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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    And with a heavy heart, that's where we're going to leave it - as England bow out at the semi-final stage, and India get ready to hop on a plane to Melbourne for Sunday's final.

    Join us via this link at 07:30 GMT when we'll tell you if there's any hope of getting a game on between Australia and South Africa. As things stand, it's still raining - thanks for your company, feel free to get a couple of hours' sleep now! TTFN.

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  2. Captain's view

    India captain Harmanpreet Kaur: "It’s unfortunate we didn’t get a game and in the future if we get a reserve day for the semis, that would be a good idea. From day one we knew we had to win all the games in this tournament because if we couldn’t play in the semi-finals, it would be hard for us. Credit to the team for winning all of our games."

  3. Get Involved


    Saurabh Malhotra: Not the way you want to go into the finals, but better than going home! Well done India. Make history on Sunday.

  4. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight: "Really frustrating, not how we wanted the World Cup to finish for us. Ultimately that loss against South Africa has cost us. Our aim was to get to the semi-finals which we did, it's all very English talking about the weather but it's frustrating not getting that chance to play for the final. Cricket hasn't been the finisher for us. Sarah Glenn has been a real find, we've created a real spin partnership with Sophie Ecclestone and with Mady Villiers coming in and taking to international cricket so well, it looks great."

    Is there anything you'd do differently? "Try and win your first game! It's been a bit of a theme for us, not starting great. We felt we were getting into form. Moving Nat [Sciver] and myself up to three and four has been a real positive for us."

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    Joanne Broadbent

    Ex-Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    There are probably two people in world cricket who could chase down 15 runs an over for about six overs - Harmanpreet Kaur is one, and I think Nat Sciver's the other. Lisa Keightley's got a hell of a group with England - maybe they can win the 50-over World Cup again next year.

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    Snehal Pradhan

    Ex-India seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    The day India captain Harmanpreet Kaur comes good is the day that no team can cope with her.

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    Alex Hartley

    England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Heartbreak for England, and for Australia if the second game doesn't go ahead. But India and South Africa have been the most consistent teams, so in that way they deserve to go through.

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    Joanne Broadbent

    Ex-Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Lisa Keightley, Heather Knight and the England team will be feeling like they've let this one go. But India will be impressed with their performances - since losing to Australia in the tri-series, they've not lost a game.

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    Snehal Pradhan

    Ex-India seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    It's India's second final in three years.

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    Amy Lofthouse

    BBC Sport at SCG

    It's done. England are out without a ball being bowled. What a sad end.


    As we feared, this first semi-final has been abandoned without a ball bowled because of persistent rain.

    So India go through to the final by virtue of having won their group. England are eliminated.

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    Stand by, we think they've called it. Heather Knight and Harmanpreet Kaur have just shaken hands...

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    England captain Heather Knight is consulting with two of those umbrella-wielding umpires as the rain continues to lash down at the SCG.

    This does not look promising.

  14. It's raining

    If you've set your alarm and you're hoping to awake to news of the India-England semi-final... I'm afraid they haven't even got on the field yet because of persistent rain.

    The latest they can start is a 10-over match starting at 05:51 GMT.

    In terms of labours of Hercules, mucking out the Augean stables would be an absolute breeze compared to the clean-up operation they'd have to get the ground ready - even if it stopped right now. Which it won't.

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    Amy Lofthouse

    BBC Sport at the SCG

    The umpires have emerged, under four giant brollies...

  16. 'I can't believe it's been 10 years since my England debut'

    If you didn't see it at the weekend, England captain Heather Knight's latest column for the BBC Sport website reflects on her 10 years as an international cricketer - having made her debut in an ODI against India in Mumbai on 1 March 2010.

    "I made 49, caught mid-off, trying to hit out, and I had a pretty average strike rate… I've had to work on that over the years!"

    Heather Knight
  17. If not a bowl-out... a dance-off?

    If a bowl-out sounds like it only appeals to cricket nerds like me, Thailand showed the other day that they'd be more than capable of holding their own if it all came down to a dance-off - while South Africa and West Indies' players were also busting a few moves as well.

    I'm sure West Indies would want pace bowler Shakera Selman in their dance-off squad. Hips don't lie.

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    This is the scene for England - they're just sitting around hoping and praying the rain stops.

    If you're just joining us, we need to be playing in an hour's time if England are to have any hope of reaching the final, as:

    • Both sides must face 10 overs to constitute a result
    • The latest a 10-over game can start is 05:51 GMT
    • The latest a toss can take place for a 05:51 start is 05:36
    • If no result is possible, India will go through by virtue of having won their group
    Sarah Glenn