Women's World Cup: England play New Zealand, aim for a third-place finish

Shrubsole, the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 dismissals in five matches, suffered a side strain and did not bowl against the Kiwis in the inconsequential match on Wednesday, and her fitness will be a key for England. On the other hand, New Zealand, who missed out on the Cup in the last edition of the World Cup to England, will be desperate to exact revenge and finish third in this edition.

updated: February 14, 2013 17:59 IST
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Mumbai: England's dream of title defence might have come to an end but the holders will look to seek consolation by aiming for a third spot finish, when they take on New Zealand in the third place play-off match at the Brabourne stadium on Friday.

Defending champions England and last edition's runners-up New Zealand were knocked out of the tournament after West Indies upstaged Australia to reach the final.

Having defeated New Zealand by 15 runs in their Super Six match on Wednesday, England would be keen to carry on the momentum into Friday's game.

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