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Match Officials for semi-final stage announced

Match Officials for semi-final stage announced

West Indies Women squandered the ideal opportunity to end their disappointing ICC World Cup campaign on a high when they crashed to a 92-run defeat to hosts England Women in their final match here Saturday.

England will now head into the semi-finals on the back of a sixth straight victory, while West Indies will return home.

'With that first defeat against India we made it hard for ourselves but since then we've been outstanding.' England captain Heather Knight said.

Laura Marsh, batting at number nine, chipped in with a valuable unbeaten 31 while veteran Jenny Gunn scored 24 not out.

England will now face South Africa in the semi-final on July 18 in Bristol.

Nat Sciver then fell for a second-ball duck as Fletcher bowled the all-rounder, and when Fran Wilson was caught behind to give 30-year-old her third wicket in the innings, England looked in serious trouble.

India confirmed their place in the semi-finals with a 186-run win over New Zealand at Derby.

Fletcher finished with three wickets for 33 runs from her 10 overs.

Sciver made amends for not contributing with the ball by taking two wickets in three balls, as Beaumont took an excellent sliding catch in the deep to see off Chedean Nation before wicket-keeper Aguilleira became the fourth player to be dismissed leg before wicket.

Wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor was dismissed for nought, the second wicket to fall after sending a thick edge off Deandra Dottin to Hayley Matthews with only 54 on the scoreboard.

Sciver's four-over spell ended with three wickets for just three runs, and one maiden.

In reply, West Indies soon found themselves two wickets down in the 13th over with less than 40 on the board after opener Kycia Knight was run out for 17 and Taylor trapped leg-before by Marsh.

"Kemar's return is welcomed as he was one of the best fast bowlers in Tests in the recent past for us", chief selector Courtney Browne said.

But Matthews was hit in front to Hartley and lbw in the 24 over and Deandra Dottin (7) missed a sweep at off-spinner Heather Knight and was also lbw 20 balls later at 73 for four in the 27th over.

India will meet now meet holders Australia in the other semi-final at Derby on July 20.