ICC Women's World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

England Women v New Zealand Women

England Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

Kartherine Brunt will open the bowling...

Here come the New Zealand openers, Bates and Satterthwaite, while the England players are already in the middle

2.15pm The highest score England have conceded during this tournament is 144 against Australia and they still chased that down. They have the top two batsmen in the new ICC rankings: Sarah Taylor and Charlotte Edwards. However, New Zealand have some very experienced players, particularly the captain Bates, Sophie Devine and Nicola Browne.

And, before you query the use of 'batsmen' it's our house style and an accepted term in the women's game.

2.05pm England: 1 Charlotte Edwards (capt), 2 Laura Marsh, 3 Sarah Taylor (wk), 4 Arran Brindle, 5 Lydia Greenway, 6 Danielle Wyatt, 7 Jenny Gunn, 8 Anya Shrubsole, 9 Danielle Hazell, 10 Katherine Brunt, 11 Holly Colvin

New Zealand: 1 Suzie Bates (capt), 2 Amy Satterthwaite, 3 Sophie Devine, 4 Frances Mackay, 5 Sara McGlashan, 6 Nicola Browne, 7 Katey Martin (wk), 8 Erin Bermingham, 9 Lucy Doolan, 10 Morna Nielsen, 11 Sian Ruck

So New Zealand have bolstered their spin attack by bringing in Lucy Doolan, but England, who are unchanged for the fourth game running, are well stocked for them as well.

2.00pm England have won the toss and put New Zealand into bat. "It's a formula that's worked really well for us," says Charlotte Edwards. "We've not played here before so we won't to know our target."

Suzie Bates: "We were happy to have a bat so we'll look to put a good score on the board."

1.45pm Hello everyone and welcome to coverage of the first semi-final in the Women's World Twenty20. It's England, the in-form team in the game, taking on New Zealand and the pair have had a number of good battles over the year although England came out convincing 4-0 winners earlier this. You can get a wealth of further information from Alan Gardner's preview and I'll bring you toss and team news when I get it.

0.1

Brunt to Bates, no run, on middle, worked to midwicket

0.2

Brunt to Bates, no run, uses her feet early on, drives firmly to cover but can't find the gap

0.3

Brunt to Bates, no run, dragged down short outside off, not a great deal of carry and Bates plays over the top with her cut shot...goes second bounce to Taylor

0.4

Brunt to Bates, no run, getting down the pitch again, Brunt drops shorter and Bates flat-bats a pull into the non-striker which ends the chance of any runs

0.5

Brunt to Bates, OUT, gone! First one down. Driven firmly into the off side, sharply fielded at cover, and there's a horrid mix-up as Greenway sends her throw back to the keeper and Bates is miles out of the picture

SW Bates run out 0 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That's a massive early wicket. Here's Mark Kidger: "The men couldn't do it but, today, England expects. Anything other than an England win would be a big surprise." They've made the ideal start

0.6

Brunt to Devine, no run, well bowled, extra bounce on this one outside off and Devine drops her hands as it goes through to the keeper...excellent first over

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) New Zealand Women 0/1
SFM Devine    0* (1b)      KH Brunt    1-1-0-0
AE Satterthwaite    0* (0b)     

Danielle Hazell will share the new ball with her offspin

1.1

Hazell to Satterthwaite, no run, on off stump, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

1.2

Hazell to Satterthwaite, no run, on leg stump, turned to backward square and they are still to get off the mark

1.3

Hazell to Satterthwaite, no run, beaten as this keeps a little low outside off as she drives to drive

1.4

Hazell to Satterthwaite, 1 run, tossed up a little more, dragged along the ground through midwicket with a slog sweep

1.5

Hazell to Devine, 1 run, full outside off, driven square through the covers

1.6

Hazell to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, close! Almost picks out deep midwicket as she goes for a slow sweep and gets underneath the ball...the fielder, Greenway, runs in but can't quite get under the chance and actually does well to stop the boundary

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 4/1
AE Satterthwaite    3* (5b)      D Hazell    1-0-4-0
SFM Devine    1* (2b)      KH Brunt    1-1-0-0

2.1

Brunt to Devine, 1 run, perhaps just a hint of outswing, played with an open face down to third man

2.2

Brunt to Satterthwaite, 1 run, on middle and leg, whipped off the pads down to long leg

"Not surprised Lydia Greenway's fielding affects the game - best fielder in the game - amongst men and women...?" says StoneRose. "Or is it wrong to compare?" It's a valid question

2.3

Brunt to Devine, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Satterthwaite waits a fraction longer and guides through the vacant slip area

2.4

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, pushed very full outside off stump, searching for any swing on offer - there's a little - and it's driven square to point

2.5

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, well bowled, hint of shape into the left hander who drives to midwicket but that wasn't far from getting between bat and pad

2.6

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, beaten, full again outside and she attempts to drive through the covers

End of over 3 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 7/1
AE Satterthwaite    4* (9b)      KH Brunt    2-1-3-0
SFM Devine    3* (4b)      D Hazell    1-0-4-0

Danni Wyatt comes into the attack. Another offspiner.

3.1

Wyatt to Devine, 3 runs, round the wicket, short outside off, and that's a rare misfield at cover as it's cut strongly off the back foot...the ball pulls up just short of the rope which allows it to be flicked back by Greenway

3.2

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, 1 run, swept from off stump to backward square

3.3

Wyatt to Devine, no run, tossed up, big full toss outside off, but driven straight to cover...missed out there

3.4

Wyatt to Devine, 1 run, better ball, on middle, flicked towards square leg and another fumble allows a single

3.5

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, no run, swing and miss outside off, this turned quite sharply

3.6

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, no run, appeal for lbw as she missed another sweep

End of over 4 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 12/1
AE Satterthwaite    5* (12b)      DN Wyatt    1-0-5-0
SFM Devine    7* (7b)      KH Brunt    2-1-3-0

4.1

Brunt to Devine, no run, short of a length, driven off the back foot square of the wicket

4.2

Brunt to Devine, FOUR, bonus runs, the first boundary of the day, she went for a cut and was done by a lack of bounce and comes off the bottom then scoots fine of third man

4.3

Brunt to Devine, no run, tight on middle and off, defended towards mid-on

4.4

Brunt to Devine, no run, extra pace, banged in short of a length and it beats the attempted pull

4.5

Brunt to Devine, no run, super delivery, short ball followed by the yorker which was homing in on middle and leg...Devine just managed to jab down in time

4.6

Brunt to Devine, no run, good finish to the over, full on middle, driven firmly to mid-off

End of over 5 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 16/1
SFM Devine    11* (13b 1x4)      KH Brunt    3-1-7-0
AE Satterthwaite    5* (12b)      DN Wyatt    1-0-5-0

5.1

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, 1 run, uses her feet, makes it into a full toss and bunted down the ground to long-on

5.2

Wyatt to Devine, OUT, pressure tells...picked this up from outside off with a slog sweep but couldn't clear deep midwicket as she steadied herself under the catch

SFM Devine c Brunt b Wyatt 11 (18m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Brunt brings out a Usain Bolt celebration...England in control early on

5.3

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, no run, stays round the wicket to the left hander, gets beaten as she drives to heave through midwicket

5.4

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, no run, tossed up on off stump, drives firmly but can't find a gap in the tightly-packed cover field

5.5

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, 1 wide, goes for the quicker ball but spears it down the leg side

5.5

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, no run, slower and back outside off, chopped into the covers

5.6

Wyatt to Satterthwaite, FOUR, another misfield, England haven't been perfect so far, as that's driven firmly back down the pitch and Wyatt can't stop it in her follow through then it comfortably beats mid-off

Still, despite that boundary, very much England's Powerplay

End of over 6 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 22/2
AE Satterthwaite    10* (17b 1x4)      DN Wyatt    2-0-11-1
FL Mackay    0* (0b)      KH Brunt    3-1-7-0

Bit more pace now as Anya Shrubsole comes into the attack

6.1

Shrubsole to Mackay, no run, tucked into the leg side

6.2

Shrubsole to Mackay, no run, good line at off stump, comes across the stumps and plays towards mid-on

6.3

Shrubsole to Mackay, 1 run, touch more bounce this time, Mackay gets inside the line and works down to long leg

6.4

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, no run, beaten outside off as she aimed to drive through the covers but didn't get to the pitch

6.5

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, no run, touch wider, another missed drive, and not far from being called by the umpire

6.6

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, no run, down the pitch to try and engineer something, drives on the up but without much timing and it nearly carries to cover

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand Women 23/2
AE Satterthwaite    10* (20b 1x4)      A Shrubsole    1-0-1-0
FL Mackay    1* (3b)      DN Wyatt    2-0-11-1

Hazell back into the attack

7.1

Hazell to Mackay, 1 run, worked away from off stump wide of midwicket

7.2

Hazell to Satterthwaite, no run, a little more air this time, driven down the off side and Hazell fields herself

7.3

Hazell to Satterthwaite, no run, tries to get down the pitch outside leg stump but can only tuck it to midwicket

7.4

Hazell to Satterthwaite, 1 run, picked up over the leg side, it was on off stump and she fetched it over midwicket but there's cover in the deep

7.5

Hazell to Mackay, no run, wider outside off, Mackay comes forward and defends

7.6

Hazell to Mackay, no run, driven back to the bowler...another tight over ticks by

Apart from the couple of misfields it has been an excellent start by England

End of over 8 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 25/2
FL Mackay    2* (6b)      D Hazell    2-0-6-0
AE Satterthwaite    11* (23b 1x4)      A Shrubsole    1-0-1-0

8.1

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, no run, they are finding it very difficult to get their timing as this one is driven to cover

8.2

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, FOUR, terrific shot, dropped a touch short and Satterthwaite waits on the back foot and pulls backward of square

8.3

Shrubsole to Satterthwaite, 1 run, now this is driven sweetly through the off side to give the cover sweeper some work

8.4

Shrubsole to Mackay, no run, big appeal for lbw! Looked quite close as she came across he stumps but it was just shaping down the leg side

8.5

Shrubsole to Mackay, no run, that's a technically correct drive, but goes to cover

8.6

Shrubsole to Mackay, OUT, gone this time! Was a touch fuller than the previous shout, swinging into the right hander, and she played across the line

FL Mackay lbw b Shrubsole 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 30/3
     A Shrubsole    2-0-6-1
AE Satterthwaite    16* (26b 2x4)      D Hazell    2-0-6-0

Sara McGlashan in at No.5. New Zealand in a lot of trouble. Replays show the lbw was just clipping leg stump. Laura Marsh into the attack.

9.1

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, round the wicket, short outside off, driven off the back foot down to long on

9.2

Marsh to McGlashan, 1 run, over the wicket, touch short but it turns, punched down the ground

9.3

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, tossed up and bowled a little slower, on leg stump and tucked through the on side

9.4

Marsh to McGlashan, no run, nicely bowled, that really grips and spins into McGlashan who gets into a bit of a tangle

9.5

Marsh to McGlashan, 1 run, worked down the ground to long on

9.6

Marsh to Satterthwaite, FOUR, something goes New Zealand's way, this is a top edge that flies past Taylor and down to third man...Satterthwaite was aiming to send that over midwicket

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand Women 38/3
AE Satterthwaite    22* (29b 3x4)      LA Marsh    1-0-8-0
SJ McGlashan    2* (3b)      A Shrubsole    2-0-6-1

Halfway point of the innings. All England so far. Holly Colvin into the attack with her slow left-arm

10.1

Colvin to McGlashan, 1 leg bye, comes in on a very wide run up, starts on leg stump, tucked backward of square

10.2

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, a touch short outside off, turns into the left hander and clubbed down the ground

10.3

Colvin to McGlashan, 1 run, uses her feet, meets the ball on the full and drives down the ground

10.4

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, tucked off middle stump wide of midwicket

10.5

Colvin to McGlashan, no run, that's a ripper...big turn and bounce from leg stump and it zips across the face

10.6

Colvin to McGlashan, OUT, lovely bowling, similar to the previous ball as it grips and turns past the edge, McGlashan is drawn out of the crease and Taylor is quick to whip the bails off...McGlashan well short

SJ McGlashan st †Taylor b Colvin 3 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

There has been no let-up from the England attack from the opening over

End of over 11 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 42/4
     HL Colvin    1-0-3-1
AE Satterthwaite    24* (31b 3x4)      LA Marsh    1-0-8-0

11.1

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, full outside off, driven through the off side

11.2

Marsh to Browne, no run, slow turn from short of a length, worked to midwicket

11.3

Marsh to Browne, 1 run, fuller this time and worked through the square leg

11.4

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, wide outside off, it's driven firmly through the covers but only to the sweeper

11.5

Marsh to Browne, no run, gets cramped for room as this turns into the right hander and she drives back to Marsh

11.6

Marsh to Browne, FOUR, well played, connects with a strong sweep and gets enough height to beat midwicket inside the circle and places it well to beat the deep fielder

End of over 12 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 49/4
NJ Browne    5* (4b 1x4)      LA Marsh    2-0-15-0
AE Satterthwaite    26* (33b 3x4)      HL Colvin    1-0-3-1

12.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, no run, misses out on a pull, ball didn't bounce as much as she expected and gets taken on the pads

12.2

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, a little short again, sits up a touch and gets pulled out to deep midwicket

12.3

Colvin to Browne, no run, round the wicket now, full at off stump, driven to cover inside the circle

12.4

Colvin to Browne, 1 run, chopped away from off stump, risky shot with the ball coming on with the arm, and it goes to point

12.5

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, she's just been a bit short and gets pulled again, but it's not costly as long on does the fielding

12.6

Colvin to Browne, 1 run, fuller and finds some turn, takes a thick outside edge square into the off side

End of over 13 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 53/4
NJ Browne    7* (7b 1x4)      HL Colvin    2-0-7-1
AE Satterthwaite    28* (36b 3x4)      LA Marsh    2-0-15-0

Hazell back again

13.1

Hazell to Browne, 1 run, driven out to the cover sweeper

13.2

Hazell to Satterthwaite, 1 run, slogged away from off stump through the off side

13.3

Hazell to Browne, 1 run, short outside off, cut firmly to the deep point

A run-a-ball from here only gets New Zealand to around 100

13.4

Hazell to Satterthwaite, 1 run, low full toss outside leg stump, worked away through midwicket but still no boundaries

13.5

Hazell to Browne, no run, hint of desperation now as this is hoicked from outside off to midwicket

13.6

Hazell to Browne, no run, not allowing any width to use and this one is driven to cover

End of over 14 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 57/4
NJ Browne    9* (11b 1x4)      D Hazell    3-0-10-0
AE Satterthwaite    30* (38b 3x4)      HL Colvin    2-0-7-1

14.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, OUT, another catch in the deep...tried to clear long-on but only picked out Jenny Gunn who took the catch low to the ground but very calmly

AE Satterthwaite c Gunn b Colvin 30 (54m 39b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

Satterthwaite had tried to hold the innings together but to increase the scoring rate. For those asking, yes, it will be the same pitch for the men's semi

14.2

Colvin to Browne, 1 run, cut away through the off side to bring Martin, the New Zealand keeper, onto strike

14.3

Colvin to Martin, 2 runs, some slow turn outside off, was a little short and gave Martin time to place it nicely wide of the cover sweeper

14.4

Colvin to Martin, no run, nicely bowled, comes in with the arm to Martin who drives it back to the bowler

14.5

Colvin to Martin, no run, driven out to cover

14.6

Colvin to Martin, no run, a lot of air on this one, Martin went down early to try and paddle-sweep but gets beaten as the ball dips late under her bat

End of over 15 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 60/5
KJ Martin    2* (4b)      HL Colvin    3-0-10-2
NJ Browne    10* (12b 1x4)      D Hazell    3-0-10-0

15.1

Hazell to Browne, 1 run, clubbed down the ground to long off

15.2

Hazell to Martin, 2 runs, dragged down short, pulled in front of square and Brunt makes a good diving save running round from deep midwicket

15.3

Hazell to Martin, 1 run, dragged from outside off down to long on

15.4

Hazell to Browne, 1 wide, speared too wide outside off

15.4

Hazell to Browne, 1 run, ooh, that keeps very low and she just manages to get the bottom of the bat on it

15.5

Hazell to Martin, 1 run, swept firmly through midwicket out to one of the deep sweepers

15.6

Hazell to Browne, 1 run, swept again and picks out deep square...despite a little fumble it's only a single

End of over 16 (8 runs) New Zealand Women 68/5
NJ Browne    13* (15b 1x4)      D Hazell    4-0-18-0
KJ Martin    6* (7b)      HL Colvin    3-0-10-2

16.1

Colvin to Browne, 1 run, slog-swept through square leg straight to Greenway on the boundary so that was only ever a single

16.2

Colvin to Martin, 2 runs, manages to get this very fine past the keeper, took it from wide outside off and it came off the bottom edge

16.3

Colvin to Martin, 1 run, very full and driven down to long on

16.4

Colvin to Browne, no run, cut away firmly from outside off but straight to short third man

16.5

Colvin to Browne, 1 run, this one turns quite sharply but started a fraction short so Browne has time to cut out to deep point

16.6

Colvin to Martin, no run, pushed into the off side and Colvin races after it from her follow through

End of over 17 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 73/5
KJ Martin    9* (10b)      HL Colvin    4-0-15-2
NJ Browne    15* (18b 1x4)      D Hazell    4-0-18-0

Back to some pace as Shrubsole comes into the attack

17.1

Shrubsole to Browne, (no ball) 1 run, coming round the wicket and she oversteps so that's a bonus for New Zealand

This will be a free hit

17.1

Shrubsole to Martin, 1 run, full toss outside off, swung in the air towards long on and goes once bounce to the fielder

17.2

Shrubsole to Browne, 1 run, another full toss but again it goes one bounce to a fielder, this time long off is into action

17.3

Shrubsole to Martin, FOUR, well played, again a full toss, and it's scooped over short fine-leg...extra pace on the ball helping New Zealand

17.4

Shrubsole to Martin, 1 run, still not managaing to pitch the ball, but this time only costs a single as it's swept to deep square

17.5

Shrubsole to Browne, no run, staying round the wicket, wide outside off and angled to backward point where Greenway makes a good save

17.6

Shrubsole to Browne, 1 run, another full toss is clubbed down the ground but does not go much further than the edge of the inner circle...better over for New Zealand, not great from Shrubsole

End of over 18 (10 runs) New Zealand Women 83/5
NJ Browne    18* (22b 1x4)      A Shrubsole    3-0-16-1
KJ Martin    15* (13b 1x4)      HL Colvin    4-0-15-2

Laura Marsh will bowl the 19th over

18.1

Marsh to Browne, OUT, this time a full toss brings a wicket, clubbed out towards deep midwicket where Greenway takes a neat catch...the umpires check whether it's a no-ball on height but it's fine, Browne was also coming down the pitch

NJ Browne c Greenway b Marsh 18 (30m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.26

18.2

Marsh to Martin, 1 run, again aiming through midwicket, this one goes along the ground to Greenway

18.3

Marsh to Bermingham, 1 run, OUT, another goes...a low full toss is paddled to backward square and they try to make it into a second. The throw from the deep isn't great, but Taylor still has time to bring it down and break the stumps

EM Bermingham run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.4

Marsh to Doolan, no run, tossed up full outside off and driven to cover for another dot ball

18.5

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, brings out the reverse sweep, Taylor anticipates the shot and almost manages to stop the ball

18.6

Marsh to Martin, 2 runs, down the pitch to a ball quite wide outside off, this time they manage to make the second as long off can't quite get the throw in

End of over 19 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 88/7
KJ Martin    18* (15b 1x4)      LA Marsh    3-0-20-1
LR Doolan    1* (2b)      A Shrubsole    3-0-16-1

So one over to go. Can they get 12 to reach three figures? Wyatt will bowl.

19.1

Wyatt to Doolan, 1 run, round the wicket and another full toss is swung through the leg side

19.2

Wyatt to Martin, 1 run, connects cleanly with another sweep but can only pick out deep square-leg

19.3

Wyatt to Doolan, 1 run, this turns and takes a thick inside edge which runs into the leg side

19.4

Wyatt to Martin, OUT, regulating stumping...Martin uses her feet and Wyatt fires the ball past her outside edge. An easy piece of work for Taylor.

KJ Martin st †Taylor b Wyatt 19 (25m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.76

19.5

Wyatt to Nielsen, 1 run, connects nicely, picked up over the leg side but Marsh gets around at deep square-leg

19.6

Wyatt to Doolan, 1 leg bye, goes right across outside off to try and get this to the leg side but it just takes the pad and dribbles to the off side

England have done the first half of this match very well and New Zealand only manage 93. The bowling wasn't perfect, with a lot of full tosses, but the fielding helped keep the pressure on and Charlotte Edwards used her bowling options cleverly. New Zealand hit just six fours during the innings. To have any chance they'll need quick wickets. Join me in a few minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 93/8
LR Doolan    3* (5b)      DN Wyatt    3-0-15-2
MJG Nielsen    1* (1b)      LA Marsh    3-0-20-1
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Oct 4, 2012

Sarah Taylor hugs Arran Brindle after England completed victory, England v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, Women's World T20, Colombo, October 4, 2012

Sarah Taylor hugs Arran Brindle after England completed victory

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Oct 4, 2012

Sarah Taylor plays towards the off-side, England v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, Women's World T20, Colombo, October 4, 2012

Sarah Taylor plays towards the off-side

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