that's that. India are through to the World Cup final, they've beaten the World Champions Australia by 36 runs. A flat straight, skiddy delivery goes past Blackwell's heave. Knocks over leg stump.
7.53pm Jubilant scenes among the India camp. They have made their second World Cup final, and will play that grand finale against England at one of the grandest stages of them all, Lord's. The tournament began with an India v England game, it will end the same way. India have beaten England, New Zealand and Australia in this tournament. They have earned this chance of a World Cup title. A terrific game of cricket, Blackwell and Villani were sensational after Australia had stumbled, but India were far too strong. Jhulan Goswami, the rest of the bowlers and, of course, Harmanpreet Kaur. Just wow.
Mithali Raj: "Harman's innings was exceptional. bowlers have done really well. This unit looks compact now. Winning a semi-finals against Australia is a huge achievement. We have players now who are of international standard. They are standing up every game. The top order is scoring when it's actually needed."
Meg Lanning: "We couldn't stop her. Congratulations to India. We didn't get the start we wanted, lost too many wickets through the middle. We haven't really nailed a full game. We've had glimpses with the ball."
Harmanpreet Kaur: I'm feeling proud. My innings was only worth it because they were restricted. When we were started from Bombay, we wanted to reach the semi-final, then reach the final."
Pradeep : "What an effort from Blackwell.. If only Lanning could contribute something like her routine, Aus would have been celebrating this. Nevertheless what a game of cricket this has been. "
37 off 12 balls. Well played, Blackwell. Who'd have thought?
Deepak: "Why is Pandey not being bowled? Tactical error or did I miss something?" Was off the field for far too long.
flight on leg, driven back to the bowler, where there is a misfield, One more, she'll keep strike
short and wide, cut away towards cover. No run.
another boundary. Comes down to convert flight into a full toss, hammered away in the gap at midwicket.
slapped to the deep cover fielder.
good stop from long-on. Blackwell smashes this wide of long-on, who hurries to her right to save three
shortish and wide outside off, hit to Raj at cover. No run
44 off three overs. A 20-run over makes this interesting.
a thick inside edge to fine leg means Blackwell will keep strike
there is the one. Blackwell chips down and hammers a heavy flick through square leg.
Australia need at least one more boundary this over
nudged to short fine leg
finds the gap through backward point for a couple more. Short and wide, sliced through that gap
short on leg, pulled to deep backward square leg
a couple more. Very flat down leg, helped along for a couple to fine leg
111 kph, blocks this towards point
Can Australia get a boundary here?
110 kph, driven to long-off for a run.
there's another boundary. A full toss on leg, help yourself delivery from Goswami. Flicked through backward square leg
another nicely-timed straight drive, finds mid-off though
chops this away towards cover, 111 kph
four more. This is not over yet. Blackwell backs away and nails a straight drive past mid-off's right
clipped down to short fine leg. So Australia stay alive for another over. Can they for another three?
|County Ground, Derby|
|Toss||India Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India Women advanced|
|Match number||WODI no. 1084|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20|
|Match days||20 July 2017 - day (50-over match)|
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|JL Jonassen||run out||1||1|
|KM Beams||not out||11||18|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 6)|
|Total||245(10 wkts; 40.1 ovs)|