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England progress to Super Sixes

Thursday 12th March 2009

THE line-up for the Super Six stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 is complete with England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia and the West Indies battling it out to lift the trophy later this month.

In the Super Six stage the three sides in each group will now play the teams that qualified from the other group from 14 to 19 March. The top two sides from the Super Six will go forward to the 22 March Final.

At North Sydney Oval earlier today, England spinner Laura Marsh set up an 8 wicket victory for the two-time former champions when she recorded the 5th best bowling performance in the history of the ICCWomen’s World Cup while claiming a career best 5-15 as Pakistan were bowled out for 78 after being 51-1 at one stage.

In turn, the England batters hardly broke sweat as they achieved the victory target in 23.1 overs with the captain, Charlotte Edwards, hitting the winning boundary in her 32 not out.

Picture, courtesy of Matt King and Getty Images, shows Kent’s Lydia Greenway catching Sana Mir of Pakistan off the bowling of Laura Marsh.