England book semi-final date with Australia

Captain Charlotte Edwards led from the front as England eased past Pakistan to book an ICC Women’s World Twenty20 semi-final meeting with defending champions Australia.

After winning the toss and deciding to make first use of the Chennai pitch, Edwards carried her bat to finish with 77 off 61 balls including 10 fours.

Tammy Beaumont contributed 37 in another profitable opening stand but Pakistan’s bowlers did well to restrict England to 148 for five.

Katherine Brunt picked up her 50th T20 international wicket in the first over of Pakistan’s reply and they never recovered as England secured a comfortable 68-run victory.

Laura Marsh impressed with 3-12 from her four overs while Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver and Georgia Elwiss each took two wickets in Pakistan’s 80 all out.

The result confirmed England as Group B winners with a 100 per cent record and set up a mouth-watering clash with Australia, who finished second in Group A.

Charlotte Edwards sweeps on her way to an unbeaten 77 which set up a fourth straight win for England

Source: ECB

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