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Heather Knight shines and Anya Shrubsole writes history while England beats Pakistan

Heather Knight shines and Anya Shrubsole writes history while England beats Pakistan to be on the eve of the semi-final of the World Cup

  • Anya Shrubsole became the third woman to reach 100 T20 international wickets
  • Bowler Shrubsole took three for 25, while England recorded a 42-point win
  • Heather Knight has made four half centuries – and a hundred against Thailand
  • Her dominant blow means that her team now only needs to beat the West Indies

Heather Knight continued her love affair with the Manuka Oval on Friday, and Anya Shrubsole made history when England defeated Pakistan and was on the eve of the World Cup semi-final.

Knight hit 62 of 47 balls, while Shrubsole was only the third woman to reach 100 T20 international wickets when she took three for 25, as England won a 42 point win.

Knight has now made four half centuries – and a hundred against Thailand on Wednesday – in her last five innings in Canberra.

Captain Heather Knight from England continued her love affair with the Manuka Oval on Friday

Captain Heather Knight from England continued her love affair with the Manuka Oval on Friday

Her dominant blow means that her team now only has to beat the West Indies on Sunday to reach the final four.

England’s 158 for seven on Friday was an above-average total that would probably always be too much for Pakistan, which could only reach 116 in response.

The 20-year-old spinners from England Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn took five wickets between them.

Anya Shrubsole only became the third woman to reach 100 T20 international wickets

Anya Shrubsole only became the third woman to reach 100 T20 international wickets

Anya Shrubsole only became the third woman to reach 100 T20 international wickets

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