight has already summoned Ecclestone to heat up… 9 runs off the over.
1st over: Eire 9-0 (Lewis 8, Hunter 1) Lauren Bell begins first up for England and Eire and Amy Hunter are off the mark with a single. Gaby Lewis then bunts a full ball over the in-field for Eire’s first boundary. DROP! Danni Wyatt shells an aerial minimize shot, out and in and down. Lewis survives after which picks up the ultimate ball of the over fantastically, clipping over mid-wicket for an additional 4. Sloppy first over from England, sport on!
The gamers head out onto the intense inexperienced outfield and belt out the anthems. We’ll be underway in simply a few minutes, simply time to seize a cuppa.
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Listed below are the groups:
Eire: Hunter, Lewis, Prendergast, Delany (c), Richardson, Little, Waldron (wk), Paul, Kelly, Murray, Maguire
England: Wyatt, Dunkley, Capsey, N Sciver-Brunt, Knight (C), Jones (wk), Okay Sciver-Brunt, Ecclestone, Dean, Glenn, Bell
Eire win the toss and can bat first
The solar is scorching down in Paarl and the wicket seems to be a biscuit colored belter. “Appears an excellent wicket, can’t wait to get on the market with the bat,” says Eire skipper Laura Delany. “There’s an excellent buzz and power across the group. We’re taking part in three spinners, the remaining are seamers and batters.”
Good day and welcome to sunny Paarl (by the use of a settee in *equally* sunny south London) for the OBO of Eire v England within the Girls’s T20 World Cup.
Cricket is bonkers generally eh? You all know this after all however right here’s a brand new one. Think about being within the dressing room hoicking in your colored package to exit and symbolize your nation in a World Cup match while doubtlessly the most important factor to occur in your profession/life is going on concurrently in an public sale room in a special time zone. That’s the bafflingly distinctive situation that a few of as we speak’s gamers discover themselves in – one ear on the gavel on the Girls’s Premier League Public sale and the whole lot else educated on the duty in hand.
The public sale remains to be ongoing on the Jio World Conference Centre on the Bandra-Kurla Advanced in Mumbai. I’ll try to publish among the massive information through the construct as much as the beginning of as we speak’s sport. Oh yeh, there’s a sport on. A World Cup one.
Heather Knight’s England coasted by means of their first sport – a seven wicket win with 33 balls to spare in opposition to West Indies however they received’t be taking Eire calmly. Laura Delany’s group are recent off beating Australia in Stellenbosch a number of days in the past, a gritty all spherical group efficiency that noticed them come out on prime in opposition to the present World Champions with simply two balls and three wickets left. Eire haven’t performed a T20 World Cup sport for 5 years however have already proved they are going to be a risk to among the greater sides (India, Pakistan and West Indies) in group two as they get their marketing campaign underway as we speak in Paarl.
Play begins at 1pm GMT, I’ll be again with the information of the toss and groups shortly, please do get in contact if you’re tuning in, you may holler at me on e-mail or tweet @Jimbo_Cricket.