Women's Cricket News July 2006
India Women in England 2006
First cricket test ended in a draw
Aug 12, 2006The first cricket Test between India and England women's teams ended in a draw after the tourist battled hard to save the game on the final day on Friday.
Needing 271 to win, India held on to 187 for eight in its second innings. Rumeli Dhar and Amita Sharma defied the host by cracking half-centuries. After England declared its second innings at 345 for eight, India played for the draw from the very start. But, the team was left helpless with three key batters � Monica Sumra, skipper Mithali Raj and Anjum Chopra � falling for ducks. However, patient knocks from opener Karu Jain (29 off 130 balls), Rumeli and Amita bailed India out of a possible defeat.
Scores: England 223 & 345 for eight decl. drew with India 298 & 187 for eight
India beat England in women's Twenty20
Aug 06, 2006Rumeli Dhar scored an unbeaten 66 as Indian eves handed out an eight wicket defeat to their England counterparts in the Twenty20 International match at Derby.
Electing to field, India restricted England to 107 for eight in the stipulated overs, thanks to some brilliant fielding by the visitors that resulted in five run outs. Medium pacer Jhulan Goswami was the most successful bowler with figures of two for 14. Jeniffer Gunn was the topscorer for England with 38. India reached the target with four balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. After opener Sulakshana Naik fell before a run was scored, Dhar and Mithali Raj (28) blunted the England attack and secured the victory for India. Woman of the match Dhar's 69-ball innings was studded with six fours.
Indian women win ODI series against Ireland
Aug 01, 2006Riding on fine half centuries by Monica Sumra and skipper Mithali Raj, Indian eves thrashed Ireland by 106 runs to win the rain-marred second and final one-day international cricket match, clean sweeping the series 2-0. Sumra scored 62 and Raj hung on to make 66 to propel Indian team to an impressive 239 for four in their stipulated 50 overs after Ireland won the toss and sent them to bat. Former captain Anjum Chopra and Hemlata Kala chipped in to contribute 23 and 30 runs respectively. However, the target was revised for the hosts and reduced to 214 in 40 overs by the Duckworth-Lewis method after rains interrupted play. Ireland scored 135 for 8 with C Beggs scoring 63 runs. For India, Nooshin al Kadeer and Jhulan Goswami were the pick of the bowlers returning 2-20 and 2-25 respectively. High on spirits after a good start to their tour, the Indian team will now travel to England to play a one-off twenty20 match, two Tests and five one-dayers. They will now face the English women in a twenty20 match on August 5.
Indian women's cricket team posts first win over Ireland
Jul 30, 2006Karuna Jain and captain Mithali Raj scored half-centuries to guide the Indian women's cricket team to a convincing 107-run win over Ireland in a limited overs game.
After being put in to bat, Indian openers provided a solid start by putting up a 78-run partnership. The fall of Monica Surma (40) did not hinder India's smooth progress as Karuna (56 off 114 balls, including 3 fours) added 77 runs with Mithali (50 off 71 balls). Anjum Chopra, who wore India cap for a record number of 89 one-dayers, scored 28. Later, small contribution by following batters took the Indian total to 212 for 5 in stipulated 48 overs. Jill Whelan was the best of the Irish bowlers returning with figures of 2 for 36. While chasing the challenging target, Ireland were all out for 105 thanks to good bowling performance by the Indians. C Shillington top-scored for Ireland with 31. All the eight bowlers used by Indian captain Mithali Raj came out successful, with Nooshin Al-Khadeer finishing with best figures of 2 for 21 in India's first ever win over Ireland.
IWCC Women's Cricket World Cup
India runners-up in Women's World CupWorld Cup Finals
April 10 2005Karen Rolton became only the second player to make a century in a Women's World Cup final as Australia outclassed India by 98 runs to win the trophy. Rolton hit 11 fours in her 107 not out off 138 balls at Centurion Park. She put on 139 for the fourth wicket with Indian-born Lisa Sthalekar, who was caught and bowled in the final over of Australia's innings for 55.
Four run outs wrecked India's hopes and Cathryn Fitzpatrick picked up two late wickets as they were all out for 117. Women's World Cup final, Supersport Park, Centurion: Australia 215-4 (50 overs) beat India 117 (46 overs) by 98 runs Score Board
India upset holders in Women's World Semi; to face Australia in Final
April 7 2005India reached the Women's World Cup final for the first time as captain Mithali Raj inspired them to a 40-run victory over holders New Zealand.
Rachel Pullar took 4-39 for the Kiwis but India reached 204-6 thanks to Raj's 91 not out, which included nine fours.
New Zealand slumped to 37-4 in reply and although Maria Fahey battled to an unbeaten 73, they were all out for 164. Women's World Cup semi-final, Potchefstroom: India 204-6 (50 overs) beat New Zealand 164 (43.3 overs) by 40 runs
India to face World Champs in Semi today
April 6, 2005Captain Mithali Raj believes India are poised to beat New Zealand and advance to the final of the Women's World Cup for the first time. "We lost to them in a group match but the girls are very confident this time," Raj told BBC Sport ahead of Thursday's semi at Potchefstroom.
"We have the world's best spinners and they will play an important role." The final between the winners of this match and Australia takes place on Sunday at Centurion.
Australia in Final
April 6, 2005Riding on the 62-run knock of skipper Belinda Clarke Australia moved into the final of the Women's Cricket World Cup after defeating arch-rivals England by five wickets at the Supersport Park in Pretoria.
Australia reached the victory target of 159 for loss of five wickets in 47 overs after England, put in to bat by Clarke, were bundled out in 49.4 overs.
India progress to last four
April 2, 2005India moved into the Women's World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable victory over West Indies at Harlequins. They bowled out their opponents for 135 and then cruised to 139-2 in reply as Anju Jain hit 68 not out. It was even easier for favourites Australia, who took only 14 overs to reach 68-0 after restricting Ireland to 66-8 in a full 50 overs. The omens did not look good for Sri Lanka as their top three batters departed for ducks against the tournament hosts. Fernando carried her bat to the end of the innings for 78 not out. South Africa faced a target of 159 but they collapsed to 126 all out as de Alwis took 3-19.
England women outplayed by India
March 28, 2005England suffered their first setback of the Women's World Cup as Anjum Chopra and Rumeli Dhar steered India to a seven-wicket win at the Laudium Oval.
Chasing a modest target of 140, India reached 141-3 in the 46th over with Chopra 64 not out and Dhar on 42. Jhulan Goswami (4-27) and Neetu David (3-23) had earlier played the leading roles as England were all out for 139.
Scores: India 141-3 (45.5 overs) beat England 139 (49.3 overs) by seven wickets.
Indian Women beat South Africa
March 26, 2005Spinners Deepa Marathe and Neetu David claimed six wickets between them for just nine runs as India defeated South Africa by four wickets in Women's Cricket World Cup match at the Technikon grounds in Pretoria.
Player of the match Marathe claimed four wickets in her six overs while giving away just one run in the bargain while David returned with figures of 2 for eight as India skittled out the hosts for 80 runs in 34.3 overs.
In other matches, Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand by seven wickets. Sri Lanka scored just 58 in 34.3 overs which the defending champions overhauled in 18.4 overs. England continued their winning ways too when they trounced Ireland by 128 runs. England scored 221 for six in their 50 overs, and then managed to restrict Ireland to 93 for eight.
At Rustenberg near Pretoria, Australia defeated West Indies by 79 runs.
Eighth Women's Cricket World Cup
March 21, 2005The IWCC Women's Cricket World Cup will take place in South Africa from 22 March to 10 April 2005.
The holders, New Zealand, will have to overcome Australia, England, India, Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies to retain the title they won on home soil in 2000.
This will be the eighth Women's Cricket World Cup. Aside from New Zealand, only Australia (1977, 1982, 1988 and 1997) and England (1973 and 1993) have lifted the trophy. In the 2005 competition eight teams will play each other once in a round-robin format before the top teams progress semi-finals and a final. In Picture: Belinda Clark of Australia and Clare Connor of England shake hands ahead of the opening game of the eighth IWCC World Cup at the Technikon Oval in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mithali Raj to lead India in WC
March 02, 2005Mithali Raj was named the captain of the Indian women's cricket team for next month's World Cup as Women's Cricket Association of India announced a 14-member squad for the mega event to be held in South Africa.
Mithali took over the reins of captaincy from Karnataka's Mamta Maben, WCAI secretary Shubangi Kulkarni said in a release adding the team would be coached by former captain and all rounder Sudha Shah of Tamil Nadu. India squad: Mithali Raj (Captain), Jaya Sharma, Hemalata Kala, Neetu David, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Amita Sharma, Deepa Marathe, Rumali Dhar, Arundhati Kirkire, Anju Jain, Jhulan Goswami, Anjum Chopra, Karuna Jain, Reema Malhotra.