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Knight: England can handle pressure

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England captain Heather Knight is confident her side can "handle the big occasion" when they face unbeaten India in the Women's World T20 semi-final.

Knight's team finished as runners-up in Group A after their four-wicket defeat to Windies in St Lucia, meaning they will take on India in Friday's semi-final, live on Sky Sports.

India won all four of their Group B matches to reach the last four ahead of Australia, who will meet the hosts in the first semi-final on Thursday.

"I didn't really mind who we played," Knight told Sky Sports. "But we've got a really good record against India and we know we can handle the big occasion.

a person holding a baseball bat on a field: NetStorage © Provided by BSkyB NetStorage "I think we lost the game (against Windies) with the bat. We lost a few too many easy dismissals and we just didn't have enough on the board.

"The character we showed was immense but there are a few things we need to sharpen up on before the semis."

England floundered to 50-6 before a partnership of 58 between Sophia Dunkley (35) and Anya Shrubsole (29) steered them to 115-8.

Although Shrubsole (3-10) picked up two early wickets in the Windies reply, Deandra Dottin (46) and Shemaine Campbelle (45) ensured that the hosts triumphed with three balls to spare.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: NetStorage © Provided by BSkyB NetStorage "After losing two quick wickets, I knew I had to stay in the game and hang around for the team," said Dottin.

"I knew which way the breeze was coming, so I tried to be smart and knock it around at one end and hit at the other."

Watch the ICC Women's World T20 semi-finals live on Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30pm on Thursday.

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