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England Win But Rain Hits Other Women's T20 World Cup Warm-ups

England beat New Zealand in their first official warm-up for the T20 World Cup but India's preparations were hit with their clash against Pakistan washed out.

AFP |February 16, 2020, 3:27 PM IST
England Win But Rain Hits Other Women's T20 World Cup Warm-ups

England beat New Zealand by six wickets Sunday in their first official warm-up for the women's Twenty20 World Cup, but India's preparations were hit with their clash against Pakistan washed out.

The World Cup gets underway on Friday in Sydney when defending champions Australia face India, but both teams have been disrupted by the weather.

Australia were unable to play their match against the West Indies in Brisbane on Saturday due to a wet outfield at Allan Border Field, and India's game at the same venue met a similar fate Sunday.

Bangladesh's showdown against World Cup debutants Thailand was also called off.

But England managed some much-needed match practice with a comfortable win over New Zealand in Adelaide, restricting them to just 134 for nine.

Chasing 135 to win, Amy Jones and Danni Wyatt put on 41 before Jones was unlucky to bottom-edge an attempted pull on to her stumps.

Wyatt and captain Heather Knight added 40 to take England most of the way to victory, with Knight hitting the winning runs with two overs to spare.

"It was a good pitch so it was a really good performance by our bowlers," said Knight.

"It's nice for the confidence to get over the line with just four wickets down."

Meanwhile, South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in Adelaide to ensure they got their build-up off to a winning start.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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