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England women reach T20 final

England booked their place in the final of the Women's World Twenty20 with a comfortable nine-wicket win over South Africa in Dhaka.

Charlotte Edwards' side will battle it out for the title on Sunday with Australia, who beat England in the last World Twenty20 final in Sri Lanka two years ago.

A record-equalling five run-outs contributed to South Africa's demise as they were bowled out for 101.

England coasted to the target in 16.5 overs, with opener Sarah Taylor unbeaten on 44 from 45 balls.

Edwards added 36 before Heather Knight helped complete a routine chase with 21 not out.

Player of the match Anya Shrubsole was the pick of England's bowlers with two for 12 while Rebecca Grundy claimed two for 22.

South Africa's poor running between the wickets ultimately ruined any hopes they had of upsetting England, who have now reached a third Twenty20 final.

England were pipped by Australia for the last World Twenty20 title by just four runs, and lost their last two matches against the old enemy in the shortest format during the winter's Ashes series Down Under.

England had, however, already sewn up the multi-format series at that stage after easily winning the opening Twenty20 in Hobart.