1st Semi-Final (D/N), North Sound, Nov 22 2018, ICC Women's World T20
(17.3/20 ov, target 143)71
AUS Women won by 71 runs
player of the match
Alyssa Healy
Australia Women

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

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.

Shakera Selman st †Healy b Wareham 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
Wareham to Selman, no run

squirts this full delivery to midwicket

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 runs from 18b
Shakera Selman3 (5)
Shamilia Connell6 (7)
Delissa Kimmince4-0-17-2
Ashleigh Gardner4-0-15-2
Kimmince to Selman, 1 run

slower and fuller, goes down town but can't connect, rolls to long-on

Kimmince to Connell, 1 run

chipped uppishly towards mid-on

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.

Kimmince to Connell, no run

looks to cut, beaten by the pace off the pitch.

Kimmince to Selman, 1 run

cut away quite nicely, down to the boundary rider for a single

Kimmince to Connell, 1 run

miscues this slog off a thick inside edge to deep square leg