19dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Healy, Perry give Australia a shot at fourth title

West Indies' hopes of a home final to do an encore of Kolkata 2016 went up in flames less than halfway through their chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Healy
46(38) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
12 0 4 2 4 4 11 9
MM Lanning
31(39) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 11 4 8 4

Best performances - Bowlers

EA Perry
O2
M1
R2
W2
Eco1.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DM Kimmince
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia Women advanced

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

22 November 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Righto, so the first semi-final is done and dusted, so the focus now shifts to India v England. On the same surface. Can India make amends for their loss in that famous 2017 World Cup final? We'll soon find out. Karthik Krishmaswamy will be up and about shortly with all the build-up. Cheers!

Meg Lanning: "We were so ready for tonight's game. It's a very happy group but we know there's one more game to go. Conditions were tough batting-wise, we only needed a couple of wickets to get going with the ball. Got great depth with the batting, Rachel Haynes did a fantastic job to get to the 140-mark."

Stafanie Taylor: "I still think bowling first was the right decision. We let them get away in the last six overs. We didn't bat properly in the chase. We came into the game with a lot of confidence, it was just one of those off days. I want to thank all the fans in St Lucia, Guyana and here for turning up and supporting us. We're sorry that we couldn't get past the line.

Tears in the West Indies camp. They've been blown over quite easily by a determined Australia side, who did everything right. This means, they can now have a crack at a fourth title come Saturday. A chase of 143 ought to have been tough and West Indies needed a robust start to get ahead of the asking rate, but kept losing wickets and didn't give themselves an opportunity to challenge Australia's might.

If Healy and Lanning set up the game for them with a competitive score on a sluggish surface, Ellyse Perry cracked it open with a double-wicket burst in her first two overs. West Indies, shell-shocked then, didn't quite show any gumption for a fight, falling line nine pins to bad shots brought about by Australia's stifle.

Alyssa Healy is the Player of the Match for her 38-ball 46

17.3
W
Wareham to Selman, OUT, that's the end of that! Fitting that Healy, who has done so much for them all tournament, nails the final blow for West Indies. Simplest of stumpings and Australia have made amends for their loss in the 2016 final.

SC Selman st †Healy b Wareham 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

17.2
0
Wareham to Selman, no run, squirts this full delivery to midwicket
17.1
0
Wareham to Selman, no run, beaten by sharp turn as she tries to drive

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | WI-W: 71/9 (72 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 24.00)

  • SC Selman3 (5b)
  • SS Connell6 (7b)
  • DM Kimmince4-0-17-2
  • A Gardner4-0-15-2
16.6
1
Kimmince to Selman, 1 run, slower and fuller, goes down town but can't connect, rolls to long-on
16.5
1
Kimmince to Connell, 1 run, chipped uppishly towards mid-on
16.4
2
Kimmince to Connell, 2 runs, goes very, very high in the air and Perry puts down a chance pack-pedaling from midwicket. She is human after all.

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15DJS DottinHK Matthews
2nd0DJS DottinSR Taylor
3rd10SR TaylorSA Campbelle
4th2SR TaylorNY McLean
5th17SR TaylorKycia A Knight
6th1B CooperKycia A Knight
7th8B CooperCA Henry
8th7ASS FletcherCA Henry
9th0ASS FletcherSS Connell
10th11SC SelmanSS Connell