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Calcutta: Veteran captain Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women’s World T20 in Dhaka on Friday.

The English eves will meet their Australian counterparts in the final on Sunday.

Put into bat, South African women could only manage 101 in 19.5 overs with nine of their batswomen failing to reach double figures.

Mignon du Preez (23) and Chloe Tyron (40) were the only two players who reached double digits, as right arm seamer Anya Shrubsole and left-arm slow medium Rebecca Grundy took two wickets each.

Shrubsole gave away only 12 runs in her four overs and was adjudged the Player of the Match for her efforts.

In reply, England scored the runs with as many as 19 deliveries to spare. Openers Edwards (36) and Sarah Taylor (44 not out) added 67 runs for the opening wicket to wrap up the match in their favour.