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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies in St Lucia. After losing six wickets in the first 10 overs, England posted 115-8 thanks to an excellent partnership between Anya Shrubsole and Sophia Dunkley. Shrubsole took two wickets in her first over, but Deandra Dottin and…

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England women 27-19 Canada: Lark Davies scores twice in battling victory

Poppy Cleall (right) celebrates her try Autumn internationals England(15) 27 Tries: Davies (2), Cleall, Smith, Scott Cons: Daley-Mclean Canada(7) 19 Tries: Tessier, Alarie, Holtkamp Cons: Miller, Harvey England needed two late tries to secure victory over a resilient Canada at Castle Park in Doncaster. Two tries from Lark Davies and one from Poppy Cleall gave England a comfortable lead within the first half hour. Canada’s Alex Tessier scored just before half-time, and they went within three points with a breakaway try from Elissa Alarie. But tries from Kelly Smith and…

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England 2-1 Croatia: Kane seals Nations League finals spot for Southgate’s side

Harry Kane (right) was on a run of seven England games without a goal England staged a superb late comeback to beat Croatia at Wembley to reach the finals of the inaugural Uefa Nations League. Croatia, England’s World Cup semi-final conquerors in Moscow in July, looked set to inflict their curse once more and relegate Gareth Southgate’s side from the elite group when Andrej Kramaric’s twisting finish put them ahead via a deflection off Eric Dier after 57 minutes. England needed two goals to win the group and reach the…

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Sri Lanka v England: Moeen Ali and Jack Leach wrap up series win for tourists

Second Test, Pallekele (day five) England 290 & 346: Root 124, Foakes 65*, Burns 59, Akila 6-115 Sri Lanka 336 & 243: Mathews 88, Karunaratne 57, Leach 5-83, Moeen 4-72 England win by 57 runs Scorecard Moeen Ali struck twice and Jack Leach claimed his maiden five-wicket haul to bowl England to their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001 with a 57-run victory in the second Test. The hosts resumed on 226-7, needing 75 more, and calmly added 14 in 28 balls. But Moeen drew Niroshan Dickwella into…

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England 35-15 Japan: Eddie Jones’ side hold off spirited visitors

Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga, 21, scored England’s third try on debut Autumn internationals: England v Japan England: (10) 35 Tries: Care, Wilson, Cokanasiga, Hartley Cons: Ford (3) Pens: Ford 2, Daly Japan:(15) 15 Tries: Nakamura, Leitch Cons: Tamura Pens: Tamura Coverage: Highlights on BBC Two and online at 19:30 GMT England ran in three second-half tries to come from behind and beat an inspired Japan on a testing afternoon at Twickenham. Japan had been in front 15-10 at half-time, a lead fully deserved after tries from Ryoto Nakamura and captain…

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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists edge towards series win before rain ends day four early

Moeen Ali dismissed Angelo Mathews late on to shift a dramatic second Test back England’s way Second Test, Pallekele (day four) England 290 & 346: Root 124, Foakes 65*, Burns 59, Akila 6-115 Sri Lanka 336 & 226-7: Mathews 88, Karunaratne 57, Leach 4-73 Sri Lanka need 75 runs to win Scorecard England put themselves on the brink of victory in the second Test and the series against Sri Lanka before rain brought an early end to day four. Set 301 to win in Pallekele, the hosts recovered from 26-3…

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Women’s World Twenty20: Anya Shrubsole hat-trick inspires England win over South Africa

Highlights: Shrubsole & Sciver lead England to victory ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia South Africa 85 (19.3 overs): Tryon 27, Sciver 3-4, Shrubsole 3-27 England 87-3 (14.1 overs): Wyatt 27, Van Niekerk 2-13 England won by seven wickets Scorecard Anya Shrubsole’s hat-trick took England into the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals as they thrashed South Africa by seven wickets in St Lucia. England’s place in the final four was confirmed when West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the group’s other game. Shrubsole’s hat-trick was only the second England T20 international hat-trick,…

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Croatia 3-2 Spain: Home win means England can still advance in Nations League

Tin Jedvaj scored twice for Croatia – his first two goals for his country Croatia gained a dramatic late winner to beat Spain in the Nations League – a result which keeps alive England’s hopes of winning the tournament. It means all three countries can finish top of Group A4, with England taking on Croatia in the last match on Sunday. Two goals from Tin Jedvaj, including one in the 93rd minute, gave the World Cup finalists the victory in Zagreb. Andrej Kramaric scored the hosts’ opener, with Spain’s goals…

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England 3-0 USA: Wayne Rooney farewell appearance ends in victory

Rooney replaced former Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard in the second half England celebrated Wayne Rooney’s final international appearance with a comfortable friendly win over the United States at Wembley. Rooney, winning his 120th cap in a fundraiser for his charitable foundation, made a 33-minute appearance on a night England showed their appreciation for their 33-year-old record goalscorer. He emerged to take the captain’s armband with the Three Lions well in control in front of a healthy crowd of 68,155. Gareth Southgate’s side were 2-0 up at that point thanks…

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Sri Lanka v England: Jack Leach says tourists have ‘great chance’ to win

Jack Leach will resume as nightwatchman for England on day three Second Test, Pallekele (day two) England 290 & 0-0 Sri Lanka 336: Roshen 85, Karunaratne 63, Dhananjaya 59, Leach 3-70, Rashid 3-75 England trail by 46 runs Scorecard England have a “great chance” of victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test with “any kind of a score” in their second innings, says spinner Jack Leach. Roshen Silva’s 85 helped Sri Lanka make 336 on day two, a lead of 46 runs on a pitch offering significant turn. England…

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