The 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup Final was a Women's One Day
International cricket match between England (pictured) and New Zealand,
played on 22 March at the North Sydney Oval in Australia. It was the
second time that the two teams had met at this stage of a World Cup –
England had won their previous final contest in 1993. This game was the
culmination of the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup, the ninth edition of
the tournament. England, who were considered the favourites, built an
opening partnership of 74 runs and continued to score steadily. Despite
regularly losing wickets, they won by four wickets with 23 balls to
spare. This World Cup title was their first in 16 years, their third
overall, and their first outside England. Nicky Shaw, a bowler who
replaced the injured Jenny Gunn in England's starting lineup minutes
before the game started, took a career-best four wickets for 34 runs and
was named the player of the match.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Women%27s_Cricket_World_Cup_Final>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The libel trial instigated by Irish author Oscar Wilde began,
eventually resulting in his arrest, trial and imprisonment on charges of
Joseph Stalin became the first general secretary of the
Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Division of Korea: A communist uprising began on Jeju Island,
eventually leading to thousands of deaths and atrocities committed by
The first news stories on the Panama Papers were published,
revealing that shell corporations represented by the Panamanian law firm
Mossack Fonseca had been used for illegal purposes.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (obsolete) A stupid person; a blockhead, a dolt.
2. A metal tool consisting of a long rod with a bulbous end that is made
hot in a fire, then plunged into some material (such as pitch or a
liquid) to melt or heat it.
3. (nautical) A post on a whaling boat used to secure the harpoon rope.
4. (botany, Midlands, dialectal) Often in plural: a thistle-like
flowering plant of the genus Centaurea, particularly the common knapweed
5. (zoology) Used as the name of various animals with large heads.
6. The loggerhead duck or Falkland steamer duck (Tachyeres brachypterus;
formerly Tachyeres cinereus), a species of steamer duck endemic to the
7. The loggerhead kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus), a bird endemic to
the Caribbean and West Indies.
8. The rufous-tailed flycatcher (Myiarchus validus), a bird endemic to
9. The loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), a bird endemic to North
10. The loggerhead musk turtle (Sternotherus minor), a large-headed
turtle endemic to the United States.
11. The loggerhead sea turtle or loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), an
oceanic turtle found throughout the world.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Ukraine has shown the world how to stand up for freedom &
democracy, for our shared humanity & for our common values.
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