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01 March 2020

Natalie Sciver hits 50 as England see off West Indies to book place in T20 World Cup semi-finals


England booked their place in the semi-finals of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup with a 46-run victory over West Indies.

Natalie Sciver was the standout player for Lisa Keightley's side as she hit 57 off just 56 balls as England set a target 143 to win.

In reply, West Indies never got to grips with the run rate required as they failed to reach 50 after 10 overs.

They managed to get to 68-4, but from there the wickets began to tumble as Sophie Ecclestone took 3-7 in a brilliant bowling display.

England took the last six wickets for just 29 runs as they eased into the last four of the tournament which they have not won since the inaugural edition in 2009.

Keightley's team now sit top of Group B having played all four of their matches, but will drop to second place if South Africa defeat West Indies on Tuesday.

The runners-up of the group will face India, while the winners will take on either Australia or New Zealand for a place in the final next Sunday.

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