England put the West Indies in a spin to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup
- England’s trio of young spinners led them to victory over the West Indies
- It was an emphatic 46-run victory, with the Windies dismissed for 97
- England will face either Australia or India in Thursday’s semi-final
England’s trio of young spinners led them to the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals on Sunday with six wickets between them in an emphatic 46-run victory over West Indies.
Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn and newcomer Mady Villiers were exceptional as West Indies became bogged down before being dismissed for 97 in pursuit of 144 on a slow Sydney pitch in what was effectively a winner-takes-all Group B match.
‘It was attritional cricket but we talked about managing that and we knew we’d have to be clever,’ said captain Heather Knight. ‘We kept it simple and it was very professional.’
The result leaves England facing either hosts Australia, as long as they avoid defeat against New Zealand on Monday, or India in Thursday’s semi-final.
England beat West Indies by 46 runs to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup
England’s trio of spinners led the charge, and they will face either Australia or India next
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