Harmanpreet Kaur’s power-hitting takes India past Australia into final

• Women’s World Cup semi-final: India 281-4, Australia 245
• India win by 36 runs and face England in Sunday’s final

In one of the most spectacular innings in limited-overs cricket Harmanpreet Kaur sent India into the World Cup final with an unbeaten 171 from 115 balls, ousting Australia, the favourites and champions.

India will meet England at Lord’s on Sunday in their first 50-over final since 2005, looking to secure their first women’s ICC trophy. The manner of their 36-run victory, along with Kaur’s unrelenting assault, leaves England with much to think about. Remember that India inflicted defeat on England in the opening match of this competition.

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