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Last Updated: Tuesday March 17 2009 07:00 GMT

Cricket women in World Cup final

England's Sarah Taylor

England's women cricketers could be world champions on Sunday after earning a spot in the World Cup final.

They hammered the West Indies by 146 runs in Sydney, Australia, with Sarah Taylor top-scoring with 78 runs.

Claire Taylor also scored well, smashing 65 from 56 balls as England raced to 236-8 from 50 overs.

In reply the West Indies really struggled, and after slumping to 22-4, were bowled out for just 90. Spinner Laura Marsh picked up three wickets.

England have won all their matches at the World Cup so far, and still have one more to play before Sunday's final.

That's against Australia on Thursday, and if England win that game too they'll knock the defending champions out of the tournament.

It's the first time England's women have got to a World Cup final for 16 years.