ENG 72/2 in 8 overs
Three singles on the trot as Vastrakar pins the batters on a tight line. Vastrakar follows up with a sharp bouncer and Wyatt nearly swats it on the full to the deep fine leg fielder.
Pooja Vastrakar into the attack
ENG 65/2 in 7 overs
Sneh Rana into the attack. Capsey premeditates the reverse sweep and manifests it into a FOUR. Capsey attempts for a second run after gliding the ball past backward point but is sent back by Wyatt! Rana receives a throw from Taniya and flicks the ball in the nick of time. Capsey’s dive falls short of the line by a whisker! India gets a big breakthrough and skipper Nat Sciver walks in for England.
Alice Capsey run out (†Bhatia/Rana) 13 (8b 2×4)
ENG 58/1 in 6 overs
FIFTY up for England. Renuka attempts to swing the ball in but the half volley helps Wyatt to ease into another late cut for FOUR.
ENG 49/1 in 5 overs
Capsey exploits the field by gliding Deepti down to the fine leg fence for FOUR. Deepti cramps the batters with a renewed line of attack.
ENG 42/1 in 4 overs
Meghna gets some shape on the ball but Wyatt slaps it through cover for FOUR. Meghna goes full and straight. Wyatt shuffles across and whips the ball through mid-wicket for another FOUR. This is poor from Meghna. She strays to the pads and Wyatt obliges with a deft glance for FOUR.
ENG 32/1 in 3 overs
Deepti to Dunkley, OUT! Deepti traps Dunkley with a quicker one that slides down straight to the front pad. No hesitations for the umpire and Dunkley decides against a review.
Sophia Dunkley lbw b Sharma 19 (10b 4×4)
Deepti Sharma replaces Renuka
IND 24/0 in 2 overs
Meghna sends in a length delivery and Wyatt’s simple push races across the turf for FOUR. Taniya stands up to the stumps once again. Low full toss and Dunkley swats it over mid-on for FOUR. Meghna finally finds her line and whiffs past Wyatt’s blade.
Meghna Singh into the attack
ENG 15/0 in 1 over
Full toss to start proceedings and Dunkley powers it down the ground for FOUR and it’s a no ball! Dunkley whips the free hit ball, a half-volley for FOUR over wide mid-on. Renuka, almost instantly, asks the keeper to stand up to the stumps. A wide follows. Dunkley gets off strike with a single. Renuka sends in an incisive in-swinger and Wyatt plays a deft late cut for FOUR.
Back for the chase. Renuka Singh Thakur takes the new ball. Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley walk out for the chase.
ENGLAND NEEDS 165 TO WIN AND REACH GOLD MEDAL MATCH
India would probably feel it’s 20-30 runs short on this belter of a pitch. Smriti Mandhana’s pristine touch play reeled in all the rewards off the surface and some iffy bowling from England in the first half. However, Sciver’s constant cropping and changing resulted in three quick wickets and the innings once again boiled down to a Jemimah-Deepti rescue act. Will 164 be enough? Have your say on the poll below.
IND 164/5 in 20 overs
Deepti gets a scoopy over Jones and sneaks in two quick runs. Brunt is in disbelief with the fielding. Slower bouncer and Deepti loads it straight up. Shouts of “mine” from Brunt and she completes a safe catch. Jemimah attempts to run two with Vastrakar and a good throw from the deep has Vastrakar short of the crease at the non-striker’s end. Brunt finishes with a slower ball and Jemimah carves it over cover to find FOUR runs off the last ball.
Deepti Sharma c & b Brunt 22 (20b 2×4)
IND 156/3 in 19 overs
Sarah Glenn slides the ball in quick and Jemimah nimbly carves an inside-out shot for FOUR. Deepti and Jemimah have once again provided India the firepower in the death overs.
IND 146/3 in 18 overs
Nat Sciver stays outside the off-stump and Jemimah chips it over mid-off for FOUR. Sciver hits length and Jemimah gets a thick outside-edge through the vacant slip cordon for FOUR. Full toss and Jemimah slaps it over mid-off for another FOUR!
IND 132/3 in 17 overs
Katherine Brunt returns. England’s checked the scoring rate brilliantly as Brunt maintains a tight line around the wicket. Brunt sends in a bouncer and Deepti mistimes the hook to mid-on and a straightforward catch goes down the drain as Freya Kemp spills it.
IND 127/3 in 16 overs
Deepti Sharma laps the ball past fine for two FOURs off Ecclestone, forcing the bowler to switch sides.
IND 115/3 in 15 overs
Glenn beats Jemimah in the air and Amy Jones fumbles with a stumping opportunity! A quiet over in India’s perspective. Just the two runs off it.
IND 113/3 in 14 overs
Kemp pushes one into the slot and Harmanpreet sets herself for a cracking SIX over long-on! Kemp drops short and Harmanpreet mistimes the pull straight to backward square-leg. What a snap for England. The skipper falls for 20. Deepti Sharma in at 5. Freya offers length and Jemimah lobs the ball over mid-on for FOUR.
Harmanpreet Kaur c Bouchier b Kemp 20 (20b 2×4 1×6)
IND 100/2 in 13 overs
Glenn wafts the ball in line and Harmanpreet unleashes her favourite sweep shot through mid-wicket for FOUR. Harmanpreet scoops the ball past short fine leg for two runs and finally seems to settle in now. 100 up for India.
IND 92/2 in 12 overs
Issy Wong replaces Ecclestone. She strays to the pads and Jemimah nudges the ball through square for a single. Length ball from Issy and Harmanpreet holds her ground and powers it over mid-on for FOUR. Issy sends in a good bouncer to Jemimah who sheepishly hooks it towards deep fine leg. Seven off the over.
IND 85/2 in 11 overs
Freya Kemp offers a hint of room and Jemimah creams it past point for an exquisite FOUR! Freya tails the ball back in sharply and hits high on Harmanpreet’s pad once again.
IND 79/2 in 10 overs
Ecclestone is back. Harmanpreet yet to get off the mark after five deliveries. Ecclestone slides the ball in quick and hits Harmanpreet’s pad. The umpire raises the finger and Harmanpreet takes an instant review. Replays suggest an inside-edge and Harmanpreet surives.
IND 77/2 in 9 overs
Nat Sciver returns. Slower-delivery on length and Mandhana scoops it straight to short fine leg! Absolute despair for the Indian opener who bottles a chance to go big. A crucial wicket for England and perhaps draws the momentum back level. Harmanpreet Kaur in at 4.
Smriti Mandhana c Wong b Sciver 61 (32b 8×4 3×6)
IND 76/1 in 8 overs
Freya drops short and Shafali sends it straight up. An easy catch for Katherine Brunt on the edge of the circle and England finally gets a breakthrough. Shafali departs and Jemimah Rodrigues walks in at 3.
Shafali Verma c Brunt b Kemp 15 (17b 2×4
Freya Kemp replaces Ecclestone.
IND 73/0 in 7 overs
England’s frantically shuffling through its options. Sarah Glenn is into the attack. Glenn wafts the ball into the slot and Mandhana times the ball over long-on for another SIX!
IND 64/0 in 6 overs
Sophie Ecclestone up with the ball. Short from Ecclestone and Mandhan scythes it over square leg for FOUR – FIFTY for Mandhana off 23 balls. Shoddy start from Ecclestone as Shafali finally gets into the act with back-to-back boundaries down the ground.
IND 51/0 in 5 overs
Nat Sciver into the attack. Mandhana greets her with another SIX through wide long-on! She is in some touch tonight. Sciver comes around the wicket and Mandhana scoops a length delivery over the keeper for FOUR. FIFTY up for India.
IND 40/0 in 4 overs
Short from Capsey and Mandhana bludgeons the ball across the wicket for a massive SIX. Effortless from Mandhana! Wong wafts one in and Mandhan lobs it over mid-on for another FOUR.
Issy Wong replaces Capsey
IND 28/0 in 3 overs
Short from Brunt and Mandhana slides the ball through square for another FOUR. Full and wide from Brunt, and Mandhana gets a thick outside edge past Jones for a FOUR to the third-man fence.
IND 17/0 in 2 overs
Alice tosses one up and Shafali walks down the track to push the ball for a single. Mandhana and Shafali rotate strike with a couple of singles. Width on offer and Mandhana steps out and bisects mid-off and extra cover for a crispy FOUR. Shot from Capsey and Mandhana easily flicks it through mid-wicket for another FOUR.
Alice Capsey from the opposite end
IND 6/0 in 1 over
Runs straightaway for India as Smriti carves out a fuller delivery from Brunt through point for a single. A hint of shape from Brunt as Shafali tucks the ball to mid-on to get off the mark. Shot! Mandhana drives Brunt down the ground for a beautiful FOUR. A scrambled seam delivery from Brunt but Mandhana was watchful in her approach on the front-foot stride.
Katherine Brunt takes the new ball.
Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana walk out for India.
TOSS: India wins toss, to bat
India Playing XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
England Playing XI: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver (c), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn
We are 15 minutes away from the toss. Here’s a look at the head-to-head stats:
Matches played: 22; India won: 5; England won: 17
India vs England semifinal preview
Harmanpreet’s team India will have a shot at history when it faces England in the semifinal of the women’s T20 cricket tournament at CWG 2022 in Birmingham.
With the head-to-head heavily tilted in England’s favour, India will have its task cut out when it steps out at Edgbaston this afternoon. India will hope its batting order fires in unison. Given the form its bowlers have carried through the tournament, a close finish cannot be overlooked.
India vs England cricket semifinal, Commonwealth Games 2022: Head-to-head record, squads, streaming info, timings
India vs England semifinal squads, predicted XI, Dream11 fantasy team
Predicted playing XI
India predicted playing XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
England predicted playing XI: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver (c), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn
IND vs ENG squads
India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Yastika Bhatia, Sabbhineni Meghana.
England: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver (c), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn, Bryony Smith, Freya Davies, Kate Cross.
INDIA VS ENGLAND DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM
Wicketkeepers: Amy Jones
Batters: Shafali Verma (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey
All-rounders: Nat Sciver, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Pooja Vastrakar
Bowlers: Renuka Thakur (vc), Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong
Team Composition: ENG 5:6 IND; Credits Left: 0.0
When and where to watch the India vs England semifinal at CWG 2022?
The India vs England semifinal will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network from 3:30pm IST and streamed online on Sony LIV.