Women's World Cup final: West Indies v Australia, Mumbai, as it happened

Australia beat West Indies by 114 runs to win the Women's World Cup final in Mumbai.

17 February 2013 Last updated at 16:35 GMT

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  1. 1630: 

    And that is just about that - I'd love to tell you where the 2017 Women's World Cup will be held, but I don't think it's been officially decided yet, although I've heard an (unsubstantiated) rumour that it may be in England - who have not hosted it since 1993.

    Thanks for your company throughout the tournament - I support the view that there's been a step up in standard since 2009, and although it was disappointing not to have an Australia-England final, the shocks caused by the likes of West Indies and Sri Lanka can only be good for the women's game. TMS will be back on Wednesday with the next NZ-England ODI, but from the Women's World Cup 2013, it's thank you and good night.


    England captain Charlotte Edwards: "Congratulations to Jodie Fields and all the Southern Stars on winning the World Cup."

  3. 1623: 

    Jodie Fields collect the World Cup in a shower of confetti, sing their team song on the podium and Australia are Women's World Cup champions for the sixth time, to add to their wins in 1976, 1982, 1988, 1997 and 2005.


    Australia captain Jodie Fields: "We spoke a lot about executing a dominating performance, we came out and dominated with the bat, and then with the bowling and fielding. It was smart batting early on by Jess Cameron and Rachael Haynes that got us off to a good start, to score 260 was good for us. I had a worrying moment when Ellyse Perry was at the top of her run, but she came though with the goods andthe credit must got to the whole bowling and fielding unit."


    West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira: "I would like to thank God for us being here, without him we would not have got this far, but congratulations to Australia who played the best cricket of the tournament, we can learn a lot from them. We had some mishaps in the field and were a bit off target with our bowling, but Jess Cameron played extremely well for her team. We didn't consolidate with the bat so we know we have some areas to work on. It's a great achievement, we want to thank our fans back home for supporting us."

  6. 1617: 

    West Indies collect their medals, there are a few long faces there as they walk past the World Cup trophy they challenged for today, but never realistically came close to winning.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Not the last time we'll see the Windies women in a World Cup final!"

  8. 1616: 

    Today's match officials get their medals.

  9. 1615: 

    All those runs have won the player of the tournament award for New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates:

    "It's disappointing to finish fourth and we didn't play our best cricket - I would have liked to have timed some of my runs against West Indies when it was a crucial match, but from a personal point of view I was pleased with my performance. Scoring a century against Australia in trying conditions was my best moment, but finishing fourth still leaves a bitter taste.!

  10. 1612: 

    Selected by the umpires, the player of the match is Australia's Jess Cameron:

    "We had a good team performance, I think the pitch played well which always suits batters, it was tough for the bowlers but that's cricket. I knew if I got out at any time that we had a good batting line-up - Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt bowled very well."

  11. 1612: 

    While we wait for the presentation, a few facts and figures for you - Australia's Megan Schutt finishes as leading wicket-taker with 15 ahead of England's Anya Shrubsole (13), New Zealand's Suzie Bates was the top run-scorer with 407 ahead of West Indies' Stafanie Taylor (314), the most prolific wicketkeeper was New Zealand's Tricia Chetty with 13 dismissals, and the most outfield catches was six - jointly held by Australia's Megan Schutt and Lisa Sthalekar, and England's Lydia Greenway.


    Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc: "Outstanding World Cup win Southern Stars girls!"

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We've seen Ellyse Perry dominate and take wickets, but I think we've seen another side of her today, she was struggling with the injury she still caused problems, took key wickets and added some valuable runs."


    Australia pace bowler Ellyse Perry on TMS: "It was wonderful to play the way we did, a really special day and something I'm privileged to be a part of. I've been battling an ankle injury for about three months, I thought it was going to be a really long night for me, but I've been looked after by our medical staff and I wouldn't have missed this for the world. West Indies are a hugely talented side, watching Deandra Dottin come out to bat is a scary sight and watching their progress over the last two to three years has been great to see."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia absolutely deserve this, and I think the buzz will be constant for quite a while."


    Australia batter Alex Blackwell on TMS: "Very pleased , you don't win World Cups every day, it was a bit of a scrap to get to 260 but Rachael Haynes and Jess Cameron got some good runs for us. We were hoping for more like 280 but I can't speak highly enough of our bowlers who have done a great job. We've had a few injuries but with the Twenty20 and 50-over World Cups in the cabinet, Australian cricket's in a very good place."

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I didn't get to Cuttack, but all of the cricket here at the CCI has been excellent, there have been some memorable performances. West Indies have some real stars, they will come again and get better."

  18. 1558: 

    West Indies are grouped in a Michael Vaughan-style "huddle" on the outfield, while Australia are getting ready to lift the trophy for the sixth time.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That is a team who deserved to win because they have been absolutely superb. If you give the better team the chance to put a score on the board, they should win. Ellyse Perry and Jodie Fields enjoyed a very successful stand for the eighth wicket, and it always looked too many runs for West Indies to get."



  21. 43.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Smartt c Sthalekar b Hunter 0 (WI 145 all out)

    Julie Hunter returns to the attack, Smartt hits her first ball straight to mid-wicket where Sthalekar takes a brilliant one-handed diving catch to complete an emphatic victory!

  22. 43 overs: 
    WI 145-9

    So, West Indies end up with two injured batters at the crease, as Tremayne Smartt - who left the field in plenty of pain with a back injury - joins Kyshona Knight at the crease. The latter moves to 21 by smacking a four over mid-on.

  23. 42.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Mohammed c Schutt b Osborne (WI 141-9)

    Osborne picks up her second wicket when Mohammed's entertaining cameo ends as she holes out at deep mid-wicket. Start the tuk-tuk!


    From John Carr in Oman, TMS inbox: "'SportsCynic' [36th over] is spot on! The system in this tournament allowed for the kind of 'slip up' the Aussies had and they took full advantage, the only way to eradicate the temptation is a knockout stage after groups."

  25. 42 overs: 
    WI 141-8

    Perry, in for her last over, digs in a bouncer at the unhelmeted Knight - often a red rag to a bull with fast bowlers, notes Butch on TMS - and then a wide extends Perry's bowling spell for one more delivery, which is a wide full toss which Knight swipes over the slip area for four. Arguably the worst ball of her spell, but it means she finishes with figures of 10-3-19-3. Take a bow.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "With the exception of running between the wickets, the batting, bowling and fielding in this tournament has been excellent. But if you turned on the TV or radio for the first time this morning and saw West Indies' fielding, you'd ask what everyone had been talking about, as it was poor."

  27. 41 overs: 
    WI 136-8

    Knight pushes Osborne for a single, Blackwell comes in at short leg again, Mohammed slog-sweeps for four and is batting with an unstickered bat - she's played pretty well in a no-win situation, maybe a potential bat sponsor is watching.

  28. 40 overs: 
    WI 131-8 (TARGET 260)

    Ellyse Perry returns to the attack with two overs left in her spell, can she blast through West Indies' last two partnerships? Mohammed looks happy to get off strike with a single, while Knight - rather brave not to wear a helmet or even a cap against the pace of Perry - helps a leg bye down the leg side. No breakthrough this time - Perry has 3-14 from nine overs.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "What look like pieces of a stage lie behind the advertising board, ready to be assembled. I can tell you that pink and black will be the theme."

  30. 39 overs: 
    WI 129-8

    Both sides are rather going through the motions here as they close in on Australia's inevitable victory. Knight adds a two against Osborne, who has not-too-shabby figures of 1-17 from five overs.

  31. 38 overs: 
    WI 127-8

    Schutt in for her final over, Mohammed pushes a two through mid-wicket - Butch on TMS has heard that Knight retired hurt earlier because of a calf strain, but she seems to be moving pretty freely now. Mohammed is having a bit of fun here, swiping the last ball for four to dent Schutt's figures - she finishes with 2-38, but as the tournament's leading wicket-taker.


    Australia bowler Holly Ferling (not playing today on TMS: "We've kept them under the run rate well, a couple more wickets to go and we can't take our foot off the throat now. Ellyse Perry has been an absolute trooper out there, and full credit to her."

  33. 37 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- WI 121-8 (TARGET 260)

    Anisa Mohammed swings at Osborne, it's high in the air over mid-wicket, and dropped by Megan Schutt, as the batters run two. A single takes her score to three, Osborne has 1-15 from four overs.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "One of the major outcomes of this tournament is that women's cricket is no longer a three-horse race."

  35. 36 overs: 
    WI 118-8

    So, the injured Kyshona Knight or the injured Tremayne Smartt to bat? With runners no longer allowed in international cricket, it may be Hobson's choice. It's Knight to resume her innings. she's six not out, and her first ball is down the leg side and guided for four, but it's too little, too late for the Caribbean side.


    From SportsCynic, via text on 81111: "No surprises here. Aussie last game 'collapse' against WI gives us a dead cert final win for Aussies. Women's cricket needs an earlier knock-out stage next time."

  37. 35.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Daley c and b Schutt 2 (WI 114-8)

    It's becoming a procession of wickets as Daley drives at Schutt and gives the seamer an easy return catch.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's three wickets and 11 runs from the batting powerplay, which they took early but has only speeded up the demise of the ladies in maroon, who haven't really been at the races today."

  39. 35 overs: 

    Anisa Mohammed is the only one of West Indies' three remaining batters unencumbered by injury, so she's out to face Osborne, holding the bat high like a baseball player (or a late-80s Graham Gooch), and turning another chance to short leg but Blackwell can't hold on, moving to her right. But it's a wicket maiden for Osborne.

  40. 34.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Quintyne c Blackwell b Osborne 2 (WI 114-7)

    Clever captaincy and good bowling from Osborne as Blackwell is back in under the helmet at short leg, and teenager Quintyne pops an easy bat-pad catch there.

  41. 34 overs: 
    WI 114-6

    Quintyne tries to force Schutt down the leg side and the Windies pair run a leg bye. Daley is off the mark with a two, but with the required rate up to nine, it's fair to say Australia have one hand on the trophy here.

    And if you've only just joined us, you may not be aware that although the Windies are only six wickets down, they've already had one batter (Kyshona Knight) retire hurt, while another (Tremayne Smartt) left the field with a back injury during the Aussie innings, so may not be able to bat.

  42. 33 overs: 
    WI 111-6

    Erin Osborne replaces fellow off-spinner Sthalekar, bowling round the wicket to the left-handed Daley - and sends down a maiden over, with West Indies stuck on "Nelson".

  43. 32 overs: 
    WI 111-6 (TARGET 260)

    Two new batters at the crease, without a run between them, what a contrast to when Dottin and Aguilleira were teeing off. Right-hander Shaquana Quintyne pushes her first ball for a two through the covers,

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies have had a bit of an upside-down tournament - they started stutteringly in the group stages, only just made it into the Super Sixes, then won every Super Six game. Rather like England were in 2009, Australia will be double world champions if they win this after they won the World Twenty20 in October."

  45. 31.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Campbelle c Lanning b Schutt 11 (WI 109-6)

    Megan Schutt becomes the leading wicket-taker in the tournament in her own right, with 14 - one ahead of England's Anya Shrubsole, who had played two fewer games - as Shemaine Campbelle slices a catch to Meg Lanning at gully.

  46. 31 overs: 
    WI 109-5

    Left-hander Shanel Daley, batting bare-headed, is the new batter, and Sthalekar finishes an excellent spell of bowling with 2-20 from her 10 overs.

  47. 30,4 overs: 

    A drinks break is taken mid-over after that wicket, but it would be hard to argue that the killer blow has just been struck in this game.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia will know that was the prize wicket, which probably gives them half a grasp on this World Cup and inches it closer towards them."

  49. 30.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Dottin b Sthalekar 22 (WI 109-5)

    Remembering Charles Dagnall's comment from between the innings, he'll be chuffed that West Indies have taken the batting powerplay - and with Dottin well set, it's an ideal time to have only three boundary fielders for overs 31-35 (rather than boringly leaving it for overs 36-40 as everyone else seems to). Dottin adds a single, Campbelle works a four off her legs, a single takes her to 11 but Dottin comes down the track and tries to hit Sthalekar into the Arabian Sea... and is bowled. Game over?


    From Chris Lovell, TMS inbox: "Really enjoying the commentary. Daggers and Butch are a great double act. They sound like they are enjoying themselves, keep it up! Here's to an exciting run chase."

  51. 30 overs: 
    WI 103-4

    The required rate has surpassed eight an over but West Indies start it well as Dottin adds a single against Schutt, Campbelle runs a quick one and a throw to the bowler's end is not backed up, and four overthrows mean Campbelle has a five. Dottin flicks a four between mid-wicket and cow corner to take West Indies into three figures. A single allows her to nick the strike - she has 21 from 26 balls, but Clare Connor on TMS thinks it may take a Dottin century from here for West Indies to win.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Jodie Fields is really squeezing Campbelle, asking her to clear the ring, but for Dottin, the field is much more spread."

  53. 29 overs: 
    WI 92-4

    Sthalekar to bowl to Dottin, there's an appeal for lbw... but it may have been outside the line as West Indies trot through for a leg bye. Campbelle has been in for a couple of overs and finally gets off the mark with a single through the covers. The field, which had been in for Campbelle, scatters to the four corners of Mumbai for Dottin - she aims another big blast but it's safely to the deep backward square leg boundary for a single.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Considering Australia have the Southern Stars and New Zealand have the White Ferns, is it time for a brand name for the England team?"

    Clare Connor: "As long as it's not something like the Lionesses, that would be rubbish."

  55. 28 overs: 
    WI 89-4 (TARGET 260)

    Perry's off with two overs left in her spell, it's feast or famine for Dottin at the moment, mainly dealing with sixes and dot balls. A single off the last ball allows her to keep the strike - so from her first 19 balls, two have been Dottin sixes, two Dottin singles, and 15 Dottin dots.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I was speaking to Cricket Australia performance director Pat Howard, the former international rugby player and Leicester Tigers coach, and he said Perry will probably take a year off to get her ankle right. She's the first name on the team sheet for Australia in cricket, but needs to work on her football."

  57. 27 overs: 
    WI 88-4 (TARGET 260)

    Shemaine Campbelle is the new batter, she's lucky not to be joining her captain in the pavilion as she plays and misses a couple of times at Sthalekar, who completes a wicket maiden and has 1-12 from eight overs.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Jodie Fields has captained brilliantly, I've watched her for a few years and she had some time out of the game with a horrific hamstring injury but since she came back, she's been creative with the fielders and has a great pack of bowlers to work with."

  59. 26.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Aguilleira b Sthalekar 23 (WI 88-4)

    Sthalekar returns to the attack, the Windies skipper goes for a big hit but is beaten in the flight and loses her off bail. With Aguilleira gone, it Keeps Gettin' Better for Australia.

  60. 26 overs: 
    WI 88-3 (TARGET 260)

    Aguilleira cuts Perry for four, and nicks the strike again off the last ball, to the disappointment of the crowd who want to see plenty of Dottin on strike.


    England spinner Holly Colvin: "And... HOME. Cracked open the cereal and now off for a shower."

  62. 25 overs: 
    WI 83-3

    Aguilleira guides Coyte for a single, and Dottin tucks into the medium-pacer with a flat-batted six over the leaping Perry at mid-on! "I couldn't have hit the ball that far if I hit it three times," admits Ebony Rainford-Brent on TMS. Having scored her first 12 runs in two shots, Dottin drills a single to long-on, and Aguilleira adds another to move to 18.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Women's cricket has come to this now - you throw the ball to a player like Perry, Katherine Brunt or Holly Ferling, and the atmosphere rises."

    You can read Charles's feature on the rise of the modern female fast bowler on the BBC Sport website.

  64. 24 overs: 
    WI 74-3

    And just as Daggers had predicted, Australia turn back to Ellyse Perry, which has summariser Mel Jones checking the thickness of the glass in the TMS commentary box in case Dottin launches a straight six to a bowler of Perry's pace. But it's safety first for the right-hander against Perry, as another wicket or two might mean "game over" for West Indies. Maiden.

  65. 23 overs: 
    WI 74-3

    Medium-pacer Sarah Coyte into the attack, Dottin has a look at her first ball, then absolutely belts her second high into the air and into the stand at mid-wicket! Vintage Dottin, that was an even bigger hit than Aguilleira's. Although she appeared to be limping slightly, she manages to scamper a leg bye, and the field comes back in for Aguilleira. "If Dottin's still at that end, do you toss the ball to Ellyse Perry?" asks Daggers on TMS.

  66. 22 overs: 
    WI 67-3

    I stress that I'm not suggesting any "shenanigans" here whatsoever, but with Knight's snail-like pace of six runs from 34 balls, it's not the worst thing for West Indies that Knight has been replaced by the big-hitting Deandra Dottin. Seemingly freed up by her dawdling partner's departure, Aguilleira slog-sweeps Osborne for four, then launches the last ball over mid-wicket for a huge six, over the track and nearly into the stand! Aguilleira clearly knows What A Girl Wants.

  67. 21.3 overs: 
    RETIRED HURT- Kyshona Knight retired hurt 6 (WI 57-3)

    Perry (figures 6-2-8-3) finally takes a rest and is replaced by off-spinner Erin Osborne, and Aguilleira pushes a quick single into the covers. Knight pokes one to third man, then it looks as though Knight has a problem. With the assorted injuries suffered today by Perry, Smartt and Dottin, "it's like a scene from Casualty here," notes Charles Dagnall on TMS. And indeed, Knight is retiring hurt, walking off the field rather gingerly.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "There needs to be some kind of plan by Knight and Aguilleira if West Indies are going to have any chance of winning this World Cup, they seem happy to pat balls back and that won't do the job for them."

  69. 21 overs: 
    WI 55-3 (TARGET 260)

    Knight can't connect cleanly with a loose delivery from Sthalekar and can only prod it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. Perry will get the headlines and rightly so, but Sthalekar is doing a grand job of containment here, rattling through another maiden over - she has figures of 7-2-12-0.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think Australia are going to bowl Perry for as many overs as she can so that ankle stays warm, as if she stops it could seize up."

  71. 20 overs: 
    WI 55-3

    Perry in for her sixth over, West Indies look to be trying to see her off, but at this rate they're going to be asking a lot of their lower order... Aguilleira pokes a single between the two slips, while Perry bowls round the wicket to her partner Knight, who is utterly becalmed, pushing a quick single to mid-wicket but has used up 25 balls to score four runs.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "'Well bowled Pezza!' Shouts of encouragement for Perry as she wanders to field at mid on, in front where the Australian families are sitting. You've got to admire her sense of occasion, three games out, then strolling back into the final to smash it around and rip through the Windies top order."

  73. 19 overs: 
    WI 53-3

    Aguilleira dabs Sthalekar for a single to third man, the required rate has crept up to more than six and a half an over. Knight rotates the strike, Aguilleira guides a single past Blackwell at short leg - yes, you're not reading this wrong, there's a short leg fielder in for the middle overs of an ODI, such is Australia's dominance at this stage.

  74. 18 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 50-3

    Perry hits Knight on the pad, there's a loud appeal as the ball scoots down to the boundary for four leg byes, but it looked to have pitched outside leg stump. Perry boosts the total with couple of legside wides, the second of which brings up the fifty for West Indies. Perry has 3-6 from five overs.


    Tom Grogan: "Ellyse Perry. Plays Australian cricket and football. Debut at 16. Casual university degree on the side. Only 22. Sickening."

  76. 17 overs: 
    WI 44-3 (TARGET 260)

    Alex Blackwell, playing her 100th ODI, dons a helmet to field at short leg to Sthalekar - apparently she enjoys it, even though it's normally a job for the junior batter in any team - and it's just one single from the over.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "When you have a player like Deandra Dottin in your batting line-up, sometimes you may leave her too much to do, a bit like Kieron Pollard [from the West Indies men's limited-overs team] who gets held back so much that his percentage of 'coming off' isn't as good as it should be."

  78. 16 overs: 
    WI 43-3

    Australia keep the field tight for Aguilleira, who has a top score of 47 not out at this tournament, but failed to reach double figures in the Super Six. Aguilleira plays and misses a couple of times, but spoils Perry's hopes of a third maiden in four overs with a two through the covers off the last ball.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies aren't out of this run chase, we know Deandra Dottin can change an innings within the space of a few balls. I think Perry's bowling 5kmh short of her usual speed, I don't think she expected to have to bat for so long."

  80. 15 overs: 

    Sthalekar to continue for her fourth over, bowling her off-spin round the wickets to the left-handed Knight, that's another maiden and this match is slipping away from West Indies with each over that passes. Drinks break, and time for Perry to have a quick check-over by the physio.


    England women's cricket captain Charlotte Edwards: "Home sweet home. Need a cup of tea!"

  82. 14 overs: 
    WI 41-3

    Captain Merissa Aguilleira is the new batter, she does her best to survive another wicket maiden from Perry - she has figures of 3-2-2-3.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "When someone like Perry is bowling so straight, you've got to play straight until you're in, you're set and you can open up. West Indies' last hopes may rest with Dottin and maybe Daley."

  84. 13.3 overs: 
    WICKET- McLean lbw b Perry 13 (WI 41-3)

    Perry removes her third West Indian as McLean is trapped in front of all three trying to play across the line.


    From Gary, Wokingham, via text on 81111: "Well I've had two bets since the 'sporting semi-final' between WI & Australia. Aussies to win by over 100 runs or by at least seven wickets. Looks like I'll be collecting, but you have to feel a little for our English Roses, who should have been facing the Aussies today."

  86. 13 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 41-2

    Injured or not, West Indies can't keep Perry out of the game here as McLean pushes a single to Perry at mid-on, her throw to the striker's end may have run Knight out, it goes to the third umpire and it's close but it's not out. Knight survives the rest of the over, Alison Mitchell on TMS notes that "at the moment, Australia are doing everything right," and it's hard to argue with that.

    Ellyse Perry fans may also like to read a feature profile of the dual international (cricket and football) on the BBC Sport website.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Do you just keep Perry on until she can't bowl any more, and that's her game done? Or do you take her off now, give her e rest and bring her back if you need a wicket later on?"

  88. 12 overs: 
    WI 40-2 (TARGET 260)

    The new batter is Kyshona Knight, like her twin sister Kycia she's a left-hander, and she's off the mark with a two from her first ball. Perry has figures of 2-1-2-2, and gets high-fives from almost every other player at the end of the over.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Injured or not, Perry is on fire here. She's picked up two key wickets and not conceded any runs yet. She's obviously in a lot of pain but she's shown a lot of character, putting herself on the line for her team in a pressure situation."

  90. 11.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor c and b Perry 5 (WI 38-2)

    The Aussies are disconsolate that the catch isn't allowed, but three balls later, there's no doubt as Taylor edges onto her pad and the ball spoons up kindly for Perry to take a return catch!

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "On reflection, as a fielder you'd think you'd taken that, but with the slow-slow-motion replays, it looks like the ball has just scuffed the turf."

  92. 11.1 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 38-1

    After a chat with captain Fields, the limping Perry is going to bowl a second over, and Taylor looks to have edged to the solitary slip Meg Lanning, but holds her ground... umpires consult, the Aussies think it's out, but did it carry? Lanning took the catch in front of her, Ebony on TMS thinks it looked out to the naked eye, replays aren't always helpful on these sort of catches. Replays aren't particularly conclusive and it takes an absolute age to be determined, and the verdict is... not out.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Even if the majority of the stands are empty, the Brabourne Stadium is an impressive sight under the floodlights. Each player casts a four-pronged shadow on the turf from the four light towers."

  94. 11 overs: 
    WI 38-1 (TARGET 260)

    Perry sends the gum-chewing female Aussie physio packing after a quick chat, McLean steers Sthalekar for a single to bring new batter Stafanie Taylor on strike, and she opens her account with a powerful cover-driven four. A single to cow corner allows her to keep the strike. And Perry's still limping...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Perry's done well there, she's made the breakthrough Australia wanted but she's still walking carefully there. The physio's on but she's probably thinking that she just wants to keep going."

  96. 10 overs: 
    WICKET- Kycia Knight lbw b Perry 17 (WI 32-1)

    Cheers around the Brabourne Stadium as Ellyse Perry comes on to bowl - I think she has captured a few fans at this World Cup. But it's a worry for Australia as the first two times she runs up to the wicket, she aborts the run-up just before her delivery stride. Third time lucky? She goes through with it, captain Fields sprints up to have a word with her bowler, who has a frown on her face, between deliveries. Knight drills the ball to mid-off and sets off for a run straight away, she's sent back but the throw is high and wide, and only just gathered by Fields. Knight plays and misses, there are nerves here from both batter and bowler, then last ball of the over Knight is trapped in front - injury or no injury, Perry starts with a wicket maiden.


    England spinner Danielle Wyatt: "In the car on the way home trying to stay awake listening to @BBC5LSX ... Come on @Ebz_1983 & @sportdaggers wake me up!! #zombieeeee"

    Glad to know England's women have made it back safely, I know they had a very early flight this morning.

  98. 9 overs: 
    WI 32-0

    Lisa Sthalekar is on to bowl some off-spin - as usual, she keeps her bright yellow Aussie cap on to bowl, while there's a change of headgear for captain and keeper Jodie Fields who dons a hockey-style face mask to stand up to the stumps. It's a rapid over, and just a single to Knight from it.

  99. 8 overs: 
    WI 31-0

    Knight guides Hunter for a single, then McLean slices the last ball of the over for four through the vacant third man area. "As the old saying goes, if you're going to flash, flash hard," notes Ebony Rainford-Brent on TMS.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think this is a good start by West Indies. If we want to see a good game tonight, they've got to set a platform for Dottin and Taylor in the middle order to smash it around."

  101. 7 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 25-0 (TARGET 260)

    A half-hearted appeal for a catch down the leg side by the slip cordon, before McLean clubs Schutt for a lovely four which races through the covers before the Aussies can draw breath. Then there's an equally half-hearted appeal for leg before, although McLean had stepped across and was hit outside the line of off stump. McLean glances a single to fine leg.

  102. 6 overs: 
    WI 20-0

    Single from McLean against Hunter, while Mark Butcher on TMS has noticed that the short extra cover fielder for Knight is rather needless considering the bottom-hand grip he mentioned just now means she's hitting most things through the on side. Captain Jodie Fields may have a secret TMS earpiece in her cap as the very next ball, that fielder is moved to mid-wicket... and Knight plays the ball straight to her. Nice one, Butch.

  103. 5 overs: 
    WI 19-0

    McLean drives at Schutt, it just misses the inside edge and they run a bye. Schutt concedes her first runs as Knight pushes a two, and then drills her second boundary through point.

    And Charles Dagnall on TMS is going through Aggers' "Desert Island Discs" playlist. Needless to say, it includes the "Leg Over" clip. You can hear it repeated on BBC Radio 4 at 0900 GMT on Friday, or listen again via the BBC iPlayer.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's almost Graeme Smith-like the way Kycia Knight holds the bat, as her bottom hand is so far round. The bat face doesn't want to come straight towards mid-off, it comes round to mid-on."

  105. 4 overs: 
    WI 12-0 (TARGET 260)

    Knight drives at Hunter, plenty of bottom hand in that as it was aimed towards extra cover but a closed face takes it past mid-on for four. The left-hander turns a couple of twos off her legs.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It would have been nice to see Ellyse Perry and Holly Ferling bowling in tandem today, but I think there are plenty of World Cups left in Holly Ferling."

  107. 3 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 4-0

    McLean is hit on the pad, there's an appeal but Indian umpire Vineet Kulkarni is unmoved, the ball looked to be going down the leg side. Mark Butcher on TMS hasn't noticed much seam movement today, that's another maiden for Schutt and it's a slow - if not ponderous - start by West Indies.

  108. 2 overs: 
    WI 4-0

    Julie Hunter to begin from the Churchgate End as Australia open up with right-arm seam from both ends, from the two players who didn't get to pick up a bat in the Aussie innings. The right-handed McLean gets a leading edge and pops the ball into the air... but it falls just wide of Lisa Sthalekar at mid-wicket. Hunter gets the West Indies innings going with a couple of wides, one each side of the wicket, and the first run off the bat comes from a misfield at backward point. Another wide means Hunter opens with a nine-ball over.

  109. 1 over: 
    WI 0-0 (TARGET 260)

    The dark-haired Schutt has one slip and two gullies for the left-handed Kycia Knight, and starts with a tidy maiden over.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Megan Schutt has been one of the more wayward new-ball bowlers in the tournament, but she gets people out. I didn't know she was the joint leading wicket-taker [with Anya Shrubsole] in the tournament - otherwise, I'd have left her out in favour of Holly Ferling."

  111. 1252: 

    Barbados's Kycia Knight and Jamaica's Natasha McLean to open the batting for West Indies, and Megan Schutt will take the new ball. Ready to rock.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think we've seen the batting powerplay taken in the 36th over in every single game we've seen. When Deandra Dottin's in, I think West Indies should say 'Deandra, you're in - take it'."

  113. 1244: 
    Jess Cameron

    And here's a picture for you Aussie fans - Jess Cameron celebrating her half century.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think the timing of Jess Cameron's wicket was important, but if it wasn't for some very poor fielding at times from the West Indies, Australia wouldn't have got anywhere near 260."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think this is still a competitive total, but I think Australia have left about 40 out there."


    ICC chief executive David Richardson on TMS: "The next World Twenty20 - women's and men's - will take place in Bangladesh in 2014, and Bangladesh qualify automatically as hosts, so only the top seven women's teams will qualify, so teams like South Africa and Pakistan are a little nervous."

  117. 1239: 
    Tremayne Smartt goes off injured

    Tremayne Smartt has opened the batting for West Indies in some Twenty20 internationals, she normally bats in the lower order in ODIs but her participation in this innings must be in doubt after she left the field in agony after she was injured in the field.


    ICC chief executive David Richardson on TMS: "There were two games at this tournament where the umpires themselves were very disappointed with their performance."


    Richie Rajamani: "Australia seem to have scored an about average, perhaps winning total. I wouldn't count on them winning however as this is the World Cup!"


    ICC chief executive David Richardson on TMS: "Tournament programmes and merchandising are all very well but in this part of the world, they don't make money. In England, everyone loves their scoresheets, but no-one else in the world does."

  121. 1214: 

    Keep an ear on Test Match Special between innings as they'll be speaking to International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson, a few issues have been raised in this tournament, and there's always a lot to talk about with him. We're going to take a little break... back with you soon.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "It could have been worse for the Windies, who will feel they are still just about in this game. 260 is a big target, though, and you feel that, unless both Dottin and Taylor fire, the World Cup is heading back down under."

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia will hope that with Ellyse Perry back, they can pick up some early wickets and put the game away by about the 15th over. But if it goes to the wire, anything can happen."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia got out to some pretty hideous shots to some rather ordinary deliveries there."

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That was an excellent partnership [of exactly 50] which has taken the momentum back to Australia at the end of this innings."

  126. 50 overs: 
    Aus 259-7

    Shanel Daley will bookend the Australia innings - having bowled the first over, she'll also bowl the last. Fields reverse-sweeps the first ball for a single, Perry lofts the second and it reaches long-on, on the bounce as they run one. Fields unleashes a cross-batted whack at a half-volley and it sails over the bowler's head for four. She steps outside off stump to the fourth ball and steers a well-run two to backward square leg, the fifth is worked to the same area for a single, and what can Perry do with the last? Get your tin hats on... but she can only manage a single to extra cover. So West Indies will need to score 260 to win the World Cup.

  127. 49 overs: 
    Aus 249-7

    Stafanie Taylor to bowl, Fields pokes a single to get Perry on strike, and the youngster finds the gap wide of long-on, blasting a full delivery wide of the boundary rider for four. Two singles mean Fields will be on strike for the start of the ninth over.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "These straight boundaries aren't long enough for Ellyse Perry - I've seen her hit a straight six at the MCG before now. Fields is more of a manipulator of the ball around this fast CCI field."

  129. 48 overs: 
    Aus 242-7

    Fields whacks another four through mid-wicket, a single takes her to 26 and every run could be crucial here. Perry takes a step forward and smacks a four over mid-off, then launches the third six of the innings over long-on. Great shot. Mohammed finishes her 10 overs with a slightly painful 1-61.

  130. 47 overs: 
    Aus 227-7

    West Indies' sixth and seventh bowlers have made up all of the injured Tremayne Smartt's overs now, but Campbelle gets another over, and as Perry pushes a single wide of mid-on, we get the answer to the question the TMS crew have been posing: why hasn't Deandra Dottin bowled? Because she's limping slightly. Just as well that in batting, she normally deals more in boundaries than quick singles. In fact, the Aussie eighth-wicket pair take a single off every ball, with a wide meaning it's seven off the over.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Alarmed how Aussies have gifted wickets to WI with pies."

  132. 46 overs: 
    Aus 220-7

    Fields cover-drives Mohammed for four, then pushes the ball towards third man, sets off for a single but Perry's barely moved so the Aussie skipper has to hare back and dive to regain her ground at the striker's end. Two more singles advance the score.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies haven't done themselves a lot of favours today - Australia could be 250 or 260 by this stage, and only three or four down."

  134. 45 overs: 
    Aus 214-7

    West Indies still have to muddle through a "missing" Smartt over while she's off the field, so Campbelle's going to have another trundle - she's listed as "right-arm medium-fast" but it looks like she's trying to bowl leg-spin. But whatever it is, it puts the brakes on as Australia only manage a couple of singles.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I don't think the Australians will have wanted to see Ellyse Perry with bat in hand at this stage, but we know she can hit big."

  136. 44 overs: 
    Aus 212-7

    Pace bowler Ellyse Perry, who has one ODI fifty to her name, is the new batter - if you want to find out about more of her, I can recommend Stephan Shemilt's feature on the BBC Sport website - and she's off the mark with a two and a single.

  137. 43.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Osborne c Quintyne b Mohammed 7 (Aus 209-7)

    Single from Fields, then Osborne is the seventh wicket to fall, it's a carbon copy of the Coyte dismissal as she lifts an easy catch to mid-on.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This has been a strange innings. West Indies' fielding was atrocious early on, Quintyne pegged the Aussies back in the middle, then Cameron did well for Australia, Smartt went off injured and we still haven't seen Dottin."

  139. 43 overs: 
    Aus 208-6

    A wide from Kyshona Knight takes Australia to 200, Osborne pushes a single to the extra cover boundary, and a couple more singles are added before Knight serves up a full toss which Queensland right-hander Fields sweeps for four. A single takes the skipper to 11.

  140. 42 overs: 
    Aus 199-6

    Anisa Mohammed with her eccentric action comes in for her seventh over, four singles from it as Australia prepare for a late assault.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I'm really surprised Deandra Dottin hasn't bowled, she's picked up wickets throughout this tournament, including a few against England."

  142. 41 overs: 
    Aus 195-6

    With Tremayne Smartt still off the field, West Indies have to make up a few overs from somewhere, so turn back to the right-arm medium pace of Kyshona Knight who's only bowled one so far. She and her twin sister Kycia will be celebrating their 21st birthday tomorrow, but will they have a couple of winners' medals by then? Fields and Osborne add three singles.

  143. 40 overs: 
    Aus 192-6

    New South Wales right-hander Erin Osborne is the new batter, we'll see some off-spin from her later, but first she's got some batting to do, and threads a two through extra cover. So only 15 runs added in that powerplay, for the loss of three wickets, as Quintyne finishes her spell with figures of 3-27 from 10 overs.

  144. 39.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Coyte c Daley b Quintyne 7 (Aus 190-6)

    Coyte departs, lofting a simple catch to Daley at mid-on on the edge of the circle. Are the Aussies imploding again like they did in the Super Six? Three wickets so far for the Batting Powerplay of Doom...

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Shadows now just beginning to creep onto the outfield, with one of the floodlight towers already beaming away. We're still about two hours from it going dark in Mumbai, but the light goes as quick as a switch being flicked."

  146. 39 overs: 
    Aus 190-5

    Taylor begins her eight over, Coyte moves to seven with a single, Fields can't connect with an attempted sweep shot and then drives the ball straight to extra cover. A good over from Taylor, who has 1-37 from eight overs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies always seem to come back into it in the middle of the innings when they're bowling, they never start well. Maybe that's the area they need to focus on."


    From James, Herts, TMS inbox: "After 'helping' WI to get to the final Australia won't show them any favours today! (Only saying what most people are thinking)."

  149. 38 overs: 
    Aus 189-5

    Fields dabs a single to get off the mark, Coyte knocks a single off the last delivery of Quintyne's over.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Captain Jodie Fields is the new batter, she captained brilliantly defending a low total against England which made such a difference in the Super Sixes."

  151. 37.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Sthalekar c Campbelle b Quintyne 12 (Aus 187-5)

    Despite having taken the wicket of Cameron, Daley's final over is kept up the Windies' sleeves as leg-spinner Quintyne returns - and after a wide, the bowling change comes up trumps as Sthalekar chips a catch to square leg just in front of the umpire, prompting a leg-shaking dance from the delighted Caribbean women.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "These two seem to have a good understanding, Sthalekar has been in a lot of these situations under pressure, and West Indies need a breakthrough somehow."

  153. 37 overs: 
    Aus 186-4

    Coyte slog-sweeps Taylor for four, another fielder is sent to the boundary before Aguilleira realises we're in the batting powerplay and she can only have three outside the circle.

  154. 36 overs: 
    Aus 182-4

    Sarah Coyte is the new batter, she knocks her first ball for a single

    And a choice of listening on BBC Radio 4 - while this game continues on long wave (and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra), on R4 FM this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs is BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. But if you can't tear yourself away from this game, Aggers and Kirsty Young will of course be available on the BBC iPlayer.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies need to use this window of opportunity - they've got the powerplay, and Sthalekar's not been in for long."

  156. 35.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Cameron c Kyshona Knight b Daley 75 (Aus 181-4)

    It's time for the batting powerplay, Shanel Daley returns to the attack and Cameron continues her onslaught with a firmly swept four, but she perishes by swatting a full toss down deep mid-wicket's throat for 75 from 76 balls. She'll be angry as a century was probably there for the taking.

  157. 35 overs: 
    Aus 177-3

    It's more easy pickings for Cameron as Taylor spins down a long-hop to the Aussie right-hander, who powerfully pulls it for four. Three more singles added, this could be a very, very big total here...

  158. 34 overs: 
    Aus 170-3

    Mohammed finishes her over, and Cameron keeps the strike by drilling a single to mid-off - she moves to 65 from 68 balls.

  159. 33.5 overs: 
    Ouch!- Aus 169-3

    The fielding - with the notable exception of Shemaine Campbelle, who's saved "12 to 16 runs" according to Clare Connor on TMS, lets West Indies down again as Sthalekar square-cuts straight through a fielder for four. A single brings Cameron on strike, she cuts just wide of the luckless Tremayne Smartt who seems to jar her lower back as she dives for the ball and the Aussies run two, and collapses to the turf in a lot of pain. She's helped off the field by the physio and is replaced by substitute fielder Shakera Selman. Drinks are taken - but with Shakera joining Aguilleira on the field, Charles Dagnall assures listeners there won't be any musical puns "whenever, wherever" on TMS. He's lucky that Britney Cooper didn't make the squad...

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If the spinners are going to bowl straight, you need five on the leg side, but you can't then bowl outside off stump - you can't cover both sides of this ground. West Indies are showing a lack of experience against bigger teams, but these two Australians are playing very well."

  161. 33 overs: 
    Aus 162-3

    A double change in the bowling as Stafanie Taylor replaces Daley, but Sthalekar and Campbell are taking ones and twos at will. No sign yet of the batting powerplay, which they'll have to take in a couple of overs.


    Ralph Brooker: "Real shame it wasn't Kyshona bowling [for the Haynes wicket]. It would have been a case of 'Knight, Knight, Haynes'!"

  163. 32 overs: 
    Aus 157-3

    Smartt is unsurprisingly taken off, Sthalekar and Cameron manage three singles against the recalled Anisa Mohammed.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies have to be more disciplined here, they're bowling both sides of the wicket here. If Cameron keeps going, they'll be chasing a huge total."

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "The Australia players' families look to be sitting under the press box. With some Aussie flags draped in front of them, there were lots of claps and whoops for Cameron as that straight six landed beneath us. Must be something about Aussie number threes in World Cup finals, remember Ricky Ponting in 2003?"

  166. 31 overs: 
    Aus 154-3

    Sthalekar is off the mark with a single to bring the irrepressible Cameron on strike, she whacks another four past short fine leg, and after a wide, Cameron tips-and-runs a sneaky single to move to 58 from 61 balls. Sthalekar threads a single to the cover sweeper.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Nineteen from that over, I wonder if we'll see Tremayne Smartt bowl again today."

  168. 30 overs: 
    CAMERON FIFTY- Aus 146-3

    Cameron opens the face to guide Smartt through the vacant third man area for four, while Smartt oversteps with her fourth no-ball of the innings, and the free-hit ball is launched baseball-style for six over cow corner. Cameron comes down the track to swat a two to the mid-wicket sweeper, then brings up her fifty from 57 balls with an enormous six over the bowler's head!

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sthalekar likes pace on the ball when she's batting, but if Daley can apply some pressure, that will be in the West Indies' favour. Cameron will keep attacking, I don't think those wickets falling will faze her."

  170. 29 overs: 
    Aus 127-3

    West Indies are really mixing up their bowling changes here, Quintyne takes a rest with figures of 1-22 from eight overs and left-arm spinner Shanel Daley returns. Just a Cameron single from the over.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That was a funny old shot from Alex Blackwell, as there wasn't much deviation off the wicket."

  172. 28 overs: 
    Aus 126-3

    New batter Lisa Sthalekar lets her first ball go by.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's a huge wicket for West Indies, it earned a hip-wiggle from Tremayne Smartt. Australia will know that their middle order and lower order haven't always performed in this tournament, it will be in the back of their minds that they lost their last six wickets for 20 or 30 runs in their last game against West Indies."

  174. 27.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Blackwell c Aguilleira b Smartt 3 (Aus 126-3)

    After a solitary over from Campbelle, opening bowler Tremayne Smartt returns to the attack, Blackwell and Cameron add a couple of singles, then Blackwell nicks one to the delighted Aguilleira behind the stumps!

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We shouldn't forget how this West Indies have come such a long way, so quickly in the last four overs. Before the 2009 World Cup in Australia, they were in danger of losing their ODI status because they hadn't played enough games, but I think the integration with the West Indies Cricket Board has helped them."

  176. 27 overs: 
    Aus 124-2

    Cameron, very much the aggressor now, moves to 33 with a single, and Blackwell doubles her score with a comfortable single to mid-wicket.

    Clare Connor, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think it was a big toss to win to bat in the best conditions of the day, but Australia have started really positively, although West Indies haven't applied as much pressure as they would have hoped, their fielding's been sloppy. I guess they're nervous as this is their first World Cup final."

  178. 26 overs: 
    Aus 122-2

    Campbelle, who made that great fielding stop last over, is on to bowl some right-arm seam and Blackwell is off the mark straight away with a single before Cameron blasts a four through the covers and profits from a misfield by Taylor at short fine leg to add another single. West Indies really have to sort out this fielding.

    And some breaking news from the ECB - England men's batsman Joe Root has been awarded an incremental contract, as Jade Dernbach and James Tredwell were the other day, after playing in enough international matches to trigger the deal.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia will still be confident if they can get through the next 10 overs without losing wickets - the new batter is Alex Blackwell, who's playing her 100th ODI today and has plenty of experience. To play that number of games is a fantastic achievement."

  180. 25 overs: 
    WICKET- Haynes c Kycia Knight b Quintyne 52 (Aus 116-2)

    Quintyne begins her seventh successive over as Haynes works a single wide of mid-on, Cameron drills one towards extra cover where Shemaine Campbelle - wearing a Richie Richardson-style maroon wide-brimmed sunhat, and a couple of Shivnarine Chanderpaul-esque pads under her eyes - does well to stop a likely boundary, but the ball rebounds kindly for Australia and the batters run two. Cameron moves to 27 with a single, but Haynes top-edges the last ball of the over and is well caught by the fielder running back at mid-wicket - it's the "other" Knight twin, Kycia.


    From David, Spain, TMS inbox: "Re: Mark Butcher (14 overs) - Another reason for giving Dottin more of the bowling might be that she's Ottis Gibson's cousin."

  182. 24 overs: 
    HAYNES FIFTY- Aus 112-1

    West Indies turn to Kyshona Knight, one of two twin sisters in their team, as their sixth bowler. She looks to be a medium-pacer of the dibbly-dpbbly variety, Haynes reaches at a wide delivery and runs it down to third man for four, that's the fifty stand - then a Haynes single brings up her personal half century from 70 balls. Cameron moves to 20 with a dabbed single, Haynes flicks a single off her legs, and Cameron ends a profitable over by hoisting a first-bounce four over the bowler's head, and nearly endangering a cameraman. 11 from the over, Australia's best of the innings.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Australia have got batters to come like Lisa Sthalekar and Alex Blackwell who can really hit the ball, so if they can keep wickets in hand, they could be looking at scoring 280. West Indies were bowling pretty horrific at the start, they're bowling better now but Australia just need to keep ticking along."

  184. 23 overs: 
    Aus 101-1

    Cameron brings up the Aussie hundred with a single as Quintyne continues to bowl in tandem with Mohammed. Haynes nicks a single off the last ball.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "As soon as the batter reverse-sweeps, the bowler has to think 'where do I bowl next?'"

  186. 22 overs: 
    Aus 99-1

    Haynes and Cameron open up with a couple of singles against Mohammed, then Haynes raises a few cheers from the Mumbai schoolchildren with a great reverse-swept four to move to 44. A leg bye brings Cameron on strike, she's down the pitch to drill a single to wide long-on. Cameron moves to 18 with a single.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The bowlers are doing a really good job here, strangling the Aussie batters, but the fielders don't seem to be fielding the ball cleanly - it keeps bouncing off their ankles."

  188. 21 overs: 
    Aus 91-1

    Haynes and Cameron add three singles against Quintyne, though the boundaries have dried up for now.


    From Anirban Mukherjee, TMS inbox: "A big thank you to the BBC team as, because of you, I could watch this extraordinary tournament. there's no radio commentary available in India even though it's the host country. the standard of cricket is so incredible that would have been deprived had you not been there."

    Anyone else from India out there? How do you think the tournament has been received there?

  190. 20 overs: 
    Aus 88-1

    Cameron pushes Mohammed for a single, and whether or not Australia's batters took a swig from the correct isotonic drink or not at the drinks break, they're becalmed and West Indies have finally created a bit of pressure as Mohammed hops, skips and jumps in, and Haynes can only add a single from the rest of the over.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Merissa Aguilleira has made the right decision here by keeping the field up with six in the circle, as if she doesn't get a wicket here, the score could become unmanageable."

  192. 19 overs: 
    Aus 86-1

    The Brabourne Stadium drinks/golf buggy chugs off the outfield as Quintyne begins a new over, and sends down an excellent maiden over to Haynes.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies aren't creating any sort of pressure here. There are two things that can be seen from space - the Great Wall of China, and the Aussie substitutes in their high-visibility vests."

  194. 18 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Aus 86-1

    The Aussie players are all smiles in the dressing room, as well they might be as Haynes knocks a single past the bowler, and Cameron lofts a single to long-on. Haynes, rather like fellow left-hander Lydia Greenway of England, plays the sweep shot in a very controlled manner and adds two to her score, before guiding a single to Daley on the cover boundary. Time for drinks.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That was a perfect 'long barrier' position from Natasha McLean, except it wasn't in line with the ball."

  196. 17 overs: 
    Aus 81-1

    Single from Cameron, then Haynes - who has just reached 250 runs for the tournament - drills a two as Natasha McLean misfields at mid-off, letting the ball past her. You can't afford to leak "freebie" runs when the Aussies are on song... Haynes moves to 32 with a single.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This outfield at the Brabourne Stadium has been magnificent, it's been quick and given the batters value for their strokes."

  198. 16 overs: 
    Aus 77-1

    Taylor is taken off after a punishing last over, and West Indies' fifth bowler is off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, who's impressed Mark Butcher during this tournament. Mohammed has a curious run-up, swinging her arms and jumping with both arms above her head on the way to the wicket. Cameron and Haynes plunder three singles before the left-handed Haynes fiercely square-cuts, bisecting two fielders for her fourth four.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies have got a lot of bowlers who take pace off the ball, they haven't got the firepower of a real new-ball bowler like Katherine Brunt, Jhulan Goswami, Ellyse Perry or Holly Ferling they can call on. Deandra Dottin always seems to come on around the 38th over during the batting powerplay and pick up wickets, I think she's been under-bowled."

  200. 15 overs: 
    Aus 70-1

    Cameron and Haynes add a single and a two off a rapid over from Quintyne.


    From Gary, Wirral, via text on 81111: "Australia knew they'd be champions before the last game had even started. We all know that this time round they'll beat the Windies at a canter. Hopefully we can have a proper semi-final and final next time round, the Aussies might win it again, but at least there'd be no bitter aftertaste to go with it."

  202. 14 overs: 
    Aus 67-1

    Haynes pushes Taylor for a single, then Cameron launches a big blast towards long-on, it bounces just in front of the rope for four. A single takes her to nine, Haynes joins in the fun by sweeping a four. Captain Merissa Aguilleira is wearing a bright lime-green and red pair of wicketkeeping gloves, clapping them together to encourage her side at every opportunity, but one senses that the Aussies are moving up through the gears ominously here.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The Australia batters have used their feet very well against the spinners. There are a couple of cracks in the pitch on a half-decent length, but not much for them to worry about at this stage."

  204. 13 overs: 
    Aus 57-1

    Daley takes a rest after six overs and West Indies turn to leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne - who has "the best Scrabble name in this tournament," according to Charles Dagnall on TMS. "Get her on a triple word score and you'll clean up." Cameron is off the mark with a confidently swept four.


    From RGDave, via text on 81111: "This game will be so one-sided. Really strange that considering the Windies won the other day. The Aussies must have had a real controlled off day."

  206. 12 overs: 
    Aus 53-1

    Taylor spins down a controlled maiden over to Haynes as the Windies put a bit of pressure on.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Haynes and Cameron will be looking to keep things on track for the next five overs or so, but once they're settled they will really want to dominate the West Indies bowlers the way Lanning did. Haynes is a classy player and has had a fantastic tournament. She's not been a consistent opener in the 50-over format, but has been given this chance in India and done really well."

  208. 11 overs: 
    Aus 53-1

    Haynes drives Daley for a single to extra cover, to bring new batter Jess Cameron on strike, but the right-hander from Victoria is watchful at this stage.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Ellyse Perry hasn't bowled for four games now because of her injury, but there's a massive amount of experience of World Cup finals in the Australian side. It's funny to see a West Indies bowling side based around spinners."

  210. 10 overs: 
    WICKET- Lanning c Kyshona Knight b Taylor (Aus 52-1)

    Taylor hits Lanning on the pad, big appeal for lbw, not a bad shout but the umpire is unmoved, and the reprieved Lanning launches an inside-out lofted drive over extra cover for four. But in trying to repeat the shot, she's caught at mid-off by the delighted Kyshona Knight, and West Indies have the breakthrough!


    Ralph Brooker: "I'd love to know if more women are becoming interested in the game (i.e. as spectators) as the women's game keeps growing?"

  212. 9 overs: 
    Aus 48-0

    Haynes drives Daley for a couple, then guides a single to mid-wicket before Lanning rotates the strike with a leg bye. Australia will love the start they've had here.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "The other thing that Ellyse Perry revealed earlier today is that the Aussies don't fly home until Tuesday because tomorrow is a reserve day for the final. I can assure you that it won't be needed. The sun is steadily burning in the cloudless Mumbai sky."

  214. 8 overs: 
    Aus 44-0

    West Indies make their first bowling change as the erratic Smartt is replaced by off-spinner Stafanie Taylor, who's primarily a batter but has 75 wickets from 60 ODIs. Lanning sweeps a single, Haynes chops a quick one to cover, and Lanning sweeps very fine to the fine leg boundary for four, to move to 27.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Looking at Lanning's statistics, she has passed 50 six times in ODIs, and gone on to score a hundred on four of those occasions."

  216. 7 overs: 
    Aus 38-0

    West Indies hold an impromptu drinks break as it looks like Daley needs some "magic spray" on her bowling hand from the Windies physio, but she's OK to bowl her fourth over. Haynes moves to 12 from 15 balls with a single, while Lanning - who has faced exactly twice the number of balls - moves to 22 from 30 with a single.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Having seen them a couple of times, you sense that if the wicket's doing a bit for the spinners, West Indies have a chance as their seam attack isn't strong, but if it's flat then Australia could be on for a big score here."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Every time there's been a good piece of fielding today, captain Merissa Aguilleira has run over and congratulated the fielder. She's really trying to gee her team up, but they really need to tighten up here."

  219. 6 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Aus 36-0

    Aussie hearts in mouths as Smartt bowls straighter and fuller, Lanning gets an inside edge and the ball trickles agonisingly past the stumps. A misfield by Anisa Mohammed at backward point allows Lanning a single, but Mohammed makes up for it next ball with a good diving stop. Haynes, batting out of her crease, launches a four through mid-wicket, and then nudges a no-ball for a single to fine leg. Next ball is a no-ball as well, Smartt's been a little erratic here, but Lanning drives the free-hit ball straight to mid-off. Lanning square-cuts but is dropped was Mohammed dives to her left at backward point and gets two hands to it but can't hold on. An eventuful over.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I've spoken to a few of the West Indies players as they're staying at our hotel, they've remained calm and focused for this game. They've received a lot of support on Twitter from the men's team. But if they win tonight, stand by for a big party in Mumbai!"

  221. 5 overs: 
    Aus 28-0

    Lanning pushes Daley for a two, but the slow left-armer keeps it tight for the rest of the over, just yielding a single off the last ball.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The cricket has been tremendous at this tournament."

  223. 4 overs: 
    Aus 25-0

    The World Cup trophy is glinting in the Mumbai sunshine as Smartt again bowls too wide, Haynes cuts and Deandra Dottin makes a good stop on the bounce at second slip. Smartt oversteps with a no-ball, earning Haynes a free hit, which she shovels to fine leg for a single. Lanning drives, Haynes is halfway down the pitch before being sent back, and has to pull out a full-length dive to avoid being run out, while West Indies need a couple of players to combine to back the throw up - a few early nerves on both sides. Another Lanning square cut scoots down to third man, and once again, the diving Quintyne can't stop the boundary - she really ought to have prevented that one. A single takes Lanning to 18 from 14 balls.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If you look at the Rose Bowl series [between Australia and New Zealand] before this tournament, Meg Lanning has been scoring centuries and winning games, she already has four ODI hundreds, so the players have been getting plenty of good experience."

  225. 3 overs: 
    Aus 18-0

    Haynes cuts Daley over second slip and all the way to the unguarded third man boundary. West Indies look a little sluggish in the field early on. Haynes moves to five with a single, while Daley serves up a juicy pie of a full toss which Lanning despatches for four through mid-wicket.


    Ralph Brooker: "Recall my first experience of women's game. A serious England thrashed an unfit, half-hearted WI. Years ago. They've come on since then. During that game, the WI skipper came in at crisis, laughing. Run out first ball. She continued running off the pitch in hysterics!"

  227. 2 overs: 
    Aus 9-0

    Right-arm seamer Tremayne Smartt, who's from Guyana, takes the second over, and the in-form Lanning square-drives her for the first boundary of the match. Next ball is a little wide, Lanning chops it down to third man and a tumble on the rope by Shaquana Quintyne can't prevent another four.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "West Indies will be inspired by that win over Australia in the Super Six, and give them a bit of an edge."

  229. 1 over: 
    Aus 1-0

    West Indies open with the left-arm spin of Shanel Daley, with two slips in. The right-handed Meg Lanning is off the mark with a single, bringing the left-handed Rachael Haynes on strike. Bit of excitement for the Windies as Haynes shoulders arms, and Daley gets one to turn just over the top of off stump.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's going to be interesting to see how well the pitch plays - I still think 240-250 will be a good score, as the pitches have held up quite well."

  231. 0900: 

    And a quick note on TMS - as well as on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website (as it's been throughout the tournament), today's final is also on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave in the UK, and ABC Grandstand in Australia.

  232. 0859: 

    Plenty of high-fives among the West Indies players as they take the field, a couple of them even have patriotically-coloured zinc cream stripes of maroon and blue across their cheeks. Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning to open the batting for the Southern Stars. Here we go!

  233. 0856: 

    "There are hundreds of schoolchildren beneath us, and a decent crowd in" - Charles Dagnall welcomes Test Match Special listeners to the airwaves while "Rally Round The West Indies" - their cricketing anthem - is played to the crowd. We've already had "Advance Australia Fair". Remember, if you're off on your travels today, you can follow TMS via the BBC iPlayer Radio app, or keep in touch on the BBC Sport iPhone and iPad app.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Already more spectators inside than for any previous game at the Brabourne. The big-match feel is added to inside the pavilion, with important bods in suits looking a little lost as they try and find the hospitality."

  235. 0849: 

    So, New Zealand's men have just beaten England to take a 1-0 lead in the series - so you've no excuse for not switching your full attention to this game now...


    Kieran Newcombe: "Australia just! They have the more experience of playing in big finals so they will just edge it!"

  237. 0846: 

    And as an exciting World Cup reaches its climax, we want to hear from you today - do you agree with the general view that there's been a noticeable step up in quality compared to four years ago? You can text 81111 (if you're in the UK - and stick "CRICKET" as the first word), email tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), or tweet us via the hashtag #bbccricket - as Kieran Newcombe has already done...

  238. 0841: 

    Australia do indeed recall Ellyse Perry in place of teenager and fellow pace bowler Holly Ferling, while also bring in Sarah Coyte for Renee Chappell (who I don't think is related to the famous three Chappell brothers, before you ask). West Indies make one change - Juliana Nero has been dropped, with Kycia Knight recalled to join twin sister Kyshona in the team.


    West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira: "We think of the ICC World Twenty20 final, where the [Windies] guys barely made it through, but still went on to win the trophy. We can look at that and see what could happen to us. The more we see them [Australia] play, the better idea we have of their game. It will be good for us to go out there and accomplish something for the people of the Caribbean as well. Australia are a wonderful team, so we definitely have to bring in our 'A' game against them."


    Australia captain Jodie Fields: "We are going in as the favourites, but our focus is for us to play well. We have to put good batting, bowling and fielding in to beat them. They [West Indies] played really well the other day. They have some really dangerous players. But hopefully the Australian team can come out and show why we are one of the best teams in the world."

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "I saw Australia pace bowler Ellyse Perry in the hotel earlier today. Looking relaxed, she assured me that she's fit. She had a plaster on the ankle that's been troubling here - maybe she's had some sort of injection?"

    You can read more about Ellyse Perry, who's also represented Australia at football, in Stephan's feature on the BBC Sport website.

  242. 0833: 

    Australia have won the toss and will bat first. Fairly predictable decision considering it's a day-nighter at the Brabourne Stadium, where teams haven't enjoyed batting second under lights.

  243. 0830: 

    Morning, everyone, and welcome to World Cup Final Sunday. As England's first men's ODI against New Zealand draws to a close, our attention turns to the final of the 10th Women's World Cup, where Australia are looking to lift the trophy for the sixth time, while first-time finalists West Indies are looking to cause an upset - just as they did by beating the Aussies in the final Super Six match. News of the toss, and the teams, as we get it.

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