Match Officials for semi-final stage announced

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher sends down a delivery during her impressive 10-over spell against England Women on Saturday.

In their turn at the crease, West Indies got 29 from teenaged opener Hayley Matthews and 23 from Chedean Nation, but no other player passed 20 in yet another concerning display with the bat.

Having defeated South Africa, reigning champions Australia and last year's World T20 winners West Indies at the venue in recent weeks, Heather Knight's side return to the County Ground for a semi-final showdown with South Africa, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am. The dream final for the organisers would see England take on Australia, though South Africa and India - Australia's opponents in Derby on Thursday - will do their utmost to spoil that.

The lbw calls continued to come, and all-rounder Sciver clinched her third wicket in three overs after Fletcher played all-round her legs.

Earlier, England opener Lauren Winfield could only manage 11 before she went in the 10th over, caught at deep square leg to give 16-year-old left-arm seamer Qiana Joseph a first one-day worldwide wicket.

Sciver's four-over spell ended with three wickets for just three runs, and one maiden.

Matthews added 34 for the first wicket with Kycia Knight who made 17 before she was run out in a mix-up over a non-existent single in the 10 over.

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Akeira Peters fell lbw to Brunt for a duck with West Indies then 100 for eight in the 37th over as the run-rate edged into double figures.

Shrubsole ensured the hosts claimed a record seventh lbw in an innings - a first in women's one-day international's - as West Indies trudged to an incredibly slow 128-9 off their 50 overs.

"We wanted to put in a really professional performance and there was that carrot of finishing top of the group to stay here in Bristol", Knight told Sky Sports.

Beaumont said: "We fielded and bowled well and won by 92 runs in the end so it's good for us. Throughout the tournament we have managed to find our way out of sticky situations".

Knight added: "I would like to think that if we can be successful this summer, getting to the final or even lifting the trophy, the game is in a much better place to make the most of it than it was in the past, in terms of getting more people involved in the game".

Afterwards, she was at least able to see the amusing side, adding with a smile: "I was happy to trust my partner (Hayley Matthews), but when I went upstairs and had a look I wanted to kill her".

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