The final of the ICC Womens World T20 takes place in Antigua in the early hours of Sunday morning, Australia and England will battle it out and the Australian ladies start as favourites.
Australia took on host nation Windies in the first of the semi finals and they came through with a very comfortable 71 run victory. Alyssa Healy continued her terrific form, top scoring with 46 and Meg Lanning made 31 in their bat first total of 142/5. Only 1 WIndies player made it to double figures in the chase and the wickets were shared around as WIndies were all out for just 71 in 17.3 overs.
Australia finished as runners up to India in Group B, winning 3 and losing 1 of their matches. They sealed a semi final place with 3 comfortable wins, putting away Pakistan by 52 runs, Ireland by 9 wickets and New Zealand by 33 runs. They did taste defeat in their final group match, going down to India by 48 runs. Alyssa Healy has now scored a total of 203 runs in 4 outings at a strike rate of more almost 150.
England were slight underdogs for their semi final with previously unbeaten India but they made short work of the task with an 8 wicket win. Heather Knight took 3 wickets in just 2 overs to help bowl India out for 112 and there were 50’s for Amy Ellen Jones and Natalie Sciver as England got up with 2.5 overs remaining,
In their Group A matches England’s clash with Sri Lanka was washed out. They went on to beat Bangladesh (7 wickets, DLS) and South Africa (also 7 wickets) before losing their final group match to WIndies by 4 wickets. Amy Ellen Jones is England’s top run scorer in the tournament with 103 in 4 innings and Anya Shrubsole has taken 7 wickets in 4 matches.
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Suggested Bet: Top Australia Bat, Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy is the stand out player in the tournament and looks worth following again to top score for her side when all the betting markets are available.