Tammy Beaumont scored 42 to remain as top scorer at the ICC Women’s World Cup and secure a semi-final versus South Africa at Bristol on Tuesday 18 July after England beat West Indies at Bristol.
The Kent captain took her tournament tally to 372 at an average of 53.14, six runs clear of Australia star Ellyse Perry.
West Indies, who were unable to qualify going into today’s match, won the toss and chose to bowl. Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont put on 47 for the first wicket before Winfield fell and on a slow pitch England were never able to find fluency.
A mature innings from captain Heather Knight (67) and some lower-order nous from Jenny Gunn (24*) and Laura Marsh (31*) took England to 220 and in reply West Indies were never able to get going. They reached 128-9 with Nat Sciver taking 3-3.
Australia will play India in the other semi-final at Derby.