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  1. England win by 92 runs to top group
  2. Semi finals: Eng v SA & Aus v Ind
  3. West Indies finish on 128-9 - Matthews 29, Sciver 3-3
  4. England posted 220-7 from 50 overs
  5. Knight 67, Beaumont 42, Marsh 31*, Fletcher 3-33

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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So now we know the semi-final line-up at the Women's World Cup. England, having lost their opening match against India, have won the group and will play South Africa at Bristol on Tuesday.

Defending champions Australia, who lost to England by three runs in the group matches, beat South Africa by 59 runs today and will face India at Derby on Thursday.

There will be live audio and text commentary, plus in-play clips on both matches so please join the team for those if you can. The England-South Africa second Test coverage continues, the tourists in a strong position at Trent Bridge, but, from me, cheerio now.

England's power hitter Nat Sciver made a second ball duck today but she shone with the ball instead, claiming remarkable figures of 3-3 from four overs.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

This is the closest India could get to a final in a long time and I think they will be hungry against Australia at Derby. If Meg Lanning is not ready or off I think India will fancy it.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Clearly England are favourites for the semi-final but South Africa will bring their spinners out - players like Nat Sciver like pace on the ball - and if the South Africans turn it it will be the spinners who decide it. South Africa have beaten England in recent times and on any day they can put their names in the hat.

Captain's review

More from England skipper Heather Knight: "They bowled really well and made it hard to score. It was the third game on that wicket and it was really dry, the little cameo from Marsh and Gunn was good to see as well."

Captain's review

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor is asked why she did not opt for a review when replays showed the ball was heading down the legside: "I was happy to trust my partner but when I went upstairs and had a look I wanted to kill her."

(Taylor IS smiling when saying this, I should point out)

Heather Knight is asked a question supplied by the viewers and it is how much has home advantage helped? "The support has been brilliant, particularly here at Bristol, and it really does make a difference. Hopefully we will get a lot of people here on Tuesday for the semi-final and go from there."

Here's the final group table after the round-robin matches, England finishing top on run-rate from Australia, having suffered just that one defeat, the 35-run reverse on the opening day of the tournament in Derby last month.

BBC Sport

Semi-final line-up


England v South Africa (Bristol)


Australia v India (Derby)

Captain's review

England captain Heather Knight, named Player of the Match after her 67: "We wanted to put in a really professional performance and there was that carrot of staying here for the semi-final where we like playing."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Emphatic victory for England and they can feel proud of the way they have bounced back since that defeat against India.


Knight to Knight and it is goodnight West Indies as England wrap up another victory to finish top of the group. The West Indies finish on 128-9, Nat Sciver finishing with 3-3 from four overs.

Australia beat South Africa

Australia have beaten South Africa by 59 runs after bowling them out for 210 at Taunton and they will finish second in the group.


Mohammed lbw b Shrubsole 14 (WI 128-9)

This looked leg side but it is umpire's call on the leg stump and there are no reviews in any case. It is the seventh lbw of the innings and that is a new record.

WI 127-8

Mohammed 14, Kyshona 12

Knight again and just the one run again. Uncle Albert has seen enough, a grey-bearded gentleman makes his way niftily through the seats towards the exit.

WI 126-8

The combative Anya Shrubsole does not look like a woman who will concede boundaries gladly - or suffer fools for that matter - and just one single transpires. Three overs left and will the West Indies bat through?

WI 125-8

Mohammed 14, Kyshona 10

Captain Knight back in the attack and the left-handed Mohammed sweeps and cuts her way to two boundaries. They need a few more though, one off every ball in fact, because the required rate is 24.

WI 117-8

The Windies team are huddle under towels and hoodies and anything to hand as they watch on from the bench. Kyshona Knight strikes a stylish boundary off Gunn, like a bullet from a...sorry, it has been a long day.

WI 112-8

Target 221

The DL score should by 198 and it is someway short of that. We still have a little mizzle and generally gloomy conditions but I don't think we will have a stoppage. West Indies are not going to win this, I can confidently predict that. Mohammed collects a rare boundary, however, with a thick edge off Hartley to dent the slow left-armer's figures a fraction. They are still impressive, 1-25 from her allocation of 10.

WI 108-8

It is largely gun-barrel straight from Gunn but it is by no means at the speed of a gun. They can't get the ball away though and yet again it is only a single that occurs.

WI 107-8

Target 221

A rapidly completed maiden from Hartley, her second, and she has 1-20 from her nine overs.

India through to semi-finals

India complete an emphatic victory against New Zealand by 186 runs at Derby and they will go through to the semi-finals. The Kiwis were all out for just 79 so India are likely to face Australia at Derby on Thursday, with England set to play South Africa at Bristol on Tuesday.

WI 106-8

Target 221

It is Gunn and it is predominantly straight - once again just a single results.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Jenny Gunn might be a good option to finish off the West Indies tail. It might encourage the batters to play around the ball a bit. She bowls it gun barrel straight. West Indies might just try to keep England out there for as long as possible.

WI 104-8

Target 221

The required rate nudges 12 with only a single from the Hartley over, the slow left-armer occasionally delivering from way behind the crease and the chocolate biscuit bars I have brought in with the same name as a a multiple of three have been well received by the cricket desk.

WI 103-8

Just two singles conceded by Brunt and the required rate is in double figures. This would be a tricky requirement in a men's T20 game with wickets in hand, but the Windies Women have only two left.

WI 101-8

Target 221

Sciver has cconceded only three runs from her four overs and two of those have been wides. She has also collected three wickets. 4-1-3-3.


Peters lbw b Brunt 0 (WI 100-8)

They were right to review, the ball is shown to be hitting leg stump and a rather sheepish umpire Chaudhary is forced to reverse his decision, to the delight of a well-built gentleman who looks like a man of the sea, braving the conditions in shorts on a balcony beyond, and vigorously brandishing a shiny, brass bell.

Umpire review

Brunt back in the attack after an opening four-over spell of 0-16. England ask for an lbw review after umpire Chaudhary rejected the initial appeal.


Fletcher lbw Sciver 3 (WI 99-7)

A third wicket for Sciver but umpire Wilson's lbw decision would not have counted had there been a review left, the technology indicating the ball would have missed leg stump by a distance.

WI 99-6

A fourth over without a boundary for the Windies as Marsh restricts them to just singles.

WI 96-6

Target 221

Sciver may have got a second ball duck with the bat today but she has 2-2 from two as we all would have enjoyed hearing the late, great Richie Benaud say.

India-NZ update

All manner of trouble for New Zealand at Derby and it looks like India will claim the remaining semi-final place. The Kiwis are 52-5 in the 19th over, needing a further 214 for victory.

WI 94-6

Target 221

Kyshona Knight, sister of Kycia, plays out a maiden to Marsh, just the four leg byes added to the total and the required rate up at 7.47 now.


Aguilleira lbw b Sciver 8 (WI 90-6)

A second scalp for Sciver and but for a wide it would have been a double wicket maiden. No need for Aguilleira to discuss whether there might have been a case for "We Remain" with a review, because there is not one available and the replays show it was hitting leg stump.


Nation c Beaumont b Sciver 23 (WI 89-5)

Oh what a catch as dear Richie would say. Diving, low, like a kingfisher swooping on a lake and Beaumont snares Nation to give Sciver a wicket with her first ball.

WI 89-4

Target 221

That was "What A Girl Wants" from Aguilleira, a sweetly struck pull shot at Marsh for her first boundary, the first four conceded by the spinner.

WI 84-4

Nation 22, Aguilleira 4

Nation guides Hartley towards the third man boundary but a Marsh swallow dive retrieves the ball and restricts the scoring to two. England's fielding has been so much more disciplined. So 137 needed from the final 20 overs, with six wickets intact.

WI 80-4

Target 221

Knight bustles in, she is delivering the ball almost from level with the stumps on occasions and it is coming through very slowly to the batters. More accurate from the captain this time though and it is her first maiden.

WI 80-4

Target 221

Five from Hartley's over, and she has taken 1-15 from her six.