ICC Women's World Cup 2022 Australia women vs England women Final Live update: Shrubsole leads English fightback in slog overs

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ICC Women's World Cup 2022 Australia women vs England women Final Live update: Shrubsole leads English fightback in slog overs
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09:48 (IST)

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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.

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09:46 (IST)

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

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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)

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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.

08:24 (IST)

OUT! Haynes departs for 68 as England finally break the mammoth opening stand! The southpaw ends up getting a thick leading edge while looking to smash the ball down the ground; Beaumont settles under the ball and takes a safe catch near point. Ecclestone delivers the breakthrough! AUS 160/1

Haynes c Beaumont b Ecclestone 68(93)

08:21 (IST)

After 29 overs,Australia Women 160/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 86 , Rachael Haynes 68)

Nat Sciver replaces Charlie Dean. Four singles collected in the first five deliveries before Healy moves to 86 with a well-timed pull in front of square in the last ball. Partnership’s worth 160 now, the highest for any wicket in a World Cup final.

08:19 (IST)

After 28 overs,Australia Women 152/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 80 , Rachael Haynes 66)

Tidy over from Brunt with just three coming off it — coming off singles all of them. Good over from England’s perspective, though it is a wicket or two that they really need at this stage.

08:16 (IST)

After 27 overs,Australia Women 149/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 78 , Rachael Haynes 65)

Healy dances down the track and launches the ball over mid off at the start of this over to collect her 11th boundary. Tucks the ball through square leg in the next ball to keep the scoreboard ticking. Haynes charges down the track in the third delivery, and collects a brace with long off running to her right to prevent the boundary. Seven from the over.

08:10 (IST)

After 26 overs,Australia Women 142/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 73 , Rachael Haynes 63)

The boundaries are flowing nearly every over for the Aussies now, with Healy and Haynes helping themselves to one each in Brunt’s second over of the spell. Healy, meanwhile, is batting in the 70s right now, and will be looking to bring up another hundred in an ICC final.

08:08 (IST)

After 25 overs,Australia Women 131/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 67 , Rachael Haynes 58)

Charlotte Dean returns, and continues to bleed runs as Healy helps herself to two boundaries in three balls — targeting the mid-off/extra cover region on both occasions. 11 from the over. The offie has conceded 27 in her three overs so far. Australia, meanwhile, are looking unstoppable at the halfway stage.

08:06 (IST)

After 24 overs,Australia Women 120/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 58 , Rachael Haynes 57)

Brunt returns, with nothing quite working for England at the moment. Single conceded by the senior bowler off each ball barring the fifth.

08:05 (IST)

After 23 overs,Australia Women 115/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 56 , Rachael Haynes 54)

And now Alyssa Healy brings up her half-century — her 16th in one-dayers as well as her fourth fifty-plus score in this World Cup, collecting back-to-back boundaries off Cross at the start of this over to go past the milestone. Couple of singles collected later in the over.

08:05 (IST)

FIFTY up for Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper-batter taking 62 deliveries to bring up the milestone — seven fewer than what her opening partner needed earlier today. AUS 109/0

07:59 (IST)

After 22 overs,Australia Women 105/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 47 , Rachael Haynes 53)

Healy and Haynes deal in the ones and twos in this over, with seven runs coming off Ecclestone’s fourth. Meanwhile the opening stand is in excess of 100, Healy bringing up the milestone with a brace in the second delivery.

07:59 (IST)

After 21 overs,Australia Women 98/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 43 , Rachael Haynes 50)

Healy and Haynes deal in the ones and twos in this over, with seven runs coming off Ecclestone’s fourth. Meanwhile the opening stand is in excess of 100, Healy bringing up the milestone with a brace in the second delivery.

07:52 (IST)

After 21 overs,Australia Women 98/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 43 , Rachael Haynes 50)

Cross nearly gets England the breakthrough — twice in this over that too! First it’s Wyatt who puts down a chance at point after a cut by Haynes in the first delivery, before Sciver fails to grab the ball at midwicket to give Healy a reprieve. Haynes then collects a single to bring up her half-century. Healy keeps the strike with a single off the last ball.

07:52 (IST)

FIFTY UP  for Rachael Haynes in 69 balls — her 19th in ODIs and her fourth fifty-plus score in the ongoing World Cup! She brings up the milestone with a single in the 21st over.

07:48 (IST)

After 20 overs,Australia Women 92/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 40 , Rachael Haynes 47)

Three singles collected in the first five balls of this over, with Haynes getting an inside edge in the third delivery that nearly crashes into the stumps. Haynes gets a thick edge in the last delivery, the ball going towards the third man region and allowing Haynes three. Six from the over.

07:44 (IST)

After 19 overs,Australia Women 86/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 38 , Rachael Haynes 43)

Haynes and Healy deal in singles in this over, four of them coming in Cross’ second along with a wide. Haynes, meanwhile, is seven short of her half-century at the moment.

07:40 (IST)

After 18 overs,Australia Women 81/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 36 , Rachael Haynes 41)

Ecclestone starts off with a couple of dots before Haynes collects a single with a paddle sweep towards backward square leg. FOUR! Healy makes room and lofts over mid off, the ball landing just short of the boundary rope. Five from the over.

07:36 (IST)

After 17 overs,Australia Women 76/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 32 , Rachael Haynes 40)

Kate Cross introduced with England now desperate for a breakthrough, knowing fully well their opponents are on course for a score in the range of 300 at the moment. Six from Cross’ first over including a wide in the penultimate ball.

07:35 (IST)

After 16 overs,Australia Women 70/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 30 , Rachael Haynes 37)

Sophie Ecclestone introduced this time, replacing Charlie Dean. Single off each of the first two balls before Ecclestone appeals for LBW in the third, with Healy the batter in question. England opt for the review after it’s turned down, and lose it after a thick inside edge is spotted. Ecclestone follows it up with three dots. Just two from her first over.

07:30 (IST)


Rachael Haynes creates history as she surpasses Debbie Hockley for most runs scored in an ICC Women’s World Cup tournament 👏#CWC22 pic.twitter.com/sZUSiDAB6b

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07:26 (IST)

After 15 overs,Australia Women 68/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 29 , Rachael Haynes 36)

Five conceded by Sciver in her fourth over including a double each to Healy and Haynes. Both batters are fairly well set at the moment and will look to accelerate to try and take the run rate past five.

07:24 (IST)

After 14 overs,Australia Women 63/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 26 , Rachael Haynes 34)

Dean’s even more expensive in her second over of the day as she ends up conceding two boundaries in three balls to Rachael Haynes, who goes past Debbie Hockley’s record for most runs in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup. Hockley had collected 456 runs in 1997. Haynes has seven more at the moment.

07:21 (IST)

The fifty partnership comes up between Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy for the opening wicket, the latter bringing up the milestone with a single at the start of the 13th over. AUS 50/0

07:20 (IST)

After 12 overs,Australia Women 49/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 22 , Rachael Haynes 24)

Spin introduced for the first time today with Charlie Dean replacing Anya Shrubsole. Two singles conceded in the first three balls before Healy charges down the track and clears mid on to collect her fourth boundary.

07:13 (IST)

After 11 overs,Australia Women 42/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 16 , Rachael Haynes 23)

Healy goes for a risky single in the second delivery of the over. Haynes follows it up with a pull off an attempted short ball in the third delivery. Five from the over.

07:07 (IST)

After 10 overs,Australia Women 37/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 15 , Rachael Haynes 19)

Shrubsole continues. Healy meanwhile, collects her third boundary with a lovely straight drive in the third delivery, before getting off strike with a single next ball. Five from the over. Steady start for the Aussies after being asked to bat by the ‘Old Enemy’, as they collect 37 in the first powerplay.

07:04 (IST)

After 9 overs,Australia Women 32/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 10 , Rachael Haynes 19)

First bowling change of the innings, with Nat Sciver replacing Katherine Brunt. A single collected on either side of a boundary leaked to Healy in the penultimate delivery, in which she tucks a full delivery through square leg.

Australia vs England, Women’s World Cup 2022 final LIVE updates: 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.

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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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 »