IND-W 9/0 (1.4 ov, Shafali Verma 3*, Smriti Mandhana 6*, Alice Capsey 0/3)


The gamers head out to the center. England in a fast huddle. Brunt marks out her run. Let’s get going…

10.50am Just below 10 minutes away from the motion. Will the early overs set the tone for this match?

10.40am This is what the captains mentioned on the toss:

Harmanpreet Kaur: It is a contemporary monitor, it’s going to stay the identical so we’ll bat first. Jemimah coming again, and everybody getting runs has been necessary. Renuka’s doing properly, the bowlers have been getting wickets too which has been constructive.

Nat Sciver I am glad to bowl first. It is a contemporary wicket, and we’re good at adapting. We’re on a roll trust in our batting and bowling.”

Bim: “Batting First on a contemporary grass pitch…Dangerous??” Must have been tempting to give the in-form Renuka Singh first crack

Hypocaust: “Katherine Brunt’s 22 wickets in T20Is towards India (Ave 15.59 ; ER 5.31; SR 17.5) are probably the most she has taken towards a single staff.”

10.30am India win the toss and will bat. Can they make scoreboard pressure count in the second innings?

England are unchanged: 1 Danni Wyatt, 2 Sophia Dunkley, 3 Alice Capsey, 4 Nat Sciver (capt), 5 Amy Jones (wk), 6 Maia Bouchier, 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Sophie Ecclestone, 9 Freya Kemp, 10 Issy Wong, 11 Sarah Glenn

India are also unchanged: 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Jemimah Rodrigues, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Taniya Bhatia (wk), 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Pooja Vastrakar, 8 Sneh Rana, 9 Meghna Singh, 10 Radha Yadav, 11 Renuka Singh

10.20am Paul says the stands are steadily building up. “You’d hope these two matches in the present day could have the best crowds thus far,” he adds

Joydeepsinghgil: “England and Australia are unbeaten on this event as of now I reckon two unbeaten groups will meet one another in finals.”

10.15am Ahead of this match, India coach Ramesh Powar spoke about how player roles are still being defined in this team as it evolves.

Meanwhile, the big news earlier in the week was that England will be without Heather Knight for the rest of the tournament.

10.10am A reminder, too, that for the knockout matches we have returned to traditional turf pitches instead of the hybrid ones. Will be interesting to see if that plays a role. The previous surfaces did offer some early Help to the bowlers.

10.05am England have played some excellent, vibrant cricket at this tournament so far. The injection of youth into the team has certainly worked, but one of the experienced figures – Katherine Brunt – has continued to lead the way. How many more days does she have in an England shirt? Even she isn’t quite sure, but the focus right now is the next 48 hours or so.

Andrea MacEache: “I do know it might have been good to have had the final 4 as much less predictable however it’s so thrilling to have the 4 finest groups preventing it out for the medals. The perfect fielders will win in the present day!”

For India it will be a case of whether they can win the big moments. Although they earned comfortable wins against Pakistan and Barbados to qualify, they should also have beaten Australia having had them 49 for 5.

10.00am Hi there everybody and welcome to our protection of the primary semi-final of the Commonwealth Video games. All 4 sides in motion in the present day are going for a medal – we’ll know which colors over the following few hours. First up it is England dealing with India with Australia vs New Zealand to comply with later. I am Andrew McGlashan and together with Ekanth will convey you all of the motion.

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