Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.53pm Jubilant scenes among the India camp. They have made their second World Cup final, and will play that grand finale against England at one of the grandest stages of them all, Lord's. The tournament began with an India v England game, it will end the same way. India have beaten England, New Zealand and Australia in this tournament. They have earned this chance of a World Cup title. A terrific game of cricket, Blackwell and Villani were sensational after Australia had stumbled, but India were far too strong. Jhulan Goswami, the rest of the bowlers and, of course, Harmanpreet Kaur. Just wow.

Mithali Raj: "Harman's innings was exceptional. bowlers have done really well. This unit looks compact now. Winning a semi-finals against Australia is a huge achievement. We have players now who are of international standard. They are standing up every game. The top order is scoring when it's actually needed."

Meg Lanning: "We couldn't stop her. Congratulations to India. We didn't get the start we wanted, lost too many wickets through the middle. We haven't really nailed a full game. We've had glimpses with the ball."

Harmanpreet Kaur: I'm feeling proud. My innings was only worth it because they were restricted. When we were started from Bombay, we wanted to reach the semi-final, then reach the final."

Pradeep : "What an effort from Blackwell.. If only Lanning could contribute something like her routine, Aus would have been celebrating this. Nevertheless what a game of cricket this has been. "

40.1
W
Sharma to Blackwell, OUT, that's that. India are through to the World Cup final, they've beaten the World Champions Australia by 36 runs. A flat straight, skiddy delivery goes past Blackwell's heave. Knocks over leg stump.

AJ Blackwell b Sharma 90 (70m 56b 10x4 3x6) SR: 160.71

37 off 12 balls. Well played, Blackwell. Who'd have thought?

Deepak: "Why is Pandey not being bowled? Tactical error or did I miss something?" Was off the field for far too long.

END OF OVER:
40 | 7 Runs | AUS-W: 245/9 (37 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 18.50)

  • AJ Blackwell90 (55b)
  • KM Beams11 (18b)
  • Poonam Yadav9-0-60-1
  • V Krishnamurthy1-0-11-0
39.6
1
Poonam Yadav to Blackwell, 1 run, flight on leg, driven back to the bowler, where there is a misfield, One more, she'll keep strike
39.5
0
Poonam Yadav to Blackwell, no run, short and wide, cut away towards cover. No run.

Hmm, interesting.

39.4
4
Poonam Yadav to Blackwell, FOUR, another boundary. Comes down to convert flight into a full toss, hammered away in the gap at midwicket.
39.3
1
Poonam Yadav to Beams, 1 run, slapped to the deep cover fielder.
39.2
1
Poonam Yadav to Blackwell, 1 run, good stop from long-on. Blackwell smashes this wide of long-on, who hurries to her right to save three
39.1
0
Poonam Yadav to Blackwell, no run, shortish and wide outside off, hit to Raj at cover. No run

44 off three overs. A 20-run over makes this interesting.

END OF OVER:
39 | 11 Runs | AUS-W: 238/9 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 14.66)

  • AJ Blackwell84 (50b)
  • KM Beams10 (17b)
  • V Krishnamurthy1-0-11-0
  • J Goswami8-0-35-2
38.6
1
Krishnamurthy to Blackwell, 1 run, a thick inside edge to fine leg means Blackwell will keep strike
38.5
4
Krishnamurthy to Blackwell, FOUR, there is the one. Blackwell chips down and hammers a heavy flick through square leg.

Australia need at least one more boundary this over

38.4
1
Krishnamurthy to Beams, 1 run, nudged to short fine leg
38.3
2
Krishnamurthy to Beams, 2 runs, finds the gap through backward point for a couple more. Short and wide, sliced through that gap
38.2
1
Krishnamurthy to Blackwell, 1 run, short on leg, pulled to deep backward square leg
38.1
2
Krishnamurthy to Blackwell, 2 runs, a couple more. Very flat down leg, helped along for a couple to fine leg

END OF OVER:
38 | 9 Runs | AUS-W: 227/9 (55 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.97, RRR: 13.75)

  • KM Beams7 (15b)
  • AJ Blackwell76 (46b)
  • J Goswami8-0-35-2
  • RS Gayakwad9-0-62-1
37.6
0
Goswami to Beams, no run, 111 kph, blocks this towards point

Can Australia get a boundary here?

37.5
1
Goswami to Blackwell, 1 run, 110 kph, driven to long-off for a run.
37.4
4
Goswami to Blackwell, FOUR, there's another boundary. A full toss on leg, help yourself delivery from Goswami. Flicked through backward square leg
37.3
0
Goswami to Blackwell, no run, another nicely-timed straight drive, finds mid-off though
37.2
0
Goswami to Blackwell, no run, chops this away towards cover, 111 kph

AUS Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4NE BoltonBL Mooney
2nd5NE BoltonMM Lanning
3rd12NE BoltonEA Perry
4th105EJ VillaniEA Perry
5th14AJ BlackwellEA Perry
6th8AJ BlackwellAJ Healy
7th4AJ BlackwellA Gardner
8th2AJ BlackwellJL Jonassen
9th15AJ BlackwellM Schutt
10th76AJ BlackwellKM Beams