New Zealand upset England ladies in practice game

In another warm-up game at the MIG Club in Bandra, Sri Lanka got the better of South Africa by two wickets in a low-scoring encounter.

updated: January 29, 2013 21:19 IST
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Mumbai: Defending champions England lost to New Zealand by 13 runs in their warm-up game ahead of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Chasing New Zealand's 223, England started poorly by losing two early wickets but recovered via a 87-run partnership between wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor(32) and Lydia Greenway (51) before both fell in quick succession.

Struggling at 152 for seven, England rallied courtesy a quick 48-run stand in just six overs between Jenny Gunn (35) and Tammy Beaumont (22) which brought them close to the target.

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