India beat England to make T20 Games final

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India are into the T20 final at the Commonwealth Games after beating England by four runs in their semi-final clash.

They will play Australia, who beat New Zealand in the later Saturday game, at Edgbaston.

Chasing a target of 165, England looked to be in control when captain Nat Sciver (41) and wicketkeeper Amy Jones (31) formed a 54-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Then Jones was run out in the 17th over and Sciver was run out in the 18th.

Sneh Rana bowled a tight final over, picking up a wicket, to finish with 2-28, while Deepti Sharma took 1-18 as India secured their berth in the gold medal match.

Earlier, opener Smriti Mandhana smashed 61 from 32 balls before Jemimah Rodrigues scored an unbeaten 44 from 31 deliveries to guide India to 5-164 in their 20 overs.

Australia will start favourites as they look to add the Commonwealth Games gold medal to their T20 and one-day international World Cup triumphs.

Cricket has returned to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after a 24-year absence with the women's event.

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