new Delhi. Australia’s women’s cricket team has reached the final of the World Cup being played in New Zealand. Australia beat West Indies by 157 runs in the first semi-final. This is Australia’s eighth consecutive win in this tournament. The team won all its seven matches of the league stage. In this match, West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. The match was reduced to 45-45 overs due to rain.
Batting first, Australia scored a big score of 305 runs in 45 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. For Australia, captain Alyssa Healy played the most innings of 129 runs in 107 balls. Apart from him, Rachel Haynes also scored 85 runs in 100 balls. There was a partnership of 216 runs for the first wicket between the two. In the last over, Beth Mooney scored 43 runs in 31 balls and took Australia past 300.
West Indies got a target of 306 runs in 45 overs. Chasing this, the Caribbean team was bundled out for 148 runs in 37 overs. Barring captain Stephanie Taylor (48), none of the batsmen could stay at the crease. 6 batsmen of the team could not even cross the double figure. For Australia, Jess Jonassen took 2 wickets. Australia’s record of victory under the captaincy of Meg Lanning is unmatched. The team has won 65 out of 74 ODIs under his leadership, losing just 8 matches and one tie.