Twitter Reactions: Natalie Sciver’s all-round show helps England fly high in nail-biting thriller
England overcame some jitters in the final moments of the game to go past the finish line against Black Caps.
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The England side posted its second win of the 2022 World Cup by beating the New Zealand side with just one wicket to spare in a thrilling clash. Chasing a target of 204 for a win, the England side overcame some jitters in the final moments of the game to go past the finish line against the Black Caps.
England lost their opener, Danielle Wyatt, early with the scorecard reading 17, but Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight forged a good stand of 36 runs for the second wicket. Heather Knight stepped up and scored a responsible 42 for her side. Then, came a superb innings from the willow of Natalie Sciver.
The right-hander brought all her experience into play and scored 61 off 108 deliveries to make sure that the England side went past the target in an absolute thriller. Frances Mackay was outstanding with the ball for the Black Caps and scalped four wickets in her brilliant nine-over spell.
Maddy Green and Sophie Devine propel New Zealand past the 200-run mark
Batting first, the New Zealand outfit scored 203. The Kiwi openers, Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine did a good job and put on a partnership of 61 runs for the first wicket. After the departure of Bates, Amelia Kerr stitched together a partnership of 35 runs with Devine.
Amy Satterthwaite came in next after the fall of Kerr. She too chipped in with a handy contribution of 24. Devine, on her part, scored a 48-ball 41. But then, after that, the Black Caps lost their way and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. If not for Maddy Green’s timely 75-ball 52*, the Kiwis would have not even crossed the 200-run mark.
Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone scalped six wickets between them with the ball for the England side. Charlotte Dean also chipped in with a couple of scalps with the ball to rattle the New Zealand batting lineup.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the World Cup clash between England and New Zealand
Finally England won by 1 wicket. A match full of drama come to an end.#CWC22 #ENGvNZ #EomenWorldCup
— Randhir kumar (@Randhir36089143) March 20, 2022
What New Zealand thought? India ke saamne kheela tho WC Jeet jayega? 🔔
Amazing from England! Held their nerve! #CWC22 #NZvENG
— Viju Venkat (@viju_venkat) March 20, 2022
India's hopes still in our hands with 2 games left.#CWC22 #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/VxXvAPND5Z
— 😎AK #MI💙😎 (@Sudharsan_ak) March 20, 2022
Phew 😅 #CWC22 #NZWvENGW pic.twitter.com/5LzhnLjrP5
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) March 20, 2022
This World Cup is giving me mini heart attack after every match 🤣🔥 #NZvENG #CWC22
— SnehaDhuri ♥ (@snehadhuri2) March 20, 2022
What an interesting end to group stage of #CWC22
🇬🇧 on 4 pts with games against 🇧🇩🇵🇰
🇮🇳on 4 pts with games against 🇧🇩🇿🇦
WI on 6 pts with games against 🇿🇦🇵🇰
🇬🇧 likely will get to 8 hope they don't smash 🇵🇰🇧🇩
🇮🇳 Need to smash 🇧🇩 and win against 🇿🇦
WI will beat 🇵🇰 and get to 8
— Akshay Dutia (@akshaycfc30) March 20, 2022
I’ve got lower back pain from the sheer number of times I’ve had to bend down and pick my jaw off the floor during #CWC22 🤩 pic.twitter.com/5I3F96AHNI
— Jay Dansinghani 🏏 #CWC22 (@JayDansinghani) March 20, 2022
Only if Bangladesh defeated WI, the points table would have been more spicy… #CWC22
— Siddhi 🙂 (@_sectumsempra18) March 20, 2022
2017: Ismail to Shrubsole, 4 runs, & England through to WC final.
2022: Halliday to Shrubsole, 4 runs, scores level. Next ball, takes a single & @englandcricket stay alive in #CWC22. #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/xmUyFK5CYT
— Priya Nagi (@priyamohannagi) March 20, 2022
Tahuhu's hamstring had such a role to play here. Even given that Halliday picked up that important wicket, Tahuhu bowling that last over would have been so different! #CWC22 #ENGvNZ
— Sundar Ganesh Babu (@sundarganeshbab) March 20, 2022
No matter what the result is, Frankie Mackay is a champ. You have my whole heart @FrankieMac71 #CWC22 pic.twitter.com/LizWGPFrIT
— Poulami #CWC22 (@Poulamii_) March 20, 2022
Tournament that keeps giving #CWC22
Another nail bitter #NZvENG loving every bit of this #CWC22
— CRICKET GEEK (@CRICKETGEEK88) March 20, 2022
Another thriller at #CWC22 There’s a massive potential of growth in women’s cricket. I’m getting my girls to watch and follow every game…and I genuinely feel that if enough womenfolk took keen interest, women cricket will fly 🥳😇
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 20, 2022
More finger chewing!!! #CWC22 pic.twitter.com/xbaB1Zx7dy
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) March 20, 2022
Tune in #ENGvsNZ #WomensWorldCup2022
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 20, 2022
#TakeItToTheWire – The unwritten rule of this tournament.
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) March 20, 2022
Incredible game between NZ and Eng. This Women's WC has been so fun to watch. England collapsed so badly but somehow barely managed to win. Reminded me of the Windies v Ban game a couple days ago. Not many runs came back to hurt NZ women. #CWC22
— Rikken. (@PatelRikken) March 20, 2022
Women's cricket at its best💥
England defeated Newzealand by 1 wickets.#WWC2022
— God Dhoni 🇮🇳💙 (@unforcederror7) March 20, 2022
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