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England face S Africa, India to meet Australia in the semis

Sports Desk     17 July, 2017 12:00 AM printer

England face S Africa, India to meet Australia in the semis

India cricketers celebrate their victory against New Zealand with a selfie on Saturday.

India captain Mithali Raj scored her sixth one-day international hundred as she led her side into the last four of the Women’s World Cup during a crushing 186-run win over New Zealand in Derby on Saturday.


Raj made 109 in an India total of 265 for seven that also featured Veda Krishnamurthy’s 70 off just 45 balls and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 60.


New Zealand, one of the pre-tournament favourites, then collapsed spectacularly to 79 all out — their lowest ever Women’s World Cup completed total — with left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad taking five for 15 in her first match of the tournament.


England finished the group stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 on top of the points table with a 92-run win over the West Indies at the County Grounds, Bristol, on Saturday.


A lower-order rally complemented a half-century from Heather Knight, the captain, to help the hosts post a modest 220 for 7. A combined bowling performance then kept the ladies from the Caribbean to 128 for 9 in 50 overs, Nat Sciver making up for a failure with the bat with 3 for 3 in her four overs.


South Africa became the first team to bowl Australia out at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, stopping them on 269 in 48.3 overs.

Australia, though, turned on a middle-overs squeeze to complete a clinical defence. It extended its unbeaten record against the African side with a 60-run win in their final group stage match at Taunton on Saturday.    —Internet


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