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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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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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Women’s World Twenty20: India beat Ireland to reach semi-finals

India have a net run-rate of +1.63, below Australia’s +2.95 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Guyana India 145-6 (20 overs): Raj 51, Garth 2-22 Ireland 93-8 (20 overs): Joyce 33, Poonam Yadav 3-25 India won by 52 runs Scorecard India secured their place in the Women’s World T20 semi-finals with a 52-run win over Ireland in Guyana. Mithali Raj, dropped on three and 39, hit four fours and a six in a stylish 51 but Ireland’s bowlers stuck to their task well to restrict India to 145-6. Only two players reached…

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ICC Women’s World Twenty20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to retain semi-final hope

Siriwardene’s innings proved critical for Sri Lanka in St Lucia ICC Women’s World Twenty20, St Lucia Sri Lanka 97-7 (20 overs): Siriwardene 31, Jahanara 3-21 Bangladesh 72 (20 overs): Joty 20, Atapattu 3-17 Sri Lanka won by 25 runs Scorecard Sri Lanka sealed their first win of the 2018 Women’s World T20 with a 25-run victory over Bangladesh in St Lucia. Both lost a wicket to the first ball of the innings but Sashikala Siriwardena’s 31 helped Sri Lanka, who had lost their last eight completed games, to 97-7. Bangladesh…

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Women’s World Twenty20: Pakistan condemn Ireland to second defeat of tournament

Javeria Khan’s 74 not out was the highest individual score for Pakistan in a World T20 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Guyana Pakistan 139-6 (20 overs): Javeria 74*; O’Reilly 3-19 Ireland 101-9 (20 overs): I Joyce 30; Nashra 2-8 Pakistan won by 38 runs Scorecard Ireland suffered their second defeat from two games in the Women’s World T20 with a 38-run loss to Pakistan. Pakistan captain Javeria Khan hit a brilliant 52-ball 74 not out as her side made 139-6 from their 20 overs. Clare Shillington got Ireland’s chase off to…

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Women’s World Twenty20: England beat Bangladesh after more rain in St Lucia

Nat Sciver struck four fours to overcome early England anxieties ICC Women’s World Twenty20, St Lucia Bangladesh 76-9 (20 overs): Ayasha 39, Gordon 3-16 England 64-3 (9.3 overs): Jones 28, Salma Khatun 2-17 England won by seven wickets (DLS method) Scorecard Debutant Kirstie Gordon took 3-16 as England beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Sterne method at the Women’s World T20. After their opening match against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled on Saturday, England won the toss and soon had Bangladesh at 3-2. Left-arm spinner Gordon,…

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Women’s World T20: Katherine Brunt ruled out with a back injury

Katherine Brunt was forced to leave the field during a warm-up match against India ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches England have been dealt a major blow before the Women’s World Twenty20 after all-rounder Katherine Brunt was ruled out of the tournament with…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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Women’s World T20: Katherine Brunt injury scare in England warm-up defeat

Brunt made her international debut in 2004 Katherine Brunt gave England an injury scare ahead of the Women’s World T20 after hobbling off the field during the warm-up defeat against India in Guyana. The 33-year-old fast bowler was only able to complete five deliveries because of her recurring back problem. England, whose opening World T20 match is against Sri Lanka in St Lucia on Saturday, lost to India by 11 runs. Ireland begin their campaign against Australia on Sunday and beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Antigua. Brunt, who…

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Ethiopia’s Desisa takes NYC Marathon, Keitany is women’s winner

(Reuters) – Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa used a powerful surge to win his first New York City Marathon in five tries and Kenya’s Mary Keitany claimed a fourth women’s crown with a dominant victory on Sunday. Athletics – New York City Marathon – New York City, New York, U.S. – November 4, 2018 Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa crosses the finish line to win the Professional Men’s race REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Desisa finally made it to the top of the podium with a strong closing mile to win in an unofficial two hours, five…

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