England book Women's T20 World Cup semi-final spot after West Indies edge past Pakistan
Heather Knight's side made it three wins from as many matches in South Africa after an 11-run triumph over India on Saturday, taking a massive stride towards topping their group. They are now assured of at least a top-two spot after Pakistan failed to overhaul the Windies' 116 for six, finishing on 113 for five after a leg bye from the final delivery when a six was needed for a win.
West Indies posted 116-6, with Rashada Williams hitting 30 from 34 balls, with Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar, taking 2-13 to become the joint-highest wicket-taker in Women's T20I internationals with 125.
It took Pakistan until the eighth over before they hit a boundary in a cautious reply. Aliya Riaz scored a lively 29 from 23 balls to spark a dramatic finish, but it wasn't enough. Pakistan now need to beat England in both sides' final group game on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages. England, meanwhile, can make sure of top spot with a win at Cape Town.
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