Monday, 28 January 2013

Warm-Up wins for India, Australia and England - WWC 13

Warm-Up Results (28/1/13)

Australia 333/5 v West Indies 198 all out (44.3ov) - Australia won by 135 runs
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England 270/9 v South Africa 219/6 - England won by 51 runs
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New Zealand 201 all out v India 204/2 (43.3) - India won by 8 wickets (39 balls remaining)
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Sri Lanka 189 all out v Mumbai Comb XI 194/6 (42.3) - Mumb XI won by 4 wickets (45 balls remaining)
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India will be cock-a-hoop with their crushing 8 wicket win over a New Zealand side that has been pushing the Aussies hard in recent series. Jhulan Goswami showed that she has lost none of her class as she helped herself to 3/26 off 8. For the White Ferns only Frances Mackay (69 off 101 balls) and Sara McGlashan (56 off 66) really came to terms with the Indian bowlers. In reply Indian openers Punam Raut (69 off 89 balls) and Thirush Kamini (43 off 74 balls) set up an easy victory with an opening stand of 119. Mithali Raj (36no) and Harmanpreet Kaur (46no) finished the job off. Tomorrow they take on Australia who smashed 333 against the West Indies in their opening warm-up game. A win for the Indians is not out of the question.

In the Aussie match against the Windies the Southern Stars top six all got in some useful batting practice with 50s for Villani, Haynes, Cameron and Sthalekar. Meg Lanning failed to make a big score, but then she did not even get a bat. The West Indies struggled against such a big score and were 61 for 3 when Deandra Dottin came to the crease in the 17th over. With a 29 ball 50, including fives 6s (three in a row off Ellyse Perry) she took the score to 133 for 4, but when she fell for 52, the Windies charge subsided as quickly as it had started and they fell 135 runs short. The wickets were shared around, including one for debutant Holly Ferling.

England completed a comfortable victory over South Africa with their total of 270 based around a solid 78 from skipper Charlotte Edwards (94 balls) and a late dash from Heather Knight (42 in 44 balls). The South African's never looked like getting close to the England total, but they will be content with 219 for 6 with good runs for Trisha Chetty (57 off 88 balls) and skipper Mignon du Preez (64 off 66 balls). Holly Colvin claimed 2/29 off her 10 overs. The Proteas will be hopeful of concluding their preparations with a win over Sri Lanka tomorrow, who lost today to a Combined Mumbai XI by 6 wickets.



  1. Some impressive performances in those warm up games. Australia looking the form team, with the likes of Villani, Haynes and Cameron at the top of the order.
    West Indies could be a team to make a few upsetting ripples during the tournement, with the likes of Dottin hitting 3 consecutive 6's of one of the games best bowlers in Ellyse Perry
    Can't help but thinking that England are still the team to beat! The batting card is the longest in the womens game going all the way down to 11 who is still capable of scoring runs. The bowling options are relentless also, when you;ve got the pace of Brunt and Elwiss followed up by the wileyness of spinners Colvin, Marsh, Wyatt and Hazell and then the experience of Gunn... Certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with

  2. The West Indies ladies gave me a shock this morning but i guess its because its a warm up match they didn't put in their all. Lets see what will happen when the real thing start, but Australia is looking quite impressive.