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Aussies, England make the semis

Calcutta: Defending champion Australia and former winner England qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s World T20 Sri Lanka 2012 after recording their second successive victories in Group A in Galle on Saturday.

Australia defeated Pakistan by 25 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis Method, while an unbeaten 50 by captain Charlotte Edwards and an all-round effort by Laura Marsh (two for 22 and 39) helped England beat India by nine wickets. The final positions in Group A will be confirmed on Monday when the two unbeaten sides lock horns.

Brief scores

Australia 146/5 in 20 ovs (J. Cameron 42). Pakistan 38/3 in 9 ovs (E. Perry 2/19).

Australia won by 25 runs via D/L method