Alyssa Healy Speaks After Australia Qualify for ICC Women's World T20 Final
Australia has qualified for its fifth consecutive ICC Women's World T20 final with a 71-run win against the West Indies in tonight's semi-final in Antigua.
Batting first, Australia posted 5-142 thanks to yet another Player of the Match performance from opener Alyssa Healy (46), and handy contributions Meg Lanning (31*) and Rachael Haynes (25*).
Sharp work behind the stumps from Healy then helped Australia pick up the big wicket of Hayley Matthews, and the wickets continued to fall, with only captain Stafanie Taylor (16) reaching double figures for the home side who were bowled out for 71 in the 18th over.
Ellyse Perry (2-2), Delissa Kimmince (2-17) and Ashleigh Gardner (2-15) all finished with multiple wickets, while Sophie Molineux (1-14), Megan Schutt (1-13) and Georgia Wareham (1-7) were also among the action.
ICC World T20 Fixture
3 November: England v Australia, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua - match abandoned
6 November: South Africa v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana - Australia won by 46 runs
9 November: Australia v Pakistan, Providence Stadium, Guyana - Australia won by 52 runs
11 November: Australia v Ireland, Providence Stadium, Guyana - Australia won by nine wickets
13 November: Australia v New Zealand, Providence Stadium, Guyana - Australia won by 33 runs
17 November: India v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana - Australia lost by 48 runs
22 November: Semi Final 1, West Indies v Australia, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound - Australia won by 71 runs
22 November: Semi-Final 2, England v India, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound
24 November: Final, England v Australia, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound
ICC World T20 Squad
Meg Lanning (c)
Rachael Haynes (vc)
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