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Women’s World Cup: India beat Australia to set up final against England

Kaur’s superb innings helps India reach final Women’s World Cup semi-final, Derby India 281-4 (42 overs): Kaur 171 not out, Gardner 1-43 Australia 245 (40.1 overs): Blackwell 90, Villani 75, Pandey 2-17 India won by 36 runs Scorecard Harmanpreet Kaur’s stunning century helped India beat six-time champions Australia by 36 runs in Derby and reach the Women’s World Cup final. Kaur smashed an unbeaten 171 – the highest score by an India player at a World Cup – as they made 281-4 from their rain-reduced 42 overs. A big-hitting cameo…

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England v South Africa: Tom Westley to make debut in third Test

Tom Westley has a highest score of 111 for Essex this season Third Test: England v South Africa Venue: Kia Oval, London Date: 27-31 July Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: In-play video clips, Test Match Special radio commentary and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website, tablets, mobiles and app. Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his England debut in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval starting on 27 July. The selectors confirmed the 28-year-old will bat at number three in place of…

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T20 Blast: Kevin Pietersen hits 52 as Surrey beat Essex, Derbyshire win

Kevin Pietersen was playing his first game in England since June 2015 NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July-2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Kevin Pietersen marked his return to English cricket by hitting 52 as Surrey beat Essex by 10 runs in the T20 Blast. The 37-year-old former England batsman smashed five sixes, including four in…

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Women’s World Cup: Australia captain Meg Lanning facing race to be fit for semi-final

Lanning scored a half-century as Australia beat India in the group stages Women’s World Cup semi-final, Australia v India Venue: Derby Date: 20 July, 10:30 BST Coverage: Live Test Match Special commentary on 5 Live Sports extra and Radio 4 from 10:15 BST and in-play video clips on BBC Sport Website and App. Australia captain Meg Lanning is an injury doubt for the World Cup semi-final against India in Derby on Thursday. The world’s number one batter helped her side to an eight-wicket victory over India in the group stages…

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Women’s World Cup: Heather Knight salutes England’s teamwork

ICC Women’s World Cup semi-final: England v South Africa Venue: Brightside Ground, Bristol Date: Tuesday, 18 July Start time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW and online; in-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Captain Heather Knight has led England into the Women’s World Cup semi-finals – with just South Africa standing between the hosts and a place in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. After losing our opening group game against India,…

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England v South Africa: Joe Root says batsmen have respect for Tests

Individuals need to respond – Joe Root New England captain Joe Root says it is “very unfair” to suggest his side’s batsmen “lack respect” in their approach to Test cricket. England were twice bowled out cheaply as they were thrashed by 340 runs in the second Test against South Africa. Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan has been critical of their performances at Trent Bridge on Test Match Special. “We pride ourselves on winning series like this and unfortunately we played poorly this week,” Root said. “We are very disappointed with the…

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