Women's Cricket World Cup: England reach semi-finals with 100-run victory over Bangladesh

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Bangladesh rarely threatened in reply and had their efforts with the bat stifled by three wickets apiece for Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean before being bowled out for 134 after 48 overs. 

It capped an impressive turnaround for England, whose semi-final hopes had looked in doubt after three consecutive defeats to begin the group phase of the competition. 

England will now face South Africa for a place in the final after the Proteas beat India by three wickets having needed one run to win from the final ball. 

Having elected to bat England lost Danni Wyatt (six) and skipper Heather Knight (six) cheaply before Tammy Beaumont was next to fall for 33 off 69 deliveries after a 60-run partnership with Sciver, 

In came Dunkley to re-stabilise the innings, picking Bangladesh apart on her way to a 72-run partnership with Amy Jones (31 off 47 balls).

Katherine Brunt (24 not out off 22 balls) and Ecclestone (17 not out off 11 balls) lifted the total upon Dunkley's eventual departure to set Bangladesh 

Freya Davies also impressed on her World Cup debut in the absence of the rested Anya Shrubsole, taking out Rumana Ahmed and Ritu Moni for figures of 2-36 from 10 overs. 

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