Australia beat the West Indies with 71 runs to get to the end



Australia reached the fifth round of the ICC Women's World T20 final as it beat the West Indies with 71 runs in the semifinals at Serie Viva Richard.

Alyssa Healy, who fits after a concussion, claimed the player's fourth prize in five games. The top score reached 47, as Australia reached 142/5. He then made three redundancies with the gloves, including an exhausted one.

The West Indies were concentrated for just 71 in their response. Ellyse Perry began the collapse with two early wickets. Healy then put the open Hayley Matthews (5) off her ground after defending a ball from Sophie Molineux. Windies champion Stefanie Taylor (16 of 28) was the only one of the hosts to double the number before Molineux (1/14) had caught. Delissa Kimmince (2-17) and Ashleigh Gardner (2-15) claimed two wickets.

Earlier, Healy fell only three in the seventh half-century to nine entries. He created a stop 51 with captain Meg Lanning (31 out of 39). Haynes (25 was not out of 15) and Ashleigh Gardner (14 out of 10) were the only other Australians who went into more than a-run-a-ball.