result
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
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• 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

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Australia Women142/5(20 overs)
West Indies Women71/10(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.

Shakera Selman st †Healy b Wareham 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
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

Afy Fletcher b Gardner 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 60/8CRR: 4.00 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.

Chinelle Henry c Wareham b Schutt 8 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53
14.5
1w
Schutt to Henry, 1 wide

full and wide outside off, looks to reach out and squeeze behind point but can't get there.

14.4
1
Schutt to Fletcher, 1 run

reaches out to cut, toe-ends it to cover. Lanning with a poor throw to Healy from cover, Henry had no chance

Best performances - batters
Alysssa Healy
AJ Healy
46 runs (38)
4 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
on drive
10 runs
0 four
1 six
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Lanning player portrait
MM Lanning
31 runs (39)
2 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
on drive
8 runs
1 four
0 six
102111484
Best performances - bowlers
Ellyse Perry player portrait
EA Perry
O
2
M
1
R
2
W
2
ECO
1
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Ashleigh Gardner player portrait
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
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy
Series resultAustralia Women advanced
Match numberT20I no. 534
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 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
Zimbabwe Image
Langton Rusere
India Image
Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Sue Redfern
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy