Englands win came down to a nervous last over that saw Gunn guard 16
Followings are the team players of the each team:-
World Cup squad team England: Heather Knight(Captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor.
World Cup squad team Australia: Meg Lanning(Captain), Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda Wellington, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry.
Jenny Gunn retained her courage at the end as England imposed ruling titleholders Australia’s first loss of the Women’s World Cup with a histrionic three-run achievement at Bristol on Sunday. The win came down to a nervous last over that saw Gunn guard 16, counting six off the last ball when Australia’s Jess Jonassen was unsuccessful to clear the cord.
Australia, chasing 260, broken down on 256 for eight. Success gave England their first World Cup victory above mischievous opponents Australia in 24 years. It also saw England swap Australia at the uppermost of the table on the net-run ratio, each side is now having gained four and lost one of their first five-set games.
Both England and Australia continue on sequence for the semifinals, with all eight sides intricate in the playoffs playing each other one time in the set stage, with the highest four succeeding for the winning point.
The all-rounder Katherine Brunt was at her finest as she plays a charming hand with a bat and with the ball. With runs truly wanted, Brunt carried with 45 not out from 43 deliveries, with a big six from the bowling of Rays. She joins an 85-run seventh-wicket stand with Gunn, who knocked out two maximums of her own on her way to 39, as they further scored 76 runs from the last 10 overs. Then in the 47th over of the chase, Brunt bowled Alex Blackwell for 21 and then composed the huge wicket of Perry for 70, concluding with 2-42.
The pleased Alex Hartley, who fired Australia skipper Meg Lanning, the top batter in women’s cricket nowadays, for 40, supposed,
“What a win, I’ve not got many words, it’s just absolutely fantastic and I just wish it was the final.”
In the meantime, Perry says,
“It was a good game of cricket, but in hindsight, there were too many extras bowled, 32 is a whole different story at the end of the game and we did well to keep in there at the end.” She adds “We gave ourselves too much to do through the middle of our batting and bowling.”
Australia will currently aspect to strengthen their room in the semi-finals when they encounter India in Bristol on Wednesday in a battle that could control the No.1 seeding for the semi-finals and an extra day’s break. England tour to Derby, where they’ll meet New Zealand the similar day.