Ellyse Perry took three wickets and held her nerve in a tense last over as Australia beat New Zealand by just three runs in a thrilling women's World Twenty20 final.
Sara McGlashan saw New Zealand into the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 against arch-rivals Australia as her superb innings of 84 set up a 56-run over the West Indies here on Friday.
The West Indies women's team is on a mission to lift the spirits of Caribbean cricket fans following the exit of their male peers from the ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 tournament.
Australia captain Alex Blackwell led from the front as her side advanced into the Women's World Twenty20 final with a seven-wicket win over India on Thursday.
West Indies women's all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has issued a rallying cry around the Caribbean for cricket fans to come out in force to support their team in Friday's crucial semi-final showdown with New Zealand in St Lucia.
Indian skipper Jhulan Goswami is confident of stopping the Australian juggernaut when they clash in the first semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 at the Beausejour Cricket Ground on Thursday.
India defeated Sri Lanka to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament on the last day of fixtures at Warner Park while New Zealand rounded off its group stage of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 with a comfortable victory over Pakistan earlier in the day.
New Zealand pace bowler Nicola Browne led her side's rout of the Pakistan team in the sides' final game of Group B in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 to secure the team top place in the pool.
England secured its first and only victory of the tournament today when it beat South Africa by 56 runs in the first fixture of the day at Warner Park.
Australia secured its place at the top of Group A in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2010 as it defeated host and fellow semi-final qualifier West Indies in front of a crowd of over 4000 spectators at Warner Park in St Kitts.