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Summary

  1. England win by one wicket off final ball
  2. Will reach semi-finals if they beat Pakistan
  3. Relive in-play highlights of Bangladesh v Pakistan

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By Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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England win by one wicket

Right, it's time for us to sign off. It looked certain to be a routine victory but in the end it was anything but. However, England were able to sneak home off the final ball to reach 109-9 and claim a one-wicket victory over West Indies.

You can read our developing report here.

Join us again on Friday when we'll have live text coverage and in-play highlights of the men's tournament as Australia face Pakistan from 09:30 GMT before South Africa against Group 1 leaders West Indies at 14:00 GMT, in a match that could have a large bearing on England's chances of reaching the last four.

See you then. Cheerio for now.

England win by one wicket

For England, the opening stand between Charlotte Edwards (30) and Tammy Beaumont (31) laid an ideal platform, while Nat Sciver kept cool in the chaos of the closing overs, her 19 not out crucial as wickets tumbled all around her.

No other batters reached double figures though so plenty to work on.

Anya Shrubsole was the pick of the England bowlers, taking 1-11 from her four overs, while the 24-year-old's pair of twos off the first two balls of the final over was also vital in earning the victory, even if she wasn't there at the end.

How it stands

This is how the Group B table looks. #ENG will qualify definitely if they beat #PAK or #IND beat #WI. #WT20

This is how the Group B table looks. #ENG will qualify definitely if they beat #PAK or #IND beat #WI. #WT20

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Sally Smith: A win is a win - sometimes you have to win ugly though.

Martin Jubb: Hell's bells. These last two WT20 games have been mad. What happened to easy wins?? And @ejrainfordbrent is right- we can't bat.

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England women's Charlotte Edwards
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England captain Charlotte Edwards is a very relieved woman after her side scraped home, telling Sky Sports: "We want to play better. We got ourselves in a great position to win the game very comfortably. 

"We got the win and that's the most important thing."

England beat West Indies by one wicket

For all that England lost their way badly in the second half of their innings, we have to give credit to West Indies for the way they somehow dragged themselves back into the game and came oh so close to snatching victory. 

Afy Fletcher finished with figures of 4-12 from her four overs while Shaquana Quintyne wasn't too shoddy either with 4-19 from her quota. 

England Women's Rebecca Grundy and teammate Natalie Sciver
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Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets

And it's all over in Delhi as Pakistan finish 114-1, winning by nine wickets.

England beat West Indies by one wicket

Feeling tense in that final over? Watch how Charles Dagnall and Ebony Rainford-Brent reacted to the last delivery in the TMS commentary box...

WATCH: @CharlesDagnall and (a nervous) @ejrainfordbrent see #ENG win. ...Just!

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Steph Robinson: England women giving me a heart attack in them last few overs.

Adrian Love: Will England ever win comfortably? Don't think my heart can take much more of this.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Well done to England for getting over the line, but there is a big, big issue with the batting. They are not going to win a World Cup with the way they are playing."

England win by one wicket

Eng 109-9, West Indies 108-4

England Women's Rebecca Grundy and teammate Natalie Sciver
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Right, let's catch our breath. That's three wins from three and takes England closer to qualification for the semi-finals with a game against Pakistan to come on Sunday. They are doing it the hard way, though, scraping past India by two wickets when chasing 90 on Tuesday and cutting it even finer here. 

England win by one wicket - 109-9

Wow! Sciver fails to connect but the England batters set off for a bye and the throw from the wicketkeeper, Merissa Aguilleira, misses! England win off the final ball! Despite themselves. They got away with one there. Thrilling finish.

Eng 108-9

A scampered single for Rebecca Grundy. England guaranteed a super over at least but can Nat Sciver win it off the final ball?

Eng 107-9

Left-hander Grundy facing...here's Dottin. A wide! Down the leg side. What a bonus for England. Two from two now.

Pakistan v Bangladesh

Here it is, a superb set of boundaries from Bismah Maroof. Three on the bounce. Pakistan within touching distance of victory now.

And Sidra Ameen marks her half-century...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"It was just back of a length and cramped Anya for room. The danger is that Rebecca Grundy is coming in - she's not renowned for her batting."

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"Shrubsole covers her eyes, she can't believe that has happened."

WICKET

Shrubsole b Dottin 4 (Eng 106-9)

Oh, my. Anya Shrubsole is cleaned up by Deandra Dottin. It's all down to Rebecca Grundy now. How has this happened? Three from two required, one wicket left.

Eng 106-8

A dot ball from Dottin. Three from three. Could a super over be in store?

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"England are ahead of the game."

Eng 106-8

Another two for Shrubsole... brilliant stuff. Three from four now.

Eng 104-8

Deandra Dottin to bowl the final over, Shrubsole facing... she launches it in the air and runs two. Five off five needed.

Eng 102-8

A bye from the final ball of the 19th. Seven needed from the final over.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"The pressure is telling on England here. Are they going to throw it away? West Indies are running around."

WICKET

Gunn c Matthews b Quintyne 0 (Eng 101-8 - eight off seven balls required)

Jenny Gunn doesn't last long - caught at mid-on for a duck. Anya Shrubsole, who bowled so well, is in next. Panic stations.

Pakistan v Bangladesh

Pak 100-1 (14 overs) - target 113

Bismah Maroof is hitting her stride for Pakistan, peppering the boundary now. She's just hit three consecutive fours as I write. Stay tuned for that clip...

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

"Jenny Gunn has been there and done it. She's just what you need in this situation."

WICKET

Brunt lbw Quintyne 6 (Eng 101-7)

Katherine Brunt gone! Shaquana Quintyne pins her on the pads and England need eight off 11 with three wickets left. Jenny Gunn in now.

Eng 101-6

Of course, a nice four doesn't do any harm and Nat Sciver obliges as she smacks the first ball of Anisa Mohammed's over to the boundary. The 100 is up and England need to add just eight more to seal a victory that - assuming they see it home - will have been a little more hairy than necessary.

Eng 95-6

More of the same and that's all they need as they accumulate five off Taylor's over - all in singles. Knock it around, ideally on the ground, and see it home. 

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Francis Edwards: And there I was hoping England women weren't watching the men, yet it seems they've started emulating them!

Eng 90-6

Katherine Brunt is there now with Nat Sciver. They seem calm, picking off singles to take England within 19 of victory. 

Pakistan v Bangladesh

Pak 80-1 (12 overs)

Pakistan are making steady work of it as they chase 113. A slightly bizarre scene however as Ameen leaves a free hit...

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"I hope for England's sake we're not seeing another India game. England were cruising, but it's the shot selection. There's no need for Wyatt to do that at this stage of the game."

WICKET

Wyatt lbw Taylor 0 (Eng 83-6)

Danielle Wyatt
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Just the two balls for Danielle Wyatt before she is trapped by Stafanie Taylor. So much for ship-steadying. Is this England chase heading for the rocks? Remember, they were progressing serenely at 59-0. Six wickets have gone for 24 runs. 

WICKET

Greenway c Mohammed b Taylor 2 (Eng 83-5)

A reverse sweep is top-edged as England lose another wicket and it gets worse very quickly...

Eng 83-4

Natalie Sciver and Lydia Greenway at the crease now with some ship-steadying required. Four off the over.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Knight will feel unfortunate because she got a top edge. It's frustrating from England's perspective because they will want to feel the middle-order is well-oiled before they get to the knockout stages."

WICKET

Knight c Mohammed b Fletcher 9 (Eng 79-4)

Heather Knight
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Heather Knight is gone now, a top edge giving Fletcher her third wicket and an easy catch for Anisa Mohammed. Still 30 required.