ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Day 5 Round Up – Statistical Highlights
All the statistical highlights from England and Pakistan's big wins over Thailand and West Indies respectively:
Published - Feb 26, 2020 9:08 pm | Updated - Feb 27, 2020 1:35 am
England Women registered their first win of the tournament with a huge 98-run win against Thailand Women on Wednesday. The new entrants were handy with the new ball once again by dismissing both the England openers for a duck. However, Heather Knight (108*) and Natalie Sciver (59*) rescued the team with an unbeaten 169-run partnership as they ended up winning by 98 runs. In the other match, Pakistan Women got the better of West Indies by 8 wickets. Pakistan chased down 125 without any discomfort as their top four made crucial contributions.
All the statistical highlights from England and Pakistan’s big wins over Thailand and West Indies respectively:
1 – Heather Knight is now the first female player to score a century in all three formats of International Cricket. Knight scored 157 against Australia in the 2013 Wormsley Test and 106 during the 2017 World Cup game against Pakistan.
2 – Amy Jones and Danielle Wyatt bagged ducks during England’s innings. This is only the 3rd instance in Women’s T20Is where a team won despite both openers getting out for a duck – New Zealand during the 2010 Christchurch T20I against Australia and Bangladesh against Ireland during the 2012 Dublin T20I.
This was also only the 2nd instance of the England openers getting dismissed for ducks in a Women’s T20I match. Jones and Wyatt bagged ducks during the 2019 Chelmsford T20I against Australia while chasing a huge target.
98 – England’s 98-run win against Thailand is now the biggest win in terms of runs for any team in Women’s T20 World Cup. Australia’s 94-run win against Pakistan during the 2014 edition was the previous biggest win in terms of runs in the history of the tournament.
125 – Pakistan Women’s 125-run chase is their 3rd highest successful chase in the T20I format. They chased down 139 against South Africa Women in 2019 and a successful chase of 130 against Sri Lanka in 2018.
Overall, this was only the 3rd time Pakistan ended up chasing down a target in the Women’s T20 World Cup. They chased down 114 against Bangladesh and were ahead of DL par score against India during the 2016 edition of Women’s World T20.
169* – Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight’s partnership of 169* is now the highest for any wicket in any T20 World Cup surpassing the 166-run stand between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara against West Indies in 2010 for 2nd wicket. The previous highest partnership in Women’s T20 CWC is 163* by Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk for the opening wicket in 2014 against Pakistan.
This is also the highest partnership for England Women in T20Is surpassing the 147-run opening stands by Tammy Beaumont with Laura Winfield and Dannielle Wyatt against Pakistan in 2016 and South Africa in 2018 respectively. The partnership of 169* is also the 2nd highest for 3rd or lower wicket in Women’s T20Is. Fargana Hoque and Nigar Sultana of Bangladesh shared an unbeaten 236-run stand for 3rd wicket against the Maldives last year.
176/2 – England’s total of 176/2 is now their highest total in the Women’s T20 CWC surpassing the total of 165/2 they recorded during the 2009 edition against Australia. Overall, this is the 7th highest team total in the Women’s T20 CWC.