Women's Under 19 World Cup (South Africa, 14-29 January)
Final: England lost to India by 7 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 29 January.
England 68 (17.1 overs: Rayana MacDonald-Gay 19; Titas Sadhu 2-6, Parshavi Chopra 2-13, Archana Devi 2-17)
India 69/3 (14 overs: Gongadi Trisha 24, Souyma Tiwari 24*)
Players of India celebrate after winning the ICC Women's U19 T20 World Cup following the ICC Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023 Final match between India and England (ICC)
India asked England to bat first and that decision paid off handsomely. England had batted first in all their games so far but they lost a wicket in the first over when Liberty Heap hit a return catch to Titas Sadhu. Niamh Holland swept a boundary off Archana Devi but then moved across to 'paddle', missed and the ball clipped the off bail! A bit of spin and some bounce in this pitch and Scrivens was down the track to Archana's final delivery in the over, didn't get to the pitch, caught by Gongadi Trisha running in and diving forward at long-off. Disastrous start by England that nearly got worse as keeper Richa Ghosh dropped an edge off Sadhu, Ryana MacDonald-Gay the lucky batter. Seren Smale was bowled by Sadhu and it was backs to the wall already for England. India's most successful bowler leg spinner Parshavi Chopra and Mannat Kashyap took up the attack, it wasn't going to get any easier, especially when Charis Pavely was given lbw, a huge inside edge being missed by the umpire. A diving one-handed catch by Archana Devi removed MacDonald-Gay. Could England's semi-final batting heroes Alexa Stonehouse and Josie Groves stage a repeat performance? No was the answer, as Josie Groves ran on a misfield and was run out by a direct hit at the bowler's end. Hannah Baker stretched and was stumped to give Shafali Verma a wicket and it was one-way traffic towards the dressing room, Sophia Smale chipping gently back to Sonam Yadev. England opened with legspin from Hannah Baker and slow left-arm of Sophia Smale. India went on the attack and lost Shafali Verma caught at mid-on, success for Baker and when Sehrawat top edged a flick off Scrivens and lobbed a catch to short fine leg. Scrivens dropped a hard edge off Tiwari at slip but India managed to keep from being totally becalmed. and were easing to victory when England finally turned to their seamers. They however conceded boundaries, although they did claim the wicket of Trisha as she heaved across the line and was bowled going for the winning hit. All over shortly after when Tiwari stroked the last ball of the fourteenth over into the covers for a single.
Semi-Final: India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 27 January.
New Zealand 107/9 (20 overs: Georgia Plimmer 35, Izzy Gaze 26; Parshavi Chopra 3-20)
India 110/2 (14.2 overs: Shweta Sehrawat 61*, Soumya Tiwari 22; Anna Browning 2-18)
Georgia Plimmer of New Zealand catches out Shafali Verma of India. (ICC)
A complete performance from India who have a battery of spinners and a powerful lineup of batters. They won the Toss, asked New Zealand to bat, and claimed both openers, one in each of the opening overs. Izzy Gaze and Georgina Plimmer mounted a recovery with Gaze taking three boundaries off Sadhu's third over. She had moved to 26 before being given lbw to leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra, a shocker, a huge edge onto her pads as she went for a pull shot. New Zealand reached 63/3 at Drinks but first ball after the break, skipper Izzy Sharp hit a full toss to short mid-wicket, luck not on their side today. Top score went to Georgia Plimmer with 35, but she fell with three overs remaining, meaning there was no end of innings acceleration for the Kiwis. India by far the happier side at the change of innings. Five spinners used by India in the innings and New Zealand opened with one of their own, Anna Browning's off-spin. Natasha Codyre's second over of seam went for 17 and India were on their way. Their skipper Shafali Verma was out to a stunning catch, a hit to deep mid wicket taken by Georgia Plimmer, running in and diving forward at full stretch, as good a catch as you will see anywhere. But Shweta Sehrawat looked in command and took 14 off Paige Loggenberg's first and only over that included a chance - Sehrawat hittting hard and shoulder high to extra cover - a real stinger. India were cruising at the halfway stage with 76/1 and Sehrawat moved to her 50 in only 39 balls (8x4). Disappointment for Tiwari though, as she couldn't see India home - bowled by Anna Browning with 13 needed. Sehrawat finished unbeaten for the fourth time in six innings and moves to the top of the tournament runscorers' list, for the time being at least. 292 runs and averaging 146!
Semi-Final: Australia lost to England by 3 runs.
Potchefstroom, 27 January.
England 99 (19.5 overs: Alexa Stonehouse 25, Grace Scrivens 20; Sianna Ginger 3-13, Maggie Clarke 3-15, Ella Haywood 3-25)
Australia 96 (18.4 overs: Amy Smith 26, Claire Moore 20; Hannah Baker 3-10, Grace Scrivens 2-8)
Hannah Baker of England celebrates with teammates after bowling out Paris Hall of Australia (ICC)
England made it through to Sunday's Final winning a low scoring thriller with captain Grace Scrivens claiming the final Australian wicket in the nineteenth over. England had won the Toss but had subsided tamely to 45/7 at the halfway stage of their innings. Alexa Stonehouse and Josie Groves added 46 for the eighth wicket, a partnership that in the end proved decisive. The Australian chase began, as England's did, with wickets falling in each of the opening overs and it fell to Claire Moore and Ella Haywood to keep the runs ticking over without taking any risks. They had added 30 runs when Haywood backed away to legspinner Hannah Baker and was bowled, so pressure back on Australia, but 11 off legspinner Josie Groves first over helped them along to 48/3 at Drinks. First ball after the break Moore was bowled, two more wickets quickly followed, and when Hannah Baker claimed her third courtesy of a 'generous' lbw decision England were suddenly favourites with Australia 59/7 and needing more than a run-a-ball. Australian hopes were resting on Amy Smith, and when she failed to clear long-off the game swung England's way, again. Josie Groves two overs cost 27 runs, but she had claimed the vital wicket Smith. With 4 runs needed a caught and bowled chance was missed by Hannah Baker, but the ball rebounded to Rayana MacDonald-Gay at mid-off, and her direct hit found the scampering Milly Illingworth short of her ground. Nine wickets down, 4 runs needed and 16 balls to get them - 8 'dots' later it was all over, England skipper Grace Scrivens trapping Maggie Clarke lbw. Australia were one hit away from the Final but it is England who will face India on Sunday. Hannah Baker picked up the POTM award for her bowling performance but without that Alexa Stonehouse / Josie Groves partnership it would be Australia celebrating tonight.
Group 1
PWTNRLPts NRR
India4300162.84
Australia4300162.21
Bangladesh4300161.21
South Africa4300160.40
Sri Lanka400040-2.18
UAE400040-3.46

Group 2
PWTNRLPts NRR
England4400085.09
New Zealand4400084.52
Pakistan420024-1.56
Rwanda410032-2.17
West Indies410032-2.36
Ireland400040-3.26

Group 1: Bangladesh beat UAE by 5 wickets
Potchefstroom, 25 January.
UAE 69/9 (20 overs: Lavanya Kenny 29, Rabeya Khan 3-14, Marufa Akter 2-16)
Bangladesh 73/5 (9.1 overs: Shorna Akter 38, Samaira Dharnidharka 2-18, Indhuja Nandakumar 2-34)
Rabeya of Bangladesh took three wickets. (ICC)
UAE won the Toss and elected to bat first - 'brave' decision and were quickly in trouble. They reached 37/3 at Drinks but utterly becalmed, struggling and failing their trial by spin. Lavanya Kelly top-scored with 29, with Mahika Gaur's 17 the only other double figure score. Three wickets for Rabeya and two for Akter. Bangladesh would have been confident of a NRR boost, but they lost an early wicket. It could well have been game on when they lost two more finding themselves 22 for 3 in the 5th. However Shorna Akter calmed the nerves as she clobbered two sixes to get her side back on track. Rabeya Khan went for 14 and in the same over Akter went with the scores level but not before a Player of the Match 38 from 19 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes) all but won the game. Bangladesh finish third in the table above South Africa but not enough to make the semi-final. India and Australia join England and New Zealand in the last four.
Group 2: England best West Indies by 95 runs.
Potchefstroom, 25 January.
England 179/4 (20 overs: Grace Scrivens 56, Charis Pavely 29*, Seren Smale 28*, Niamh Holland 21; Ashmini Munisar 2-32)
West Indies 84/8 (20 overs: Djenaba Joseph 44*; Ellie Anderson 5-12, Alexa Stonehouse 2-15)
Niamh Holland of England is bowled by Abini St Jean of West Indies (ICC)
England posted a daunting total with Grace Scrivens continuing with the run scoring she showed against Ireland. Scrivens dismissed for 56 from 43 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. Good cameos from Pavely, Smale and Holland put England - who had already qualified for the semi-final in a dominant position. Munisar with two wickets, but West Indies batting has been frail throughout - no more so than when skittled for 70 by Rwanda. And they lost their first today after just four balls, with another falling in the second. Alexa Stonehouse claimed her second and at 15/3 it was already about damage limitation. The fourth wicket went to Sophia Smale - sister of former Ireland U19 international Will and only Djenaba Joseph with a few lusty blows, got some respectability to a contest that was very one-sided. Great figures for seamer Ellie Anderson who returned to the attack and completed a five-for with two wickets in the nineteenth over. All too easy for England who will play Australia in Friday's semi-final, with India taking on New Zealand.
Group 1: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 1 run.
Potchefstroom, 24 January.
South Africa 134/7 (20 overs; Kayla Reyneke 43, Jenna Evans 22, Madison Landsman 21; Vidusika Perera 3-25, Demwi Vihanga 2-22)
Sri Lanka 133/8 (20 overs; Dewmi Vihanga 37, Nethmi Senerathna 36; Kayla Reyneke 2-16)
Sumudu Nisansala of Sri Lanka is run out by Karabo Meso of South Africa (ICC)
South Africa won the Toss and opting to bat lost a couple of early wickets. It was not until the second half of their innings that they pushed on with Kayla Reyneke's contribution seeing them set a challenging target for their winless opponents. Sri Lanka started slowly and had only reached 41/1 at Drinks with Senerathna on 26*. She had survived a dropped catch on 19 and a further run-out chance, but her 42 run partnership with Dewmi Vihanga was almost enough to claim the win. The partnership was broken when Senerathna was stumped off a wide - she nearly got back from a long way down the pitch, Kayla Reyneke's deliveries so slow and flighty they might not dislodge the bails! Somehow the chase came down to 12 runs required off the final over and Miane Smit who had bowled her previous 3 overs for only 4 runs held her nerve, completed a run out, took a wicket and with 6 required off the final delivery conceded a 4. Four overs 1-13 - match winning figures in a game that South Africa nearly lost with fumbled run-out chances and dropped catches.
Group 2: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 103 runs.
Potchefstroom, 24 January.
New Zealand 178/7 (20 overs; Georgia Plimmer 53, Emma McLeod 32, Anna Browning 31; Anosha Nasir 2-32, Mahnoor Aftab 2-46)
Pakistan 75/7 (20 overs; Areesha Noor 24; Natasha Codyre 2-10)
Aliza Khan of Pakistan is bowled by Tash Wakelin of New Zealand (ICC)
Put in to bat New Zealand agression ensured that they had done enough by the change of innings to secure the win. Georgia Plimmer's half century coming off only 35 balls. Pakistan had a nightmare start to the reply and at Drinks half the side were out for less 20! Areesha Noor claimed a degree of respectability for Pakistan with a face-saving 24 in the Pakistan total that included only 4 boundaries. New Zealand top the group, at least until England meet the West Indies tomorrow but both The Kiwis and England are assured of their semi-final places on Friday.
Group 1: UAE lost to Australia by 6 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 23 January.
UAE 107/8 (20 overs; Threetha Satish 58; Maggie Clarke 3-20, Lucy Hamilton 2-10, Amy Smith 2-16)
Australia 109/4 (15.1 overs; Kate Pelle 52; Lavanya Keny 2-23)
Amy Smith of Australia is bowled by Samaira Dharnidharka of UAE (ICC)
UAE got themselves past the hundred mark thanks to Threetha Satish who was not overawed by the opposition and attacked from the off. She brought up her half-century off 39 balls with seven boundaries. But when she departed, for a better than a run-a-ball 58, it became a bit of a struggle for the rest of the batters. The Australian reply saw Kate Pelle matching Satish's innings blow for blow. She dominated the scoring with 50 off 34 balls including 8 boundaries and when she departed it was a routine task for Australia to wrap up the win with nearly five overs to spare. Not quickly enough however to pass India's NRR and at this stage it looks like it will be an Ashes semi-final on Friday.
Group 2: Pakistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 23 January.
Ireland 113/7 (20 overs; Annabel Squires 55*; Rida Aslam 2-26)
Pakistan 117/3 (17.3 overs; Syeda Shah 35, Eyman Fatima 25, Warda Yousaf 24*)
Abbi Harrison of Ireland celebrates the wicket of Eyman Fatima of Pakistan (ICC)
Defeat for Ireland in their final match of the Tournament with Pakistan easing over the line by 7 wickets with two and a half overs to spare. Ireland's innings was dominated by Annabel Squires' half century with Zara Craig's 17 the only other score in double figures. The Irish running between the wickets has been heart-stopping at times and today they benefitted from the umpire's generous 'not-out' decisions on two occasions in that regard. The Pakistan openers Fatima and Zulfiqar rattled along reaching 44 inside the Powerplay before Zulfiqar was out in a Zara Craig wicket maiden. But that was the high point for Ireland as Warda Yousaf and skipper Syeda Shah combined in a 56 run partnership that ensured the win. Ireland head home with just that Group Stage win over Indonesia to show for their first taste of competition at this level. Quite a gulf for the 'smaller' countries to bridge both in skills and athleticism if they are to compete with the 'bigger' nations but hopefully having dipped their toes in the water they can build on this experience.
Group 2: Rwanda lost to New Zealand by 4 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
Rwanda 94/6 (20 overs: Gisele Ishimwe 27, Henriette Ishimwe 24*; Kate Chandler 2-21, Olivia Anderson 2-21)
New Zealand 99/6 (16.1 overs: Emma McLeod 59; Rosine Irera 3-21)
Emma McLeod made 59 as New Zealand got home with four wickets to spare (ICC)
Rwanda opted to bat first, a 'courageous' decision as Sir Humphrey would have said to PM Jim Hacker. New Zealand in control throughout giving the Rwandan batters no chance to force the pace and they were happy to concentrate on survival and puck up whatever they could without taking risks. Shouldn't have been a problem for the Kiwis, but as ever, 'it's cricket!' There was an early wobble in the reply but they were quickly back on track and 'pacing' their effort. Emma McLeod was out lbw with the winning line in sight, but her fifty had seen New Zealand home. Not just as straightforward a chase as they would have hoped but job done in the end thanks to McLeod's runs. A win but they fall behind England whose huge win over Ireland catapults them to the top of the Group 2 table
Group 2: England beat Ireland by 121 runs.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
England 207/2 (20 overs; Grace Scrivens 93, Liberty Heap 42, Niamh Holland 34*, Seren Smale 30*)
Ireland 86 (16.4 overs; Hannah Baker 3-9, Sophia Smale 3-11)
England's Grace Scrivens during her innings of 93 against Ireland (ICC)
A dominant display of batting by Grace Scrivens whose fifty came up in 30 balls 10x4, 2x6. No mercy shown here by the England openers who reached 105/0 at drinks. It was a tough day in the field for the Girls in Green but the breakthrough came when Laura Maguire crept one under Liberty Heap's bat. And it was Freya Sargent who claimed the wicket of an exhausted looking Grace Scrivens, swinging across the line. 93 off 56 balls (15x4, 2x6) spectacular stuff indeed. Ireland's reply to that massive England total was disastrous, immediately losing Rebecca Gough who hit the ball straight to short cover and set off for a non-existant single - sent back and out by 10 yards! Then a second with Annabelle Squires chipping tamely to mid-off. 'Tip and run' madness causes the third - another run-out with Joanna Loughran 'ball-watching' and failing to reach the keeper's end. With Zara Craig pulling Scrivens to short mid wicket and Georgina Dempsey chopping on, Ireland had subsided to 51/5 at Drinks. Siúin Woods was bowled by Sophia Smale who had a second in the over with Harrison slicing high to cover on the ring. Leg-spinner Hannah Baker wrapped things up with 3 wickets and as expected a huge win for England who leap above New Zealand to top Group 2. Next up Pakistan on Monday for the Irish.
Group 1: Bangladesh lost to South Africa by 5 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
Bangladesh 105/6 (20 overs; Sumaiya Akter 23, Afia Pottasha 21, Shorna Akter 20; Kayla Reyneke 4-19)
South Africa 108/5 (18.5 overs; Madison Landsman 37, Karabo Meso 32*, Simone Lourens 26; Rabeya 3-18)
Marufa Akter of Bangladesh is stumped by Karabo Meso of South Africa (ICC)
Bangladesh got past the hundred mark but it was a bit of a struggle for them. Kayla Reyneke excellent with the ball and backed up well in the field. South Africa were in trouble in their reply with Rabeya claiming two wickets in an over. It was all spin from Bangladesh and they proved to be a handful with a straightforward edge dropped by the keeper not helping the Bangladesh cause. Tense stuff but a seventy run partnership between Madison Landsman and Karabo Meso eased South African nerves and took them to within one hit of victory. It was disappointing for Landsman not to see it through as she skied a catch going for the winning boundary. That honour was left to Karabo Meso as South Africa emerged victorious in a tense encounter.
Group 1: India lost to Australia by 7 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
India 87 (18.5 overs; Shweta Sehrawat 21; Sianna Ginger 3-13, Milly Illingworth 2-12, Maggie Clarke 2-18)
Australia 88/3 (13.5 overs; Amy Smith 26*, Claire Moore 25*)
Milly Illingworth of Australia poses after being named Player of the Match (ICC)
India who were put in by Australia lost Shafali Verma and G Trisha early on, both to Milly Illingworth. And with Sonia Mehidya bowled by Maggie Clarke's first delivery India were finding it tough going against the Australian pacers. Shweta Sehrawat was hanging in there but gave it away immediately after the drinks break and India were in big trouble. India tried to hit their way out of trouble, swinging away at everything and it cost them their eighth and ninth wickets with a run out finishing the innings. Australia didn't hang about in the chase showing aggression from the off. But it cost Pelle her wicket, when she top edged seamer Titas Sadhu to short fine leg. Archana claimed Ginger's wicket with her second delivery but Australia had already made inroads to the Indian total. Maybe a rethink by Australia was required, but no, they continued to attack and it cost Haywood her wicket. The Indian spinners were really flighty and slow through the air - tempting with a ring of five on the off-side, and Amy Smith and Claire Moore took them on. Their partnership for the fourth wicket was an unbroken 51, taking 12 off Shafali Verma's over to finish the game, including a massive six, rubbing salt into the Indian skipper's wounds. Perfunctory handshake from skipper Verma, Australia batters all smiles.
Group 1: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 22 January.
Sri Lanka 59/9 (20 overs; Vishmi Gunerathne 25; Parshavi Chopra 4-5, Mannat Kashyap 2-16)
India 60/3 (7.2 overs; Soumya Tiwari 28*; Vihanga Wijerathne 3-34)
Vishmi Gunaratne of Sri Lanka plays a shot as Richa Ghosh of India keeps (ICC)
India asked Sri Lanka to bat first and they didn't have to wait long to get the payoff, with a wicket first ball from pacer Titas Sadhu and then a second in slow left -armer Mannat Kashyap's first over. It went from bad to worse for Sri Lanka with only Vishmi Gunerathne showing any sign of being able to cope, and after her departure the scoring ground to a standstill, with the Indian spinners in full control, Parshavi Chopra cleaning up the tail. Indian openers Verma and Sehrawat came out swinging and it cost Verma her wicket as she was lbw missing a sweep. Vihanga Wijerathne claimed a second wicket in the over as Ghosh edged to slip. With the finishing line in sight Soumya Tiwari lost her partner Sehrawat to a super, running back, over the head catch to give Wijerathne her third wicket off her final delivery. But India were unstoppable and it only took another two deliveries to put them back on top of the Group 1 table after yesterday's loss to Australia.
Group 2: Rwanda beat West Indies by 4 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 22 January.
West Indies 70 (16.3 overs; Marie Tumukunde 4-8, Sylvia Usabyimana 4-20, Zurufat Ishimwe 2-20)
Rwanda 71/6 (18.2 overs; Giselle Ishimwe 31*)
Jahzara Claxton of West Indies is bowled by Marie Jose Tumukunde of Rwanda (ICC)
Horrendous start by the West Indies who found themselves 49/5 at Drinks. Two wickets in the eleventh over for Marie Tumukunde added to their woes, and then Sylvia Usabyimana's extremely slow flighted deliveries mesmerised four of the tailenders. Could 70 possibly be enough? It wasn't and Rwanda produced one of the biggest upsets seen for a long time. Rwanda batters looked tentative against the Windies pacers but found a few runs to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Every run brought a cheer from their bench. 34/4 at the drinks break and the West Indies were starting to see that all was not lost just yet. Big pressure on the later Rwandan batters with some bad deliveries going unpunished. What wouldn't Rwanda have given for a couple of boundaries at that stage and one came in the most dramatic fashion! Claxton was removed from the attack for a second high full-toss and Ishimwe clubbed the free-hit from Cumberbatch to the extra cover boundary. It was down to 3 required off 12 deliveries, but they only need two of them as they scrambled the runs required. Rwanda off on a lap of honour and celebratory dance in front of their delighted supporters.
Group 1: Bangladesh lost to South Africa by 5 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
Bangladesh 105/6 (20 overs: Sumaiya Akter 23, Afia Pottasha 21, Shorna Akter 20; Kayla Reyneke 4-19)
South Africa 108/5 (18.5 overs: Madison Landsman 37, Karabo Meso 32*, Simone Lourens 26; Rabeya 3-18)
Marufa Akter of Bangladesh is stumped by Karabo Meso of South Africa (ICC)
Bangladesh got past the hundred mark but it was a bit of a struggle for them. Kayla Reyneke excellent with the ball and backed up well in the field. South Africa were in trouble in their reply with Rabeya claiming two wickets in an over. It was all spin from Bangladesh and they proved to be a handful with a straightforward edge dropped by the keeper not helping the Bangladesh cause. Tense stuff but a seventy run partnership between Madison Landsman and Karabo Meso eased South African nerves and took them to within one hit of victory. It was disappointing for Landsman not to see it through as she skied a catch going for the winning boundary. That honour was left to Karabo Meso as South Africa emerged victorious in a tense encounter.
Group 1: India lost to Australia by 7 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 21 January.
India 87 (18.5 overs: Shweta Sehrawat 21; Sianna Ginger 3-13, Milly Illingworth 2-12, Maggie Clarke 2-18)
Australia 88/3 (13.5 overs: Amy Smith 26*, Claire Moore 25*)
Milly Illingworth of Australia poses after being named Player of the Match (ICC)
India who were put in by Australia lost Shafali Verma and G Trisha early on, both to Milly Illingworth. And with Sonia Mehidya bowled by Maggie Clarke's first delivery India were finding it tough going against the Australian pacers. Shweta Sehrawat was hanging in there but gave it away immediately after the drinks break and India were in big trouble. India tried to hit their way out of trouble, swinging away at everything and it cost them their eighth and ninth wickets with a run out finishing the innings. Australia didn't hang about in the chase showing aggression from the off. But it cost Pelle her wicket, when she top edged seamer Titas Sadhu to short fine leg. Archana claimed Ginger's wicket with her second delivery but Australia had already made inroads to the Indian total. Maybe a rethink by Australia was required, but no, they continued to attack and it cost Haywood her wicket. The Indian spinners were really flighty and slow through the air - tempting with a ring of five on the off-side, and Amy Smith and Claire Moore took them on. Their partnership for the fourth wicket was an unbroken 51, taking 12 off Shafali Verma's over to finish the game, including a massive six, rubbing salt into the Indian skipper's wounds. Perfunctory handshake from skipper Verma, Australia batters all smiles.
Group A
PWTLPts NRR
Bangladesh330060.76
Australia320143.02
Sri Lanka31022-1.81
USA30030-1.57
Group B
PWTNRLPts NRR
England3300066.12
Pakistan3200140.41
Rwanda310022-1.92
Zimbabwe300030-4.90
Group C
PWTNRLPts NRR
New Zealand3300065.87
West Indies3200140.04
Ireland310022-0.76
Indonesia300030-3.60
Group D
PWTNRLPts NRR
India3300064.07
South Africa3200141.10
UAE310022-2.48
Scotland300030-2.56
Group B: England beat Rwanda by 138 runs.
Potchefstroom, 19 January.
England 183/5 (20 overs: Liberty Heap 64, Grace Scrivens 51, Davina Perrin 20; Sylvia Usabyimana 3-39)
Rwanda 45 (17 overs: Ryana MacDonald-Gay 2-1, Davina Perrin 2-5, Alexa Stonehouse 2-9, Hanna Baker 2-9)
Geovanis Uwase of Rwanda is stumped by Maddie Ward of England (ICC)
England chose to bat first against Rwanda whose pace bowler Geovanis Uwase has been suspended from bowling for having an illegal action. That won't come as a surprise to anyone who watched their first game. A huge disappointment for the player but also an indictment of the system that allowed it to get to this stage. A huge total posted for England with both openers reaching half centuries before departing giving time at the crease for others. There was only ever going to be one winner here and England gave seven bowlers a turn with six of them claiming wickets. England unbeaten and will face Ireland on Saturday.
Group B: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 19 January.
Zimbabwe 97/6 (20 overs: Kelis Ndhlovu 42; Anosha Nazir 2-21)
Pakistan 100/0 (10.5 overs: Eyman Fatima 62*, Shawaal Zulfiqar 32*)
Kelly Ndiraya of Zimbabwe is bowled by Anosha Nasir of Pakistan (ICC)
Kelis Ndhlovu the only player to make any impression on tight Pakistan bowling and fielding. The chase presented no problems for Pakistan with Eyman Fatima not wasting any time, bringing up her half century in only 30 balls.
Group C: Ireland beat Indonesia by 49 runs.
Potchefstroom, 19 January.
Ireland 156/5 (20 overs: Zara Craig 52*, Georgina Dempsey 50, Rebecca Gough 27; Kadek Ariani 3-30, Ratna Dewi 2-23)
Indonesia 107/8 (20 overs: Ratna Dewi 34*; Zara Craig 2-4)
Indonesia's Ni Kadek is bowled by Zara Craig (ICC)
Ireland won the Toss and opted for the 'less pressure' option - get what you can, and hope it's enough. And so it proved with a 93 run partnership between Georgina Dempsey and Zara Craig the key to the game after Ireland had a wobbly start, that threatened the Girls in Green's progress to the next stage of the Tournament. Wickets for each of Ireland's opening attack, and a scrambled run out claimed a third, with both batters heading for the same end more than once! Wickets for Zara Craig either side of the Drinks break and in the end six of Ireland's seven bowlers claimed at least one wicket. An easy win for Ireland but it would be foolish to ignore the fact that they conceded 30 extras in that Indonesian total. A feature of all their games so far that probably cost them a win against the West Indies and one that must be addressed before they face Group B winners England on Saturday, and likely Pakistan on Monday.
Post-match comments from Player of the Match Georgina Dempsey
Group C: New Zealand beat West Indies by 10 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 19 January.
West Indies 68 (19.2 overs: Kate Chandler 3-12, Abigail Hotton 2-10, Olivia Anderson 2-14)
New Zealand 72/0 (7.2 overs: Georgina Plimmer 41*, Anna Browning 28*)
Shunelle Sawh of West Indies is bowled by Anna Browning of New Zealand (ICC)
West Indies quickly in trouble having been put in by New Zealand who never released their stranglehold. There was quite an over from Olivia Anderson in which she claimed two wickets - it went: 5wd, 1, W, wd, dot, 1, dot, wd, wd, wd, wd, W. Only one score in double figures for the Windies and that from number 10 Earnisha Fontaine who finished 11 not out. There were 25 extras in Windies 68 with a 9 ball and a 10 ball over! New Zealand openers wrap up the game in double quick time, all over in less than eight overs.
Group A: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs
Benoni, 18 January.
Australia 159/5 (20 overs: Ella Haywood 36, Sianna Ginger 30, Kate Pelle 27, Amy Smith 22*, Lucy Hamilton 22; Rismi Sanjana 2-30)
Sri Lanka 51 (13 overs: Lucy Hamilton 2-0, Maggie Clarke 2-8)
Lucy Hamilton of Australia celebrates the wicket of Vidushika Perera of Sri Lanka (ICC)
Australia upped the pace after a quiet opening that saw them lose two early wickets and from then all the batters contributed. That's typical of the 'bigger' nations who have a depth to their batting and bowling that the 'smaller' sides lack. Early setbacks for Sri Lanka in the chase as they lost four wickets in the first seven overs and two more inside the first ten. Australia in total control throughout with all seven bowlers used claiming wickets, including 2-0 from their seventh!
Group A: Bangladesh beat USA by 5 wickets.
Benoni, 18 January.
USA 103/4 (20 overs: Snigdha Paul 26, Disha Dhingra 20; Disha Biswas 2-13)
Bangladesh 104/5 (17.3 overs: Shorna Akter 22; Aditiba Chudasama 2-15)
Sumaiya Akter of Bangladesh plays a shot (ICC)
Bottom of the table USA hung in there against unbeaten Bangladesh - '1 brings 2' they say, but at this level where there is little depth to the batting it can bring a lot more so keeping wickets intact seemed to be the order of the day as they posted 103. Bangladesh set about the chase steadily, presumably confident they could pace themselves to the win and up the rate if they needed to. Maybe not just as straightforward as they thought as USA kept picking up wickets, but they got there comfortably in the end.
Group D: South Africa beat UAE by 45 runs
Benoni, 18 January.
South Africa 112/7 (20 overs: Simone Lourens 27, Oluhle Siyo 25*, Elandri van Rensburg 24; Lavanya Keny 2-10, Vaishnave Mahesh 2-22, Indhuja Nandakumar 2-23)
UAE 67 (17 overs: Miane Smit 4-11, Ayanda Hlubi 2-6, Seshnie Naidu 2-16)
Indhuja Nandakumar of UAE celebrates the wicket of Madison Landsman of South Africa (ICC)
UAE asked South Africa to bat first, hoping to keep the score down to a manageable total - that was the plan and it went well, with South Africa kept to 57 off the first ten overs. Overall UAE did a good job holding them in check and only Siyo and Jenna Evans adding 32 for the seventh wicket got South Africa past 100. But it was more than enough as UAE slipped to 14/3 in the first 5 overs and wickets continued to slip away in the next five, off-spinner Miane Smit claiming four wickets and leg-spinner Seshnie Naidu a couple to wrap up the innings.
Group D: India beat Scotland by 85 runs.
Benoni, 18 January.
India 151/4 (20 overs: G Trisha 57, Richa Ghosh 33, Shweta Sehrawat 31*; Katherine Fraser 2-11)
Scotland 66 (13.1 overs: Darcey Carter 24; Mannat Kashyap 4-12, Archana Devi 3-14, Sonam Yadev 2-1)
Nayma Sheikh of Scotland celebrates the wicket of Shafali Verma of India (ICC)
Two wickets in an over for Katherine Fraser was as good as it got for the Scots who at one stage looked like holding India to 110-120. But sixteen runs came off the eighteenth over and then Sehrawat scored 31* off 10 deliveries for India to finally set Scotland a massive 152. The Scots chase never got going, spin proving to be their downfall, as indeed it so often does at 'youth' levels. Slow left armer Mannat Kashyap, off-spinner Archana Devi and the other slow left-armer Sonam Yadev wrapped things up with nine wickets between them for a pittance.
Group B: Rwanda beat Zimbabwe by 39 runs.
Potchefstroom, 17 January.
Rwanda 119/8 (20 overs: Gisele Ishimwe 34, Cynthia Tuyizere 30; Chipo Moyo 3-22 , Kudzai Chigora 2-21)
Zimbabwe 80 (18.4 overs: Kelly Ndirya 20, Natasha Mtoba 20; Henriette Ishimwe 4-13, Zurufat Ishimwe 2-27)
Players of Rwanda celebrate (ICC)
Rwanda would have been pleased with their batting performance that set up the win over their African rivals. Chipo Moyo's three wickets all came in the 20th over. Zimbabwe were struggling at the halfway stage of the chase and their hopes probably ended with Kelly Ndiyra's dismissal in the fifteenth over. Henriette Ishimwe wrapped things up with four wickets in four balls - please don't call it a double hat-trick! Massive celebrations by the Rwandan contingent, a big day for them.
Group B: England beat Pakistan by 53 runs.
Potchefstroom, 17 January.
England 156/7 (20 overs: Seren Smale 37, Ryana MacDonald-Gay 35*, Grace Scrivens 24; Anosha Nasir 2-20, Zaibunnisa 2-24, Areesha Noor 2-34)
Pakistan 103/5 (20 overs: Syeda Shah 34, Shawaal Zulfiqar 25; Sophia Smale 2-10)
Hannah Baker of England celebrates the wicket of Shawaal Zulfiqar of Pakistan (ICC)
England looked favourites throughout this game, setting a challenging total and then holding the reply in check in the early overs. Total control from England with a couple of wickets for Sophia Smale, sister of Will, remember him? Eight bowlers used by England in a very one-sided contest that sees Pakistan drop below Rwanda in the table on NRR!
Group C: West Indies beat Indonesia by 77 runs.
Potchefstroom, 17 January.
West Indies 176/3 (20 overs: Zaida James 55, Trishan Holder 35*, Shunelle Sawh 31, Djenaba Joseph 25)
Indonesia 99/9 (20 overs: Djenaba Joseph 3-14)
Djenaba Joseph of West Indies celebrates the wicket of Dewa Ayu Sasrikayoni of Indonesia (ICC)
Zaida James continued her run of form top scoring with 55 against struggling Indonesia. The Windies win this one with ease, but don't displace table-toppers New Zealand, whose demolition of Ireland in the morning game boosted their NRR considerably. Runs and wickets for Djenaba Joseph nailed on as Player of the Match.
Group C: New Zealand beat Ireland by 9 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 17 January.
Ireland 74 (18.1 overs: Zara Craig 20; Natasha Codyre 3-6, Natasha Wakelin 2-12)
New Zealand 75/1 (6.5 overs: Anna Browning 29)
Ireland's Zara Craig batting against New Zealand (ICC)
Not the start Ireland needed with captain Amy Hunter missing from today's lineup - a fractured thumb has put her out of the Tournament with CSNI's Aoife Fisher flying in to replace her. Two run-outs in the first three wickets to fall didn't help the cause as Ireland were blown away. New Zealand also missing their star left-arm spinner Fran Jonas today with 23 Senior internationals under her belt, she is out of the Tournament with a calf strain. But that didn’t seem to hinder their progress to the win inside 7 overs. Not many positives to take from today for the Girls in Green.
Ireland stand-in captain Siuin Woods was interviewed after the match (ICC)
Group A: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 10 runs.
Benoni, 16 January.
Bangladesh 165/2 (20 overs: Afia Prottasha 53, Shorna Akter 50*, Dilara Akter 36*)
Sri Lanka 155/4 (20 overs; V Gunarthne 61*, DV Wijerathne 55*; Murafa Akter 2-17)
Rashmi Nethranjalee of Sri Lanka celebrates after dismissing Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha of Bangladesh (ICC)
Group D: India beat UAE by 122 runs.
Benoni, 16 January.
India 219/3 (20 overs: S Verma 78, S Sehrawat 74*, R Ghosh 49)
UAE 97/5 (20 overs; M Gaur 26*)
Shafali Verma of India bowls (ICC)
Group A: Australia beat USA by 9 wickets.
Benoni, 16 January.
USA 64 (15.3 overs; M Clark 2-14, 5 run outs)
Australia 65/1 (8.4 overs: Kate Pelle 30*, Claire Moore 22*)
Kate Pelle of Australia removes the bails as they run out Geetika Kodali of USA. (ICC)
Group D: South Africa beat Scotland by 44 runs.
Benoni, 16 January.
South Africa 112-7 (20 overs; K Reyneke 53; K Fraser 3-25, N Robertson-Jack 2-12)
Scotland 68 (17 overs: Madison Landsman 4-16 (inc. hat-trick), Seshni Naidu 2-11, Jemma Botha 2-13)
Niamh Robertson-Jack of Scotland (ICC)
Group B: Pakistan beat Rwanda by 8 wickets
Potchefstroom, 15 January.
Rwanda 106/8 (20 overs: G Ishimwe 40, C Tuyizere 20; A Noor 2-19)
Pakistan 108/2 (17 overs: E Fatima 65*, S Shah 20)
Henriette Therese Ishimwe of Rwanda celebrates the wicket of Shawaal Zulfiqar of Pakistan (ICC)
A 'Mankad' in the final over of the innings will no doubt be a talking point - Pakistan taking no prisoners in this encounter it seems and Rwanda needed something special in the field if hey were to cause an upset. That didn't happen despite claiming a couple of wickets before the half way stage and an unbroken third wicket partnership of 72 saw Pakistan home.
Group B: England beat Zimbabwe by 176 runs.
Potchefstroom, 15 January.
England 199/4 (20 overs: N Holland 59, C Pavely 45, G Scrivens 45, L Heap 25; O Chare 2-34)
Zimbabwe 23 (12 overs: G Scrivens 4-2, J Groves 2-5, S Smale 2-5)
Kudzai Chigora of Zimbabwe (ICC)
Group C: Indonesia lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets.
Potchefstroom, 15 January.
Indonesia 74/7 (20 overs: T Wakelin 3-14, A Browning 2-12)
New Zealand 77/0 (9.3 overs: A Browning 38*, A Hamilton 26*)
Gusti Ayu Ratna Ulansari of Indonesia plays a shot (ICC)
Ireland's next opponents New Zealand made short work of Indonesia wrapping things up inside ten overs with runs and wickets for Player of the Match Anna Browning.
Group C: Ireland lost to West Indies by 7 runs.
Potchefstroom, 15 January.
West Indies 125/3 (20 overs: Z James 52, N Cumberbatch 21*; F Sargent 2-9)
Ireland 118/7 (20 overs: A Squires 42, A Hunter 21; Z James 4-20)
Zaida James of West Indies batting with Joanna Loughran behind the stumps (ICC)
A half century from Zaida James set things up for the Windies before she was the first of a Freya Sargent double strike in the eighteenth over. A tidy display with the ball and in the field by the Girls in Green who should not have been overawed by the prospect of a run-a-ball chase for the victory. There was an early loss for Ireland when Siúin Woods dragged a catch to midwicket. Ireland looked to be pacing the chase well at the half way stage but Amy Hunter was bowled playing back and across the line and and soon after Georgina Dempsey was lbw playing an ambitious sweep. Disaster then for Ireland as Annabel Squires was bowled sweeping - too full for the shot and Zaida James took a second in the over, Harrison top edging a pull to short third man. So the most experienced players had gone and from then it was a too big an ask for the rest. In the end it was somewhat closer than it should have been, the West Indies dropping more catches than they held, but a win for them nonetheless.
Ireland captain Amy Hunter speaking after the match
Group A: Australia lost to Bangladesh by 7 wickets
Benoni, 14 January.
Australia 130/5 (20 overs: C Moore 52, E Haywood 35; D Biswas 2-25, M Akter 2-29)
Bangladesh 132/3 (18 overs: D Akter 40, S Akter 31*, A Prottasha 24, S Akter 23*; C Ainsworth 2-9)
Group A: Sri Lanka beat USA by 7 wickets
Benoni, 14 January.
USA 96/9 (20 overs: R Singh 22; D Vihanga 3-11, V Perera 2-15)
Sri Lanka 100/3 (19 overs: V Gunaratne 34*, M Nanayakara 32*; B Bhadriraju 2-17)
Group D: Scotland lost to UAE by 6 wickets
Benoni, 14 January.
Scotland 99/9 (20 overs: E Walsingham 37; V Mahesh 2-19, I Nandakumar 2-20, S Dharnidharka 2-22)
UAE 100/4 (16.2 overs: M Gaur 33*, T Salish 27, S Dharnidharka 23; M Mareira 2-7)
Group D: India beat South Africa by 7 wickets
Benoni, 14 January.
South Africa 166/5 (20 overs: S Lourens 61, M Landsman 32, E van Rensburg 23; S Verma 2-31)
India 170/3 (16.3 overs: S Sehrawat 92*, S Verma 45)
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