England defeated competitor Australia by a close margin of three runs to get to the Women’s Under-19 World Cup final.
In a low-scoring semifinal, England held off India, who had earlier defeated New Zealand, by defending 99 all out in Potchefstroom.
Australia appeared to be in control at 56-4 after losing early wickets, but they lost their final six wickets for 30 runs.
With 3-10 from her four overs, England’s Hannah Baker shone.
England was down to 45-7 after choosing to bat after winning the toss.
They only reached 99 before being dismissed in the 20th over thanks to Alexa Stonehouse’s valiant 25.
However, Australia lost wickets frequently in their pursuit and were eventually all out for 96 in 18.4 overs in what turned out to be a low-scoring nail-biter.
At the same location on Sunday, India will play England in the championship game after defeating New Zealand by an eight-wicket margin.
With four victories out of four in the group stages, England took first place in Group Two, while India finished first ahead of Australia in Group One.