Watch: Alyssa Healy’s incredible live shot against the West Indies in the Women’s World Cup.© AFP
Australia maintained their unbeaten record in the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday as they beat the West Indies in the first semi -final at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. With this win, Australia qualified for the final and will now face either South Africa or England in the summit clash. It was the perfect day in office for Australian goalkeeper striker Alyssa Healy, who scored a blistering century, and also played her part during the West Indies inning. In the 30th match, Healy dealt a direct shot to push the Chedean Nation.
It was a great effort from Healy as he had to run towards the third man short before releasing the throw.
Matches were reduced to 45 overs each after rain had delayed the start of the game for two hours.
Australia, however, remained in full control of the proceedings shortly after the start, and eventually won the match with 157 runs.
After being beaten first, Australia managed to record a total of 305 for three, following Healy’s shot of 129 from just 107 balls.
In addition to Healy, Rachael Haynes scored an outstanding 85 while Beth Mooney also played a cameo 43.
In return, the West Indies never looked comfortable in the chase run, and continued to lose wickets at regular intervals.
In the end, they were beaten by a mere 148, with captain Stefanie Taylor scoring the most with 48 batting runs against.
In the bowling department, Jess Jonassen took two wickets.
In the second semi -final, defending champions England will face South Africa at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.
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