England coach Phil Neville did not hold back in his praise for Nikita Parris after the forward was named player of the match in her side’s 2-1 win over Scotland at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday.
The United States began their trophy defence in scintillating style with 13-0 Women's World Cup thrashing of Thailand in a ruthless demonstration of strength to potential quarter-final
"Asia Cup could have definitely happened, it would have been a great chance for India and Pakistan to play against each other. There are many reasons behind this. I don't want to get into that," Akhtar said while speaking to Geo Cricket on YouTube.
In a rain-shortened match with innings of 20 overs, Pakistan bowled superbly to contain the West Indies' potent batting line-up to 89-7 then overhauled the modest target with seven balls to spare.
Amy Satterthwaite scored 75 and Amelia Kerr added 50 as New Zealand made 260-9, batting first after India won the toss. Harmanpreet Kaur made an outstanding 71 from 63 balls to lead her team’s response but India was all out for 198 in the 47th over.
A half century by Nida Dar carried Pakistan close to a victory which would have been one of the most significant in its World Cup history. But she was run out for 55 in the 49th over.
Australia, led by a sublime 170 from Alyssa Healy, rewrote the record books to beat a valiant England by 71 runs in the Women's World Cup final in Christchurch on Sunday.
Football's governing body FIFA made history on Thursday by selecting Japan's Yamashita alongside Stephanie Frappart of France and Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga on a list of 36 referees for the World Cup.
The result puts Australia top of the tournament's eight-team leaderboard but leaves Pakistan bottom with a struggle to make the final four after two losses. "Everyone's in really good form, we all got starts and I guess we're all feeling in good nick," Lanning said.