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Women’s Cricket World Cup: England reach semi-finals with 100 run win over Bangladesh

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Sophia Dunkley fired 67 from 72 to assist England rating 234-6, earlier than Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean took three wickets apiece as Bangladesh have been knocked out for 134.

Final replace: 03/27/22 07:09

England have fun a wicket en path to victory over Bangladesh

Defending champions England continued their World Cup resurgence by beating Bangladesh by 100 factors to advance to the semi-finals with their fourth successive win.

Sophia Dunkley supplied 67 from 72 after a 40 from Nat Sciver as England rallied from 96-4 to shut 234-6.

Bangladesh hardly ever threatened in response and noticed their batting efforts stifled by three wickets apiece for Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean earlier than being knocked out for 134 after 48 overs.

It capped a formidable turnaround for England, whose semi-final hopes had seemed unsure after three straight defeats to start out the competitors’s group stage.

England 234-6 in 50 overs Sophia Dunkley (67 from 72 balls), Nat Sciver (40 from 57 balls), Salma Khatun (2-46)

Bangladesh 134 all out in 48 overs Sophie Ecclestone (3-15), Charlie Dean (3-31), Freya Davies (2-36), Lata Mondal (30 from 45 balls)

Participant of the sport: Sophie Dunkley

After selecting to beat England, Danni Wyatt (six) and skipper Heather Knight (six) misplaced cheaply earlier than Tammy Beaumont fell for 33 of 69 deliveries after a 60-race partnership with Sciver, who then was lbw trapped by Salma Khatun to go away his aspect 4 wickets after 26 overs.

In got here Dunkley to regular the innings, splitting Bangladesh on their strategy to a 72-run partnership with Amy Jones (31 from 47 balls).

Katherine Brunt (24 off 22 balls) and Ecclestone (17 off 11 balls) lifted the tally on Dunkley’s eventual departure to set Bangladesh a purpose for extra factors than they’d ever scored in a world recreation of a day.

Bangladesh discovered themselves 96-5 in response as Ecclestone took the wickets of three of the entrance 4, Lata Mondal main with 30 till she was caught by Kathryn Cross bowling Dean.

Knight: Says so much about this group

Heather Knight, England captain: “I’m actually joyful, I in all probability would have appreciated just a few extra runs, 250/260, however the wicket was very gradual. And we have been medical with the ball.

“The hitters have all had a little bit of time within the center to get used to the situations right here.

“That claims so much about this band, the way in which we turned issues round. With out getting too depressed, we have been on the improper aspect of some shut folks. I undoubtedly would have bitten your hand just a few weeks in the past for being on this scenario.”

And after?

The end result of India’s conflict with South Africa will resolve whether or not England end third or fourth within the group.

A 3rd-place end would imply assembly South Africa within the backside 4, as they face Australia ought to they end behind India, who can solely rank above England on charge web stroke.

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