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  1. England won by two wickets with one over to spare
  2. England 92-8 (19 overs); Bisht 4-21
  3. India 90-8 (20 overs): Kaur 26, Raj 20
  4. Knight 3-15, Shrubsole 2-12
  5. Injured Hazell ruled out of tournament

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Well, England got out of jail there. But it is two from two and they are second in the group.

I'm off for a lie down. Join us again for the men's match between New Zealand and Pakistan in about 30 minutes time.

Captain's reaction

England captain Charlotte Edwards on Sky Sports: "I've felt that nervous before but it doesn't get any easier watching the last few runs. The most important thing is we got a win here.

"We play the West Indies here on Thursday so the luxury for us is we've played a game here and we will better prepared.

"I thought we did well to break the back of that score in the first six overs but then it got away from us a bit."

Captain's reaction

India captain Mithali Raj: "We are still in the competition. We hope to win against West Indies and we will rely on the result of the other matches. 

"We realised how difficult it wad to score on this pitch. A little more application from the bowlers in the initial overs could have pulled us through. But the bowling and fielding in the middle overs dragged us back into the game.

"When you out there you are always planning, so you don't have time to feel the nerves."

Player of the match

Player of the match Heather Knight: "I think we like to keep it interesting but we got over the line.

"The pitch was a bit of a Bunsen burner. I tried to put it in the right place. It was nice to get a few wickets and contribute.

"There was a lot of nervous tension, but it's rarely a quiet dugout with us. I was in the dressing room for a bit because I was too nervous watching - but the noise of the crowd was more nerve wracking so I had to come out."

Heather Knight
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England go second

So, England move up to second in Group B, level on four points with West Indies, but with an inferior net run-rate. India are third, with their tournament hanging by a thread. They have played three matches and won just one of them.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"The key was trying to go too hard at times from England. There were forced shots. I don't think England handled the left-armer particularly well today. It's two from two but there are areas to look at - including the catching."

Hats off to India, they made a real game of that when all the smart money was against them. 91 is no total to defend, but they came mighty close. They got more than a helping hand from England along the way, of course. 

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"England can just breathe easy. It was full of drama and twists. Well dione to India, their fought back with the ball and used the conditions. We could get into the detail with England but they did it and it gives them impetus to get through the group games."

Eng 92-8

England win by two wickets

There it is! Shrubsole drives again and this time finds the gap. The ball skips away to rope and England, to their utter relief and delight, win. 

England get lucky with dropped catch before winning the match

Dropped catch

Eng 88-8

What a time to throw the ball to a new bowler. No pressure Veda Krishnamurthy. She almost makes a real impression as Shrubsole belts one straight at the fielder at cover but the catch is spilled. Everyone breathe again.

Eng 88-8 (target 91)

Anya Shrubsole gets off the mark first ball and has to run like the wind to get home. Another run closer. Just three more needed.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"England's running between the wickets has been shambolic. It was not needed. I'm not sure who had the call. She's short of the crease by around four or five inches. Crazy running between the wickets."


Gunn run out 7 (Eng 87-8)

What are England doing?! They need four runs to win! Four!!! Brunt cuts into the off side and sets off, giving Gunn no chance at the striker's end. The throw is good, the keeper whips off the bail. Gone. Ugh.

Gunn is run out

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"You feel Jenny Gunn's boundary is the moment that has swung it back in England's favour. It was good from Jenny to make sure she got enough on it."

Eng 85-7 (need five from 18 balls)

That lbw shout from Jhulan Goswami against Brunt was hitting. Say it quietly, though.

England survive LBW scare

Eng 85-7

Every ball is drama now. Brunt pokes the ball to mid-off and sets off, with Jenny Gunn just making it home at the striker's end. Brunt then escapes an lbw shout before Gunn bottom edges a cut for four. That last ball has swung it right back in England's favour.

England boundary

Eng 79-7 (target 91)

A maiden. Repeat, a maiden, in the 16th over of a T20 match. That is the kind of pressure England are under right now. The England players on the bench were still smiling a few overs ago. They're not now.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"That's just a complete gift. She was gone by absolute miles. That is a massive error from England because this game is not home and dry yet.

"The key is how you handle the pressure and Danni Wyatt got a bit carried away with the moment."


Wyatt run out 5 (Eng 79-7)

Wow! What a piece of fielding! But what was Danni Wyatt doing? She is at the non-striker's end and sets off for a run after Brunt punches the ball straight to Mithali at cover and is way short with her dive as the fielder throws down the stumps. Madness. This game is far from over.

Wyatt is run out

Eng 79-6 (Target 91)

Calm and efficient stuff from Brunt and Wyatt as they take Harmanpreet for four runs. The India spinner gets one to sharply turn back on Brunt and just over the stumps. Agony for the bowler, relief for the batter.

The win predictor says 96% chance of victory for England. I wouldn't go that far.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Ekta Bisht is causing a few problems. I think it's that grip away. Sciver didn't get her feet into position and left too big a gap and it was simple catch. England were under pressure before and now that's another big wicket."

Eng 75-6 (need 16 from 36 balls)

Katherine Brunt joins Dani Wyatt, who finds a gap on the off side to get three. Unbelievable that we're relieved to see England sneak runs. They're chasing 91!


Sciver c Mithali b Ekta 19 (Eng 71-6)

England are trying their best to throw this away. Ekta doesn't get her hat-trick but she does strike two balls later as Sciver pops a simple catch to Mithali at cover. It was a lazy, soft stroke.

Natalie Sciver falls as England's sixth wicket

Eng 71-5 (need 20 from 42 balls)

The heat is on, the heat is o-on. Natalie Sciver is a cool customer, though. She goes down to one knee and sweeps an Anuja delivery away for four. She then picks up another two with a second sweep. A good over for England.

Mel Jones

Former Australia batter

"It really is game on now. Lydia Greenway is not happy. I think she thinks she got a bit of bat on it."


Greenway lbw Ekta 0 (Eng 62-5)

We've got a game on now. For the second time this innings, India take two from two as Greenway plants her foot to turn to leg and is hit on the pads. Up goes the finger. The India players are jubilant. They have a real smell of an unlikely victory in their nostrils now.

Lydia Greenway out for a duck


Knight st Verma b Ekta 8 (Eng 62-3)

A ball after lofting a four over mid-off, Knight dances down again and is stumped off the bowling of Ekta. Just when they look set to put this game to bed, they give India a sniff.

Heather Knight becomes England's fourth wicket

Mel Jones

Former Australia batter

"While India are in a transitional period they need to make the most of Jhulan Goswami and  Mithali Raj. Life without those two is a fair reality, so they need to get the most out of them to make the transition seamless."

Eng 57-3 (Target 91)

Another stumping review as Knight misses a sweep off Rajeshwari. Clearly not out, though. India just looking to apply some pressure to prevent England cruising this. England offer a slight chance from the final ball with a quick single, but Sciver's dive at the non-striker's end ensures she gets home safely ahead of the throw.

Mel Jones

Former Australia batter

"Does Nat Sciver have one of the best cover drives around? I think India have bowled a little too full and need to go shorter to let the pitch work in their favour a bit."

Eng 55-3 (need 36 off 60 balls)

India continue to rotate their spin attack, with Anuja Patil returning. It doesn't disrupt the calm demeanour of the England pair, though, with Sciver's glance to leg for two the only scoring shot of the over. No need to do anything stupid. There is plenty of time.

Eng 53-3 (Target 91)

Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht is back, sporting her cap. Knight and Sciver chip another couple off the runs required.

Eng 51-3 (need 40 off 72 balls)

A much less dramatic over from Harmanpreet, who helps England with a wide and goes for three more. Just what England needed - some calm.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"I think the England team are trying to keep everyone on their toes. The good news is the two batsmen are still there and are ready to kick on."

India celebrate taking a wicket

Eng 47-3 (target 91)

England's positive start means they remain favourites here, but they are not making it easy. Heather Knight provokes a few more beads of sweat on English brows by missing a drive off Rajeshwari and prompting a review for a stumping. Fortunately for Knight, her foot is just behind the line. Natalie Sciver does herself and her side the world of good with a driven four. Halfway there.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Beaumont's looked great, the speed at which she's used her hands she's kept things moving. She'll be frustrated though, she went too hard rather than playing the ball. She was at her best when she was trying to react.

"That wicket of Taylor slightly changes things. Taylor will be frustrated too. She didn't move early enough and was late on it. The ball turned and cut her in half."

Eng 42-3

Oh, so close to a hat-trick as new batter Natalie Sciver is caught between going forward and back and is nearly bowled. India striking back.


Taylor st Verma b Harmanpreet 16 (Eng 42-3)

Would you believe it?! Harmanpreet goes for three fours on the two and now has two wickets in two balls as Taylor dances down, misses and is stumped.

Taylor is stumped