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Meanwhile, it’s a Trans-Tasman final in the women’s version

Sara McGlashan saw New Zealand into the final of the Women’s World Twenty20 against arch-rivals Australia as her superb innings of 84 set up a 56-run over the West Indies.

cricket Updated: May 16, 2010 00:14 IST

Sara McGlashan saw New Zealand into the final of the Women’s World Twenty20 against arch-rivals Australia as her superb innings of 84 set up a 56-run over the West Indies.

McGlashan’s innings was the cornerstone of the White Ferns’ 180 for five, the highest total of this tournament so far.

In reply, the West Indies chased gamely but were held to 124 for eight.

Now New Zealand, last year’s losing finalists against England at Lord’s will face Australia — a side they’ve beaten six times in a row — in Sunday’s final.

The destiny of the match was far from certain when New Zealand were 49 for two but a stand of 93 at nearly 11 an over between McGlashan and Sophie Devine took the game away from the home side.

McGlashan faced just 55 balls with two superb straight sixes and six fours. The hosts rang the changes with their bowlers but it made little difference and it seemed McGlashan might join West Indies’ Deandra Dottin in scoring a century until she was run out by Shakera Selman.