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Results
Final
  • Scorecard 10 April: Australia 215-4 (50 overs) beat India 117 (46 overs) by 98 runs
Semi-Finals
  • Scorecard 5 April: England 158 (49.4 overs) lost to Australia 159-5 (47 overs) by 5 wickets
  • Scorecard 7 April: India 204-6 (50 overs) beat New Zealand 164 (43.4 overs) by 40 runs
Pool Results
                P   W   NR   L   BP   Pts     NRR
Australia       7   5    2   0    4    35    2.041
India           7   4    2   1    4    30    1.059
New Zealand     7   4    2   1    3    29    0.872
England         7   3    2   2    5    26    1.493
West Indies     7   2    2   3    3    19   -0.221
Sri Lanka       7   1    2   4    1    12   -1.930
South Africa    7   1    2   4    0    11   -1.065
Ireland         7   0    2   5    0     6   -2.621
  • 22 March
    • Scorecard Sri Lanka 116 (46.5 overs) v India 4-0 (2 overs) - no result
    • Scorecard New Zealand 178-9 (50 overs) v West Indies 18-2 (3.4 overs) - no result
    • Scorecard England 169-7 (50 overs) v Australia - no result
    • Scorecard South Africa 204-7 (48 overs) v Ireland - no result
  • 24 March
    • Scorecard Ireland 66 (42.1 overs) lost to India 68-1 (17.2 overs) by 9 wickets
    • Scorecard South Africa 169 (49 overs) beat West Indies 168 (49.4 overs) by 1 run
    • Scorecard England 284-4 (50 overs) beat Sri Lanka 70 (26 overs) by 214 runs
    • Scorecard Australia 174-7 (50 overs) beat New Zealand 142 (49.3 overs) by 32 runs
  • 26 March
    • Scorecard Australia 230 (50 overs) beat West Indies 151 (48.3 overs) by 79 runs
    • Scorecard Sri Lanka 58 (34.3 overs) lost to New Zealand 59-3 (18.4 overs) by 7 wickets
    • Scorecard England 221-6 (50 overs) beat Ireland 93-8 (50 overs) by 128 runs
    • Scorecard South Africa 80 (34.3 overs) lost to India 81-6 (25.5 overs) by 4 wickets
  • 28 March
    • Scorecard Australia 256-5 (50 overs) beat South Africa 159-9 (49 overs) by 97 runs
    • Scorecard England 139 (49.3 overs) lost to India 141-3 (45.5 overs) by 7 wickets
    • Scorecard Sri Lanka 152 (48.1 overs) lost to West Indies 156-2 (39.2 overs) by 8 wickets
    • Scorecard Ireland 91 (49 overs) lost to New Zealand 95-1 (18.2 overs) by 9 wickets
  • 30 March
    • Scorecard South Africa 174-6 (50 overs) lost to England 180-2 (39.5 overs) by 8 wickets
    • Scorecard New Zealand 184-9 (50 overs) beat India 168-9 (50 overs) by 16 runs
    • Scorecard Ireland 159-6 (50 overs) lost to West Indies 163-2 (33.3 overs) by 8 wickets
    • Scorecard Sri Lanka 57 (38.3 overs) lost to Australia 58-2 (21.4 overs) by 8 wickets
  • 1 April
    • Scorecard Ireland 66-8 (50 overs) lost to Australia 68-0 (14 overs) by 10 wickets
    • Scorecard England 179-6 (50 overs) lost to New Zealand 180-5 (48.5 overs) by 5 wickets
    • Scorecard Sri Lanka 158 (47.4 overs) beat South Africa 126 (43.3 overs) by 32 runs
    • Scorecard West Indies 135 (47.4 overs) lost to India 139-2 (33 overs) by 8 wickets
  • 3 April
    • Australia v India - no play
    • England v West Indies - no play
    • Ireland v Sri Lanka - no play
    • New Zealand v South Africa - no play
Squads
Australia flag Australia
  • Belinda Clark (captain)
  • Karen Rolton
  • Alex Blackwell
  • Kate Blackwell
  • Louise Broadfoot
  • Cathryn Fitzpatrick
  • Julie Hayes
  • Melanie Jones
  • Lisa Keightley
  • Shelley Nitschke
  • Julia Price
  • Clea Smith
  • Lisa Sthalekar
  • Emma Twining
England flag England
  • Clare Connor (captain)
  • Rosalie Birch
  • Arran Brindle
  • Kathryn Brunt
  • Charlotte Edwards
  • Lydia Greenway
  • Isa Guha
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Beth Morgan
  • Laura Newton
  • Lucy Pearson
  • Nicki Shaw
  • Jane Smit
  • Claire Taylor
  • Clare Taylor
India flag India
  • Mithali Raj (captain)
  • Jaya Sharma
  • Hemalata Kala
  • Neetu David
  • Nooshin Al Khadeer
  • Amita Sharma
  • Deepa Marathe
  • Rumali Dhar
  • Arundhati Kirkire
  • Anju Jain
  • Jhulan Goswami
  • Anjum Chopra
  • Karuna Jain
  • Reema Malhotra
Ireland flag Ireland
  • Clare Shillington (captain)
  • Emma Beamish
  • Caitriona Beggs
  • Una Budd
  • Nicola Coffey
  • Jo Day
  • Marianne Herbert
  • Cecelia Joyce
  • Miriam Grealey
  • Anne Linehan
  • Barbara McDonald
  • Jill Smythe
  • Heather Whelan
  • Jill Whelan
New Zealand flag New Zealand
  • Maia Lewis (captain)
  • Emily Drumm
  • Nicola Browne
  • Sarah Burke
  • Anna Corbin
  • Maria Fahey
  • Sara McGlashan
  • Louise Milliken
  • Rachel Pullar
  • Rebecca Rolls
  • Natalee Scripps
  • Rebecca Steele
  • Haidee Tiffen
  • Helen Watson
South Africa flag South Africa
  • Alison Hodgkinson (captain)
  • Cri-Zelda Brits
  • Lonelle de Beer
  • Shandre Fritz
  • Ashlyn Kilowan
  • Johmari Logtenberg
  • Nolubabalo Ndzundzu
  • Shafeeqa Pillay
  • Alicia Smith
  • Tamara Reeves
  • Angelique Taai
  • Claire Terblanche
  • Daleen Terblanche
  • Charlize van der Westhuizen
Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
  • Sandamali Dolawatte (captain)
  • Hiruka Fernando
  • Inoka Galagedara
  • Thilaka Gunaratne
  • Eshani Kaushalya
  • Jereleen Michal
  • Dedunu de Silva
  • Praba Udawatte
  • Shashikala Siriwardene
  • Shuvini de Alwis
  • Janakanthi Mala
  • Sharmila Polgampola
  • Sripali Weerakkody
  • Thanuja Ekanayake
West Indies flag West Indies
  • Stephanie Power (captain)
  • Kirbyina Alexander
  • Felicia Cummings
  • Verena Felicien
  • Nadine George
  • Indomatie Goordial
  • Cordell Jack
  • Pamela Lavine
  • Debbie-Ann Lewis
  • Anisa Mohammed
  • Juliana Nero
  • Shane de Silva
  • Philippa Thomas-Eudovic
  • Envis Williams
  • Nelly Williams
Best Performances

Highest Individual Scores
Name Country Date Opposition Ground Runs
1 SC Taylor England 24-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka Harlequins Pretoria 136
2 KL Rolton Aus. 10-Apr-2005 India Supersport Park 107*
3 LM Keightley Aus. 28-Mar-2005 South Africa LC de Villiers Oval 103
4 CM Edwards England 30-Mar-2005 South Africa Harlequins Pretoria 99
5 M Raj India 07-Apr-2005 New Zealand Potchefstroom 91*
6 CJ Connor England 26-Mar-2005 Ireland Eersterust CC 82*
7 WHD Fernando S Lanka 01-Apr-2005 South Africa Technikon Oval Pretoria 78*
8 MAM Lewis N Z 22-Mar-2005 West Indies Harlequins Pretoria 77
9 MF Fahey N Z 07-Apr-2005 India Potchefstroom 73*
10 CZ Brits SAfrica 24-Mar-2005 West Indies Laudium Oval Pretoria 72
11 J Nero W I 30-Mar-2005 Ireland Laudium Oval Pretoria 71*
12 N Williams W I 28-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka Willowmore Park 70*
13 KL Rolton Aus. 26-Mar-2005 West Indies Rustenburg 69
14 A Jain India 01-Apr-2005 West Indies Harlequins Pretoria 68*
15 P Lavine W I 30-Mar-2005 Ireland Laudium Oval Pretoria 66*
16 A Chopra India 28-Mar-2005 England Laudium Oval Pretoria 64*
17 CM Edwards England 24-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka Harlequins Pretoria 63
18 BJ Clark Aus. 05-Apr-2005 England Potchefstroom 62
19 RJ Rolls N Z 24-Mar-2005 Australia LC de Villiers Oval 60
20 CM Edwards England 28-Mar-2005 India Laudium Oval Pretoria 58
Leading Batting Averages
Name Country Mts Inn NO Runs HS Avg
1 A Brindle England 6 5 2 186 51* 62.00
2 KL Rolton Aus. 7 5 1 246 107* 61.50
3 SC Taylor England 6 6 1 265 136 53.00
4 M Raj India 8 7 3 199 91* 49.75
5 J Nero W I 6 6 2 197 71* 49.25
6 P Lavine W I 6 6 3 145 66* 48.33
7 CM Edwards England 6 6 - 280 99 46.67
8 LC Sthalekar Aus. 8 7 3 167 55 41.75
9 MF Fahey N Z 6 5 2 114 73* 38.00
10 CJ Connor England 7 7 2 186 82* 37.20
11 A Chopra India 8 6 1 180 64* 36.00
12 CZ Brits SAfrica 6 6 - 206 72 34.33
13 R Dhar India 8 5 2 101 42* 33.67
14 AJ Blackwell Aus. 7 4 2 67 53 33.50
15 LM Keightley Aus. 7 6 - 198 103 33.00
16 MAM Lewis N Z 7 7 1 189 77 31.50
17 CL Fitzpatrick Aus. 7 4 2 62 43 31.00
18 A Jain India 8 8 3 155 68* 31.00
19 CS Terblanche SAfrica 4 4 2 62 41* 31.00
20 WHD Fernando S Lanka 6 6 1 155 78* 31.00
Best Bowling
Name Country Date Opposition Ground Figures
1 LE Milliken N Z 30-Mar-2005 India Technikon Oval Pretoria 5-25
2 N David India 30-Mar-2005 New Zealand Technikon Oval Pretoria 5-32
3 DM Marathe India 26-Mar-2005 South Africa Technikon Oval Pretoria 4-1
4 J Goswami India 01-Apr-2005 West Indies Harlequins Pretoria 4-16
5 AE Smith SAfrica 26-Mar-2005 India Technikon Oval Pretoria 4-19
6 J Goswami India 28-Mar-2005 England Laudium Oval Pretoria 4-27
7 P Thomas W I 24-Mar-2005 South Africa Laudium Oval Pretoria 4-35
8 CZ Brits SAfrica 24-Mar-2005 West Indies Laudium Oval Pretoria 4-36
9 RJ Pullar N Z 07-Apr-2005 India Potchefstroom 4-39
10 S Nitschke Aus. 30-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka LC de Villiers Oval 3-5
11 N David India 01-Apr-2005 West Indies Harlequins Pretoria 3-11
12 A Sharma India 24-Mar-2005 Ireland Harlequins Pretoria 3-12
13 N David India 22-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka Laudium Oval Pretoria 3-17
14 HM Watson N Z 28-Mar-2005 Ireland Harlequins Pretoria 3-19
15 SP de Alwis S Lanka 01-Apr-2005 South Africa Technikon Oval Pretoria 3-19
16 KL Rolton Aus. 24-Mar-2005 New Zealand LC de Villiers Oval 3-22
17 LC Pearson England 24-Mar-2005 Sri Lanka Harlequins Pretoria 3-23
18 A Sharma India 26-Mar-2005 South Africa Technikon Oval Pretoria 3-23
19 N David India 28-Mar-2005 England Laudium Oval Pretoria 3-23
20 A Sharma India 07-Apr-2005 New Zealand Potchefstroom 3-24
Leading Bowling Averages
Name Country Mts Overs Maids Runs Wkt's BBowl Avg
1 S Nitschke Aus. 6 44.0 11 91 11 3-5 8.27
2 N David India 8 65.4 14 167 20 5-32 8.35
3 KL Rolton Aus. 7 45.3 12 112 10 3-22 11.20
4 N Scripps N Z 3 14.4 2 45 4 2-17 11.25
5 RJ Pullar N Z 6 56.0 17 133 10 4-39 13.30
6 J Goswami India 8 64.1 21 176 13 4-16 13.54
7 LE Milliken N Z 6 44.0 7 151 11 5-25 13.73
8 LC Pearson England 6 34.0 5 89 6 3-23 14.83
9 A Sharma India 8 65.3 14 208 14 3-12 14.86
10 RJ Steele N Z 4 23.0 7 47 3 1-1 15.67
11 CL Fitzpatrick Aus. 7 67.0 13 171 10 3-27 17.10
12 AE Smith SAfrica 6 50.0 7 154 9 4-19 17.11
13 V Felician W I 6 49.0 6 166 9 2-13 18.44
14 LC Sthalekar Aus. 8 46.0 6 156 8 2-16 19.50
15 E Liddell Aus. 6 48.3 7 144 7 2-11 20.57
16 NJ Shaw England 5 18.0 2 62 3 2-22 20.67
17 SP de Alwis S Lanka 6 21.4 1 104 5 3-19 20.80
18 CR Smith Aus. 6 45.0 15 84 4 1-5 21.00
19 N Al Khader India 8 77.0 11 233 11 3-39 21.18
20 DM Marathe India 8 48.0 8 130 6 4-1 21.67
Best Partnerships for Each Wicket
Wkt Runs Name Name Country Date Opposition Ground
1 107 J Sharma A Jain India 01-Apr-2005 West Indies Harlequins Pretoria
2 133 CM Edwards SC Taylor England 30-Mar-2005 South Africa Harlequins Pretoria
3 139* J Nero P Lavine W I 30-Mar-2005 Ireland Laudium Oval Pretoria
4 139 LC Sthalekar KL Rolton Aus. 10-Apr-2005 India Supersport Park
5 128 A Brindle CJ Connor England 26-Mar-2005 Ireland Eersterust CC
6 90 SA Fritz CS Terblanche SAfrica 22-Mar-2005 Ireland Supersport Park
7 34 S Power V Felician W I 01-Apr-2005 India Harlequins Pretoria
8 41* JL Gunn J Smit England 22-Mar-2005 Australia Technikon Oval Pretoria
9 27 E Williams P Thomas W I 24-Mar-2005 South Africa Laudium Oval Pretoria
10 27 CE Taylor KH Brunt England 05-Apr-2005 Australia Potchefstroom