All-round 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 after the Southern Stars demolished hosts and last edition's winners West Indies by 71 runs. England coasted along nicely to reach the below-par target in only 17.1 overs. Amy Jones (53 no off 45 balls) and Natalie Sciver (52 no off 40 balls) added 92 runs for third wicket to take their team to the summit clash. Earlier, England skipper Heather Knight picked up three wickets as India were bundled to 112 runs. Openers Smriti Mandhana (34) and Taniya Bhatia (11) forged an 43-run first-wicket stand to take India to a good start. Later, Jemimah Rodrigues (26) played a important knock on top of the order for India but some brilliant fielding from the English women saw her being run out. Kirstie Gordon and Sophie Ecclestone also scalped two-wicket each for England.
'Highlights Between India vs England ICC Women's World T20 Semi-Final, straight from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
08:15 IST: We leave you with all the highlights from the match, until next time, it's goodbye!
08:10 IST: India crash out of the ICC Women's World T20! England 116/2 in 17.1 overs, will play Australia in the final.
08:05 IST: Boundary! Half-century for Sciver, she has played a brilliant knock here. England just need 3 runs to win.
08:03 IST: Boundary! 100 runs up for England in 15.5 overs.
07:52 IST: Boundary! Natalie Sciver picks her spot and smashes the delivery from Anuja Patil to find the fence towards backward square leg.
07:52 IST: England 79/2 after 13 overs.
07:42 IST: Boundary! Another powerful blow from Natalie Sciver, hammers the short of a length delivery from Dayalan Hemalatha to find the fence.
07:38 IST: Boundary! Natalie Sciver hits the delivery from Poonam Yadav towards long-on to find the fence, Smriti Mandhana makes a diving effort but the ball beats her.
07:36 IST: Boundary! 50 runs up for England in 8.5 overs, need 62 runs from 67 balls.
07:28 IST: Dropped! Poonam Yadav drops Amy Jones for 18 at mid-wicket, that was a sitter. Harmanpreet Kaur has quickly swapped her fielding position with Arundhatti Reddy here, can't drop those catches!
07:27 IST: England 30 for 2 after 6 overs.
07:21 IST: WICKET! Danielle Wyatt steps up to hit Deepti Sharma over the top, finds Jemimah Rodrigues in the deep. England 25/2 after 5 overs.
07:17 IST: SIX! Amy Jones with the first maximum for England, bottom-hand comes into play and the wicket-keeper batter hits Radha Yadav over long-on. England 22 for 1 after 4 overs
07:14 IST: Boundary! Amy Jones plays the shot from Deepti Sharma straight down the ground to find the fence, 8 runs from the over. England 14/1 after 3 overs.
07:08 IST: WICKET! Tammy Beaumont departs for 1, England 4 for 1 in 1.3 overs. Arundhati Reddy takes a straightforward catch from Radha Yadav inside the circle while Tammy looked to play a sweep.
07:00 IST: England openers Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont walk out in the centre. Spinner Deepti Sharma to open the proceedings for India.
06:50 IST: Run-out! Deepti Sharma departs for 4, India bundle out for 112 runs in 19.3 overs.
06:48 IST: STUMPED! Arundhati Reddy departs for 6, India 112 for 9 in 19.2 overs.
06:46 IST: Boundary! Arundhati Reddy picks up the length well to hit the delivery from Shrubsole towards backward square leg.
06:43 IST: Run-out! Radha Yadav departs for 4, England have been live wire on the field. Brilliant throw from Danielle Wyatt to hit the stumps.
06:39 IST: 100 runs up for India at the loss of 7 wickets, in 17.1 overs on a slow track!
06:38 IST: WICKET! 2 in 2 for England skipper Heather Knight and she is on a hat-trick, Anuja Patil departs for duck and India are losing their way here.
06:36 IST: WICKET! Dayalan Hemalatha departs for 1, India 99/6 in 16.5 overs. Poor shot selection from the Indian batter under pressure from the delivery by Heather Knight.
06:30 IST: WICKET! Gordon gets the big fish this time, Harmanpreet Kaur departs for 16 while trying to go over the top but did not time the ball right, hands an easy catch to Sciver. India 95 for 4 after 15.5 overs.
06:26 IST: WICKET! Soft-dismissal, Veda Krishnamurthy got the leading edge off Kirstie Gordon and Amy Jones takes a simple catch behind the stumps. India 93 for four after 15.1 overs.
06:26 IST: India 93 for three, after 15 overs.
06:21 IST: Run-out! Young Jemmimah Rodrigues departs for 26, India 89/3 in 13.5 overs. Her bat was on the line when Amy Jones dislodged the bails.
06:18 IST: SIX! Beautiful inside-out shot from Harmanpreet Kaur from the delivery from Kirstie Gordon and the Indian skipper will pick up her first maximum of the match.
06:17 IST: Boundary! Much needed for India, Sciver provides width to Jemmimah Rodrigues as she slams it towards backward point to pick four runs.
06:13 IST: Much turn and bounce for England, India are finding it hard to score runs with ease, 67 for two after 12 overs.
06:07 IST: After 10 overs, India 59 for two.
06:02 IST: WICKET! Taniya Bhatia gives away her wicket, tried to slog over the fielder inside the circle from the delivery by Heather Knight, did not get her elevation right. India 55 for two after 9 overs.
05:59 IST: India reach the 50-run mark in 8 overs, at the loss of one wicket.
05:50 IST: WICKET! Snriti Mandhana plays a lose shot, Ecclestone dives to her left to take the catch of her own delivery. India lose their first wicket, 43/1 after 6 overs.
05:47 IST: Boundary! One bounce over the fence, Smriti Mandhana steps up to hit the delivery from Danielle Hazell to pick up four runs. India 35 for no loss after 5 overs.
05:43 IST: SIX! Stand and deliver, Mandhana hits the first maximum of the Indian innings, clears long-on. India 28 for no loss after 4 overs.
05:41 IST: Boundary! Smriti Mandhana sweeps the delivery from Sophie Ecclestone to find the fence towards backward square leg.
05:39 IST: Boundary! Width offered by Shrubsole, deft touch from Mandhana and the ball races towards the fence towards square. India 18 for none after 3 overs.
05:36 IST: Boundary! Brilliant placement from Smriti Mandhana will pick up the first boundary for India, well guided through the covers. India 9/0 after 2 overs.
05:32 IST: Tight over from Shrubsole, India 3 for no loss after 1 over.
05:28 IST: Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Taniya Bhatia have walked out in the centre. In-form Anya Shrubsole, who has a hat-trick in the ongoing tournament, will open the proceedings for England.
05:24 IST: Both the teams are out in the centre for their respective national anthems and to exchange a warm handshake ahead of their final four clash.
05:07 IST: England are unchanged as well.
ENGw XI: T Beaumont, D Wyatt, Amy Jones, N Sciver, H Knight (c), L Winfield, S Dunkley, A Shrubsole, D Hazell, K Gordon, S Ecclestone
05:05 IST: No Mithali Raj in the Indian XI, Harmanpreet Kaur has opted to go with the same eleven from the last match.
INDw XI: S Mandhana, T Bhatia, J Rodrigues, H Kaur (c), D Hemalatha, D Sharma, V Krishnamurthy, A Patil, R Yadav, A Reddy, P Yadav
05:02 IST: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur wins the toss, opts to bat.
05:00 IST: We are minutes away from the all important toss.
04:15 IST: Australia are through to the final of the ICC Women's World T20. They defeated the defending champions Windies by 71-run. The winner of the India vs England match will face the Southern Stars in the summit clash.
04:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the second semi-final of the ICC Women's T20 between India and England.
The scars of the summit clash loss at Lord's can play on the minds of Mithali and Harmanpreet, the two pillars of the women's side.Skipper Harmanpreet's performance will be key to India's success as she is known to rise to the occasion. The Moga-born cricketer can be safely termed as someone who is a 'big match' player. Even in the current World T20, she has performed in two group league matches, a match-winning century against New Zealand and a quick-fire 43 against Australia, which proved to be decisive in the final context of the game.
Harmanpreet is currently leading the tournament run-chart with 167 runs from four games at a strike rate of 177 plus. Smriti Mandhana, with 144 runs, is fourth on the list. Against England, India will have their senior-most player Mithali back in the side after being rested for the final group game against Australia as she was nursing a niggle suffered while fielding against Ireland. She will come back in place of spinner Anuja Patil.