2nd Semi-Final, Mumbai, Mar 31 2016, Women's World T20
(20 ov, target 144)137/8
WI Women won by 6 runs
player of the match
Britney Cooper
West Indies Women
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Cooper, spinners push West Indies Women to maiden final

West Indies Women used their belligerence to defend 143 by six runs against New Zealand Women in Mumbai to book a place in their maiden final against Australia in Kolkata on Sunday

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Scorer: Thilak
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
West Indies Women143/6(20 overs)
New Zealand Women137/8(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 137/7CRR: 6.85 
Katey Martin11 (8)
Deandra Dottin4-0-29-0
Stafanie Taylor4-0-26-3

That's all we have for you from the Women's World T20 tonight. The final then will be between Australia and West Indies at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

West Indies will be in action again, the men's team, against India at the Wankhede in a couple of hours' time. Do tune in then

"Credit to West Indies for the way they came out with the bat, and Cooper's innings," Suzie Bates says. "Its been an outstanding tournament, the girls have got around India too. We were just on the wrong side of a very good performance"

"Feels great to be in a final, we've been waiting for this for four times. We're really looking forward to it. We are going to be here looking out and hoping for another win [for the men]," Stafanie Taylor says, "I do think we could win it, I think if we are consistent enough, we can definitely pull it off"

Britney Cooper is the Player of the Match "Congrats to my amazing team. We worked really hard. This is our fourth semi-final and to finally cross this border... First of all, I'd like to thank the coach for the opportunity to bat at No. 3 and I hope I score another 61 in the finals"

5.30 pm The scorecard should show it with the number of run-outs and catches - West Indies' fielding has been superb. Stafanie Taylor walks off with a beaming smile on her face. She only took over the captaincy in September, now she's led the team where no other before her has taken them before. New Zealand had their chances, with Sarah McGlashan and Amy Satterthwaite. That was the most sensible middle-overs batting a New Zealand team had done, but still like the men, they did not have the ammo at the end. Taylor did her bit there too - decided to bring herself into the attack and removed both McGlashan and Satterthwaite in successive balls. She was teary-eyed after falling short by one run off the last ball of the match against England, now she's absolutely beaming.

Mark: "Rally around the West Indies!!! The stranglehold of the Big Three is the womens' game is finally broken. Well done to the West Indians."

Jeet: "If I am not wrong, Australia and west indies women even played final of odi world cup held in sub continent."

Michelle: "Both NZ teams playing well in tournament, until they get to the semi finals. So sad. Big congrats to the West Indies though...could the men do the same???"

Dottin to Bermingham, 1 run, OUT

and they seal it with a wicket! Goes for a yorker, slammed down the ground, NZ look for a second run, but the long-off fielder picks the right end to throw

Erin Bermingham run out (Cooper/†Aguilleira) 8 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200

West Indies are one ball away from their first ever Women's World T20 final

Dottin to Martin, 1 run

back of a length, outside off, the charging batsman can only pat it into the point fielder

Nine off two now... as Darren Sammy tweets

Dottin to Bermingham, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, cut towards point

Dottin to Bermingham, FOUR runs

dropped by King on the long-on boundary. It was a fine shot, thumped away off the middle, but it still should have been a comfortable catch. She had settled under it. Was waiting for it. But it pops out and goes to the boundary

Dottin to Bermingham, 1 wide

slower ball, way wide outside off. That was because the batsman was charging her

Dottin to Bermingham, 2 runs

now she charges down and hammers it to long-off. She wants a couple, there was no way there was one. The throw comes in flat and rapid. Dottin takes it, but as he goes for the back flick, she misses the stumps. The second time she tries, she makes contact. And it did look like Martin was short. How did they not go for the third umpire there? Oh, wait, why did West Indies not appeal there in the first place

square leg is up, midwicket and long-on are back. Fine leg is up, third man is up. Scoop shot?

Dottin to Martin, 1 run

shortish and outside off, pulled to midwicket. The throw though, has gone miles over the bowler's head. Martin would have been well short

Dottin to Martin, 1 wide

oh dear. The yorker goes wrong, and it could have gone even worse had Martin connected with the little dab sweep. Either way, NZ get an extra ball

Dottin will bowl the final over. 19 needed...

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 125/7CRR: 6.57 RRR: 19.00 • Need 19 from 6b
Katey Martin9 (6)
Stafanie Taylor4-0-26-3
Shaquana Quintyne2-0-11-1
Taylor to Kasperek, OUT

she's turning this game all on her own. Removed both set batsman in the last over, and now she has Kasperek stumped. Knew the batsman would be harried for quick runs, knew they would be running down at her. Speared it flatter and wider, Aguilleira was waiting for it behind the stumps and completes the formalities

Leigh Kasperek st †Aguilleira b Taylor 6 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Taylor to Martin, 1 run

another yorker on off stump, steered to point for a single

Dave: "Looks like a familiar story for the NZ in both the men's and women's WC look great im the groups but fail once it gets to the knockout stage"

Taylor to Kasperek, 1 run

steps way outside off and pulls a shortish delivery to deep square leg

Taylor to Martin, 1 run

yorker outside off, steered to point, only a single

Taylor to Kasperek, 1 run

wants to loft this well over long-on, but Taylor gets the ball to dip before Kasperek can reach it. Ends up forcing the batsman to drag it instead

Taylor to Kasperek, 2 runs

beautiful bowling. Picked up on Kasparek running at her, and tossed it up quite wide. Batsman had to reach out to connect with her extra cover drive

So it's more than two runs to each ball now. Here's Taylor again

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 119/6CRR: 6.61 RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Leigh Kasperek2 (2)
Katey Martin7 (4)
Shaquana Quintyne2-0-11-1
Stafanie Taylor3-0-20-2
Quintyne to Kasperek, 1 run

another slog sweep, this one from wide outside off, but Kasperek has to settle for a single. Great throw in from the deep. Selman, the substitute

Quintyne to Martin, 1 run

slog sweep off a length ball, pummeled to deep midwicket.

Quintyne to Kasperek, 1 run

plays with the turn, but that dab into the midwicket region only allows for a single

Kasperek's in

Raja: "Just play a Virat Kohli innings" ---- Ain't so straight forward, is it?

Quintyne to Perkins, OUT

she needed to get it over point and it was a boundary. And she needed to hit it hard because it was Deandra Dottin there. Perkins can do neither. Hits a short and wide one straight to the best fielder on the park

Katie Perkins c Dottin b Quintyne 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Quintyne to Martin, 1 run

worked away from outside off to deep midwicket

Quintyne to Perkins, 1 run

lands a yorker on off stump, jammed it towards extra cover. Quintyne races after it, but couldn't pick it up

Quintyne continues

Shravster: "Over the course of this contest, I have noticed that if men and women teams play on the same day, then based on whatever the result has gone in favour of women, it has happened the opposite for men. Like when Ind vs Pak match happened, Pak women won where their men lost. Similarly 2 days ago when Indian women lost against WI, Indian men won against Aus. And finally, when Eng women lost against Aus in the SF yesterday, their men's team won. So going by that record, it seems WI are going to lose this one. What does that mean for their men's team then?"

Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossNew Zealand Women, elected to field first
SeriesWomen's World T20
Player Of The Match
Britney Cooper
Britney Cooper
Series resultWest Indies Women advanced
Match numberT20I no. 361
Hours of play (local time)14:30 start First Session 14.30-15.55, Interval 15.55-16.15, Second Session 16.15-17.40
Match days31 March 2016 - day(20-over match)
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Nigel Llong
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Fry
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath