Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: New Zealand jump to second in points table after win over India – Firstcricket News, Firstpost

The ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 got underway in New Zealand on Friday, with the White Ferns facing West Indies in the first match at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. A total of eight teams — Hosts New Zealand, Australia, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh, England and South Africa will battle it out over the next one month for the prestigious World Cup trophy. The final will take place in Christchurch on 3 April.

File image of the ICC Women’s World Cup trophy on display. Image: Twitter @cricketworldcup

England are the defending champions of the tournament, having defeated India by nine runs in the 2017 final at Lord’s. Mithali Raj and Co are aiming for that elusive maiden trophy, despite having reached the final twice (In 2005 and 2017).

Australia are the most successful team in the history, having won the trophy a record six times, and once again enter the tournament as favourites.

The tournament will begin with a single league phase, with all eight teams facing the other once, with the top four progressing to the semi-finals.

Mithali Raj-led India thumped arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs to kick off their campaign, while Australia got the better of defending champions England in their first match.

In the latest match of the tournament on Thursday, India sustained their first defeat of the tournament, with a 62-run loss at the hands of hosts New Zealand. New Zealand climbed to second spot with the win.

Here’s a look at the updated Women’s World Cup points table 

Position Team Matches Won Lost NR Net RR Points
1 Australia Women  2 2 0 0 +1.061 4
2 New Zealand Women  3 2 1 0 +0.799 4
3 West Indies Women  2 2 0 0 +0.100 4
4 South Africa Women  1 1 0 0 +0.640 2
5  India Women 2 1 1 0 +0.450 2
6 England Women  2 0 2 0 -0.190 0
7 Bangladesh Women  2 0 2 0 -0.923 0
8 Pakistan Women  2 0 2 0 -1.891 0


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