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
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shrubsole, run-outs give England massive win

England romped into their third Women's World T20 final, courtesy Anya Shrubsole's new-ball swing and some terrible running from South Africa

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Scorecard summary
South Africa Women101/10(19.5 overs)
England Women102/1(16.5 overs)

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

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

Ismail to Taylor, no run

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

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

Ismail to Taylor, no run

fullish and outside off, bunted back to the bowler

Ismail to Knight, 1 run

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

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 from 24b
Heather Knight20 (15)
Sarah Taylor42 (41)
Marizanne Kapp2-0-23-0
Shabnim Ismail3-0-17-0
Kapp to Knight, no run

fullish and outside off, driven solidly into the covers

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

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

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

Kapp to Knight, 1 run

yorker on middle, dug out to deep square leg

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 from 30b
Sarah Taylor40 (39)
Heather Knight11 (11)
Shabnim Ismail3-0-17-0
Sune Luus3-0-15-1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

walks forward and drives to long-off

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

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

Ismail to Knight, 1 run

fullish and outside off, punched through the covers

Ismail to Taylor, 1 run

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

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

end of over 147 runs
ENG-W: 81/1CRR: 5.78 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 21 from 36b
Heather Knight10 (10)
Sarah Taylor34 (34)
Sune Luus3-0-15-1
Shabnim Ismail2-0-10-0

That over certainly wasn't a canter...

Luus to Knight, no run

drags this down and the turn leaves Knight in a spot of bother as she was already making room. Had to reach for it and because of that it goes up in the air. Drops short of point though

Luus to Knight, FOUR runs

continues lobbing the ball up, but this slides down leg and she sweeps fine to the long leg boundary

Luus to Knight, no run

rip off the deck! Ample flight outside off and it dips quickly to beat the drive through the covers

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossEngland Women, elected to field first
SeriesWomen's World T20
Player Of The Match
Anya Shrubsole
Anya Shrubsole
Series resultEngland Women advanced
Match numberT20 No. 272
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 14.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days4 April 2014 - daynight match (20-over match)
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Bruce Oxenford
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Match Referee
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David Boon