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Summary

  1. Catch up on highlights as they happened
  2. Australia win by nine wickets
  3. Australia have won last three tournaments
  4. Will go through if they beat Ireland on Saturday
  5. England play West Indies at 14:00 GMT

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Well it was fairly straightforward work for Australia in the end, will we have such comfortable viewing when England face West Indies at 14:00 GMT? We'll have live text and radio commentary from that match right here.

Pakistan are playing Bangladesh at the same time in this session, where we'll have in-play highlights from the match.

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Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Well there were a few nerves around the Aussie camp when Sri Lanka were 75-1 at the halfway stage of their innings, but the bowlers pulled it back and Villani and Lanning made the run chase look very easy.

Australia play already eliminated Ireland here on Saturday and a win could set up a possible semi-final again in Delhi against most likely England.

Whoever they play Australia would be at a big advantage having played two games here at the Feroz kotla and also having avoided the week of travel their opponents will have had.

While Australia stay here in Delhi England for example will have travelled from Dharamsala to Chennai and then to Delhi  

AUSTRALIA BEAT SRI LANKA BY 9 WICKETS

A superb batting display from Australia captain Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani was all it took for Australia to meet Sri Lanka's target of 123.

That victory puts them second in their group behind New Zealand, leapfrogging South Africa.

Villani sweep earns four more for Australia

Elyse Villani brings out the sweep to power home another boundary for Australia. The writing is beginning to look like it's on the wall for Sri Lanka now.

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Meg Lanning showing now why she is one of the best players in the women’s game.

She has looked in no trouble and is leading Australia to a victory which would put their tournament challenge back on track.

Australia partnership gathering pace

Lanning and Villani turning the screw on Sri Lanka now. The skipper opens the face of the bat to steer home another boundary. 

Shortly after her partner serves up her own. Ominous.

Aus 63-1

Starting to look very comfortable for Lanning and Villani.  The Sri Lanka spinners being milked for runs at the moment and not able to put the Southern Stars under any pressure.

Australia 31-1

Skipper Meg Lanning hits her first boundary of the match as she aims to steady the ship for Australia.

WICKET

Healy b Ranaweera 12

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

No 4-4 today, Healy and Vilani take 13 from first two overs, although Healy has survived a stumping review.

Australia 11-0

And Villani starts the second over as she finished the last, striking clean for four. Textbook stuff.

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Southern Stars opener Alyssa Healy is 26 years old today. Wonder if Uncle Ian has sent her a cake?

Australia 7-0

Villani scores Australia's first boundary of the innings after a thick edge sees the ball trickle away from the chasing fielder. Australia 7-0 off the first over.

Healy and Villani open for Australia

Australia 0-0 - target 123

Alyssa Healy and Elyse Villani open for Australia as they target 123. Game on.

Sri Lanka 123-8

So, Australia will target 123 as Sri Lanka wrap up their innings. A busy final over saw three wickets tumble in quick succession. Being kind, we've cut them all in one clip for you...

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Sri Lanka may be disappointed with 123-8 after being 75-1 in the 11th over

They lost 3 wickets in the last over.

But it could still be a testing target , especially for a batting line up short on confidence after being 4-4 against New Zealand on Monday.

WICKET

Hansika run out 1

WICKET

Lokusiryage st Healy b Schutt 16

WICKET

Weerakkody c Villani b Schutt 7

A bad connection sees the ball high and over the head of the bowler. Villani is chasing, eyes on the ball and safe hands sees Weerakkody out for Sri Lanka.

WICKET

Ranasinghe run out 4

Top quality fielding sees Ranasinghe run out.

Sri Lanka 103-4

Eshani Lokusuriyage finds the boundary for Sri Lanka. Four more on the scoreboard which reads 103-4. A little over four overs remaining.

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Australia have pulled this back well chipping away with wickets, but if Sri Lanka can post 130 plus it will still be a difficult chase on a wicket that could favour the Sri Lanka spinners

No plain sailing for the holders here

WICKET

Athapaththu b Jonassen 38

The captain is out after a spirited, record-breaking partnership. Jess Jonassen's slow delivery hits the pad and then middle stump.

Eshani Lokusuriyage is in next.

WICKET

Sanjeewani st Healy b Beams 12

The third umpire is consulted and Anushja Sanjeewani is the next to walk for Sri Lanka. Healy whips off the bails and there's nothing behind the line.

She's replaced by Oshadi Ranasinghe.

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

You could tell by that celebration from Beams how much Australia needed that breakthrough.

Huge roar and clenched fist after bowling Manodara, ending excellent partnership

WICKET

Manodara b Beams 38

Commentator's curse strikes. Manodara is dispatched by Beams via a thin edge on to leg stump.

recordThat's a record

Sri Lanka 73-1

It's a bizarre shot that bamboozles pretty much everyone and everything - but it's a seminal one. Manodara and Athapaththu now hold the record partnership for Sri Lanka's women thanks to a four from the latter. A proud moment for them as 73 gets on the board.

Packed press box in Delhi watching #WT20 holders #AUS against #SL. First ever T20 between the sides #bbccricket

Packed press box in Delhi watching #WT20 holders #AUS against #SL. First ever T20 between the sides #bbccricket

50

That's 50 up for Sri Lanka as Athapaththu gets a bit of luck to hook her shot to the boundary. Batting well so far.

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Really entertaining 50 run partnership between Manodara and Athapaththu.

The leading wicket taker in World T20 Ellyse Perry going for 16 in her two overs so far.

Holders Australia looking a little nervous and desperate for a breakthrough.

Sri Lanka 35-1

Athapaththu lets her hands go and hits four for Sri Lanka off Rene Farrell. 

Four more for Manodara

Sri Lanka 24-1

Sri Lanka finding success through Dilani Manodara again as she finds another four at mid-wicket.

SL 31-1

Adam Mountford

BBC Test Match Special producer

Sri Lanka have recovered well after losing wicket in the first over. 

Huge game this for holders Australia after that defeat to New Zealand.

If they win today and again against Ireland on Saturday then they are most likely to play a semi-final here in Delhi, possibly against England in what would be a repeat of the last final.  

Sri Lanka find first boundary

Sri Lanka 11-1

Dilani Manodara gets Sri Lanka's first four of the match with a careful sweep to the boundary.

WICKET

Mendis c Beams b Osborne 0 (SL 0-1)

Second ball of the match and Sri Lanka's Yasoda Mendis is on her way back to the bench already. Strong start for Australia's Erin Osborne.

Sri Lanka choose to bat

Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women

Sri Lanka win the toss and choose to bat.