Women's World Twenty20 2016: West Indies beat India to reach semis

ICC Women's World Twenty20 Group B, Mohali:
West Indies 114-8 (20 overs): Taylor 46, Dottin 45; Kaur 4-23, Patil 3-16
India 111-9 (20 overs): Patil 26, Goswami 25; Dottin 3-16
West Indies won by three runs
Scorecard & standings

Deandra Dottin starred with bat and ball as West Indies booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Twenty20 with a narrow win over India.

Dottin (45) and Stafanie Taylor (47) helped the Windies make 114-8.

Jhulan Goswami's rapid 26 from 19 balls left India needing 10 from the last over, bowled by Dottin (3-16), but they fell short on 111-9 in Mohali.

The Windies, Group B runners-up, will face unbeaten New Zealand in Thursday's second semi-final in Mumbai.

England, who top the group with four wins from four after thrashing Pakistan in Sunday's later game, will meet Australia on Wednesday in Dehli.

The Deandra Dottin show

Renowned as one of the biggest hitters in women's cricket, Dottin did not clear the ropes on this occasion but the Barbados all-rounder's 45 from 40 balls, including five fours, provided the acceleration they required to set a competitive total.

Only captain Taylor, who added 77 with Dottin for the fourth wicket, offered support as the other seven Windies batters contributed just 18 runs between them against India's five-pronged spin attack.

India lost captain and batting kingpin Mithali Raj to the first legal delivery of the innings, but Dottin's right-arm seam was introduced for the fourth over and she took a wicket with her first ball to remove Veda Krishnamurthy, who had smashed four early boundaries.

Although India were already eliminated, Goswami and Anuja Patil (26) threatened a consolation victory in front of a growing crowd arriving early for the India-Australia men's game, Dottin held her nerve to pick up two wickets and a run-out in the last over.

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