Wednesday, February 26th, 2020


Sarah Glenn produced an economical spell of spin bowling as England Women defeated Thailand Women by 98 runs in Canberra to register their first win in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

The Worcestershire Women’s Rapids player conceded just 11 runs – and no boundaries – in her four overs.

Victory enabled England to bounce back from their defeat against South Africa at the weekend.

Glenn came into the attack immediately at the conclusion of the initial powerplay and her first two overs – the seventh and ninth of the innings – went for five runs.

She returned for the 15th and 17th overs and was equally frugal as Thailand closed their innings on 78-7.

Fellow spinner Sophie Ecclestone (4-0-11-1) also gave little away while new ball bowler Anya Shrubsole finished with 4-0-21-3.

Earlier, skipper Heather Knight had scored an unbeaten 108 as England totalled 176-2.

Knight and Natalie Sciver (52 not out) put on an unbroken 169 for the third wicket to rescue England from 7-2.

*Moeen Ali did not bowl and was dismissed for two but his side, Multan Sultans, defeated visiting Peshawar Zalmi in the latest Pakistan Super League encounter.