result
2nd Semi-Final (D/N), Dhaka, Apr 4 2014, Women's World T20
ENG Women won by 9 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
player of the match
Anya Shrubsole
England Women

5.10 pm That's all we have for you. Do join us when the final comes along on April 6th, but for now this is Alagappan Muthu signing off

"Really exciting, played exceptionally well the kind of performance we put up in the semi-final," says Charlotte, "A few new players have come in and put their hands up in crunch times." It's not at all [revenge]" Says the women have played excellent cricket against Australia in the recent past and they're looking forward to the final

"Anya just bowled exceptionally well and we had a few unlucky run-out but the wya the girls have played has been amazing,"Mignon du Preez says. "We've proved ourselves over and over and I'm very proud of the character shown by the girls." Says hi to the family and friends back home and thanks them for their support through the tournament

Anya Shrubsole is the Player of the Match "I rely on the ball swinging a little bit, Its a very good team performance in the field. Five run-outs and the way Sarah and Heather and Charlotte batted, it was great. Yeah, it swung in Sylhet as well and it's been coming out alright. I've been able to swing it nicely. It's not extra pressure [without Katherine Brunt] it's credit to the entire squad that we've done so well and now we're just looking forward to the final"

Varun(Indian): "@Justin England women currently hold the Ashes."

5.00pm With a target of 102, there needed to be some early wickets but Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, and Sarah Taylor put on 67 for the first wicket. That start proved more than handy as England cantered to victory with nine wickets. Sune Luus, the 18-year old legspinner, picked up the lone wicket and was very impressive with the flight and turn she got. Shabnim Ismail was sharp, but Taylor played through the innings and took her side home. South Africa are in a huddle beside the boundary, this is the first time they made a semi-finals and they came in with only one loss before this. It's been a brilliant performance from them, but they just didn't measure up today

16.5
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

waks across and scoops it away to long leg, seems to be her escape shot but this is nothing short of a comprehensive victory from England

16.4
Ismail to Taylor, no run

nice timing from Taylor, but her drive can't beat cover

Justin (Aussie): "@Tom - They play the Aussies next!!!!!"

16.3
Ismail to Taylor, no run

fullish and outside off, bunted back to the bowler

16.2
1
Ismail to Knight, 1 run

this one is outside off and Knight taps it behind point. Scores level

16.1
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

short delivery outside off, she's forward and directs it down to long leg

Zervin: "So, an Australia-England final for the women. Can it be labelled "The Sashes"??"

end of over 1611 runs
ENG-W: 99/1CRR: 6.18 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 3 runs from 24b
Heather Knight20 (15)
Sarah Taylor42 (41)
Marizanne Kapp2-0-23-0
Shabnim Ismail3-0-17-0
15.6
Kapp to Knight, no run

fullish and outside off, driven solidly into the covers

15.5
4
Kapp to Knight, FOUR runs

almost a yorker outside off and she gets a thick outside edge to the third man boundary. Kapp and the captain du Preez have big, wry smiles on their faces

15.4
4
Kapp to Knight, FOUR runs

opens the face and gets it past the reach of the keeper. Lovely glide to third man and England now only need seven to win

15.3
1
Kapp to Taylor, 1 run

takes stance way outside leg and the bowler takes note of it. Bowls an offcutter outside off but Taylor walks at it and drives to cover

15.2
1
Kapp to Knight, 1 run

yorker on middle, dug out to deep square leg

15.1
1
Kapp to Taylor, 1 run

full on off stump, she's forward and drives to long-on

Tom. Bale: "After the men's struggles this winter, it's brilliant to see the women lifting the spirits of England fans again. Great job ladies!!"

end of over 157 runs
ENG-W: 88/1CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 runs from 30b
Sarah Taylor40 (39)
Heather Knight11 (11)
Shabnim Ismail3-0-17-0
Sune Luus3-0-15-1
14.6
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

walks forward and drives to long-off

14.5
2
Ismail to Taylor, 2 runs

little shimmy down the wicket again and takes the back of a length ball on top of the bounce to deep cover

14.4
Ismail to Taylor, no run

skips down the track and this length ball is pushed back to the bowler. Ismail keeps the batter on her toes with a dead-eye throw at the stumps but Taylor had reached her ground just in time

14.3
1
Ismail to Knight, 1 run

fullish and outside off, punched through the covers

14.2
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

fullish and on off stump, pushed down the ground to long-off

14.1
2
Ismail to Taylor, 2 runs

walks across and scoops it calmly over the keeper. There is protection in the deep though. Kept her eyes on the ball as she got under it as it was full and outside off