ICC Women's World Twenty20, St Lucia:
Australia 123-3 beat India 119-5 by seven wickets
Rene Farrell picked up the early wicket of Sulakshana Naik
Australia powered into the final of the Women's ICC World Twenty20 with an accomplished seven-wicket win over India in their semi-final in St Lucia.
They will play either West Indies or New Zealand in Sunday's final.
Skipper Alex Blackwell promoted herself to number three in the order and hit 61 from 49 balls as India's 119-5 proved an easy enough target to chase down.
Ellyse Perry was the pick of the Aussie bowlers, the teenager taking 1-19 in four overs of top-quality seam bowling.
A 57-run stand from 52 balls between Poonam Raut (44) and Harmanpreet Kaur (24) was the mainstay of the India innings, but they generally lacked the power to hit regular boundaries.
Australia lost a wicket in the first over of their chase, Jhulan Goswami bowling Ellyse Villani with a delivery that deflected off bat and thigh-pad.
But Blackwell recaptured the initiative with eight boundaries, adding 74 from 60 balls in a stand with Leah Poulton (30 not out) that effectively decided the contest.
Poulton's lofted straight drive for four off Gouher Sultana wrapped up the game for the Aussies with seven balls to spare.