- Having sealed their World Cup qualification with a win in the first game, England went on to complete a 4-0 ODI series win against Sri Lanka.
- Things looked dicey for England in the final ODI, as they collapsed to 58-6, before a century-stand between Nat Sciver and Dani Hazell dug them out of the hole. England then bowled their hosts out for 78, with Laura Marsh taking 4-21.
- The White Ferns completed a whitewash of their own against Pakistan, with a 5-0 series victory, which guaranteed their qualification for the World Cup.
- After her recent success in South Africa, Amy Satterthwaite took just 6 wickets in this series…
- But on the other hand she did finish it with a series batting average of 197! Satterthwaite scored 3 centuries, all at well over a run-a-ball, to finish the calendar year with a massive 977 international runs, having also chipped-in with 21 wickets.
India v West Indies + South Africa
- There was yet another whitewash in the India v West Indies series – 3-0 to India; but it looks like it will still be West Indies heading directly to the World Cup.
- Even if the ICC decide later this week that the points should be shared from India’s unplayed series versus Pakistan, leaving both India and West Indies on 21 points, West Indies will go through on games won, and India must play the qualifying tournament, along with South Africa, who forfeited their outside chance of direct qualification, losing the 1st ODI to Australia.
- The final weekend of round-robin matches saw Queensland Fire and New South Wales Breakers qualify for December’s final.
- With the Southern Stars occupied against South Africa, it was up to the domestic squads to step up. For the Fire, Beth Mooney hit a century (146 off 144 balls) as they beat Vic Spirit to finish top of the table; whilst for the Breakers Sarah Aley took 3-33, as they bowled-out the ACT Meteors to win their shoot-out by 13 runs and grab the other final spot.