India vs England, ICC Women's World T20 Semifinals: Amy Ellen Jones and Natalie Sciver slammed fifties as England Women outclassed India Women to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20. In the summit clash on Sunday, England will face Australia, who defeated the West Indies in the first semi-final. Chasing an easy target of 113 runs, Jones and Sciver stitched a brilliant partnership to see England through with 17 balls to spare. Earlier, Indian women suffered a lower order collapse before being bowled out for a paltry 112 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday. Opting to bat sans the veteran Mithali Raj on a pitch that demanded technique and patience, India got off to a brisk start and looked set for a decent total before losing their last eight wickets for mere 23 runs to fold for a low total. Smriti Mandhana (34 off 23 balls; 4X5, 6X1) top scored for India, getting the women-in-blue to a brisk 43-run start with stumper Taniya Bhatia (11) before young Jemimah Rodrigues came up with a run-a-ball 26 to solidify things. At 89/3 in the 14th over, the platform was set for skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (16 off 20; 6X1) to launch the attack for another massive total but unfortunately the Indian innings got derailed from there on.
Highlights, India vs England, ICC Women's World T20 from Antigua
8.10 IST: England Women (116/2) beat India Women (112) by 8 wickets in semi-final, to face Australia in final
8.03 IST: After 16 overs, England Women at 87/2, need 10 off 24 balls to win
7.56 IST: After 14 overs, England Women at 87/2, need 26 off 36 balls to win
7.48 IST: After 12 overs, England Women at 74/2, chasing 113 against India Women
7.41 IST: After 10 overs, England Women at 60/2, chasing 113 against India Women
7.36 IST: After 8 overs, England Women at 44/2, chasing 113 against India Women
7.28 IST: After 6 overs, England Women at 30/2, chasing 113 against India Women
7.23 IST: OUT! Deepti Sharma removes Wyatt for 8. England Women 24/2 in 4.5 overs, chasing 113
7.16 IST: After 3 overs, England Women are 14/1, chasing 113.
7.11 IST: OUT! Radha Yadav removes Beaumont for 1. England Women 5/1 in 1.4 overs, chasing 113
7.05 IST: We are back with England's chase.
5.54 IST: OUT! Deepti Sharma is run-out. That's an end to India's innings. India Women 112-all out in 19.3 overs against England Women
6.50 IST: OUT! Arundhati Reddy is stumped. She goes for 6. India Women 112/9 in 19.2 overs
6.47 IST: FOUR! Arundhati Reddy hits Shrubsole for a boundary to backward square leg. India Women 109/8 in 18.5 overs
6.44 IST: After 18 overs, India Women at 104/7 against England Women
6.32 IST: OUT! Gordon removes Harmanpreet for 16. India Women 94/5 in 15.5 overs
6.29 IST: OUT! Gordon removes Krishnamurthy for 2. India Women 93/4 in 15.1 overs
6.23 IST: OUT! Rodrigues run out for 26. India Women 89/3 in 13.5 overs
6.21 IST: FOUR! Rodrigues hits Gordon for a boundary a ball later.
6.19 IST: SIX! Harmanpreet hits Gordon for a huge maximum over long-off.
6.18 IST: Rodrigues hits back-to-back boundaries off Sciver to end the over. India Women 77/2 in 13 overs
6.14 IST: Ecclestone gives away 3 runs. India Women 67/2 in 12 overs
6.08 IST: After 10 overs, India Women are 59/2 against England Women
6.05 IST: OUT! Knight removes Bhatia for 11. India Women 55/2 in 9 overs
6.00 IST: India Women bring up their 50 in the 8th over.
5.57 IST: Hazell gives away five runs off her over. India Women 48/1 in 7 overs
5.54 IST: OUT! A brilliant Caught & Bowled from Ecclestone and Mandhana departs for 34. India Women 43/1 in 6 overs. Jemimah Rodrigues walks in to bat.
5.50 IST: FOUR! Ecclestone throws a quicker one and Mandhana hits her to fine leg for a boundary.
5.48 IST: FOUR! Mandhana hits Hazell for a boundary to deep extra cover to end the over. India Women 35/0 in 5 overs
5.44 IST SIX! Mandhana comes down the track and hits Ecclestone for a huge six over long on. India Women 28/0 in 4 overs
5.43 IST: FOUR! Mandhana is in great touch! She hits Ecclestone for a boundary towards backward square leg in the first ball of the over.
5.40 IST: Another boundary from Mandhana. This time she hits Shrubsole to backward point. India Women 18/0 in 3 overs
5.36 IST: FOUR! Mandhana hits Sciver through cover to bring up the first boundary for India Women. India Women 9/0 in 2 overs
5.33 IST: Decent first over for India Women. They are 3/0 in 1 over
5.28 IST: Taniya Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana are at the crease. Bhatia will face the first ball from Shrubsole.
5.12 IST: A message India men's team captain Virat Kohli.
All the best! It has been a great campaign. Let's cross this hurdle and cross the final hurdle too: @imVkohli's encouraging message for @BCCIWomen.— BCCI (@BCCI) November 22, 2018
Let's do this 💪🏽 #TeamIndia #WomenInBlue #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/sESPXybHOD
5.10 IST: Playing XIs
India Women: Taniya Bhatia (WK), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav
England Women: Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones (WK), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Lauren Winfield, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Sophie Ecclestone, Kirstie Gordon
5.05 IST: Captain's Corner
Harmanpreet Kaur: We batted really well in the last few innings. Mithali Raj isn't playing - we're going with the same team as the last game. We're backing the winning combination. We're prepared enough whether we are playing under lights or under the sun.
Heather Knight: We would have batted too. We're going to have to bowl well enough to keep them to a chaseable total. We'll have to keep our composure but the girls have done extremely well throughout the tournament. We're going in with an unchanged XI.
5.00 IST: TOSS! India Women win toss, opt to bat against England Women.
Hello and welcome to our live blog of the ICC Women's World T20 Semifinal clash between India and England. The TOSS will take place at 5.00 AM IST and match will commence from 5.30 AM IST, Local time at 8.00 PM.
Brief Report: India will be looking to erase the memories of a heart-breaking World Cup final defeat last year when they take on England in the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday morning. England beat India by nine runs in an exciting final of the 50-over global meet, a tournament that ushered a new era for women's cricket in India. (Read Full Report Here)