ICC Women's World Cup 2022 Australia women vs England women Final Live update: King removes Knight, England lose third wicket

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ICC Women's World Cup 2022 Australia women vs England women Final Live update: King removes Knight, England lose third wicket
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11:32 (IST)

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After 15 overs,England Women 86/3 ( Natalie Sciver 24 , )

Excellent use of DRS by Knight in this over after she’s adjudged LBW off King’s bowling in the fourth delivery of this over. The ball’s found to be marginally missing leg after she missed while attempting a sweep. Another successful LBW appeal by King two balls later, and this time Heather Knight decides against going for the review, having been trapped plumb in front of off and middle. Two runs and a wicket from King’s third.

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11:30 (IST)

OUT! King breaks the third-wicket stand before it can get any more threatening, trapping Knight plumb leg-before with one that skids through and hits her in front of off and middle. Knight decides against reviewing it, knowing fully well she was done on this occasion. ENG 86/3

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Knight LBW King 26(25)

11:25 (IST)

After 14 overs,England Women 84/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 25 , Natalie Sciver 23)

Couple of boundaries for Sciver in this over as she continues to grow in confidence. Guides the ball over mid on in the second ball followed by a confident pull behind square three balls later. Eight from the over.

11:22 (IST)

After 13 overs,England Women 76/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 25 , Natalie Sciver 15)

Single collected off each of the third and fourth deliveries before Sciver helps herself to a brace in the fifth ball after sweeping towards fine leg. Single to Sciver to end King’s second over. Promising partnership so far between Knight and Sciver, worth 38 at the end of this over.

11:20 (IST)

After 12 overs,England Women 71/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 24 , Natalie Sciver 11)

Change from both ends with Tahlia McGrath replacing Darcie Brown. Four from the over, all of them coming in the form of singles.

11:15 (IST)

After 11 overs,England Women 67/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 22 , Natalie Sciver 9)

SIX! Nat Sciver collects the first maximum of the 2022 ICC World Cup final! Rank long hop from Alanna King, who replaces Schutt at the start of the second powerplay, and Sciver has no problem muscling this over the cow corner boundary. Eight from the over.

11:12 (IST)

After 10 overs,England Women 59/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 21 , Natalie Sciver 3)

Knight decides to shift gears in this over, collecting three boundaries off Darcie Brown to move into the 20s in quick time. An under-pressure Brown also concedes a wide called for height in the penultimate ball. 13 from the over. England go past 50 in the final over of the first powerplay.

11:09 (IST)

After 9 overs,England Women 46/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 9 , Natalie Sciver 3)

Another good over from Schutt, with just two coming off it as new batter Sciver collects a brace in the second delivery to get off the mark.

11:07 (IST)

After 8 overs,England Women 44/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 9 , Natalie Sciver 1)

FOUR! Knight collects her first boundary of the innings with a push towards mid off at the start of Brown’s fourth over. The ball rolls away to the boundary cushion in the end despite two fielders giving it a spirited chase. A single and a leg bye added to the English total in the remaining deliveries.

11:04 (IST)

After 7 overs,England Women 38/2 ( Heather Knight (C) 4 , Natalie Sciver 0)

Beaumont helps herself to a fifth boundary, driving the ball past the diving mid on at the start of Schutt’s fourth over. The Aussie spearhead though, strikes again two balls later, using the in swinger to good effect once again, this time trapping Beaumont LBW for 27. Another LBW appeal by Schutt three balls later, Sciver the batter this time, and Lanning takes this upstairs after the umpire turns it down. HawkEye shows the ball to be going down leg. Four runs, a wicket and a wasted review from an eventful over from Schutt.

10:57 (IST)

OUT! It’s the inswinger from Schutt again, this time Beaumont is trapped leg-before, departing after getting off to a promising start. England have now lost both openers inside the first powerplay. ENG 38/2

Beaumont LBW Schutt 27(26)

10:54 (IST)

After 6 overs,England Women 34/1 ( Tammy Beaumont 23 , Heather Knight (C) 4)

FOUR! Flicked away behind square by Beaumont off Brown! The opener’s collecting boundaries at regular intervals! A couple of singles and a leg bye added to the English total in the remaining deliveries.

10:53 (IST)

After 5 overs,England Women 27/1 ( Tammy Beaumont 18 , Heather Knight (C) 3)

Tidy over from Schutt with just two coming off it, with Beaumont and Knight collecting a single each.

10:48 (IST)

After 4 overs,England Women 25/1 ( Tammy Beaumont 17 , Heather Knight (C) 2)

FOUR! Another lovely shot off Beaumont’s bat as she pulls through the midwicket region at the start of the fourth over. The boundary is followed by a single off each of the next two deliveries.

10:45 (IST)

After 3 overs,England Women 19/1 ( Tammy Beaumont 12 , Heather Knight (C) 1)

Schutt strikes at the start of her second over, getting rid of Wyatt with a sharp in swinger that uproots her leg stump. Skipper Heather Knight walks in next, getting off the mark right away with a single before Beaumont collects her second boundary, this time in full control of the shot as she works the ball through the midwicket region. A single and a wide off the remaining deliveries. Seven from the over along with a wicket.

10:44 (IST)

OUT! Megan Schutt strikes early, getting rid of the dangerous Danny Wyatt with one that swings back in from outside off, uprooting the leg stump in the end. England off to shaky start losing a wicket early. ENG 12/1

Wyatt b Schutt 4(5)

10:43 (IST)

After 2 overs,England Women 12/0 ( Tammy Beaumont 7 , Danni Wyatt 4)

Beaumont collects a streaky boundary at the start of the second over, bowled by Darcie Brown, as a thick top-edge lands safely near third man and rolls away to the fence. She helps herself to a brace in the final ball.

10:41 (IST)

After 1 over,England Women 6/0 ( Tammy Beaumont 1 , Danni Wyatt 4)

Beaumont blocks the first ball of the innings before opening the team’s account with a single off the second. Wide two balls later before Wyatt collects the first boundary of the innings by steering the ball behind square in the fourth delivery. Six from the over.

10:40 (IST)

We’re back with what is a near-impossible chase, though one cannot really rule out a miraculous comeback on England’s part. Megan Schutt’s bowling the first over with Tammy Beaumont and Danny Wyatt opening for England.

10:04 (IST)

Not gonna lie, does feel eerily similar

2003 ODI WC final – India won the toss, choose to bowl first and Australia scored 359 for 2.

2022 ODI WC final – England won the toss, choose to bowl first and Australia scored 356 for 5.#CWC22

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 3, 2022

10:04 (IST)

The very definition of a big-game player!

Alyssa Healy in World Cup finals:

T20 WC 2020 – 75 (39)

Fastest 50 (men/women) in an ICC trophy final

ODI WC 2022 – 170 (138)

Highest score (men/women) in an ICC trophy final

👏👏#CWC22 #AUSvENG

— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 3, 2022

10:01 (IST)

After 50 overs,Australia Women 356/5 ( Tahlia McGrath 8 , Ellyse Perry 17)

An expensive final over for Shrubsole after being on the money for the most part today, leaking 15 this time including consecutive boundaries for Perry in the fourth and fifth deliveries. She dashes back for a second in the final delivery and narrowly survives being run out at the striker’s end, as Australia set England a daunting 357 to successfully defend their title.

09:56 (IST)

After 49 overs,Australia Women 341/5 ( Tahlia McGrath 7 , Ellyse Perry 3)

Eight off Ecclestone’s final over of the day including a boundary to McGrath in the penultimate ball as the left-arm spinner, currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament who has been responsible for England’s stunning turnaround in the group stage, signs off with 1/71.

09:55 (IST)

After 48 overs,Australia Women 333/5 ( Tahlia McGrath 1 , Ellyse Perry 1)

Outstanding over from Anya Shrubsole, conceding just three runs while taking two wickets in the slog overs as she sends Lanning and Mooney back to the pavilion off successive balls. Shrubsole, hero of the World Cup final five years ago, has been a lone fighter today.

09:54 (IST)

OUT! Two-in-two for Anya Shrubsole, and she’s on a hat-trick! Removes the set Mooney the very next ball after getting rid of Lanning, as the southpaw ends up holing out to the fielder at deep midwicket while looking for another big hit. AUS 331/5

Mooney c Sciver b Shrubsole 62(47)

09:52 (IST)

OUT! Lanning departs after skieing the ball towards short third man, where Tammy Beaumont settles under the ball and ends up collecting it safely. Wickets starting to tumble rather quickly now for Australia. AUS 331/4

Lanning c Beaumont b Shrubsole 10(5)

09:48 (IST)

After 47 overs,Australia Women 330/3 ( Beth Mooney 61 , Meg Lanning (C) 10)

Skipper Meg Lanning walks in at No 5 today, and doesn’t take long to get going, collecting back-to-back fours off the last two balls of the day for Kat Brunt — who signs off wicketless having conceded 69. 12 from the over, another three to go in the innings.

09:46 (IST)

After 46 overs,Australia Women 318/3 ( Beth Mooney 59 , Meg Lanning (C) 0)

Finally, a good over for England, one that sees the back of Alyssa Healy as well as new batter Ashleigh Gardner with Anya Shrubsole conceding just three from the over. A couple more of those, and England will certainly be feeling slightly better in the innings break.

09:45 (IST)

OUT! For the first time today, England get two wickets inside one over as Ashleigh Gardner’s run out at the striker’s end after responding to Beth Mooney’s call for a risky single. AUS 318/3

Gardner run out (Cross/Shrubsole) 1(2)

09:43 (IST)

OUT! Alyssa Healy’s magnificent innings finally comes to an end as she’s stumped off Anya Shrubsole’s bowling to depart for 170 — which surely will go down as one of the greatest knocks in the history of the game. She walks off to a well-deserved standing ovation from the Hagley Oval crowd! AUS 316/2

Healy st Jones b Shrubsole 170(138)

09:41 (IST)

After 45 overs,Australia Women 315/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 170 , Beth Mooney 57)

FOUR! FOUR! Healy smacks back-to-back boundaries in the first two balls to go past 500 runs in the tournament, surpassing fellow opener Rachael Haynes to become the leading run-getter in the tournament. Single off each of the next three balls before Cross sends down six wides spread across two balls. Mooney keeps the strike with a single off the last ball, with 18 coming from the over. Another five overs to go.

09:34 (IST)

After 44 overs,Australia Women 297/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 160 , Beth Mooney 55)

Healy collects another hat-trick of fours, this time off Ecclestone’s bowling with Mooney once again collecting a boundary off the last ball. 19 off Ecclestone’s penultimate over, the left-arm spinner having conceded 34 in her last two. Meanwhile, 52 have been collected in the last three overs! Australia could comfortably go past 350 and even target 370-380 at this rate.

09:31 (IST)

After 43 overs,Australia Women 278/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 145 , Beth Mooney 51)

Sciver brought in place of Brunt, and she ends up going for 18 in her eighth over, conceding a hat-trick of boundaries to Healy and one to Mooney in the final ball that brings up her 12th ODI half-century. Nothing, absolutely nothing’s working for England at the moment.

09:29 (IST)

FIFTY up for Beth Mooney! The southpaw — sent ahead of skipper Meg Lanning — bringing up the milestone with a boundary, taking 38 balls to bring up the milestone. AUS 278/1

09:28 (IST)

After 42 overs,Australia Women 260/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 132 , Beth Mooney 46)

Huge over for the Aussies with Sophie Ecclestone — the leading bowler in the tournament so far and currently ranked No 1 in the world — concedes 15, with Mooney doing most of the damage with back-to-back fours. Smashing their best bowler all over the park certainly will be demoralising for England. Meanwhile, the partnership’s also worth a hundred.

09:24 (IST)

Century partnership up between Healy and Mooney for the second wicket after the 160-run opening stand as Australia continue to make merry against the hapless English attack. Mooney brings up the milestone with a single off the last ball. AUS 260/1

09:22 (IST)

After 41 overs,Australia Women 245/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 131 , Beth Mooney 33)

Brunt concedes nine in her penultimate over, four of those coming off Healy’s bat in the fourth delivery as the well-set keeper-bat smashes the ball down the ground towards the long off boundary. Mooney, batting in the 30s now, collects a brace off the last ball.

09:21 (IST)

After 40 overs,Australia Women 236/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 125 , Beth Mooney 30)

Tidy over from Cross with just three coming off it, all of them in the form of singles. Healy narrowly survives a stumping chance in the fifth delivery while attempting a scoop, getting beaten for height. End of the second powerplay. Another 10 to go. Australia looking set to go past India’s 317 against West Indies and post the highest total this World Cup.

09:06 (IST)

After 39 overs,Australia Women 233/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 123 , Beth Mooney 29)

Brunt returns for another spell, and is off to a poor start by firing one down leg that Healy has no problem guiding wide of the keeper towards fine leg for her 17th boundary. Offers Mooney a similar delivery in the final ball, yielding a result similar to the one in the first ball. 12 from the over, with three singles and a wide also coming in this over.

09:01 (IST)

After 38 overs,Australia Women 221/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 117 , Beth Mooney 24)

FOUR! It’s raining boundaries for Healy today, as she collects her 16th four with a scoop towards fine leg. She keeps the scoreboard ticking with a single two balls later. Appeal for stumping against Mooney in the final ball is taken upstairs, and the southpaw’s foot is firmly inside by the time the bails are whipped off.

08:56 (IST)

After 37 overs,Australia Women 216/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 112 , Beth Mooney 24)

Shrubsole continues. Single off each of the first two balls. Mooney collects a brace off the fourth followed by a boundary off the fifth, cutting the ball past backward point. Eight from the over.

08:52 (IST)

After 36 overs,Australia Women 208/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 111 , Beth Mooney 17)

Cross replaces Ecclestone. Healy meanwhile collects a brace off the first ball after guiding the ball over midwicket, before making room and driving the ball through extra cover for a boundary. Collects a single off the third. Mooney attempts a scoop in vain in the fourth, before punching the ball through the covers for a single off the fifth. Healy ends the over with an inside out slog over mid off to collect her 15th boundary of the day. Australia meanwhile, cross the 200-mark with 14 overs still left.

08:48 (IST)

Part of an elite club!

Centuries in Women’s World Cup final:

Karen Rolton 🇦🇺 v IND at Centurion, 2005

Alyssa Healy 🇦🇺 v ENG at Christchurch, 2022#CWC22 #AUSvENG

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 3, 2022

08:47 (IST)

After 35 overs,Australia Women 196/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 100 , Beth Mooney 16)

Shrubsole returns. Healy brings up the magical number with a single in the second delivery, before helps herself to a second boundary next ball, clearing mid on. Four byes added in the final delivery with the ball sneaking through Mooney’s defence and narrowly missing the stumps. Nine from the over.

08:46 (IST)

Alyssa Healy brings up her century — her 5th in ODI cricket and second in the ongoing World Cup! Brings up the milestone in exactly a hundred balls, collecting 13 boundaries along the way!

08:46 (IST)

After 34 overs,Australia Women 187/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 99 , Beth Mooney 12)

Tidy over from Ecclestone with just two coming off it, including a wide in the fourth ball. Healy’s on 99 at the end of this over.

08:43 (IST)

After 33 overs,Australia Women 185/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 98 , Beth Mooney 12)

Mooney collects a brace off the second delivery after cutting the ball behind point before collecting her first boundary two balls later, leaping to a short ball from Sciver and ramping it over the keeper’s gloves. 10 from the over, including three singles and a wide.

08:36 (IST)

After 32 overs,Australia Women 175/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 96 , Beth Mooney 5)

Ecclestone continues. Single conceded by the left-arm spinner off each delivery barring the fifth. Healy, meanwhile, is one hit away from her second ton of the tournament.

08:35 (IST)

After 31 overs,Australia Women 170/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 93 , Beth Mooney 3)

Single off each of the first three deliveries. Straight drive by Healy in the penultimate ball, with the ball going past the boundary cushion despite a dive put in by Brunt near long off — with the senior bowler appearing to have hurt her left shoulder with the dive. Drinks taken while she’s being attended to by the physio. Single to Healy in the last ball, with eight coming from the over.

08:26 (IST)

After 30 overs,Australia Women 162/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 87 , Beth Mooney 1)

England finally hold on to a chance after spilling a couple of them earlier as Ecclestone removes Haynes for 68 at the start of her fifth over. Out walks Beth Mooney ahead of skipper Meg Lanning next. Two runs and a wicket from the over.

Australia vs England, Women’s World Cup 2022 final LIVE updates: Excellent use of DRS by Knight in this over after she’s adjudged LBW off King’s bowling in the fourth delivery of this over. The ball’s found to be marginally missing leg after she missed while attempting a sweep. Another successful LBW appeal by King two balls later, and this time Heather Knight decides against going for the review, having been trapped plumb in front of off and middle. Two runs and a wicket from King’s third.

Preview: Relentless Australia will be out to underline their credentials as one of game’s greatest sides against a battle-hardened England unit that will also seek greatness in a blockbuster ICC Women’s World Cup final here on Sunday.

Both England and Australia have been marching towards the big day in their own way.

Defending champions England have been emboldened by an incredible turnaround that saw them prevail in five must-win games after losing their first three matches of the tournament.

While the Australians, gunning for a record seventh world title, have been on a roll extending their winning streak to 11 matches.

Interestingly, despite having won 10 of the previous 11 World Cups between them, England and Australia will face off in an ICC World Cup final for the first time in 34 years.

The two sides started their campaigns together almost a month ago in Hamilton and will end them together, one holding the trophy, the other looking on at the Hagley Oval.

Australia have lost only one World Cup final but it was not too far away from the setting for Sunday’s finale. Back in 2000, just down the road from Christchurch at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, Australia lost the closest final the tournament has ever seen, defeated by New Zealand by just four runs.

That year, England recorded their worst-ever World Cup finish of fifth before fighting back to take the trophy from Australia in 2009.

In doing so, they would go on to have a remarkable year also claiming their first, and only, T20 World Cup as well as an Ashes victory.

It is something that Australia are hoping to match 13 years later, as they already hold the T20 trophy having secured that on home soil in 2020 before the Ashes were wrapped up with two games to spare in February, but the one-day World Cup evades them.

Vice-captain Rachael Haynes already has a winner’s medal from 2013, and she is well on her way to a competition record, the opening batter sitting on 429 runs for the tournament, 27 behind Debbie Hockley of New Zealand’s all-time best set in 1997.

That is not the only record that could be broken on Sunday as left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone has the chance to surpass Australian Lyn Fullston, whose haul of 23 wickets in 1982 remains the mark to beat.

Ecclestone sits on 20 wickets having taken her maiden international five-wicket haul in the semi-final win against South Africa ending on six for 36, the best figures by an England bowler in a World Cup.

The left-arm spinner is emblematic of England’s journey throughout the tournament in that she is peaking at exactly the right time.

The 22-year-old started with her worst-ever figures in ODI cricket with no wicket for 77 against Australia.

It highlighted just how shaky a start England had; dropped catches allowed Australia to put on 310 for three in the opening game before more fielding woes gave the West Indies a famous win.

South Africa defeated England for the first time in a World Cup for 22 years to leave the defending champions reeling with three defeats from their first three games as their four remaining clashes became must-win.

And win they did, defeating India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh to book their place in the knockouts and set up a rematch of the 2017 semi-final with South Africa.

England saw off the Proteas comfortably to keep their hopes of a fifth title alive, and Ecclestone praised captain Heather Knight’s leadership as she guided her side back from the brink.

Knight has the chance to create history as the first England captain to guide her side to back-to-back trophies.

Australia’s star all-rounder Ellyse Perry is on track to take her place in the showpiece, having missed the team’s last two matches in New Zealand with a back issue. She underwent two crunch training sessions in Christchurch ahead of the final.

When will the match start ?

The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Final will start at 6.30am (IST).

What’s the venue?

The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Final will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday, 3 April.

Where can I see the match?

Tune into Star Sports for live coverage of the matches. Live online coverage will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Shinkwin shares lead at Soudal Open despite injury

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — English golfer Callum Shinkwin claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the Soudal Open on Thursday despite almost pulling out of the ... Read more »

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, ... Read more »

Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy arrested in domestic-violence case

DENVER (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence-related charge in suburban Denver and was being held at the Arapahoe County Jail, which is ... Read more »

Benzema draws level with Raúl as Madrid's 2nd-highest scorer

MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema continues to add his name to Real Madrid’s record books, scoring his 323rd goal on Thursday to draw level with Raúl González as the club’s ... Read more »

Sebastian Munoz becomes first PGA Tour player to shoot 60 or better twice in a season

McKINNEY, Texas — Much of the talk around the AT&T Byron Nelson focused on the local golf triumvirate of Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, three players who honed ... Read more »

Steve Stricker opens with 65 to take Regions Tradition lead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Wes Short Jr. after the opening round of ... Read more »

Bannon singles on 1st big league pitch, O's top Cards 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rylan Bannon became just the third Baltimore player since 2000 to get a hit on the first pitch of his big league career, Jorge Mateo and ... Read more »

Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches ... Read more »

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will ... Read more »