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2nd Semi-Final, Colombo (RPS), Oct 5 2012, ICC Women's World Twenty20
(19.2/20 ov, target 116)87
AUS Women won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Alex Winter

Hunter, Perry bowl Australia into final

Australia set up a clash with their Ashes rivals in the final of the Women's World T20 after a semi-final victory over West Indies

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Australia Women115/7(20 overs)
West Indies Women87/10(19.2 overs)
Juliana Nero31 (45)
Shanel Daley25 (34)
Julie Hunter5/22(3.2)

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"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

19.2
W
Hunter to Smartt, OUT

Smartt leaves the crease, drives it in the air, and long-on completes a simple enough catch

Tremayne 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

19.1
W
Hunter to Anisa 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

Anisa Mohammed c Lanning b Hunter 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Last over coming up. Australia all but through

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 87/8CRR: 4.57 RRR: 29.00
Anisa Mohammed1 (1)
Tremayne Smartt5 (5)
Erin Osborne 4-0-20-2
Julie Hunter 3-0-22-3
18.6
1
Osborne to Anisa 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

18.5
W
Osborne to Quintyne, OUT

tries the big sweep, is right in front of the stumps, and is out dead plumb leg-before

Shaquana Quintyne lbw b Osborne 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
18.4
1
Osborne to Smartt, 1 run

full and fast, pushed into the leg side

18.3
1b
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

18.2
1
Osborne to Smartt, 1 run

driven into the leg side for one

18.1
1
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

end of over 184 runs • 2 wickets
WI-W: 82/7CRR: 4.55 RRR: 17.00
Tremayne Smartt3 (3)
Shaquana Quintyne1 (1)
Julie Hunter 3-0-22-3
Erin Osborne 3-0-16-1
17.6
2
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

17.5
Hunter to Smartt, no run

short of a length, beats her push outside off

17.4
1
Hunter to Quintyne, 1 run

outswinger, on off, pushed into the leg side

17.3
W
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

Stacy-Ann King c Perry b Hunter 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.2
1
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

17.1
W
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

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

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

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 78/5CRR: 4.58 RRR: 12.66
Juliana Nero31 (44)
Stacy-Ann King1 (1)
Erin Osborne 3-0-16-1
Ellyse Perry 4-0-19-2
16.6
1
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

16.5
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

16.4
Osborne to Nero, no run

flighted just outside off, turning towards off, defended to leg

16.3
1
Osborne to King, 1 run

flighted outside off, swept away for a single

16.2
W
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

Shanel Daley c Blackwell b Osborne 25 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.52
16.1
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?

Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossAustralia Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World Twenty20
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry
Series resultAustralia Women advanced
Match numberWT20I no. 181
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days5 October 2012 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy