Derby: The Indian Women team powered by Harmanpreet Kaur’s 171* off 115 balls, registered an emphatic 36-run win over Australia to reach the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
The match was reduced to 42 overs a side due to rains. India posted 281/4. Harmanpreet remained unbeaten on 171. Mithali Raj contributed 36. She became the highest run getter in Women’s World Cup history.
Although Australia lost three wickets for just 21 runs on board, they tried their best to reach the target. However, they fell short and bowled out for 245 in 40.1 overs.
Alex Blackwell made 90, while Elyse Villani scored 75. Ellyse Perry contributed 38. For India, Deepti Sharma took 3 wickets, while Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey took 2 wickets each. Harmanpreet Kaur was declared ‘Player of the Match’.
India will take on England in the final.