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Women's WT20: Skipper Edwards scores unbeaten 77 as England eves knock Pakistan out

Chennai: A dominant England engineered Pakistan’s ouster from the women World Twenty20 with a comprehensive 68-run win in a Group ‘B’ match, here yesterday.

England skipper Charlotte Edwards with her Pakistan counterpart Sana Mir (right) in Chennai yesterday. Pic/PTI
England skipper Charlotte Edwards with her Pakistan counterpart Sana Mir (right) in Chennai yesterday. Pic/PTI

Pakistan needed to win yesterday’s contest to remain in semifinal race but their defeat has sent West Indies in the final-four.

It was England’s fourth straight win while Pakistan won two and lost as many matches. West Indies finished second in Group ‘B’ with three wins.

England posted a challenging 148-5, built around skipper Charlotte Edwards’ unbeaten 77. Along with fellow opener Tammy Beaumont (37) she gave a flying start to her team as they raised a 68-run stand in quick time.

Charlotte lost a few teammates from the other end but she she kept scoring at a good pace, steering the side to a winning total.

Pakistan’s off-spinner Nida Dar took three wickets for 21 runs in her four overs while pacer Asmavia Iqbal took the other two wickets.

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