England are by way of to the semi-finals of the Ladies’s World Cup after defeating Bangladesh by 100 runs in New Zealand.
Heather Knight’s aspect, who started the match off the again of three straight losses, have turned issues round in Wellington with 4 successive wins.
After England received the toss and elected to bat first, Bangladesh managed to take an early wicket in Wellington with Jahanara Alam claiming Danni Wyatt.
A pointy catch by Nigar Sultana then dismissed Knight for six earlier than Fahima Khatun claimed Nat Sciver lbw for 40.
England have been in the end lifted to 234 for six by Sophia Dunkley, who made 67 with help from Amy Jones and Katherine Brunt.
Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean each took three wickets every to assist dismiss Bangladesh for 134.
Captain Knight praised Dunkley’s efficiency in a post-match interview with Sky Sports activities.
“She’s been a extremely good discover. She’s matured and improved her composure on the crease. She hits the ball very cleanly,” she mentioned.
Knight added that the aspect have been hoping for extra runs within the match, saying: “I’m actually happy, I most likely would have preferred a couple of extra runs, 250/260, however the wicket was very gradual. And we have been scientific with the ball.
“The batters have all had slightly outing within the center to get used to the circumstances right here.
“It says loads about this group, the best way we’ve turned issues spherical. Not getting too down, we have been on the unsuitable finish of some shut ones. I’d have actually bit your hand off a couple of weeks in the past to be on this scenario.”
England at the moment occupy third place within the desk. Who and the place they are going to play within the semi-finals will probably be decided by the result of the match between South Africa and India.