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2nd Semi-Final (N), North Sound, Nov 22 2018, ICC Women's World T20
(17.1/20 ov, target 113)116/2
ENG Women won by 8 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
player of the match
Amy Jones
England Women
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• The 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

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
India Women112/10(19.3 overs)
England Women116/2(17.1 overs)

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 179 runs
ENG-W: 112/2CRR: 6.58 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 1 from 18b
Amy Jones49 (46)
Natalie Sciver52 (38)
Poonam Yadav4-0-29-0
Deepti Sharma4-0-24-1
16.6
1
Poonam 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 to Sciver, 1 run

short legbreak outside off, pulled down to long-on

16.4
4
Poonam 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 to Jones, 1 run

back of a length, turning from leg to off, steps back to pull to deep midwicket

16.2
1
Poonam to Sciver, 1 run

slow flight and she skips out of her crease to drive to long-on

16.1
1
Poonam to Jones, 1 run

short, googly, spinning in from outside off. goes deep in her crease and flat-bats to long-on

Ayushman: "Kaur does know she has a fast bowler in the playing 11, right?"

end of over 1610 runs
ENG-W: 103/2CRR: 6.43 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 10 from 24b
Amy Jones46 (43)
Natalie Sciver46 (35)
Deepti Sharma4-0-24-1
Jemimah Rodrigues1-0-6-0
15.6
1
Sharma to Jones, 1 run

short, fairly wide, cut away to deep point

15.5
4
Sharma to Jones, FOUR runs

shot! Jones gets a full one outside off and she clears her front leg slightly to loft this over the leaping Harmanpreet at mid-off

15.4
1
Sharma to Sciver, 1 run

back of a length, sharp turn once more towards off stump. Chopped into the point region for a quick single

15.3
2
Sharma to Sciver, 2 runs

sharp turn, but it's short and Sciver can skip back and pull between deep square leg and deep midwicket

15.2
1
Sharma to Jones, 1 run

short outside off, makes a bit of room to slap to sweeper cover

15.1
1
Sharma to Sciver, 1 run

full and flighted on off stump, clipped to long-on

Deepti.

end of over 156 runs
ENG-W: 93/2CRR: 6.20 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 20 from 30b
Amy Jones40 (40)
Natalie Sciver42 (32)
Jemimah Rodrigues1-0-6-0
Anuja Patil3-0-23-0
14.6
Rodrigues to Jones, no run

shortish outside off, chopped towards cover point

MOHAN: "Jones looks like Joe Root's copycat. Stance and shots too!" -- Yup.

14.5
2
Rodrigues to Jones, 2 runs

short, turning in towards off stump, flat-batted to the right of long-on

14.4
2
Rodrigues to Jones, 2 runs

shorter now, turning down leg. Through her attempted pull too early and she sends a top-edge ballooning over the keeper

14.3
Rodrigues to Jones, no run

loopy delivery outside off, driven firmly to extra-cover

14.2
1
Rodrigues to Sciver, 1 run

tossed up slow, wide of off stump, swept along the ground to deep midwicket

14.1
1
Rodrigues to Jones, 1 run

tossed up full on off stump, clipped to deep midwicket

Jemimah Rodrigues comes on to bowl some offspin. No one saving the single at midwicket.

end of over 148 runs
ENG-W: 87/2CRR: 6.21 • RRR: 4.33 • Need 26 from 36b
Natalie Sciver41 (31)
Amy Jones35 (35)
Anuja Patil3-0-23-0
Poonam Yadav3-0-20-0
13.6
Patil to Sciver, no run

the change in field has immediately caused the batsmen to try something different, try to hit against the turn. Flat length ball just outside off. Looks to manufacture room to cut, but she can't connect

Best performances - batsmen
Amy Jones portrait
AE Jones
53 runs (47)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver
52 runs (38)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
pull
28 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
24601001515
Best performances - bowlers
Heather Knight portrait
HC Knight
O
2
M
0
R
9
W
3
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Kirstie Gordon portrait
KL Gordon
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossIndia Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World T20
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Amy Jones
Amy Jones
Series resultEngland Women advanced
Match numberT20 No. 535
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 days22 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Claire Polosak
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Jacqueline Williams
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson