- India 112 (19.3 overs); England 116-2 (17.1 overs)
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India made their biggest call of the semi-final before a ball was even bowled: dropping veteran Mithali Raj. Criticised for her conservative approach to T20 batting, it was a bold, brave decision that fitted with the new, exciting approach to the format which they have touted during this tournament.
Unfortunately, when it came to semi-final crunch time, the reality did not quite match up to the rhetoric. In a collapse that was reminiscent of their poor showing in the 2017 World Cup final, India crumbled from 88-2 to 112 all out with three balls of their innings unused: of the key top four, only Smriti Mandhana could muster a strike rate above 100.
Written by Raf Nicholson in Antigua
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