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England beat the West Indies to reach the final of the T20 Women’s World Cup

England spun the West Indies to reach the semi-final of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

  • England’s trio of young spinners led them to the victory over the West Indies
  • It was an emphatic 46-run win, with the Windies rejected for 97
  • England will face Australia or India in Thursday’s semi-final

The English trio of young spinners led them to the semi-final of the Women’s Twenty World Cup on Sunday with six wickets between them in an emphatic 46-run victory over the West Indies.

Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn and newcomer Mady Villiers were exceptional when the West Indies crashed.

They were then fired for 97 in pursuit of 144 on a slow Sydney pitch in what was actually a winner-takes-all Group B game.

England beat the West Indies with 46 points to reach the semi-final of the Women's T20 World Cup

England beat the West Indies with 46 points to reach the semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup

“It was attritional cricket, but we talked about it and we knew we had to be smart,” said Captain Heather Knight.

“We kept it simple and it was very professional.”

The result leaves England confronted with both Australia hosts, as long as they prevent the defeat against New Zealand on Monday, or India in the semi-final on Thursday.

England's trio of spinners led the attack and they will play the following against Australia or India

England's trio of spinners led the attack and they will play the following against Australia or India

England’s trio of spinners led the attack and they will play the following against Australia or India

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