Chasing a target of 165, England fell short in the end after being restricted to 160 for the loss of six wickets in their 20 overs. BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 6 – India’s women’s cricket team reached the final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after beating England by four runs in their 20-over semi-final clash on Saturday. Chasing a target of 165, England looked in control when captain Nat Sciver (41) and keeper Amy Jones (31) formed a 54-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Jones was run out in the 17th over and Sciver was run out in the 18th over.
Score Card (Batter)
India Women Innings 164-5 (20 Ov)
Smriti Mandhana 61 Shafali Verma 15 Rodrigues 44 Harmanpreet Kaur (c) 20 Deepti Sharma 22 Pooja Vastrakar 0 Sneh Rana 0 Extras 2
England Women Innings 160-6 (20 Ov)
Sophia Dunkley 19 Danielle Wyatt 35 Alice Capsey 13 Natalie Sciver (c) 41 Amy Jones (wk) 31 Maia Bouchier 4 Katherine Brunt 0 Sophie Ecclestone 7 Extras 10 Match Result: India Women won by 4 runs