Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Thanks for joining us for women's semi-final. The same teams will soon be playing the men's semi-final. Toss at 6.30pm for that, and the match starts at 7. Do join us for that too. Cheers


"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

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

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

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

  • Anisa Mohammed1 (1b)
  • Tremayne Smartt5 (5b)
  • Erin Osborne4-0-20-2
  • Julie Hunter3-0-22-3
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

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

Osborne to Smartt, 1 run, full and fast, pushed into the leg side
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
Osborne to Smartt, 1 run, driven into the leg side for one
Osborne to Quintyne, 1 run, Dropped by Healy. First drop of the match. Men can learn from that. Healy runs in well from long-off, gets under this sliced shot, but can't quite hold on to it

Spin on in the 19th over

18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | WI-W: 82/7 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.55, RRR: 17.00)

  • Tremayne Smartt3 (3b)
  • Shaquana Quintyne1 (1b)
  • Julie Hunter3-0-22-3
  • Erin Osborne3-0-16-1
Hunter to Smartt, 2 runs, down the track, drives it to cover, a run-out is possible, but the throw lands on a half-volley and they end up conceding an overthrow
Hunter to Smartt, no run, short of a length, beats her push outside off
Hunter to Quintyne, 1 run, outswinger, on off, pushed into the leg side
Hunter to King, OUT, another wicket for Hunter. Stacy-Ann King, the Gayle lookalike, especially when she is fielding with her shades on, sweeps this nicely, but finds deep midwicket to perfection. That's two wickets, a run-out and a catch for Perry now. And three wickets for Hunter. Australia doing it with the quicks

SACA King c Perry b Hunter 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Hunter to Smartt, 1 run, swing again for Hunter after she had lost it in the second over. Gets a thick edge past slip

Tremayne Smarrt is in. "Not sure the ladies will appreciate their age being put up there," says Ian Chappell

Hunter to Nero, OUT, and Hunter has made a superb comeback to the bowling crease. She bowls a length ball, Nero sweeps around it, and the leg stump is hit

JB Nero b Hunter 31 (45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.88

Hunter is back, despite an ordinary last over. Round the stumps

17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | WI-W: 78/5 (38 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 12.66)

  • Juliana Nero31 (44b)
  • Stacy-Ann King1 (1b)
  • Erin Osborne3-0-16-1
  • Ellyse Perry4-0-19-2
Osborne to Nero, 1 run, wastes a big full toss, hitting it straight to mid-off. She just about makes the single, too, beating the direct hit by a split frame
Osborne to Nero, no run, lovely fielding again. Driven hard, and to her right, but Osborne dives full length to her right and keeps them down to zero
Osborne to Nero, no run, flighted just outside off, turning towards off, defended to leg
Osborne to King, 1 run, flighted outside off, swept away for a single
Osborne to Daley, OUT, lovely catch at midwicket. And it's Daley, west Indies' all-round player today. How about that catch, though? Daley has got too close to the ball, and doesn't get the elevation she needs. But it is dying on Blackwell at midwicket, who dives forward and to her right to pluck it inches off the ground

SF Daley c Blackwell b Osborne 25 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.52

Osborne to Daley, no run, short of a length, on off, turning away, pushed back to her

That over shows 8 an over in women's cricket is too high an ask. Now we have reached 10 an over. Perry has done her job with 4-0-19-2. Is there some miracle around for West Indies?

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

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