Player of the Match
Player of the Match
19dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Knight, Sciver and Jones lead England into final

India, who left out Mithali Raj, collapsed from 89 for 2 to 112 all out, a total that proved inadequate even in unusually spin-friendly conditions

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AE Jones
53(47) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 0 9 10 21 10
NR Sciver
52(38) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 4 6 0 10 0 15 15

Best performances - Bowlers

HC Knight
O2
M0
R9
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KL Gordon
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England Women advanced

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

22 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

10.50pm And that is that from the semi-finals. Australia and England will face off for the third time for the World T20 title on Sunday. A chastening day for West Indies and India. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, it's goodbye from me and Thilak.

Heather Knight: "The match got away from us a bit in the Powerplay, but the spinners bowled really well to bring us back. Kirstie has been outstanding on her first tour. Sophie, young spinner as well, has shown a lot of quality over the last year or so. I think Anya might have killed me (if I'd bowled for the hat-trick). I think the conditions have been very tricky in St Lucia and when we've come here, No worries at all about [the form of Beaumont and Wyatt]. The final is going to be a great game, hopefully we'll have a great atmosphere and a brilliant game of cricket."

Harmanpreet Kaur: "Whatever we decided, we decided for the team. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, no regrets. I'm proud of the way my girls played through the tournament. This is a learning for us because we are a young team. Sometimes you have to change your game according to the wicket. England bowled really well, read the wicket really well. It was not an easy total to chase, and our bowlers bowled really well. We stretched the match till the 18th over. I think we are a young team and we still need to work on our mental strength. If we can work on how to play under pressure, that will change how we play these games."

Amy Jones is the Player of the Match. "Just fantastic to get the win. Nat just came in and took the pressure off immediately. We just wanted to be there at the end basically. Playing at 8pm gives you a lot of thinking time. We were thinking about it, planning on how to play their high-quality spinners, and the plans worked."

Javaid Rana: "We are celebrating in East london.. Congratulations England girls.."

Supriya: "That's the problem with a team winning all matches in the league stage... WI & India lost the one match that mattered!"

10.38pm England have won by eight wickets, with 17 balls remaining. That should tell you everything you need to know. A lot of the post-match press in India will reflect on the non-selection of Mithali Raj, but this game was about a lot more than that decision. England were just better with bat, ball, and on-field tactics. At 89 for 2, India were building up a bit of momentum, but they collapsed thereafter, with their middle and lower order struggling against England's smart spin bowling and a slow, grippy pitch. From 112 all out, there was only one way back, but India's bowling plans were geared towards containment rather than going after wickets, and Amy Jones and Nat Sciver were too good to let those plans get the better of them.

17.1
4
Patil to Jones, FOUR runs, flat, shortish, angling into the stumps. Jones steps towards the leg side to make some hitting room, and flat-bats firmly over the wide mid-on region. A domineering shot to bring up fifty and cap off a domineering performance from England

Pankaj Kasana: "Looks like even Star Sports are trolling Indian Team Management. Constantly putting Mitali's advertisement on air." -- Ha!

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | ENG-W: 112/2 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 0.33)

  • AE Jones49 (46b)
  • NR Sciver52 (38b)
  • Poonam Yadav4-0-29-0
  • DB Sharma4-0-24-1
16.6
1
Poonam Yadav to Jones, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump and she sweeps to deep square leg to keep the strike and move to 49

Jones needs two for her fifty, England need two to win.

16.5
1
Poonam Yadav to Sciver, 1 run, short legbreak outside off, pulled down to long-on
16.4
4
Poonam Yadav to Sciver, FOUR runs, googly, too short to confuse anyone, however, and Sciver rocks back to pull it to the right of deep midwicket and brings up a superb half-century. She's shut the door on India from the moment she walked in
16.3
1
Poonam Yadav to Jones, 1 run, back of a length, turning from leg to off, steps back to pull to deep midwicket
16.2
1
Poonam Yadav to Sciver, 1 run, slow flight and she skips out of her crease to drive to long-on

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4DN WyattTT Beaumont
2nd20DN WyattAE Jones
3rd92AE JonesNR Sciver