Australia Crush Sri Lanka To Reach World Cup Final

Sunday, 10 February 2013 - 19:42



Australia Women's seemingly inexorable march towards a sixth Women's World Cup title advanced one step further as they comfortably beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their penultimate Super Six game.

They made it five tournament wins out of five by dismissing the competition's surprise package for 131 and then racing to their target in just 22.2 overs.

Rachael Haynes was unbeaten on 71 and Erin Osborne's earlier haul of three for nine was a career-best.

Batting first, Sri Lanka were simply unable to string partnerships together as they had done during their victories against England and India.