ICC Women's World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia Women v West Indies Women

Australia Women won by 28 runs

West Indies to open with spin. Shanel Daley to bowl slow left arm. One wide slip in place. AJ Healy to face

Time for Conquest Of Paradise to lead the teams out. Then the anthems. Am I the only one disappointed by the rendering of Rally Around The West Indies through this tournament? Can we get David Rudder do it please? The unique thing about this anthem was it was unlike other national anthems, it was a Calypso. Now they have given it too much of a national anthem feel. I'll provide this link for the evening game too. Here, this is the real Rallaayyyyy

Pitch report Ian Chappell says it's very hot out there. Clear skies on a Colombo afternoon. He expects a low score because of the slowness expected. Australia captain Jodie Fields expects the pitch to play well for the first half of the match, and then slow down. West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira hopes the big improvement in the West Indies continues, and they can go a step further. Both captains are wicketkeepers

2.20pm Mike Selvey, one of the strongest supporters of the women's game, has been providing us insights on Twitter throughout the tournament, even when the matches from Galle were not being televised. He has been surprisingly quiet on Twitter today

2.10pm The head to head favours Australia: they have won both the matches between these sides previously. However, West Indies are a much improved side. Watch out for their spinners here, Anisa Mohammed one of them, the first woman to take a T20I five-for for West Indies

Australia have won the toss, and as they do on big days they have chosen to bat first. No changes in either side. Nobody is pulling off any surprises here

1.45pm Hello all, two Australia v West Indies semi-finals coming up today. First, it is the women's game. The toss is 15 minutes away. Spend the time getting up to speed with our match preview.

Did you know West Indies' Deandra Dottin has the record for the fastest Twenty20I hundred? Took her only 38 deliveries, while the men's record is 45, by South Africa's Richard Levi. And, by the way, Levi is yet to double that tally of 117 he scored on debut. And he has played 10 matches since then

0.1

Daley to Healy, no run, tossed up real slow, left alone

0.2

Daley to Healy, OUT, bowled'er. What a big start for West Indies. Terrific bowling. She began with a tossed-up offbreak, and then slipped in the arm ball. Healy stayed back, expecting it to turn away, but the ball angled in sharply, and hit the off stump

AJ Healy b Daley 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cameron is the new batsman

0.3

Daley to Cameron, no run, flighted, middle and off, 74ks, just straightening, defended

0.4

Daley to Cameron, no run, defended back to her

0.5

Daley to Cameron, no run, moves forward and across, then sees a flighted delivery, and defends it back to her

0.6

Daley to Cameron, FOUR, fired in. Typical T20 malaise. Bowlers suddenly turn to defence last ball of the over. And Cameron stood back, waiting for this dart to arrive, and pulled it over square leg

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia Women 4/1
JE Cameron    4* (4b 1x4)      SF Daley    1-0-4-1
MM Lanning    0* (0b)     

More spin. Stefanie Taylor, WI's leading wicket-taker in this tournament, to bowl the second over. Lanning to face

1.1

Taylor to Lanning, no run, shimmies down to a fullish delivery, pushes it to mid-off

1.2

Taylor to Lanning, no run, using her feet again, drives more powerfully, but finds mid-off again

1.3

Taylor to Lanning, 1 run, out of her crease again, right down to the pitch of the ball, plays it wide of mid-off

1.4

Taylor to Cameron, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, but the ball stays low to beat the cut

1.5

Taylor to Cameron, SIX, they are taking Taylor or. Jess Cameron charges at her, not quite to the the pitch of the ball, but that lets her swing freely, and she has cleared long-on for the first six of the match. Mel Jones, on air, says you can expect more from Cameron. She is one of the most powerful women cricketers

1.6

Taylor to Cameron, no run, nearly a run-out. Played to point, Lanning wants one, Cameron doesn't. These two are not the most co-ordinated when running with each other. Dottin, though, misses with the direct-hit at the non-striker's end

End of over 2 (7 runs) Australia Women 11/1
JE Cameron    10* (7b 1x4 1x6)      SR Taylor    1-0-7-0
MM Lanning    1* (3b)      SF Daley    1-0-4-1

2.1

Daley to Lanning, 1 run

2.2

Daley to Cameron, no run, that looked plumb. She was right across the stumps, the ball kissed her pad in front of middle and leg, but not given out

2.3

Daley to Cameron, no run, defended off the back foot

2.4

Daley to Cameron, 1 run, full, squeezed out to point, and Cameron is slow to run through this time. A direct hit would have got her here

2.5

Daley to Lanning, 1 run, driven past cover for a single

2.6

Daley to Cameron, OUT, Timbahhhh. We won't see more big hitting from Cameron. Daley has hit the off stump again. It is the ball that doesn't turn again. Short of a length, just outside off, Cameron goes to make room, and is beaten by the skiddy delivery

JE Cameron b Daley 11 (11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia Women 14/2
     SF Daley    2-0-7-2
MM Lanning    3* (5b)      SR Taylor    1-0-7-0

Lisa Sthallekar is the new batsman, but she is not on strike. Anisa Mohammed replaces Taylor with the ball

3.1

Mohammed to Lanning, no run, low-arm, slingy offbreak to start off with, pushed to cover

3.2

Mohammed to Lanning, FOUR, beautiful shot. Lanning is well down the wicket, and chips this over mid-off. Lovely high elbow for the pose

"Did the bowler just shout "umpire!" for a possible lbw? Is that how they roll in the women's game?" Phil, I am afraid I didn't notice. I was much more interested in finding out why that was not out

3.3

Mohammed to Lanning, 1 run, rocks back to pull this shortish ball wide of mid-on

She has been bowling from behind the stumps

3.4

Mohammed to Sthalekar, no run, short of a length, stays back, gets a bottom edge on the cut

3.5

Mohammed to Sthalekar, no run, short of a length, turning in, pushed to square leg

3.6

Mohammed to Sthalekar, 1 run, cut away, to point

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia Women 20/2
LC Sthalekar    1* (3b)      A Mohammed    1-0-6-0
MM Lanning    8* (8b 1x4)      SF Daley    2-0-7-2

Daley to continue

4.1

Daley to Sthalekar, 1 run, short of a length, punched away wide of cover

4.2

Daley to Lanning, no run, flighted delivery, driven down the ground, Daley deflects it to mid-on

4.3

Daley to Lanning, no run, she is out of the crease again, right to the pitch of the ball, drives it straight to mid-off, though

4.4

Daley to Lanning, no run, flatter, Lanning stays back, pushes this towards cover, wants the one, but is rightly sent back

4.5

Daley to Lanning, 2 runs, this one kicks at her slightly, and she drops the wrists, and guides it past point to get a couple

4.6

Daley to Lanning, 1 run, beautiful shot. Right down to the bounce of the ball, and drives it inside-out for a single to deep cover

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia Women 24/2
MM Lanning    11* (13b 1x4)      SF Daley    3-0-11-2
LC Sthalekar    2* (4b)      A Mohammed    1-0-6-0

5.1

Mohammed to Lanning, no run, still bowling from 23 yards. Flat, defended back

5.2

Mohammed to Lanning, FOUR, Lanning is playing a beauty here. It's hard to pin her down in the crease. She jumps at it, close enough to the pitch of the ball, and lofts it inside-out over mid-off

5.3

Mohammed to Lanning, no run, tries to sweep a full ball, misses

5.4

Mohammed to Lanning, 1 run, another sweep, this time she makes a connection, gets a tight single to square leg

5.5

Mohammed to Sthalekar, no run, nicely tossed up, driven back to Anisa who tries a reverse flick to catch Lanning backing up

5.6

Mohammed to Sthalekar, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away past point. Dottin gives it a good chase, keeping them down to two

End of over 6 (7 runs) Australia Women 31/2
LC Sthalekar    4* (6b)      A Mohammed    2-0-13-0
MM Lanning    16* (17b 2x4)      SF Daley    3-0-11-2

Campbell to bowl legbreaks now

6.1

Campbelle to Lanning, 1 run, short and wide. Rank long hop. Punched past point

6.2

Campbelle to Sthalekar, 1 run, short and wide again, cut away again, but there is cover out there

6.3

Campbelle to Lanning, 1 run, slightly fuller, but she can still stay back and punch it

6.4

Campbelle to Sthalekar, no run

6.5

Campbelle to Sthalekar, 1 run, full and wide now, square-driven for one

6.6

Campbelle to Lanning, 1 run, chip[s down the wicket and chips this down the ground for one

End of over 7 (5 runs) Australia Women 36/2
MM Lanning    19* (20b 2x4)      SA Campbelle    1-0-5-0
LC Sthalekar    6* (9b)      A Mohammed    2-0-13-0

"@Phil: You're not the only one that heard that, although I thought it came from the keeper." BJ, I'll try to listen to the recording between this match and the next.

More spin. What will Andy Roberts and Michael Holding be thinking? Quintyne to bowl now

7.1

Quintyne to Lanning, OUT, Quintyne strikes first ball. Tossed up, Lanning is down the wicket, gets too close to it, and hits it firmly, but straight to short cover

MM Lanning c Taylor b Quintyne 19 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

Blackwell the new batsman

7.2

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, driven down the ground

7.3

Quintyne to Sthalekar, 2 runs, turned away wrsitly, past square leg, gets a couple

7.4

Quintyne to Sthalekar, 1 run, swept away powerfully, gets a single

7.5

Quintyne to Blackwell, no run, nicely flighted, dips on Blackwell, who stays back, and defends this fullish delivery from deep inside the crease

She is registered as a legbreak bowler on Cricinfo, but Quintyne is bowling all sorts here - offbreaks, googlies, all

7.6

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, this one is a legbreak, full on the pads, driven down the ground

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia Women 41/3
AJ Blackwell    2* (3b)      SL Quintyne    1-0-5-1
LC Sthalekar    9* (11b)      SA Campbelle    1-0-5-0

8.1

Campbelle to Blackwell, 1 run, slider. Doesn't turn, she stays back to guide it to leg

8.2

Campbelle to Sthalekar, no run, this is a lob. Could have hit a low-flying aircraft before coming down, but she still managed to york her

8.3

Campbelle to Sthalekar, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to deep cover

No crowd to watch the ladies play

8.4

Campbelle to Blackwell, 1 run, short now, and cut away to deep cover

8.5

Campbelle to Sthalekar, 1 run, full, swept away to deep square leg

8.6

Campbelle to Blackwell, 1 run, flat, into the pads, punched away to long-on

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia Women 46/3
AJ Blackwell    5* (6b)      SA Campbelle    2-0-10-0
LC Sthalekar    11* (14b)      SL Quintyne    1-0-5-1

9.1

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, offbreak, comes down the track, drives it to long-on

9.2

Quintyne to Sthalekar, 1 run, offbreak, and a big one too, but too short. Pulled away to deep midwicket where Campbelle does really well

9.3

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, full, driven down to long-off

9.4

Quintyne to Sthalekar, 2 runs, shimmies down the wicket, and chips it wide of long-on. Nicely done to get a couple

9.5

Quintyne to Sthalekar, 1 run, lobbed up again, Sthalekar lets it pitch on half-volley, and drives it down to long-on

9.6

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, legbreak, but it doesn't quite turn, helped away off the pads for one

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia Women 53/3
AJ Blackwell    8* (9b)      SL Quintyne    2-0-12-1
LC Sthalekar    15* (17b)      SA Campbelle    2-0-10-0

First signs of pace. Tremayne Smartt to bowl. No puns please

10.1

Smartt to Blackwell, no run, nice length ball, shaping in a little, defended off the back foot

10.2

Smartt to Blackwell, 1 run, swinging in again, Blackwell a little early into the shot, gets a leading edge towards long-on

10.3

Smartt to Sthalekar, no run, short of a length, she stays back to pull, but he bottom hand comes off as she tries the shot

10.4

Smartt to Sthalekar, no run, tries to pull again, and gets a bottom edge onto the pad this time. Not the length to be pulling

10.5

Smartt to Sthalekar, 1 run, finally manages to connect well on the pull, gets a single to deep midwicket

Fine leg comes up

10.6

Smartt to Blackwell, no run, full and straight, swinging in, all Blackwell can manage is a hit back to Smartt

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia Women 55/3
AJ Blackwell    9* (12b)      TD Smartt    1-0-2-0
LC Sthalekar    16* (20b)      SL Quintyne    2-0-12-1

More pace. Shakera Selman to bowl now

11.1

Selman to Sthalekar, FOUR, nice high-arm action, but she provides Sthalekar just what she needs: pace. Stays back and low, and sort of laps it fine behind square. First boundary in 25 balls

11.2

Selman to Sthalekar, 1 run, slower-ball offbreak, full, driven to sweeper-cover

11.3

Selman to Blackwell, 2 runs, nicely played. They are loving the pace on offer here. Late-cuts this between point and short third man, but Quintayne gives it a nice chase, sliding near the boundary to keep it in

11.4

Selman to Blackwell, no run, full and straight now, nearly a yorker, Blackwell keeps it out

11.5

Selman to Blackwell, no run, slower ball, half-volley, driven hard, but Taylor has saved four at short cover with a full-length dive. She seems to have hurt her knee in the process. She is actually clutching onto the hip area. The physio is out

Taylor stays on the field

11.6

Selman to Blackwell, 1 leg bye, lets out a grunt as she bowls this yorker. Sliding down leg, concedes a leg-bye

End of over 12 (8 runs) Australia Women 63/3
AJ Blackwell    11* (16b)      SC Selman    1-0-7-0
LC Sthalekar    21* (22b 1x4)      TD Smartt    1-0-2-0

Smartt to continue

12.1

Smartt to Blackwell, no run, length ball, on off, driven straight to cover

12.2

Smartt to Blackwell, 2 runs, walks down the wicket to what turns out to be a shortish ball, and pulls it wide of the deep fielder at square leg

12.3

Smartt to Blackwell, 1 run, short again, flat-batted down to long-on for one

12.4

Smartt to Sthalekar, no run, tries the pull again, mis-hit to Chris Gayle lookalike at straightish midwicket, who hits the stump with a left-handed throw. All safe, though

12.5

Smartt to Sthalekar, 2 runs, cut away wide of deep point, but Dottin is superb in the outfield

12.6

Smartt to Sthalekar, OUT, talking of Gayle lookalikes, we have just had a women version of Gangnam style. The first slog of the match. Sthalekar doesn't get much power behind it, Campbelle charges in from deep midwicket, takes a tumbling catch, and does her version of Gangnam. Brilliant

LC Sthalekar c Campbelle b Smartt 23 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.00

End of over 13 (5 runs) Australia Women 68/4
     TD Smartt    2-0-7-1
AJ Blackwell    14* (19b)      SC Selman    1-0-7-0

Anisa Mohammed is back

13.1

Mohammed to Fields, 1 run, full, on off, driven for one

13.2

Mohammed to Blackwell, 1 run, driven down to long-on for another one

13.3

Mohammed to Fields, no run, flighted well outside off, left alone

13.4

Mohammed to Fields, 1 run, really slow again, but short of a length. She goes back to guide it behind square for a single

13.5

Mohammed to Blackwell, no run, length ball, turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

13.6

Mohammed to Blackwell, FOUR, tossed up, swept from in front of off, it is top-edged slightly, but also placed wide of square leg. She gets four for it

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia Women 75/4
AJ Blackwell    19* (22b 1x4)      A Mohammed    3-0-20-0
JM Fields    2* (3b)      TD Smartt    2-0-7-1

Taylor, with her Shillingord-style run-up, is back

14.1

Taylor to Fields, no run, another leave outside off from Fields

14.2

Taylor to Fields, no run, short of a length, cut away, but can't beat cover

14.3

Taylor to Fields, 1 run, nurdled into the leg side for a tight single

14.4

Taylor to Blackwell, 1 run, full, on off, driven nicely, but straight to long-on

14.5

Taylor to Fields, no run, flighted outside off, driven to her left, but Taylor fields well

14.6

Taylor to Fields, 1 run, full, on off, doesn't turn much, pushed into the on side for another single

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia Women 78/4
JM Fields    4* (8b)      SR Taylor    2-0-10-0
AJ Blackwell    20* (23b 1x4)      A Mohammed    3-0-20-0

15.1

Quintyne to Fields, no run, Mid-pitch collision between batsman and bowler. Blackwell tries to steal a leg-bye, then sees there is none available and runs back, but collides with Quintayne. Aguileira, for a moment, doesn't want to throw at the stumps because of the collision, and later chips it over the stumps. Possibly she didn't want to take advantage

15.2

Quintyne to Fields, 1 run

15.3

Quintyne to Blackwell, 1 run, swept away for one

15.4

Quintyne to Fields, no run, reverse-sweeps now, but can't beat short third

15.5

Quintyne to Fields, 1 run, down the ground now, chips this over the bowler's head for one

15.6

Quintyne to Blackwell, OUT, More good fielding from West Indies. Quintayne does it all by herself. Blackwell chips down the track, drives it back at her, and Quintayne is not letting this drop

AJ Blackwell c & b Quintyne 21 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia Women 81/5
     SL Quintyne    3-0-15-2
JM Fields    6* (12b)      SR Taylor    2-0-10-0

Now we have Fields - 6 off 12 - and a new batsman for the last four overs. It's the left-hand Rachael Haynes who has walked out. Campbelle to bowl now

16.1

Campbelle to Fields, 1 run, full, middle and leg, worked away for one

Round the wicket to left-hand batsman

16.2

Campbelle to Haynes, no run, Haynes takes this on the full and drives it wide of the diving Campbelle, but can't beat mid-off

16.3

Campbelle to Haynes, 1 run, sweeps this past square leg

16.4

Campbelle to Fields, 1 run, sharp legbreak after pitching on leg, pulled away to deep square leg

16.5

Campbelle to Haynes, 1 run, short, turning into the pads, pulled away to deep square leg

16.6

Campbelle to Fields, 1 run, full toss, she is down the track to drive it to long-on

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia Women 86/5
JM Fields    9* (15b)      SA Campbelle    3-0-15-0
RL Haynes    2* (3b)      SL Quintyne    3-0-15-2

Quintayne to continue

17.1

Quintyne to Fields, 1 run, chipped down towards long-on for one

17.2

Quintyne to Haynes, no run, chips down the track, but is beaten in the flight, and defends it back

17.3

Quintyne to Haynes, 2 runs, driven inside-out, a chip over mid-off

17.4

Quintyne to Haynes, no run, looks to sweep, misses

17.5

Quintyne to Haynes, 1 run, chipped away again, falling well short of long-off

17.6

Quintyne to Fields, FOUR, that's a bottom-edged reverse-pull, and she has placed it fine of short fine leg. The PA at the ground plays ABBA for the women

End of over 18 (8 runs) Australia Women 94/5
JM Fields    14* (17b 1x4)      SL Quintyne    4-0-23-2
RL Haynes    5* (7b)      SA Campbelle    3-0-15-0

Taylor to bowl her last over

18.1

Taylor to Haynes, 1 run, full, middle and leg, chipped to long-on for one

18.2

Taylor to Fields, 1 run, pulled away for a single

"After 10 overs, I thought Australia would get 120-130. Excellent containment work by West Indies." James, this still doesn't look like a bad total. It has looked hard to score runs here

18.3

Taylor to Haynes, 1 run, driven inside-out, for a single to sweeper-cover

18.4

Taylor to Fields, 2 wides, wide, really wide. Look at the extras: just one leg-bye so far, and now a wide

18.4

Taylor to Haynes, 1 run, swept away, but can't beat square leg

18.5

Taylor to Fields, 2 runs, plays the reverse-paddle. Has to wait for the ball to arrive, but places it nicely past short third man

18.6

Taylor to Fields, 1 run, swiped away to long-on for one

End of over 19 (9 runs) Australia Women 103/5
JM Fields    18* (20b 1x4)      SR Taylor    3-0-19-0
RL Haynes    8* (10b)      SL Quintyne    4-0-23-2

What can Australia manage in this last over? Daley, the pick of the bowlers, to bowl it. Slow left arm it is

19.1

Daley to Fields, 1 run, length ball, on off, plays the reverse-shot, gets a single to short third man

19.2

Daley to Haynes, SIX, Shot. Where has this been hiding all along? Full, wide, Haynes jumps out of the crease, flat-bats it straight over the bowler's head for only the second six of the innings

19.3

Daley to Haynes, 1 run, OUT, more good fielding from West Indies. This is a long hop, pulled away to deep square, from where Mohammed lets in a good accurate throw on the bouncer. Haynes tries a difficult second, and while Aguileira seems to have lost control of the ball, it goes onto hit the stumps, and catches Haynes short

RL Haynes run out 15 (12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

Erin Orborne is the new batsman

19.4

Daley to Osborne, 1 run, arm ball, on off, pushed past cover for one

19.5

Daley to Fields, OUT, Another run-out here. West Indies have been superb in the field. Fields goes all the way across, takes this from middle, plays it to short fine, and runs through. Campbelle is good there, and she gets the throw in soon enough. Aguileira collects it some way off the stumps, but flicks it back to catch Osborne short

EA Osborne run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.6

Daley to Hunter, 3 runs, tries the big drive, gets a thick edge that slices past point, and they steal a third here. Perhaps the only time West Indies have been a little slow in the field

3.49pm So just the 79 minutes taken to bowl the 20 overs. It has a bit to do with just eight hits to the boundary. A lesson there for the ICC that their 80-minute requirement for the men's game is unrealistic. Hence captaincy switches too.

Let's not get away from this match, though. West Indies will be pleased with their effort in the field. They were athletic, and strong with their throws from the outfield, and they celebrated those wickets in style. And only three extras. Australia won't be too displeased either. This is a slow pitch, evident from how West Indies bowled 17 overs of spin, and scoring has been difficult. Do join us for the chase, which begins at 4.10pm

End of over 20 (12 runs) Australia Women 115/7
JL Hunter    3* (1b)      SF Daley    4-0-23-2
JM Fields    19* (22b 1x4)      SR Taylor    3-0-19-0
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Oct 5, 2012

Julie Hunter finished with 5 for 22, Australia v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, Women's World Twenty20, Colombo, October 5, 2012

Julie Hunter finished with 5 for 22

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Oct 5, 2012

Juliana Nero plays the upper cut , Australia v West Indies, 2nd semi-final, Women's World Twenty20, Colombo, October 5, 2012

Juliana Nero plays the upper cut

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