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Australia into Women’s T20 Final

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Australia claimed an eight-run win over West Indies in the first semi-final of the Women’s World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Thursday.

Australia batted first, Elyse Villani top-scoring with 35 as they reached a total of 5-140.

In reply, the West Indies made 4-132 as Erin Osborne took 1-18 from four overs to earn the player-of-the-match award.

Deandra Dottin top-scored for the Windies with 40 from 35 balls.

Villani got Australia off to a powerful start, hitting seven fours in her knock before she was caught out off the bowling of Anisa Mohammed (2-24).

A steady 29 runs from captain Meg Lanning helped push the total along before Alyssa Healy hit an unbeaten quick-fire 30.

The Southern Stars will play the winner of the second semi-final between England and South Africa in the final on Sunday in Dhaka.