All-round Australia beat WI by 157 runs, reaches world cup final

Alyssa Healy made 129. Image : AFP

Alyssa Healy made 129. Image : AFP

Australia dismissed West Indies by 157 runs to walk into the 2022 World Cup last – their seventh such appearance. On the rear of Alyssa Healy’s all around paced 129, her ruling twofold century opening stand with Rachael Haynes (85) and a Beth Mooney appearance (43*off 31) toward the end, Australia posted a telling 305/3 from their 45 overs in a downpour shortened 45-overs-per-side elimination round at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Wednesday. Banishing some moxie from Deandra Dottin right off the bat, West Indies’ tall pursue needed battle and expectedly missed the mark.

Put in to bat first, Healy and Haynes defeated a calm beginning – Australia had only 37 from their 9-over powerplay – to enlist Australia’s most noteworthy organization in this World Cup, consolidating for a 216-run stand that straightened West Indies a long time before their pursuit could start. While Haynes was familiar with the powerplay, rebuffing anything short or overpitched directly to the fence, Healy was 11 off 29 at a certain point, and limit less, prior to turning it around fantastically.

When she observed her notch, Healy took Australia past the 50 in the twelfth over and 100 before the finish of the twentieth while the pair both arrived at their fifties two overs later. The wicketkeeper then immediately proceeded to outscore her bad habit skipper, flinging and clearing a few outright gifts from a sporadic West Indies assault to get about six limits while heading to 83 off 82 continuously drinks break. Her main six fell off a midriff high full throw from Karishma Ramharack, bringing her into the 90s. Her fifty was 63 balls really taking shape, and Healy took only 28 more to transform it into her lady World Cup century – Haynes playing a supportive role from the start.

Regardless of whether West Indies figured out how to string together two or three limit less overs, the openers’ running between the wicket was spot on. What exacerbated the situation for West Indies were various exorbitant drops. Both Haynes and Healy were reprieved early, when in single digits. Haynes got a second life on 61, Healy when she was on 123 – however West Indies offered to set things straight not long after to at last leap forward after almost 33 overs of battle for a break. Chinelle Henry’s twofold wicket over to deny Haynes a century and eliminate special hitter Gardner early, brought some further cheer yet the harm had proactively been finished. Nonetheless, Mooney didn’t allow West Indies to dig into that window and looted an energetic happened to 43 not out, including a full go-around of limits off Stafanie Taylor in the 43rd over. Her quickfire stand of 69 with Meg Lanning moved Australia past 300 ultimately.

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In spite of losing Rashada Williams early, Dottin and Hayley Matthews gave West Indies’ pursuit a generally certain beginning than what their non-verbal communication reflected at the midway phase of the game. The previous, particularly, managed in limits hitting five of them in her 35-ball 34 preceding holing out to Annabel Sutherland at long-on, off Tahlia McGrath soon after powerplay.

West Indies’ asking rate climbed consistently subsequently. After a short time of opposition, wherein Matthews and Taylor put on 47 for the fourth-wicket organization, the previous fell for 34 as well. What scratched any opportunity of a rebound was losing their center request in about ten conveyances, for just nine runs. Taylor battled her approach to 46 and took up some kind of hobby when Sutherland neglected to lock on to a catch, off Gardner. Yet, she could add simply two more to her count before Alana King had her gotten before the finish of the 37th over. With Anisa Mohammed harmed and Henry likewise inaccessible to bat, West Indies retired from the World Cup after a fairly meek excursion.

Brief score : Australia 305/3 in 45 overs (Alyssa Healy 129, Rachael Haynes 85, Beth Mooney 43*; Chinelle Henry 2-51) beat West Indies 148/10 in 37 overs (Stafanie Taylor 48; Jess Jonassen 2-14) by 157 runs

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