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Women's World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

India suffered under pressure and couldn't put up a challenging target, England did not face much resistance in their chase

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Reigning ODI World Champions England beat India by eight wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday.

England will meet Australia in the final who eliminated hosts and last edition's winners West Indies by 71 runs in the first semi-final.

India started with a surpise as skipper announed their seniormost player would not be featuring in the playing XI.

India won the toss and decided to bat first on the slow wicket, the start wasn't bad eiher as Tanya Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana gave a good momentum with balanced batting.

India collapsed to 112 in 19.2 overs with opener Smriti Mandhana scoring 33 off 24 balls.England chased down the target in 17.1 overs

Tanya departed after scoring 11 runs and then Jemimah Rodrigues quickly got into action, adding boundaries and singles, she went on to score 26 runs in as many balls.

India captain struggled a bit with the runs and lost her wicket in desperation, after her dismissal, the remaining line-up collapsed in no time and India could not savour on the momentum given by the top order.

Kirstie Gordon (2/20), skipper Heather Knight (3/9) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/22) wreaked havoc as seven Indian batters failed to get into double figures on a day when Women In Blue decided to drop their seniormost player

In India's reply, England suffered early jolt as Tammy Beaumont was dismissed on the score of 1 run by Radha Yadav and then the other opener Danielle Wyatt too perished scoring 8 runs. 

England were 24-2 and needed a good partnership. Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver just rose to the occasion and executed the chase skillfully.

The duo picked singles whereever it came, went for big shots too and did not face much resistance from Indian bowlers.

Jones (53 no off 45 balls) and Sciver (52 no off 40 balls) added 92 runs for third wicket to take their team to the summit clash.

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

India's spirited campaign in the ICC #WT20 comes to an end. England win the 2nd semi-final by 8 wickets and they will meet Australia in the final. Details - https://t.co/bnYQfktsLG pic.twitter.com/jaj3Canvjl — BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) November 23, 2018

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 18: Deepti to Jones, FOUR!! Jones gets half-century and it's all over for India, England moves to final and will face Australia.

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 17: Poonam to Jones, singles off the first three balls, FOUR!! Sciver hits it and brings her half-century, England just need 3 runs now, Sciver takes one, Jones on strike, goes for a single. ENG 112/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 16: Deepti to Sciver, single, Jones returns the strike, Sciver takes a couple on the next ball followed by a single, Four!! jones goes big this time and hits a four to long-off, single off the last ball. ENG 103/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 15: Rodrigues to Jones, singles off the first two, Jones take a couple of runs and repeats the sane on the next ball, 6 runs off it. ENG 93/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 14: Patil to Jones, FOUR!! straight to deep square leg, four singles follow. ENG 87/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 13: Poonam to Jones, single, Sciver takes one, three singles follow. ENG 79/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 12: Radha to Scover, single off the second ball, Jones returns the strike, two singles follow, 4 runs off the over. ENG 74/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 11: Hemlatha into the attack now, Jones gets a single off the first ball, Sciver hits the next for four runs to deep mid-wicket, 2 runs off the next ball followed by two singles, single off the last ball. ENG 70/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 10: Poonam to Sciver, Four!! Sciver goes to deep mid-wicket and gets quick two runs after that, single comes off the next one, and Jones ends the over with a single. ENG 60/2

Womens World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

Over 9: Patil to Jones, singles off the second and third ball, and then a boundary by Sciver off the fifth delivery and single comes off the last ball. ENG 52/2

First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 02:00 IST

Women's World T20 semi-final: England beat India by 8 wickets, enter final

India suffered under pressure and couldn't put up a challenging target, England did not face much resistance in their chase

Reigning ODI World Champions England beat India by eight wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday.

England will meet Australia in the final who eliminated hosts and last edition's winners West Indies by 71 runs in the first semi-final.

India started with a surpise as skipper announed their seniormost player would not be featuring in the playing XI.

India won the toss and decided to bat first on the slow wicket, the start wasn't bad eiher as Tanya Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana gave a good momentum with balanced batting.

India collapsed to 112 in 19.2 overs with opener Smriti Mandhana scoring 33 off 24 balls.England chased down the target in 17.1 overs

Tanya departed after scoring 11 runs and then Jemimah Rodrigues quickly got into action, adding boundaries and singles, she went on to score 26 runs in as many balls.

India captain struggled a bit with the runs and lost her wicket in desperation, after her dismissal, the remaining line-up collapsed in no time and India could not savour on the momentum given by the top order.

Kirstie Gordon (2/20), skipper Heather Knight (3/9) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/22) wreaked havoc as seven Indian batters failed to get into double figures on a day when Women In Blue decided to drop their seniormost player

In India's reply, England suffered early jolt as Tammy Beaumont was dismissed on the score of 1 run by Radha Yadav and then the other opener Danielle Wyatt too perished scoring 8 runs. 

England were 24-2 and needed a good partnership. Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver just rose to the occasion and executed the chase skillfully.

The duo picked singles whereever it came, went for big shots too and did not face much resistance from Indian bowlers.

Jones (53 no off 45 balls) and Sciver (52 no off 40 balls) added 92 runs for third wicket to take their team to the summit clash.

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