India and England are all set to battle it out in the semifinals of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 on Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
# England 93/2 (15 overs)
# England 87/2 (14 overs)
# England 79/2 (13 overs)
# England 74/2 (12 overs)
# England 70/2 (11 overs)
# England need 53 runs off 60 balls and are marching on to the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2018. The Indian bowlers need to pick some quick wickets to get back into the game.
# England 60/2 (10 overs)
# England 52/2 (9 overs)
# England 44/2 (8 overs)
# England 37/2 (7 overs)
# England 30/2 (6 overs)
# India need to enforce some more pressure on the English batting unit having posted a paltry total of just 112 runs. Wyatt’s dismissal will certainly make it all the more interesting!
# England 25/2 (5 overs)
# Wicket! Wyatt who has failed to make her presence felt in the clash so far, departs much to the delight of spinner Deepti Sharma who bowls a looping delivery, tempting the batswoman into a false shot. England 24/2 (4.5 overs)
# England 22/1 (4 overs)
# England 14/1 (3 overs)
# England 6/1 (2 overs)
# Amy Jones comes down at No 3!
# Wicket! Early breakthrough for India as Beaumont attempts to time a tossed up delivery by spinner Radha Yadav but lands nothing but a simple catch to Arundhati Reddy. England 4/1(1.3 overs)
# England 3/0 (1 over)
# English opener Wyatt and Beaumont set for the run chase with spinner Deepti Sharma set to kick off proceedings for Team India!
# England need 113 runs to win!
# India 112/10 (19.2 overs)
# Wicket! Poonam Yadav departs in a comical fashion, with no proper communication with the other batswoman resulting in an easy run-out at the other end. Will the lack of judgement cost India big? India 112/10 (19.2 overs)
# Poonam Yadav is the new batter in!
# Wicket! Reddy is the next to depart while attempting to come down the track against Ecclestone but failing to read the delivery accurately, resulting in a simple stumping for the wicketkeeper who makes no mistakes. India 112/9 (19.2 overs)
# India 111/8 (19 overs)
# Wicket! Some poor running between the wickets as Radha Yadav is run-out while attempting a non-existent run which English fielder Wyatt makes no mistakes with! India 109/8 (18.5 overs)
# India 104/7 (18 overs)
# India 99/7 (17 overs)
# Arundhati Reddy comes down with three wickets to go!
# Wicket! Patil departs in similar fashion, as has been the case throughout the match, attempting to loft the ball over the fielder but failing to generate any concrete connection leaving India seven down.India 99/7 (16.6 overs)
# Anuja Patil comes in with nearly 3 overs to go.
# Wicket! Dayalan Hemalatha attempts a glorious heave off a wide delivery but fails to get the ball onto the bat, chipping the ball tamely down to the fielder! India 99/6(16.5 overs)
# India 95/5 (16 overs)
# Dayalan Hemalatha is the next batswoman in!
# Wicket! Harmanpreet trudges back slowly to the pavillion after falling prey to a turning delivery by Kirstie Gordon which was bowled in a very shrewd fashion. The Indian skipper attempts to smash a lusty blow into the stands but hands nothing but a catch to Sciver who roars in delight!India 94/5 (15.5 overs)
# Deepti Sharma who comes down at No 6 will be looking to hand as much strike as possible to the skipper!
# Wicket! Krishnamurthy is the next batter to depart after attemping to come down the pitch off a slow, looping delivery by Gordon, handing a leading edge to wicketkeeper Jones. India 93/4 (15.1 overs)
# India will be targetting risk free yet effective gameplay in the last five overs on a pitch which is clearly assisting the bowlers. Harmanpreet Kaur’s brute power will come in handy in such a scenario!
# India 92/3 (15 overs)
# India 89/3 (14 overs)
# Veda Krishnamurthy, the new player in will be looking to stitch a steady partnership with Kaur!
# Wicket! England have struck gold with the prized wicket of Jemimah Rodrigues who has been sublime throughout the tournament. Rodrigues failed to effectively coordinate with Kaur, resulting in a needless runout at a crucial stage. India 89/3 (13.5 overs)
# India 77/2 (13 overs)
# India 67/2 (12 overs)
# India 64/2 (11 overs)
# India need to rebuild after losing two quick wickets in the last few overs. Harmanpreet will be looking to lead from the front on a pitch which is difficult to bat on.
# India 59/2 (10 overs)
# India 55/2 (9 overs)
# Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur makes her way down at No 4!
# Wicket! England have got their second wicket on a tricky pitch in the form of Taniya Bhatia who attempts to smash the ball but fails to generate any proper timing, resulting in a simple catch for Sciver. India 53/2 (8.4 overs)
# India 50/1 (8 overs)
# India 48/1 (7 overs)
# Rodrigues comes down at No 3!
# India 43/1 (6 overs)
# Wicket! Smriti Mandhana has handed an easy catch back to Ecclestone off a delivery which was bowled in a deceiving fashion leaving the batswoman in no position to complete the shot. Mandhana departs for 34. India 43/1 (5.6 overs)
# The Indian openers have ensured an aggressive start in this crucial clash. They will be looking to continue in the same vein in the coming overs, which can set the stage for a defendable total.
# India 35/0 (5 overs)
# India 28/0 (4 overs)
# India 18/0 (3 overs)
# India 9/0 (2 overs)
# India 3/0 (1 over)
# Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Taniya Bhatia are all set to kick off proceedings for India!
# Mithali Raj is not a part of the matchday 11 for India, which will make the clash all the more interesting.
#England Women (Playing XI): Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones(w), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight(c), Lauren Winfield, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Sophie Ecclestone, Kirstie Gordon
# India Women (Playing XI): Taniya Bhatia(w), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav
India will be looking to extract revenge after being defeated in the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by England at Lord’s last July.
The former are unbeaten in the tournament so far, having registered comprehensive wins against New Zealand, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia respectively.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been the player to watch out for, with some eye-catching performances throughout the tournament.
She has enjoyed quality support from the rest of the batswomen like Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues as well.
The bowlers have been exceptional as well with some tight fielding making India seem all the more formidable.
England, on the other hand have struggled to make their presence felt.
The performances of the batting unit has left much to be desired resulting in the bowlers being left without much of a total to defend.
The outfit recorded a narrow loss in their last group stage game against West Indies following a shoddy performance and will be looking to bounce back against India.
Squads for ICC Women’s World T20 2018 :
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Tanya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, D Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Devika Vaidya , Arundhati Reddy
England: Heather Knight (capt), Tammy Beaumont , Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Kirstie Gordon, Jenny Gunn, Dani Hazell, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Linsey Smith, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.