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England will face India in Saturday’s first Commonwealth Video games semi-final at Edgbaston (11am) earlier than favourites Australia battle New Zealand (6pm); winners will then meet in Sunday’s last; England received all three group video games, beating Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand

Final Up to date: 05/08/22 5:38pm

Sarah Glenn took two wickets as England beat New Zeaaland in their final group game on Thursday

Sarah Glenn took two wickets as England beat New Zeaaland of their last group recreation on Thursday

Leg-spinner Sarah Glenn says England can be “gutted” if they do not win a gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games having superior to the semi-finals of girls’s cricket’s inaugural match within the occasion.

England play India within the opening last-four conflict at Edgbaston on Saturday (11am) earlier than favourites Australia deal with New Zealand later within the day (6pm), with the winners to then meet in Sunday’s last (5pm) after the bronze-medal match (10am).

The hosts received every of their three group video games, easing previous South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, with teenager Alice Capsey scoring 117 runs thus far and left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone snaring 5 wickets.

Alice Capsey, 17, hit her maiden international fifty in Tuesday's victory over South Africa

Alice Capsey, 17, hit her maiden worldwide fifty in Tuesday’s victory over South Africa

Glenn, who took 2-13 in Thursday’s seven-wicket hammering of New Zealand, mentioned: “We’d be gutted [if we didn’t win gold] however I feel on the finish of us in all probability having slightly cry if we misplaced, we would truly be actually happy with the place we have got to as a workforce.

“It might really feel a bit bizarre getting silver or bronze but when that really occurred, with it being a house Commonwealth Video games, it will nonetheless really feel very particular.

“In cricket there’s nonetheless some recognition in case you got here second or no matter however we actually, really need the gold as a result of it will imply a lot extra.

“I feel we simply wish to play our cricket in such a optimistic gentle, if we have finished all we are able to then there’s nothing else we are able to do. However fingers crossed it is adequate for a gold medal.”

England cruised into the semi-finals, with victory over New Zealand following a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka and a 26-run success over South Africa – however Glenn expects the conflict with India to be tight.

India fell sufferer to an excellent comeback from Australia of their opening recreation – the Southern Stars efficiently chasing 154 having been lowered to 49-5 – however have since thumped Pakistan by eight wickets and Barbados by 100 runs.

“I’ve bought a sense it’s going to go all the way down to the wire slightly bit which is what all semi-finals are about,” added Glenn.

England bowler Katherine Brunt, 37, is showing no signs of slowing down

England bowler Katherine Brunt, 37, is displaying no indicators of slowing down

England’s bowlers had been ruthless towards New Zealand, with the White Ferns tumbling to 12-3 inside 4 overs as Katherine Brunt struck twice and Issy Wong as soon as after which limping to 71-9 from their 20 overs.

Nat Sciver, captaining England on this match within the absence of the injured Heather Knight, added: “If we begin like that towards any workforce I feel we’ll be in a reasonably good place.

“We’re not serious about wins in a row, extra about angle and the way in which we’re enjoying, we have fallen into the rhythm of it.

“Taking up the ball after we’re batting and searching for wickets as a lot as we are able to after we’re bowling – that angle has actually helped us play with a bit extra freedom and it appears to have labored.”

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