1st Semi-Final (D/N), Dhaka, Apr 3 2014, Women's World T20
(20 ov, target 141)
AUS Women won by 8 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia Women
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Scorecard summary
Australia Women140/5(20 overs)
West Indies Women132/4(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 132/4CRR: 6.6 
Shemaine Campbelle1 (1)
Stacy-Ann King36 (28)
Rene Farrell3-0-25-1
Sarah Coyte4-0-28-1

5.40 pm That's 4-0 to Australia women against West Indies women. But there is still another match to go today in the World T20. It will be Sri Lanka v West Indies in the men's semi-final so stay turned to that. But from here, this is Alagappan Muthu, signing off

Marty: "Australia got there through the bowling and fielding - only 4 extras conceded compared to the 15 by the WI - a big factor!"

"We knew coming in they were very dangerous. They showed what a great side they have,"Meg Lanning says. "We just thought we'd have a left hander up top and it kind of worked as well. Something to think about. Healy was an important innings, she was hitting the ball well. Dottin can clear the rope easily, but once I say Oz was under it I was sure she would take it. Excited, another opportunity for us to win and we've got a great side, no easy matches and we're looking forward to the final"

"Disappointing, but still we are proud of making this far,"Merissa Aguilleira says, "We came to the semi-final and the girls did very well. We had a good tour of New Zealand before this. The hope was always there, we went out there and we only fell eight short. Australia played a great match. It was a really good experience, especially playing in Sylhet. Hopefully we can keep our run continuing. We know the flag is still flying high with the men's team and we are going to stay back to support them"

Erin Osborne is Player of the Match, for her 1 for 18 and a lovely catch in the deep. "Nervous with Dottin, she's one of the cleanest hitters, luckily it was to the biggest side of the ground otherwise it would have been over my head. She's very talented, we were quite frightful of her. Stacy batted really well as well. There was belief in our group, obviously we went through some tough group matches that helped us. It was an under par total, but it's a great feeling nice to contribute to the team. Hopefully history in finals will holds us well"

5.30 pm Hugs all round for Australia, but at the other dressing room the girls are on their knees, heads in hands. Such stack pictures in Mirpur. I wouldn't be surprised if the emotion hasn't gotten the better of them. The West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira is very glum. Australia's experience wins out, they got those fuller balls in at the death and the wicket of the big-hitting Deandra Dottin in the end swung the match firmly in their favor. Stacy Ann-King was impressive as well, but the target ended up being a little beyond their reach

Farrell to Campbelle, 1 run
full on leg stump, heaved away to deep midwicket. That's only one and Australia celebrate! The defending champions are through to the Women's T20 final
Farrell to King, 1 run
full on leg stump, she goes for a lap sweep but can't beat short fine leg again. Another perfect delivery from Farrell

Ravi Nair: "Thanks James. I'm working on those lottery numbers now!"

Farrell to Aguilleira, OUT
full toss outside off and she's spliced it into the hands of short third man! Aguilleira has to walk back, or does she? They're checking for the no ball. It's fine. West Indies in deep water now, with 11 off 2
MR Aguilleira c Jonassen b Farrell 6 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00
Farrell to King, 1 run
yorker on middle, and it can only be jammed out to mid-off. What a ball under pressure from Farrell

James: "Ravi Nair still looks on the money." Tense scenes at the West Indies dugout

Farrell to Aguilleira, 1 run
full on off stump, sliced away to extra cover

All four fielders inside the circle are on the off side

Farrell to King, 1 run
straight to short fine leg! That's going to haunt King! It was a low full toss and she's swept it straight to the only fielder there. There was four for the taking there

This is it. 14 off 6. Aguilleira was talking about execution at the toss, can she pull this off. It's Farrell. The West Indies men's team have made their way out and are making some noise for the women

Hussam: "Have we ever had a super over in Women's World T20I or any T20I for that matter?"

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 127/3CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 14.00
Stacy-Ann King33 (25)
Merissa Aguilleira5 (3)
Sarah Coyte4-0-28-1
Erin Osborne4-0-18-1

Toby Pearl: "King Dottin served West Indies Well..."

Coyte to King, 1 run
carts the full toss off her pads to deep square leg and it's only seven off the penultimate over, including a vital wicket

King is batting out of her crease, remember

Coyte to Aguilleira, 1 run
full and outside off, sliced to extra cover for a single
Coyte to Aguilleira, 2 runs
full and on off stump, pushed down the ground and they race across for the single. The bowler doesn't collect the throw cleanly and they take a late decision to go for an extra. But the fielder at mid-on chooses the wrong end. The batter going to the keeper's end was struggling
Coyte to Aguilleira, 2 runs
low full toss outside off this time and they get a streaky outside edge towards deep third man. They hustle through for a couple

Captain Merissa Aguilleira is at the crease now, with 20 off 10 needed

Coyte to Dottin, OUT
low full toss and Dottin has connected it very well, but there is a fielder there and Osborne takes a pressure catch! Is that the game for West Indies? Took her front leg outside the line and smeared this over the top. Seemed set for a six, but that's the longer boundary and deep midwicket holds on
DJS Dottin c Osborne b Coyte 40 (47m 35b 4x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Lanning and Coyte discussing tactics against Dottin

Coyte to King, 1 run
well bowled! Right in the block hole on middle and though King had cleared her front, she can only jam her bat down and keep her stumps safe

21 off 12 now, Coyte to finish her spell. Mini-conference about field placements

Ankit: "I just wonder why Faulkner said those things. Even women's are now ready to beat them up.

end of over 189 runs
WI-W: 120/2CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 10.50
Deandra Dottin40 (34)
Stacy-Ann King31 (23)
Erin Osborne4-0-18-1
Rene Farrell2-0-20-0

Zuch: "'Osborne to King'. Feels like being in a concert.`"

Osborne to Dottin, no run
well bowled from Osborne. Flattens her length and keeps it around off stump. Dottin can only slap it back to the bowler

Loads of clapping from the West Indies dugout

Osborne to King, 1 run
swing away to deep midwicket. Walks at the bowler, sinks to one-knee and the slog sweep doesn't connect as well as she wanted

King is batting out of her crease to the spinner

Osborne to King, no run
flighted on off stump, can only defend it. Vital dot ball
Osborne to King, SIX runs
smacked hard and flat over midwicket! A little skip down the track, got down on one knee and pummeled it over the boundary.
Osborne to Dottin, 1 run
looks to slash over the off side and slices it. Villani is in the covers and she rushes back and dives to try and get under it, but it falls beyond her
Osborne to King, 1 run
duped in flight and Healy behind the stumps has missed out on a stumping! She was racing down the pitch and almost yorked herself

30 from three overs. Still very tight.

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossAustralia Women , elected to bat first
SeriesWomen's World T20 2014
Player Of The Match
Erin Osborne
Series resultAustralia Women advanced
Match numberWomen's T20I no. 269
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 14.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days3 April 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
Aleem Dar
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle