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India Women vs Australia Women: ICC Womens World Cup 2017

India play Australia for a spot in Sunday's final.
Updated: 21 July 2017 00:37 IST - Published: 19 July 2017 15:24 IST
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Mithali Raj: "Harman's innings was exceptional. bowlers have done really well. This unit looks compact now. Winning a semi-finals against Australia is a huge achievement. We have players now who are of international standard. They are standing up every game. The top order is scoring when it's actually needed."
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Meg Lanning: "We couldn't stop her. Congratulations to India. We didn't get the start we wanted, lost too many wickets through the middle. We haven't really nailed a full game. We've had glimpses with the ball."
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Harmanpreet says, "I'm feeling proud. My innings was only worth it because they were restricted.  I'm looking forward to the finals. England are a good side and we will definitely give them a fight. It's always good when you score runs for your team and I'm very happy. When we were started from Bombay, we wanted to reach the semi-final, then reach the final."

"I would like to thank the support staff and all the fans for their support."
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Harmanpreet Kaur is the Player of the Match for her brilliant unbeaten century.
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Time for the presentation ceremony.
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India will now play England in the final at a sold out Lord's on Sunday.
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Chasing 282 in 42 overs was never going to be easy. Three quick wickets, including those of Meg Lanning and Nicole Bolton, did not help the cause in any way. However, the Aussies just refused to give up.

Elyse Villani joined Ellyse Perry in the middle and the duo showed how to forge the perfect partnership. As Villani went through with her attacking shots, Perry complemented her by playing the role of an anchor. For a moment it looked like the duo would run away with the match.

However, Villani was finally dismissed after having scored a 58-ball 75. Perry, as well, soon joined her in the pavilion. With wickets falling at regular intervals, Alex Blackwell decided to give it a final flurry.

She batted fearlessly and took on the Indians. Singlehandedly, she kept her team in the match with a terrific 56-ball 90. However, it was always going to be a little too late.

For India, Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey bowled excellently while Deepti Sharma picked up three crucial wickets.
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Deepti Sharma finally gets the better of Blackwell. It's all over in Derby.  Mithali Raj jumps up in joy and joins in on the team huddle. India make it to their second ever final, the first in the last 12 years.
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Australia are 245 all out. India storm into the finals after winning the match by 36 runs!
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245/9 after 40 overs. Australia need 37 runs from 12 balls. Mathematically, very much possible.
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Four from  Blackwell, she has reached up to 89. Can she get to that century she so deserves?
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Poonam Yadav is back into the attack.
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238/9 after 39 overs. Australia refusing to give up.
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Veda Krishnamurthy introduced into the attack. My, my! Deja vu from the first innings when Villani was given the ball and clobbered for 19.
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227/9 after 38 overs. Australia need 55 runs to win from 24 balls. If they manage to do it, it will be a miracle, in every sense of that word.
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Another four. This time a rare full-toss from Goswami. Blackwell takes full advantage.
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Four from Blackwell. She has dispatched a well-directed yorker to the fence. Excellent!
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Jhulan Goswami is back into the attack.
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218/9 after 37 overs. Australia still need 64 runs in 30 balls. One wicket remaining. You do the math.
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Blackwell hits a massive six to long on. And another off the very next ball. She is not willing to give up yet.
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Rajeshwari Gayakwad is back into the attack.
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203/9 after 36 overs. Australia, still battling on. Meanwhile, Blackwell completes her fifty off just 37 balls. She is playing a lone hand here.
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195/9 after 35 overs. A final flourish before bowing out, eh? Nevertheless, some sensational hitting from Blackwell. A little too late, I reckon.
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183/9 after 34 overs. It is no longer a question of who will win the match.