England ground high-flying Windies
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West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira's decision to bat first on a moist wicket and in cloudy conditions backfired as only two West Indies batsmen got into double figures, with as many as six batswomen getting out for ducks. New ball bowler Anya Shrubsole (4/21) claimed career-best figures for England before opener Danielle Wyatt hit 40 to guide England home. The margin of the defeat had a damaging effect on West Indies' net run rate, which could come into play in deciding qualification from Group A.
West Indies had gone into their final group game with a healthy NRR of +1.040, it fell to +0.276 after the loss. They will have to wait on the result of India's match with Sri Lanka to determine their future in the tournament.
Katherine Brunt removed Kycia Knight with the second ball of the match before Shrubsole struck thrice. The run-out of Aguilleira was followed by Brunt having Deandra Dottin - who scored the fastest 50 in women's cricket on Sunday - caught behind, leaving the innings in tatters at 31 for 6.
Kyshona Knight and Shanel Daley spared some blushes for the West Indies with a partnership of 58 but Arran Brindle picked up three wickets for no runs in two overs to wrap up their innings.
In reply, Wyatt and Brindle put on 66 for the first wicket before Dottin took two in two balls. Four England wickets fell for 13 runs but Heather Knight struck three boundaries to make sure Charlotte Edwards, England's captain who had been feeling unwell, did not have to bat.
Briefscores: West Indies 101 all out in 36.4 overs (K Knight 33, S Daley 30*; A Shrubsole 4/20, K Brunt 2/10) lost to England 103/4 in 35 overs (D Wyatt 40, H Knight 18*; D Dottin 3/20)
South Africa qualify
Cuttack: A fine all-round performance from Marizanne Kapp helped South Africa crush Pakistan by 126 runs and qualify for the Super Six stage. South Africa rode on Marizanne's unbeaten 150-ball 102 to post 207 for five in their alloted 50 overs and then shot out Pakistan for a paltry 81 in 29.4 overs
Brief scores: SA 207/5 in 50 overs (M Kapp 102* not out, Dane van Niekerk 55*; Q Jalil 2/30); PAK 81 all out in 29.4 overs
AUS trounce NZ
mumbai: Australia recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory over New Zealand after opener Meg Lanning smashed a 104-ball 112. Chasing 228, Australia raced to the win with as many as 70 balls to spare. Australia's Megan Schutt was the pick of the bowlers as she finished with figures of three for 40.
Brief scores: New Zealand 227/6 in 50 overs (S Bates 102, N Browne 39 n.o, M Schutt 3/40) lost to Australia 228/3 in 38.2 overs (M Lanning 112, J Cameron 82, L Tahuhu 1/38) by 7 wkts.
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