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
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.
Pankaj Kasana: "Looks like even Star Sports are trolling Indian Team Management. Constantly putting Mitali's advertisement on air." -- Ha!
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.
short legbreak outside off, pulled down to long-on
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
back of a length, turning from leg to off, steps back to pull to deep midwicket
slow flight and she skips out of her crease to drive to long-on
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?"
short, fairly wide, cut away to deep point
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
back of a length, sharp turn once more towards off stump. Chopped into the point region for a quick single
sharp turn, but it's short and Sciver can skip back and pull between deep square leg and deep midwicket
short outside off, makes a bit of room to slap to sweeper cover
full and flighted on off stump, clipped to long-on
shortish outside off, chopped towards cover point
MOHAN: "Jones looks like Joe Root's copycat. Stance and shots too!" -- Yup.
short, turning in towards off stump, flat-batted to the right of long-on
shorter now, turning down leg. Through her attempted pull too early and she sends a top-edge ballooning over the keeper
loopy delivery outside off, driven firmly to extra-cover
tossed up slow, wide of off stump, swept along the ground to deep midwicket
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.
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