Result
1st Semi-Final (D/N), North Sound, Nov 22 2018, ICC Women's World T20
142/5
(17.3/20 ov, target 143)
71
AUS Women won by 71 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia Women
1y
• The 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 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Australia Women142/5(20 overs)
West Indies Women71(17.3 overs)

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
Wareham to Selman, no run
squirts this full delivery to midwicket
17.1
Wareham to Selman, no run
beaten by sharp turn as she tries to drive
end of over 176 runs
WI-W: 71/9CRR: 4.17 • RRR: 24.00 • Need 72 from 18b
Shakera Selman3 (5)
Shamilia Connell6 (7)
Delissa Kimmince4-0-17-2
Ashleigh 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.
16.3
Kimmince to Connell, no run
looks to cut, beaten by the pace off the pitch.
16.2
1
Kimmince to Selman, 1 run
cut away quite nicely, down to the boundary rider for a single
16.1
1
Kimmince to Connell, 1 run
miscues this slog off a thick inside edge to deep square leg
end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 65/9CRR: 4.06 • RRR: 19.50 • Need 78 from 24b
Shamilia Connell2 (3)
Shakera Selman1 (3)
Ashleigh Gardner4-0-15-2
Megan Schutt3-0-13-1
15.6
1
Gardner to Connell, 1 run
mistimes this attempted lofted hit back past the bowler for a single.
15.5
1
Gardner to Selman, 1 run
drills this down to long-off
15.4
1
Gardner to Connell, 1 run
swings this across the line to long-on
15.3
1lb
Gardner to Selman, 1 leg bye
deflects off the pad to short third man as she's beaten on the drive
15.3
1w
Gardner to Selman, 1 wide
sharp turn as this beats the batsman, good grab down leg
15.2
Gardner to Selman, no run
gets forward and dabs
15.1
w
Gardner to Fletcher, OUT
beaten by the googly and they keep on falling. Steps out and looks to swing blindly over the bowler's head. Missed it completely. What a heartbreak
ASS Fletcher b Gardner 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 60/8CRR: 4 • RRR: 16.60 • Need 83 from 30b
Shamilia Connell0 (1)
Afy Fletcher3 (3)
Megan Schutt3-0-13-1
Ashleigh Gardner3-0-11-1
14.6
Schutt to Connell, no run
beaten on an attempted slog.
14.5
w
Schutt to Henry, OUT
oh, dear. I don't quite think Schutt expected gifts like those. This slower delivery holds onto the surface, Henry looks to play a cross-batted stroke but this didn't quite skid on and she ended up chipping it straight to cover.
CA Henry c Wareham b Schutt 8 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53
Best performances - batsmen
AJ Healy
46 runs (38)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
on drive
10 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
1204244119
MM Lanning
31 runs (39)
2 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
cover drive
8 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
102111484
Best performances - bowlers
EA Perry
O
2
M
1
R
2
W
2
Eco
1.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
A Gardner
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
Eco
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossWest Indies Women , elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World T20 2018
Player Of The Match
Alyssa Healy
Series resultAustralia Women advanced
Match numberWomen's T20I no. 534
Season2018/19
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 days22 November 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Langton Rusere
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Sue Redfern
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy