Match Over - England Women won by 107 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 27 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England Women
  • Man of the Match: NR Sciver


  • Umpire1: CM Brown
  • Umpire2: JM Williams
  • Third Umpire:



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

England Women



Overs: 29.2 / 29.2

Pakistan Women

6.05pm: Play has been abandoned, which means England win by 107 runs on DLS. Thanks for coming, folks! Miller has whipped up a report on proceedings and we'll be back for more later in the week. Cheerio!

5.50pm: No news is not good news in this case - the covers are on and the life force is draining out of this one. The official cut-off time is apparently an hour away but it seems likely we would need most of that just to mop up.

"Is the rule similar for women's cricket as well? 20 overs constitutes a game?" S'right, Sid. It's on (even thought it's currently off)

"Is the Pakistan woman's team as unpredictable as the mens?" wonders osman. "If so we could have a match on our hands after the target has been reduced. Otherwise I might as well get back to my job!" I'd keep pushing that pen, if I were you...

"Wow Woao!!! 377 is massive, @statsguru can you please let us know what is highest total in Womens Cricket?" Here you go, Afsar, it's in the top five. Don't even need much statsguru expertise for that one

"If play not resumed, england will win, right??" asks Vedant, before following up 30 seconds later with: "Cricinfo please Reply on my previous comment." Give us a moment, eh? But, yes, that's right

5.20pm: Still looking pretty grim in Leicester, and we're now eating into the overs. On that subject, here's Joel: "Do you know how many minutes it is per over lost?" Usually it is four in ODIs, so that would mean - roughly - we have about an hour in which to get back on.

5.05pm: Seems to be coming down pretty steadily at Grace Road, which means we can't yet begin to contemplate a restart. We will start to lose overs in about ten minutes...

Here's Morthos, possibly with a cunning plan: "'It ain't over until it's over' - well, unless the next player in to bat is the hitherto unknown (yet strangely familiar) Shahida Afridi, I think we can probably call this one."

"I am from India, nothing to do with this match but still watching and commenting just to get my comment published. At least do it now :(" Come on, Bikash Sharma, you've got to put more effort in than that... I'll give you a pass this time, but the bar has now been raised

4.35pm: We have a rain delay at Leicester, our second of the day. England are well on top, having posted a huge score and taken early wickets... but Ayesha Zafar has posted a career-best, her unflustered, unbeaten innings keeping Pakistan in with the faintest of sniffs. Hopefully the weather blows through quickly - in the meantime, why not check out the county blog, where you can follow the pink-ball games that are underway around the country.

"On any other day, PAK could be pleased with their 'take the 30 over score and double it' position," suggests graybo. Like Sunday, for instance, when there's a fair chance SA would have found 214 beyond them

"'Faintest of sniffs'," scoffs Steppingley Buc, "over 13 an over for 20 more overs is 0% on my wasp!" Now now, don't make the same mistake as CricProf - it ain't over until it's over. Even if detecting Pakistan's chances in solution might test the most optimistic homeopath.

And now the rain does return, the umpires signal for the covers and on trundles the tractor as the players head from the field. The DLS par score after 30 overs is 218 - so Pakistan some way behind that, as things stand. Looks to be fairly heavy rainfall, right now, but we have three-quarters of an hour or so to play with before we start losing overs...

29.2A Hartley to Nain Abidi, No run, tossed up on the stumps and tapped away once again.
29.1A Hartley to Nain Abidi, No run, fired in from round the wicket, Abidi blocks on off stump.
End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 107/3 after 174 balls.
Nain Abidi 23 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) NR Sciver 2-0-9-0
Ayesha Zafar 56 (77b 8x4 0x6 ) more

"That's Ayesha Zafar's Highest odi score," points out the helpful Mubashar Rizwan

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 104/3 after 168 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 56 (75b 8x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 6-1-13-1
Nain Abidi 21 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 6 runs this over. 99/3 after 161 balls.
Nain Abidi 21 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) NR Sciver 1-0-6-0
Ayesha Zafar 51 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 93/3 after 156 balls.
Nain Abidi 16 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 5-1-9-1
Ayesha Zafar 51 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 89/3 after 150 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 50 (67b 7x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 7-0-28-0
Nain Abidi 13 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 1 runs this over. 86/3 after 144 balls.
Nain Abidi 12 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 4-1-5-1
Ayesha Zafar 48 (63b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 85/3 after 138 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 47 (59b 7x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 6-0-25-0
Nain Abidi 12 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 82/3 after 132 balls.
Nain Abidi 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 3-1-4-1
Ayesha Zafar 45 (55b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 80/3 after 125 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 44 (52b 7x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 5-0-22-0
Nain Abidi 10 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20.  A maiden over! 75/3 after 120 balls.
Nain Abidi 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 2-1-2-1
Ayesha Zafar 43 (51b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"I feel it's not possible to chase this total. There is no rotation of strike. Dot balls counts are high if they turn those dot balls to singles or double, then it is possible." That's the spirit, Jack. Don't give up yet

End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 75/3 after 114 balls.
Nain Abidi 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 4-0-17-0
Ayesha Zafar 43 (51b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Time for drinks, England slurping pretty as things stand. Just one more over required for a game... Hold it together, graybo: "I'm looking at the rainfall radar and getting edgy. Time for spin at both ends."

End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 68/3 after 108 balls.
Nain Abidi 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) A Hartley 1-0-2-1
Ayesha Zafar 42 (48b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 66/2 after 102 balls.
Asmavia Iqbal 5 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 3-0-10-0
Ayesha Zafar 41 (47b 7x4 0x6 ) more

So, England sitting pretty, but Ayesha in particular in the mood to thump it. Here's Alan

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 64/2 after 95 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 40 (44b 7x4 0x6 ) JL Gunn 3-0-16-0
Asmavia Iqbal 4 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mithun: "Technically still gettable...Pakistan should not panic!"

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 59/2 after 89 balls.
Asmavia Iqbal 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 2-0-8-0
Ayesha Zafar 36 (39b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Kaushik: "378 !! Someone had to do a manadana if not sciver right from the beginning for Pakistan and frankly England have batted out Pakistan from this game" Seems so. But you never rightly know ..

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 56/2 after 84 balls.
Asmavia Iqbal 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JL Gunn 2-0-11-0
Ayesha Zafar 35 (36b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Sushil: "@Andrew 7 out of 10 highest scores in women ODI are against PAK teams." Gosh. How rude. A bit like Australia's endless involvement in this list ...

Toadfish Fergus: "This is a great ploy by Pakistan - accumulate, accumulate, accumulate. Wear out the England bowlers, get a 100+ lead by the end of the third day and then knock over England on a wearing pitch before tea on the fourth day..." A plan with no drawbacks

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 53/2 after 78 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 34 (34b 6x4 0x6 ) D Hazell 1-0-5-0
Asmavia Iqbal 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Allan: "@ dez - As damn good a thrashing as IND gave ENG the other day?" That was an exceptional thrashing, I must say

End of over 12. 10 runs this over. 48/2 after 72 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 30 (30b 5x4 0x6 ) JL Gunn 1-0-10-0
Asmavia Iqbal 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jaswanth: "What is the highest innings total in women's ODI and where does today's england total stand?" Today's was the fifth-highest total in women's ODIs, and England's second-highest. They went one run better against the same opponents 12 months ago...

End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 38/2 after 66 balls.
Asmavia Iqbal 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 6-1-21-2
Ayesha Zafar 21 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more

dez: "'Jolly good, a satisfied customer (we should have him stuffed)' - you a Basil Fawlty fan by any chance Andrew?" Quite so. And England are on course to deliver a damn good thrashing...

End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 29/2 after 60 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 12 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) A Shrubsole 5-0-16-0
Asmavia Iqbal 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

pawan: "England batting so nice played. I m enjoying scriver, and knight batting so glad.. Love it" Jolly good, a satisfied customer

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 26/2 after 53 balls.
Asmavia Iqbal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 5-1-12-2
Ayesha Zafar 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

James : "I think Hypocaust may not be far wrong. To get to a 20 over par score (from 7 overs) requires Pakistan to score 115 without loss (or 132 for 1) in 13 overs. Which is tricky." James knows his onions

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 21/1 after 48 balls.
Javeria Khan 7 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) A Shrubsole 4-0-13-0
Ayesha Zafar 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 20/1 after 42 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 4-1-7-1
Javeria Khan 6 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 19/1 after 36 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 10 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) A Shrubsole 3-0-12-0
Javeria Khan 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Amey: "Is Pakistan women's side taking inspiration from the men's team? Will they win the world cup? " Slow and erratic wins the race, Amey

Andy: "Hello there, any chance of publishing a D/L table for this match? I could stare at a D/L table all day (or at least until my working day is over). Talk to you soon!" You must be fascinating company in the pub. Nevertheless, here for your delectation are Pakistan's basic 20-over requirements: 122/0, 135/1, 152/2, 173/3, 199/4

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 12/1 after 30 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 6 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 3-1-6-1
Javeria Khan 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hypocaust: "Any hopes Pakistan have (spoiler: none) rest largely with Javeria. Her average in chases (37.81) is by far the highest for Pakistan and her 133* is the 2nd highest score ever in a women's ODI chase." No chance, Hypo? Ye of little faith

End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 9/1 after 24 balls.
Ayesha Zafar 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) A Shrubsole 2-0-5-0
Javeria Khan 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ben (3): "What's the weather like? Surely the tactic is to get the spinners on and get through the overs 'Sir-Jadeja' style..." Grey but the rain is holding off for now

End of over 3.  A maiden over! 7/1 after 18 balls.
Javeria Khan 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 2-1-3-1
Ayesha Zafar 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Wajid Jawaid : "What is the most mandatory requirement to successfully chase a record target? Concede those runs first! Go Greens" That's one way of looking at it!

Duncan: "Just flicked on to check the score and, oh my! What a performance from Sciver! I've watched the briefest of highlights, but those 3 sixes in a row?! Well played, ladies." Proper tonking!

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
Nahida Khan 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) A Shrubsole 1-0-3-0
Ayesha Zafar 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hitesh: "No Women commentators on cricinfo?" Jenny Thompson was a regular on these pages a few years ago, until she fled wibbling to Australia.

End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
Nahida Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) KH Brunt 1-0-3-0
Ayesha Zafar 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Manohar Singh: "I would suggest Pak team to watch the South Africa's 438-9 inning against Australia before starting their batting." It's worth watching, whatever the state of your chase

Ayesha Zafarnot out 5693778072.73
Nahida KhanC NR Sciver B KH Brunt3960050
Javeria KhanB KH Brunt1124301036.67
Asmavia IqbalLBW A Hartley530200025
Nain Abidinot out 2333432053.49
Bismah Maroof -
Kainat Imtiaz -
Sana Mir -
Sidra Nawaz -
Nashra Sandhu -
Sadia Yousuf -
Total 107/3
KH Brunt6.012123.5
A Shrubsole5.001603.2
JL Gunn3.001605.33
D Hazell7.002804
A Hartley6.211312.05
NR Sciver2.00904.5