Australian Women brushed aside West Indies Women to storm into the final of Women’s World Cup 2022 by registering a 157-run win in the first semi-final clash of the tournament. Meg Lanning-led side displayed complete dominance in the contest and left West Indies players completely clueless in both the innings. Australia’s wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy scored a hundred in a must-win game.
However, maintaining their dominating performance in the tournament, Australia has entered the final of the 2022 season in style. They remained unbeaten and will be playing their seventh final in the World Cup. From its inception in 1973, Australia has dominated the ICC Women’s World Cup, having clinched six titles in 11 editions.
Check out a few interesting reactions from the Twitter on Australia’s thumping victory in the semi-finals.
This video shows why Australian women are dominating world cricket. Australia really deserves a big round of applause for investing in such great athletes. https://t.co/1mnsCpwYpR
— abdullah (@lambaabdullah) March 30, 2022
— ICC (@ICC) March 30, 2022
Total dominance from this bunch of legends. One to go!
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) March 30, 2022
Alyssa Healy doing a Harmanpreet Kaur in the #CWC22 semifinal! 🤭
— Ananya Upendran (@a_upendran11) March 30, 2022
While chasing 306, skipper Stafanie Taylor (48) played a lone hand for West Indies, while Dottin and Hayley Mathews scored 34 each at the top-of-the-order. But lack of support from the middle-order proved costly for the side, as they were thrashed from the tournament after starting off well. Notably, West Indies defeated hosts New Zealand and defending champions England in their first two matches in the ICC tournament.
Alyssa Healy (129 off 107) and Haynes (85 off 100) helped Australia post a stiff 305/3 in a match reduced to 45 overs per side due to rain, and then the West Indies were bowled out for 157. Healy was declared player of the match for her impactful and match-winning hundred in the first semi-final. Apart from Healy and Haynes, Beth Mooney (43 off 31) too made a valuable contribution with bat and even with her fielding. Beth’s brilliant, one-handed, full-stretched catch provided the first breakthrough to Australians in the 4th over of the second innings. Mag Lanning tried six of her bowlers, and except for Darcie Brown, each bowler returned with a wicket. While Jess Jonassen picked two wickets.