England edge past Windies in thriller

England moved closer to an ICC World Twenty20 semi-final place after beating West Indies by one wicket in a last-ball thriller in Dharamsala.

Charlotte Edwards’ side, having won their first two Group B matches, were coasting along on 59 without loss in the ninth over of their pursuit of 109.

But a dramatic collapse of eight wickets for 42 runs left them requiring seven off the final six balls, bowled by Deandra Dottin.

Anya Shrubsole took four runs off the first three deliveries before being bowled by Dottin, but a wide was followed by a Rebecca Grundy single and a bye to get England over the line.

Natalie Sciver kept a cool head when wickets were tumbling around her and finished the chase unbeaten on 19 from 22 deliveries.

England’s third consecutive win left them top of Group B, two points clear of Pakistan who they play in their final outing on Sunday.

Shrubsole and Jenny Gunn bowled with control during impressive four-over spells, each taking a wicket and conceding only 11 and 15 runs respectively, to retsrict West Indies to 108 for four after they won the toss.  

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Source: ECB

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