White Ferns captain Sophie Devine hindered by back injury in crucial match against England

The White Ferns suffered a blow early in their essential Ladies’s Cricket World Cup match in opposition to England when captain Sophie Devine was compelled to retire damage, however she was later capable of return.

As she turned for a second run within the fifteenth over at Eden Park in Auckland, Devine dropped to her knees and was unable to proceed.

A workforce spokesperson mentioned she had “skilled some soreness in her again,” however she returned within the thirty eighth over along with her facet struggling to put up a aggressive whole at 155-6.


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Her second stint solely final a couple of balls earlier than she was caught at long-on for 41, and she or he was clearly hindered whereas on the crease.

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The preliminary damage got here shortly after Suzie Bates was dismissed, skying an attacking shot to Tammy Beaumont at mid-off.

Devine was on 37 off 42 balls at that time, having made a powerful begin with the bat.

No-one might get going as soon as she departed, with Melie Kerr and Amy Satterthwaite each out for twenty-four, and Maddy Inexperienced left to anchor the innings.

The loser of Sunday’s match might be left needing an unlikely mixture of outcomes to have any likelihood of creating the semifinals.

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