Commonwealth Games: England knocked out in semi-finals as India win by four runs at Edgbaston

Smriti Mandana scores 61 for India (164-5) and England is just four runs short of the total; India will face either Australia or New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games final, while England must prepare for a bronze medal match.

India’s Sneh Rana celebrates with her teammates the dismissal of England’s Danni Wyatt, during the women’s T20 cricket semi-final at the Commonwealth Games.

England’s cricket gold medal hopes at the Commonwealth Games were dashed after a narrow loss to India in a thrilling semi-final, as Smriti Mandhana inspired the visitors to a four-run win at Edgbaston.

Mandana scored 61 runs from just 32 balls as India went 164-5 in her 20 overs, with Freya Kemp (2-22) the only England bowler to take multiple wickets.

England appeared to be in control as captain Nat Sciver (41) and wicketkeeper Amy Jones (31) formed a 54-run partnership for the fourth wicket, before Jones ran out on the 17th and Sciver ran out on the 18th.

Sneh Rana (2-28) then pitched a tight final, picking up the wicket of Katherine Brunt, to send India to the gold medal match, where they will face either Australia or New Zealand.

The loser of the second semi-final will face England for the bronze medal.

Smriti Mandhana scored 61 runs from 32 balls to help India to 164-5

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