Women's World T20: England enters final as India stumbles

A clinical England stormed into the final of Women's World Twenty20 after thrashing India by 8 wickets.

The 92-run partnership between Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver set up England's win.   -  AFP

Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver guided England into the Women's World T20 final after an eight-wicket win over India on Thursday.

Jones (53) and Sciver (52) combined for an unbroken 92-run partnership to see England past its target of 113 with 17 balls to spare.

Into a fourth final, England will face Australia on Saturday looking to win the tournament for the first time since the inaugural edition in 2009.

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After electing to bat first in Antigua, India collapsed from 89 for 2 to 112 all out as Heather Knight (3-9) starred with the ball for England.

Kirstie Gordon (2-20) and Sophie Ecclestone (2-22) also played their parts, with India unable to get going after the departures of Smriti Mandhana (34), Jemimah Rodrigues (26) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (16).

 

Tammy Beaumont (1) and Danielle Wyatt (8) fell early in the chase, but Jones and Sciver led England to 116 for 2 and into the decider against three-time champion Australia.

Brief Scores: India 112 in 19.3 overs (Smriti Mandhana 34 off 23 balls, Jemimah Rodriguez 26 off 26 balls, Heather Knight 3/9, Kirstie Gordon 2/20). England 116 for 2 in 17.1 overs (Amy Jones 53*, Nat Sciver 52*).