Rachael Haynes’ all around paced 130 bested Nat Sciver’s battling 109 not out as Australia started their mission with a strained 12-run triumph over reigning champs England, in Hamilton on Saturday. Riding on the rear of a record 196-run stand between their chief Meg Lanning (86) and bad habit skipper Haynes, Australia conquered a steady begin to gather 167 in their last 19 overs and post a solid complete of 310/3. Britain’s answer was driven by Tammy Beaumont’s 74 forthright and Sciver’s third World Cup hundred however it simply didn’t demonstrate enough.
Put in to bat on a pitch that wasn’t by and large free-scoring, Australia’s consistent beginning was studded with limits from Alyssa Healy who rebuffed anything short, overcooked or showered down leg prior to withdrawing for 28 off Sciver.
Lanning held hands with her appointee to take Australia past the 50-run mark in the thirteenth over and the main group 100 came up at the midpoint, yet the pair got comfortable to add to England’s dissatisfaction. She raised the 100 of the second-wicket organization off 125 conveyances prior to outscoring Haynes to a 75-ball fifty. Haynes made up for lost time the finish of something very similar over and Australia shifted gears just later.
Katherine Brunt consumed a survey on regularly clearing Lanning and got pulled hard into the stands yet ultimately left with the valued scalp of the Australian captain toward the finish of a drawing in three-over smaller than usual fight. Yet, England’s hardships were a long way from being done as Haynes contacted her century off 115 balls in transit a lively fifty stand with Beth Mooney that came just shy of four overs to ultimately set England up for their most elevated ever World Cup pursue for a triumphant beginning to their title safeguard.
With the contribute backing off a bit the final part, England had the option to immediately take care of the mistake of losing Lauren Winfield-Hill off the fourth ball and walk to 53/1 from their powerplay. Tahlia McGrath saved Australia with a very much planned wicket of Knight, not long after Beaumont turned into the fifth and the quickest English female to 3000 ODI runs enroute her 54-ball fifty. For the majority of their pursuit England really followed better compared to Australia’s individual score, however Alana King’s twofold wicket opening spell in the final part fixed them back.
Lord misled Beaumont with flight and turn, a conveyance suggestive of brand name Shane Warne legbreak – the youth motivation she lost just before the game and gave proper respect to with a tap in the dark armband the group wore in recognition. In the accompanying over, Amy Jones pulled one directly to midwicket to leave England at 154/4 after their 30th.
Dunkley and Sciver set up on 55 in the following nine overs before the last option hustled to a 79-ball hundred to bring the condition down to a sensible 15 off the last six conveyances. In any case, a solitary off the main ball took the centurion off strike and Jonassen got two in about four balls to deny England.
Brief score : Australia Women 310/3 in 50 overs (Rachael Haynes 130, Meg Lanning 86; Nat Sciver 2-68) beat England Women 298/8 in 50 overs (Nat Sciver 109*, Tammy Beaumont 74; Alana King 3-59, Tahlia McGrath 2-51) by 12 runs