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Australia Women win by 28 runs

Australia vs West Indies

Australia set up women's ICC World Twenty20 final showdown with England after semi-final victory over West Indies

Ellyse Perry: Two wickets and a run out

Lisa Sthalekar: Top-scored for Australia with 23 off 25 balls

Australia will meet England in the final of the women's ICC World Twenty20 after the Southern Stars defeated West Indies by 28 runs in their semi-final at Colombo.

With England's place in Sunday's final already assured, Australia booked a reunion with the old enemy by dismissing West Indies for just 87 after they had posted 115-7.

Batting first, Lisa Sthalekar top scored for Australia with 23 from 25 balls, sharing a 32-run stand with Alex Blackwell (21 off 25) after the Southern Stars had slumped to 36-3.

Shanel Daley (2-23) gave the Windies the perfect start by removing Alyssa Healy, niece of former Australia Test wicketkeeper Ian, clean bowled two balls into the innings and followed that up with the wicket of Jess Cameron (11).

But Sthalekar and Blackwell put the Aussies back on track before a late salvo from wicketkeeper Jodie Fields (19no) saw the team up to a challenging 115-7 from 20 overs.

Pace bowler Ellyse Perry had a hand in three of the first four Windies' wickets to fall as the women from the Caribbean slumped to 28-4.

After bowling Stafanie Taylor (3) and Deandra Dottin (6), Perry then showed great agility to touch the ball back on to the stumps with Shemaine Campbelle run out at the non-striker's end.

West Indies required something special to turn the match around and despite the efforts of Juliana Nero (31) and Shanel Daley (25), Australia closed out the game with ease.

Medium pacer Julie Hunter (5-22) was the pick of Australia's bowling attack, for whom Perry (2-19) and Sthalekar (0-6) also starred.

Match Details

5th Oct 2012
Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
R. Premadasa Stadium
B F Bowden and A L Hill

west indies BATTING CARD

Batsman R
S.R. Taylor b Perry 3
Nero b J.L. Hunter 31
Aguilleira lbw b J.L. Hunter 2
Dottin b Perry 6
S.A. Campbelle run out 5
Daley c A.J. Blackwell b Osborne 25
King c Perry b J.L. Hunter 1
T.D. Smartt c Cameron b J.L. Hunter 5
S.L. Quintyne lbw b Osborne 2
Mohammed c M.M. Lanning b J.L. Hunter 1
Extras 4w, 1b, 1lb 6
Total All Out, 19.2 Overs 87
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Perry 4 0 19 2
Sthalekar 4 0 6 0
J.L. Hunter 3.2 0 22 5
Osborne 4 0 20 2
J.L. Jonassen 4 0 18 0
Full Bowling Card