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Natalie Sciver guides nervy England to win over Bangladesh in World Twenty20

• Bangladesh 76-9, England 64-3, England win by seven wickets
• Sciver scores 23 and Amy Jones 28, England win on DLS methodEngland’s World Twenty20 campaign finally got under way in St Lucia on Monday in far from convincing fashion, the seven-wicket margin of victory belying their nervy performance with the bat. The win eventually came in the 10th over courtesy of the DLS method, England’s target reduced to 64 after four overs were lost to rain, but not before their star opening batters Danni Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont had departed for 0 and 2 respectively, giving their side a real scare.England, having won the toss and opted to bowl, had initially reduced Bangladesh to 3-2 in the first half of the powerplay, with the debutant Kirstie Gordon having a dream debut, her four overs yielding three wickets for 16 runs. Gordon, who was player of the match, said: “There was a little bit of nerves before the game, but it came out all right! It was a good decision to put them in to bat and put them under pressure, and we did well to take some early wickets.” Continue reading...

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