Former champions England’s challenge in the Women’s World Cup 2022 continues. England defeated hosts New Zealand by 1 wicket in Sunday’s match. New Zealand, who were batting first in the match, were all out for 203 runs. England chased down the score of 204 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
One of the catches caught by England captain Heather Knight in this match has gone viral on social media. England women’s team captain Heather Knight produced a spectacular effort in the field to dismiss Lea Tahuhu of New Zealand in a Women’s World Cup match at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday It happened in the 39th over of New Zealand’s innings. Sophie Ecclestone was the bowler.
Knight set the bar for her teammates to follow by literally flying to her right and plucking the ball out of thin air. The video of Heather Knight’s incredible catch was shared on ICC and Cricket World Cup’s official Instagram handles.
Chasing 204, England’s last 4 of 9 wickets fell in just 11 balls. This made the more exciting. England were reduced from 5 for 186 to 9 for 196. At that time, they were in danger of losing. However, the last pair played with determination and allowed the team to win. Nat Sciver top-scorer for England with 61 runs. She made this run in 108 balls. This is Sciver’s slowest half-century to date. Heather Knight scored 42 runs.
This is England’s second win in five matches and their semifinals hopes are still alive. Hosts New Zealand have been knocked out of the tournament after losing four of their six matches.