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WI in final

Calcutta / Mumbai: A spirited West Indies women’s side claimed an eight-run victory over Australia at the World Cup India on Wednesday to secure themselves a spot in the final of the event for the first time in their 40-year history.

It is also the first time West Indies have beaten Australia in an ODI. The two teams will face-off again at the Brabourne Stadium for the final.

Having won the toss, Merissa Aguilleira elected to bat against Australia and the side was dismissed for 164 before squeezing the Australian batting with some tight bowling to dismiss the finalists for 156 to complete a historic win.

In Cuttack, Dane van Niekerk’s all-round performance helped South Africa beat Sri Lanka by a massive 110-runs margin in their final Super Six match at the Barabati Stadium on Wednesday.

Summarised scores

In Cuttack: South Africa 227/8 in 50 overs (S. Fritz 64, C. Brits 52; C. Seneviratna 3/44). Sri Lanka 117 in 36.4 overs (C. Atapattu 63; D. van Niekerk 4/18). South Africa won by 110 runs

In Mumbai: West Indies 164 in 47 overs (D. Dottin 60). Australia 156 in 48.2 overs (S. Daley 3/22). West Indies won by 8 runs

In Mumbai: England 266/6 in 50 overs (S. Taylor 88). New Zealand 251/9 in 50 overs (A. Satterthwaite 103). England won by 15 runs