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LIVE Women's World Cup, Semi-final: Australia lose 7, India close in on big win

India Today logo India Today 20-07-2017

Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the second semi-final between defending champions Australia and India at Derby.

India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup Semi Final match at The County Ground, Derby. © Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup Semi Final match at The County Ground, Derby.


23.33 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Jhulan Goswami gets rid of Alyssa Healy for her second wicket. Australia 148/6 (28.3 overs) vs India 281/4

23.32 IST: WICKET! Ellyse Perry departs and that's a big for India and Shikha Pandey. Perry looks to run it down to third man but ends up getting a faint edge to wicketkeeper Sushma Verma. Australia 140/5 (26.1 overs) vs India 281/4

23.11 IST: WICKET! Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets the big one. Elyse Villani was taking the game away from India but Gayakwad gets better of her. Australia 126/4 (23.1 overs) vs India 281/4 

23.06 IST: Elyse Villani and Ellyse Perry have put on a century partnership. Australia 124/3 (22.4 overs) vs India (281/4)

22.54 IST: Elyse Villani brings up Australia's 100 with a sweep shot for four. Australia 101/3 (18.4 overs) vs India 281/4

22.51 IST: FIFTY! Elyse Villani scores her third half-century in One Day Internationals. Australia 92/3 (18 overs) vs India 281/4

22.45 IST: Elyse Vallani and Ellyse Perry have added 57 runs for the fourth wicket. Australia 78/3 (17 overs) vs India

22.08 IST: WICKET! Deepti Sharma removes Nicole Bolton.Bowls it and takes the catch as well. Australia 21/3 (7.2) vs India 281/3 

21.56 IST: WICKET! Jhulan Goswami gets the Australian captain Meg Lanning with a superb delivery. Australia 9/2 (4.5 overs) vs India 281/4

21.42 IST: WICKET! Shikha Pandey draws first blood as she clean bowls Beth Mooney for 1. Australia 4/1 (1.2 overs) vs India 281/4


21.18 IST: THAT'S IT! Harmanpreet Kaur blasted her career-best 171 off 115 balls to power India to a daunting 281 for four in 42 overs.

21.07 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur hits maiden 150, becomes second Indian after Deepti Sharma to achieve the milestone. India 245/4 (39.2 overs) vs Australia 

21.04 IST: WICKET! Deepti Sharma is clean bowled by Villani for 25. India 238/4 (38.4 overs) vs Australia

20.52 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur blasts 22 runs off Ashleigh Gardner. India 215/3 (37 overs) vs Australia

20.32 IST: CENTURY! Harmanpreet Kaur reaches her third ODI hundred with a couple down the leg side. India 185/3 (35 overs) vs Australia

20.24 IST: The Indian fans are enjoying themselves after Harmanpreet Kaur's fifty.

20.17 IST: Hamanpreet Kaur is definitely turning on the style.

19.58 IST: FIFTY! Harmanpreet Kaur reaches her 10th half-century in style. She punishes the short ball for four to reach the landmark. India 115/3 (27 overs) vs Australia 

19.50 IST: WICKET! Mithali Raj clean bowled by Kristen Beams for 36. Beams breaks the 66-run stand for the third wicket. India 101/3 (25 overs) vs Australia

19.40 IST: Fifty partnership between Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur. India 85/2 (22 overs) vs Australia. 

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19.38 IST: FOUR: Harmanpreet Kaur hits over mid-off for four off Jess Jonassen.

18.53 IST: WICKET! India openers are back in pavilion. Punam Raut takes on Ashleigh Gardner but Beth Mooney completes a simple catch at deep mid-wicket. Raut falls for 14. India 35/2 (9.2 overs) vs Australia

18.48 IST: FOUR! Mithali Raj hits her first boundary. The India skipper goes down the track and hits past mid-on for four. India 30/1 (7.5 overs) vs Australia

18.37 IST: FOUR! That's another one from Punam Raut. This time she intentionally plays past wicketkeeper for four towards third man boundary. India 21/1 (5 overs) vs Australia

18.22 IST: WICKET! Smriti Mandhana's poor run with the bat continues. This time she edges to Villani at cover point off Megan Schutt in the first over. India 6/1 (1 over) vs Australia

18.00 IST: TEAMS! 

India: Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav

Australia: Beth Mooney, Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Kristen Beams

17.56 IST: TOSS! India win toss, elect to bat vs Australia in rain curtailed 42-overs-a-side match at Derby.

17.19 IST: The rain stopped and the covers are off completely. The umpires will have an inspection at 13.15 BST (17.45 IST).

14.30 IST: BAD NEWS! Toss between Australia and India delayed due to rain in Derby. 

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Indian women will aim to turn the tables when they will take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Women's World Cup in Derby, England today. India sports a poor record against Australia, having lost 34 out of 42 games the two teams have played so far.

But the Mithali Raj-led Indian team will be aiming to end the losing streak against Australia today in a promising encounter. A win today will ensure India's entry into the summit clash against the host England at the Lord's, for the second time in the history of the tournament.

India played the final of the World Cup only once in 2005 edition in South Africa, where they lost to Australia. The clash will also give India a shot at retribution to avenge their crushing eight-wicket loss to Australia in the round-robin stage just a week ago in Bristol.

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