Player of the Match
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84dThe Report by Alex Winter

Hunter, Perry bowl Australia into final

Australia set up a clash with their Ashes rivals in the final of the Women's World T20 after a semi-final victory over West Indies

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

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"Daley started off well," says Merissa Aguilleira. "But I guess the batting fell apart. In the beginning we didn't get it together. We had just one good partnership. Perry and Lisa bowled really well, so I guess we have to say hats off to them. Congrats to Australia, and we want to thank the supporters who have come down here and fans back home. We are disappointed, I am sure they are disappointed, but we will come back again."

"We had great belief in the team," says Jodie Fields. "It would have been nice to get 140, but we knew 115 was enough with our bowling attack. Thought there would be more for the seam bowlers in it, but Perry and Hunter were good. We'll bring it on for the final, and are just going home now and support the Aussie men."

"With a fairly low total it was important to start well with the ball," says Player Of The Match Elysse Perry. "It was also nice to see Lisa bowl that well, and fr Hunter to pick five was really wonderful. It was also nice to see the work the spinners did."

So it's the usual suspects in the final now. Australia, after this comfortable win, will face England in the final. West Indies were excellent in the field, and their spinners did a decent job on a slow pitch, but that 115 looked just about enough at half time. The Australian bowlers lived up to the expectations with their quick women taking seven wickets, one catch and a run-out between them. Bowling around 120ks, swinging the ball, they proved to be the difference. And they were good to watch too, because it is tempting to not give the ladies pace to work with and capitalise on the lack of power-hitting. The Aussies, though, went after the wickets, and got them

19.2
W
Hunter to Smartt, OUT, Smartt leaves the crease, drives it in the air, and long-on completes a simple enough catch

TD Smartt c Cameron b Hunter 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Hunter looking for a Michelle here. if she does get it, it will be her first

19.1
W
Hunter to Mohammed, OUT, another wicket, another good catch. Anisa charges at her, but all she manages to do is slice towards mid-off. Lanning runs back from mid-off and takes a safe catch

A Mohammed c Lanning b Hunter 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Last over coming up. Australia all but through

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | WI-W: 87/8 (29 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 29.00)

  • A Mohammed1 (1b)
  • TD Smartt5 (5b)
  • EA Osborne4-0-20-2
  • JL Hunter3-0-22-3
18.6
1
Osborne to Mohammed, 1 run, driven down to long-off

Just noticed the Australian uniforms. Perhaps the only team to have separate ones for men and women. And dare I say, these - yellow, as opposed to dark green/black - look much better. Not least, perhaps, to do with those who are wearing them

18.5
W
Osborne to Quintyne, OUT, tries the big sweep, is right in front of the stumps, and is out dead plumb leg-before

SL Quintyne lbw b Osborne 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.4
1
Osborne to Smartt, 1 run, full and fast, pushed into the leg side
18.3
1b
Osborne to Quintyne, 1 bye, Missed stumping. Australia have sort of taken the foot off, but they aren't likely to pay for it. This misses the off stump by inches, but Fields can't make the take

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13JB NeroSR Taylor
2nd4JB NeroMR Aguilleira
3rd6JB NeroDJS Dottin
4th5JB NeroSA Campbelle
5th48JB NeroSF Daley
6th2JB NeroSACA King
7th1SACA KingTD Smartt
8th7TD SmarttSL Quintyne
9th1A MohammedTD Smartt
10th0SC SelmanTD Smartt