Nat Sciver-Brunt hailed as “Probably the greatest on the earth” by England team-mate Sophie Ecclestone | Cricket Information

Sophie Ecclestone hailed Nat Sciver-Brunt as probably the greatest on the earth after her half-century helped England keep their flawless begin to the Ladies’s T20 World Cup with an 11-run victory over India in Gqeberha.

All-rounder Sciver-Brunt steadied the innings with 50 runs from 42 deliveries as England recovered from 29-3 within the powerplay to set a complete of 151-7. The spinners then efficiently managed to curb their opponents’ chase within the center overs, with India going 44 runs with out hitting a boundary.

Regardless of a late surge from India, with Richa Gosh briefly threatening to take the sport right down to the wire with a fast 47 from 34, England held on for the win and bowler Ecclestone believes Sciver-Brunt’s performances might information England to World Cup victory.

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England moved a step nearer to the T20 World Cup semi-finals with an 11-run victory over India in South Africa

“She’s clearly unbelievable,” Ecclestone, who completed with figures of 4-14 stated. “I feel I needn’t communicate a lot on that, she’s probably the greatest gamers and all-rounders on the earth.

“She’s so calm on the crease, and the calmest particular person and one of many nicest individuals. So, I feel for her to maintain scoring runs like she does for England is essential for us to win this World Cup.”

India and England had each gone into the sport with successive wins from their opening two matches, however Heather Knight’s facet have taken a giant step in the direction of ending high of Group Two and avoiding a possible semi-final towards Australia.

England’s spin bowlers had been essential in curbing India’s batting assault after they began their chase on the entrance foot, hitting 29 earlier than the lack of the primary wicket.

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England batter Nat Sciver-Brunt says that that they had to absorb the stress and take the assault to India of their T20 World Cup win

Ecclestone paid tribute to her fellow spin bowlers, together with Sarah Glenn who took two essential wickets.

“I feel it is huge,” Ecclestone stated. “That was three spinners enjoying a giant half in containing them and taking the sport deep that we did immediately.

“I feel something might have occurred immediately and we contained them whereas within the center.

“Particularly Glenn was nice immediately and clearly she obtained the wicket of Smriti (Mandhana), so it was all working to plan immediately.”