Women’s World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family

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Women's World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family
Women's World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family

Women’s World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family

Women’s World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean was overjoyed after her ferocious bowling helped her team beat India in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at Bay Oval on Wednesday.

The defending champions put in a clinical performance, bowling India out in 37 overs and winning by four wickets. Charlie Dean (4/23) smashed through India’s top-order, while Anya Shrubsole (2/20) completed a superb team effort.

“I don’t have words to say, we’re very happy, to have come back from three disappointing games and win today, I’m very happy. I just tried to keep it simple, try and build some pressure, and that worked well. When you’re bowling with Sophie (Ecclestone), it makes things easier, she’s an exceptional player and has shown a lot of trust in me. This is for you (family and friends),” said Charlie Dean in a post-match presentation.

Women's World Cup: England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family
England pacer Charlie Dean dedicates her victory over India to her family

Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont opened for Chasing 135. Also India’s first over was bowled by Jhulan Goswami, who surrendered three runs. Meghna Singh bowled the second over and dealt England a major hit by returning Wyatt to the pavilion. Sneh Rana caught Wyatt at the first slide.

As Natalie Sciver knitted a critical relationship with skipper Heather Knight, the Women in Blue appeared to be in trouble. Therefore, at the 15-over mark of their innings, England were 50/2. Pooja Vastrakar sent Sciver back in the 16th over, breaking the potentially dangerous combination between the skipper and vice-captain. Amy Jones sent to the pavilion after Gayakwad gave India a much-needed breakthrough. However, Harmanpreet was the one who caught the ball.

Heather Knight’s fifty put the finishing touches on a late England batsmanship frenzy.

Only Smriti Mandhana (35) and Richa Ghosh (33) had previously been able to play some solid knocks for India, bringing their team’s total to 134.