The first semi-final match of the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 was in the name of Australia. Kangaroo team defeated West Indies by 157 runs to make it to the final. Now Australia will face England or South Africa.
Batting first, Australia had set a target of 306 runs in front of West Indies in this rain-interrupted match. In reply, West Indies could only manage 148 runs. The match was reduced to just 45 overs due to rain.
The Australian team has been unbeaten in this tournament so far, winning all eight matches to reach the finals. At the same time, the West Indies team was able to travel till the semi-finals on the basis of luck.
Their match against South Africa was washed out due to rain and the Caribbean team got one point for free. Because of this, this team was able to make it to the semi-finals. Now the journey of West Indies in this tournament is also over.
Australia’s batsmen did wonders:
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the Australian team’s openers made a great start in this match and added 216 runs for the first wicket. Haynes was dismissed for 85 runs in 100 balls.
Healy, on the other hand, scored 129 runs in 107 balls. After this, Captain Lenning scored 26 and Mooney scored 43 runs in 31 balls to take their team’s score beyond 300.
Henry took two and Connell took one for West Indies. Apart from these two, none of the bowlers got success. The economy of three bowlers, including captain Taylor, remained close to 10.
Caribbean batsman flopped again:
Chasing a big target of 306 runs, the start of the West Indies was not special and the team’s first wicket fell on the score of 12 runs. Even after this, the Caribbean team kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and never looked in rhythm.
Captain Stephanie Taylor scored the highest 48 runs. At the same time, opener Deandra Dottin scored 34 and Mathews also scored 34 runs. Apart from these three, none of the batsmen could touch the double figure.
Jess Johnson took two wickets for Australia. On the other hand, except Brown, all the other bowlers got one wicket each.