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    0.6 Sixth straight sub-15 score for Mandhana.She has tapered off after a strong start to the tournament. Schutt offers width outside off but this isn't short enough for a leg-side pull. Mandhana doesn't go for a full-blooded pull either. She does a bit of this, a bit of that, and lobs a leading edge to cover. The ball stopped a touch on Mandhana, but the shot was not on. The ball pitched on a good length. Dolly catch. Perfect start for Australia 6/1
    9.2 Gardner strikes with her second ball, has Raut holing out to deep midwicket. Low-percentage shot from Raut. She charges down the track but does not get close to the pitch. She has a heave-ho at it. Drags it across the line to Mooney 35/2
    24.6 gets her this time. An error. Beams beat her in flight and trajectory. Was flatter, and quicker. Raj went back, looking for a cut, because she thinks it's short enough. It was, but it wasn't wide. Drifted in with the angle and knocked into middle stump. Not a good shot. She was looking really good for another fifty 101/3
    not out
    171
    115
    20
    7
    148.69
    38.4 slog and miss. A slower, straight ball, on off. Deepti misses her wild slog and the ball finds off stump. Quite a good knock that, played her role well. 238/4
    not out
    16
    10
    2
    0
    160.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 3, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    281/4 (42 Overs, RR: 6.69)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0sWDNB
    ML Schutt9.006417.112930
    EA Perry9.014004.442520
    JL Jonassen7.006309.001410
    A Gardner8.004315.372600
    KM Beams8.004916.121901
    EJ Villani1.0019119.00120
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (S Mandhana, 0.6 ov), 2-35 (PG Raut, 9.2 ov), 3-101 (M Raj, 24.6 ov), 4-238 (DB Sharma, 38.4 ov)
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    7.2 Deepti draws a return catch with her second ball. Australia three down inside eight overs. This was liberally tossed up just outside off, Bolton steps out, but the ball dips, creating distance between the bat and the pitch. She wound up chipping it to the right of the bowler. Deepti takes it with both hands 21/3
    1.2 bowled'em. This is a rippaaah. Full around leg stump, seams away late, Mooney dares to play across the line, against the movement. She falls over and misses the ball. Pandey bursts through the gate and hits the top of off stump. Cracking start for India. Ian Bishop calls it the "ball of the tournament" 4/1
    4.5 This is another contender for the ball of the tournament! Wooah! Jhulan lets out a roar. Back of a length, angled in, then straightens away late to square up Lanning - one of the best batsmen going around - and hit the top of off stump. Lanning gone for a duck 9/2
    26.1 Shikha returns and nabs Perry. Soft, soft dismissal. Nice and full outside off, bounces a touch. Perry looks to run it through the vacant slip cordon. Instead, she runs it straight into the gloves of Verma 140/5
    23.1 taken this time. Massive wicket. Slow down leg, Villani rushes to the pitch, but she got too close to the ball this time. That meant she was unable to get sufficient room underneath the ball. Hits that hard but finds mid-on. A fine reverse-cupped catch from Mandhana under pressure 126/4
    40.1 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. 245/10
    28.3 another one, and that should be the game done. Goswami goes full, and straight. Healy wants to go over mid-on, more straighter than that actually, which isn't a bad idea. But the bat handle turns in her hands and all she does is skew a drive to mid-on. 148/6
    29.4 another one goes. Australia imploding. This should definitely be the game. Short and wide outside off, a lot more spin than Gardner expected. She wanted to cut but had to check her shot after seeing so much spin. All she can do is chip a catch to cover. 152/7
    30.2 uh oh. If you're unsure if things are going your way, there's no doubt anymore. Full and straight from Goswami, Blackwell belts this back. Solid as she can be. That deserved four. But she hit it a tad too close to Goswami's right. She got some hand on her attempted catch. It was so fierce that catching that was almost implausible. It ricochets into the non-striker's stumps and Jonassen has no chance after backing up too far 154/8
    32.3 nine down and India are on the verge. Makes that catch look incredibly easy. Flight on leg, Schutt runs down, looking to hit that over midwicket, but can't get enough power behind that. Like the well-drilled team they are, Goswami doesn't panic and takes the catch low in front of her. 169/9
    not out
    11
    18
    0
    0
    61.11
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    245 all out (40.1 Overs, RR: 6.09)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0sWDNB
    J Goswami8.003524.372900
    S Pandey6.011722.832800
    DB Sharma7.105938.231610
    RS Gayakwad9.006216.882300
    Poonam Yadav9.006016.661810
    V Krishnamurthy1.0011011.00000
    Fall of wickets:1-4 (BL Mooney, 1.2 ov), 2-9 (MM Lanning, 4.5 ov), 3-21 (NE Bolton, 7.2 ov), 4-126 (EJ Villani, 23.1 ov), 5-140 (EA Perry, 26.1 ov), 6-148 (AJ Healy, 28.3 ov), 7-152 (A Gardner, 29.4 ov), 8-154 (JL Jonassen, 30.2 ov), 9-169 (ML Schutt, 32.3 ov), 10-245 (AJ Blackwell, 40.1 ov)