Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PG Raut
44(51) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3
AJ Blackwell
61(49) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 3 7 3 1 1 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

P Roy
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
EA Perry
O4.0
M0
R19
W1
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, an emphatic performance from Australia. A disciplined bowling display was followed by a rapid half-century from their captain, Alex Blackwell, and Leah Poulton put the match out of reach with 30 not out from 26 balls.

Australia lost out to England in the semi-finals last year, but they've booked their place in the final this time. India, for the second year running, are thwarted in the last four.

"We were 10-15 runs short," says Jhulan Goswami. "Our batters didn't capitalise in the first six overs, and it was difficult to come back. It's disappointing, but we'll take the positives, go back home, and start again from the bottom."

Alex Blackwell, Australia's captain, is named as Player of the Match. "We've really enjoyed playing here in the Caribbean and we're really looking forward to playing in the final," she says. "We've been bowling and fielding well all tournament, but we learnt against England, chasing 105, that anything can happen."

So, that's it from here. We've been Binoy George and Andrew Miller, with Peter English on drums. Join us again tomorrow, same time, same place, for New Zealand v West Indies in the second semi-final.

18.5
4
Sultana to Poulton, FOUR runs, clobbered up and over mid-off, one bounce, and that is the end of that!
18.4
0
Sultana to Poulton, no run, pushed out to cover, everyone is in the ring now
18.3
1
Sultana to Cameron, 1 run, swept, and the scores are level
18.2
1
Sultana to Poulton, 1 run, pulled firmly in front of square
18.1
1
Sultana to Cameron, 1 run, tossed up, pushed french cricket-style to short midwicket.

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | AUS-W: 116/3

  • LJ Poulton25 (23b)
  • JE Cameron4 (9b)
  • J Goswami3-0-19-1
  • DP David4-0-15-0
17.6
2
Goswami to Poulton, 2 runs, smacked up and over the covers, stops short of the boundary, but Australia are one blow away from the final

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PG Raut
44(51) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3
AJ Blackwell
61(49) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 3 7 3 1 1 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

P Roy
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
EA Perry
O4.0
M0
R19
W1
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF