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England women bounce back

England got their Women's World Twenty20 campaign back on track with a five-wicket win over India in their second Group B clash.

Charlotte Edwards' side restricted their opponents to just 95-9 with Anya Shrubsole recording impressive figures of 3-6 from her four overs and Jenny Gunn added three more wickets for just 15.

Captain Mithali Raj provided the only highlight for India with a half-century but the bowlers were left with too much to do and England cruised to their target with 11 balls remaining.

The result left England with one win from their two Group B matches so far following Monday's loss to West Indies while India face an uphill battle to make the semi-finals after two losses.

India won the toss and elected to bat but lost their first wicket in the third over as Smriti Mandhana became Shrubsole's first victim for one and was quickly followed by Latika Kumari (two) who was bowled by Rebecca Grundy.

Flying start

Shikha Pandy fell for the same score off the bowling of Gunn and when Karu Jain was run out and Harmanpreet Kaur became Gunn's second scalp, both for ducks, India were in big trouble at 31-5.

That brought Sravanthi Naidu to the crease and she and Raj brought an air of respectability to proceedings as they put on 47 for the sixth wicket before the latter was caught by Tammy Beaumont off Georgia Elwiss for an impressive 57 off 56 balls.

India were still struggling at 78-6 and when Shrubsole took two wickets in as many balls, removing Jhulan Goswami (five) and Naidu (11), they never looked likely to hit three figures and Gunn removed Poonam Yadav (one) in the final over.

England got their reply off to a flying start with 10 off the first over but Edwards was the first to fall, caught by Pandy off Soniya Dabir for 10.

When Beaumont followed for an eight-ball duck off the same combination, India must have felt they had some hope but Sarah Taylor and Lydia Greenway put on 31 for the third wicket to move England past 50 before Taylor was caught and bowled by Poonam Yadav for 28.

Greenway and Natalie Sciver then put on 20 before the latter fell for 13 and, although Greenway eventually departed for 26, the hard work was done and Heather Knight (six) and Gunn (five) saw England home with 11 balls to spare.