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03 October 2023

India, Pakistan knocked out of ICC Women World Cup

By Agencies

Pakistan and Indian women crashed out of ICC Women World Cup on Tuesday and set-up a clash for the seventh-place play-off match.

England and Australia topped group A and B respectively while New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa completed the super six line-up of the event.

Riding on a splendid all-round display from Marizanne Kapp, South Africa routed Pakistan by 126 runs in Cuttack to register their first win in this World Cup and qualify for the Super Six round.

Kapp scored her maiden hundred and was involved in record stand for the sixth wicket with Dane van Niekerk.

She also contributed with the ball, taking three wickets for 18 runs, as Pakistan were dismissed for 81. 

India were knocked out of the World Cup after suffering an upset 138-run drubbing at the hands of Sri Lanka in a crucial Group A encounter.

Chasing an imposing total of 283, the hosts put up a pathetic show to be bowled out for 144 in 42.2 overs at the Brabourne Stadium.

This was India's first defeat to Sri Lanka in 18 matches, having won their previous 16 encounters with one ending in no result.

Earlier, Sri Lanka's batting fired in unison as they posted a competitive 282 for five.

Deepika Rasangika led the way with a knock of 84 while Kaushalya provided the late impetus with a breezy, unbeaten 31-ball 56 to propel the visitors.
Yashoda Mendis (55) and Shashikala Siriwardene (56) were the other contributors for Sri Lanka.

India will play Pakistan for the seventh position in Cuttack on Thursday.

Results from the Women's World Cup matches on Tuesday:

In Mumbai
Group A
England beat West Indies by six wickets
West Indies 101 all out in 36.4 overs (Kyshona Knight 33, Shanel Daley 30 not out; Anya Shrubsole 4-21, Arran Brindle 3-0, Katherine Brunt 2-10)
England 103-4 in 35 overs (Danielle Wyatt 40; Deandra Dottin 3-20)

Sri Lanka beat India by 138 runs

Sri Lanka 282-5 in 50 overs (Yasoda Mendis 55, Deepika Rasangika 84, Shashikala Siriwardene 59, Eshani Kaushalya 56 not out; Jhulan Goswami 3-63, Amita Sharma 1-41)
India 144 all out in 44.2 overs (Reema Malhotra 38; Chamini Seneviratna 2-10, Eshani Kaushalya 1-25).

In Cuttack
Group B
Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets
New Zealand 227-6 in 50 overs (Suzie Bates 102, Katie Perkins 41, Nicola Browne 39 not out; Megan Schutt 3-40)
Australia 228-3 in 38.2 overs (Meg Lanning 112, Jess Cameron 82)

South Africa beat Pakistan by 126 runs
South Africa 207-5 in 50 overs (Marizanne Kapp 102 not out, Dane van Niekerk 55 not out, Yolandi Potgieter 20; Qanita Jalil 2-30, Asmavia Iqbal 2-31)
Pakistan 81 all out in 29.4 overs (Marizanne Kapp 3-18, Marcia Letsoalo 2-17, Shabnim Ismail 2-18, Susan Benade 2-27)

Qualifiers for Super Sixes round starting on Friday:

From group A: England, Sri Lanka, West Indies.
From group B: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.