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  1. England reach World Cup semi-finals
  2. Eng 284-9: Sciver 129, Beaumont 93
  3. Beaumont & Sciver add 170 from 52-3
  4. NZ 209: Bates 44, Satterthwaite 35
  5. Hartley 3-44, Shrubsole 2-19
  6. Australia & South Africa also into semis

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By Matthew Henry and Justin Goulding

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So then. England have booked their place in the World Cup semi-final with a game to spare.

    Australia and South Africa are also through with India v New Zealand on Saturday effectively a quarter-final.

    England's next game is against West Indies on Saturday at 10:30 BST and we'll be back for live text commentary then.

    For now, enjoy the moment England reach the World Cup last four...

    Thank you and goodbye.

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    New Zealand captain Suzie Bates: "We thought if one of our top order scores big then we would be able to chase it. The partnership from Beaumont and Sciver took the game away from us.

    "I was pleased that we brought it back at the end but we couldn't break their partnership and that is where they won the game."

    Asked about the dropped catch of Nat Sciver: "Any drop against a good side will hurt you. We know we have to take those chances and then we could have restricted them but it wasn't to be.

    "We have played really good cricket in this tournament and lost to England and Australia who are quality sides. It is not doom and gloom. If we play well we can beat India."

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    Player of the match Nat Sciver,asked where her innings of 129 ranks in her career: "Pretty high. When I went in I knew we needed a partnership. It was a little trickier to bat than in previous games. It was not about targets at that time, it was about playing smart cricket."

    Asked about the 'Nat-meg', Sciver said: "That sounds pretty good it is not quite intentional yet but I am working on it. It depends on the length of the ball. If it is right length then I am able to do it."

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    England captain Heather Knight on the 170-run stand between Sciver and Beaumont: "We were really under pressure and that partnership was worth more on that pitch.

    "The batters really stand out at the moment and putting in those big partnerships. You want to have those top five get big runs. It's credit to the hard work they've done in the last year. It's really nice to see.

    "I said winning is a habit before the game and hopefully we can carry on."

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England are doing everything really well. Today was exceptional, the way they rebuilt their innings from 52-3. The only area you can criticise is their catching - that has been a constant problem in the World Cup. You hope it doesn't hurt them.

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    Chris van Thomas: Anya Shrubsole is the bowler I want to be. Always delivers, always with a trick up her sleeve. Semi-finals, here we come!

  7. England qualify for World Cup semi-finals

    The England players get together for a team selfie on the outfield. They're all smiles and quite right.

    From 52-3, Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver set up the win with the latter making 129 before an excellent all-round bowling performances.

    Alex Hartley ended with three wickets plus two each for Jenny Gunn and Anya Shrubsole.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    A brilliant performance.

  9. England win by 75 runs

    Huddleston lbw Hartley 0 (NZ 209 all out)

    England have qualified for the World Cup semi-finals!

    Perhaps fittingly Alex Hartley gets the last wicket as number 11 Holly Huddleston is plumb in front.

    A might fine performance from England. Are they the favourites?

  10. NZ 208-9

    Target 285

    Anya Shrubsole's figures are remarkable. She concedes just a single from her seventh over and has two wickets for just 19 runs. She set the tone right at the top as New Zealand fell behind the required rate.

  11. NZ 207-9

    Need 78 from 30 balls

    New Zealand hang on for another over. The Derby crowd are ready and waiting for the winning moment. They have been treated to an excellent England performance, ever since they slipt to 52-3.

  12. NZ 206-9

    Target 285

    It was indeed a leg-cutter from Shrubsole that did for Tahuhu. It nipped away a little off the pitch and was too good for the tailender. How long until England seal the deal?

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    A slower ball and Lahuhu played right through that one. The writing is on the wall for New Zealand.

  14. WICKET

    Tahuhu b Shrubsole 11 (NZ 206-9)

    England are one wicket away.

    A slower ball from Anya Shrubsole - I think a leg cutter - beats Lea Tahulu all ends up and off stump is knocked back.

  15. NZ 204-8

    Target 285

    Alex Hartley is back into the attack having made the game-changing breakthrough by dismissing Suzie Bates earlier on. Can the left-arm spinner nip another two wickets out?

    Perkins is batting way outside off stump to rule out the risk of lbw so she'll have to hope for dismissals caught or bowled. Perkins picks up a single to help the Kiwis beyond 200.

  16. NZ 198-8

    Target 285

    Katie Perkins is actually playing pretty well as she sees partners come and go, sometimes her own fault (see below). She chips a drive down the ground for another four. Tahuhu tries to work the ball into the leg-side but twice picks out the same fielder at mid-wicket. "Wait on!"

  17. NZ 190-8

    Target 285

    It has been an all-round bowling performance from England with five different bowlers making breakthroughs. Jenny Gunn almost has a third as Lea Tahuhu skies the ball in the air but it drops agonisingly between two fielders. Katie Perkins is still ticking along nicely in this likely losing cause. Scoop shots have been the order of the day and she gets another to the rope.

  18. NZ 183-8

    Target 285

    "Another run out girls," says Sarah Taylor under the lid. That Katherine Brunt drop and the mis-field in the previous over aside, England have been good in the field, quick to prevent singles and a few diving stops on the boundary edge to stop four.

    Heather Knight gets through another over, just conceding three runs.

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    David Wallace: Tight bowling. Mean bowling. Parsimonious bowling. - Squeeze the Ferns, England.

  20. NZ 180-8

    Target 285

    How has that got through? As England's all-time leading wicket taker in ODIs Jenny Gunn has a right to ask a few questions here. Her figures take a beating as Lea Tahuhu manages to squeeze a drive through the ring of off-side fielder.

    Not much excitement despite the boundary though. This game is all-but done. England have been excellent.

    Jenny Gunn