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England Women win by 9 wickets

England vs India

Charlotte Edwards cracks unbeaten half-century as England's women cruise past India in ICC World Twenty20

Charlotte Edwards: Steered England to emphatic victory

England's women cruised into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 after thrashing India by nine wickets.

Having lost the toss and been asked to bowl first, Charlotte Edwards' side restricted India to 116-6 from their 20 overs, before knocking off the required runs with 17 balls to spare.


Edwards led the way in the pursuit, carrying her bat for an unbeaten 53-ball 50, with able assistance from Laura Marsh (39) and Sarah Taylor (25 not out).


Marsh played a key role with the ball as well, taking two for 22 as she removed the dangerous Poonam Rout (51) and Nagarajan Niranjana (one).


Mithali Raj was the only other Indian batswoman to make an impact, making 35 before she was run out by Jenny Gunn.


England, who beat Pakistan in their opening fixture, sit top of Group A and are assured of their place in the last four.

Match Details

29th Sep 2012
India Women won the toss and elected to bat.
Galle International Stadium
A L Hill and B N J Oxenford


Batsman R
Edwards not out 50
Marsh st Naik b Malhotra 39
Taylor not out 25
Extras 2w, 2lb 4
Total 17.1 Overs 118 - 1
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
N. Niranjana 3 1 12 0
A. Das 2.1 0 18 0
Goswami 3 0 22 0
E. Bisht 3 0 20 0
Malhotra 3 0 23 1
A.A. Patil 3 0 21 0
Full Bowling Card