That's all from our live coverage of this Semi Final 2 game between the Tornadoes Women and the Barmy Army Women. Who could have thought the two teams at the top of the table won't be going into the finals, that is the beauty of sports where reputation and form of the teams has no place in knockouts. This is Shashank Surly signing off along with my fellow commentators Nikhil Kalla and Ishan Lalwani along with our scorer Manish Bishnoi. Join us tomorrow again for the third place game between Team Spirit against Barmy Army Women's and the big final between Falcon's Women against the Tornadoes Women's. Until then Goodbye and Goodnight.
Player of the Match: Rumana Ahmed [35(15)* and 3/23(4)]
What a frantic game of cricket we have witnessed in Dubai today!!! Cricket at it's very best, this is why we all love this sport. One team are jubilant and the other are down in despair. Tornadoes Women's become the second team to storm into the finals, agony for Barmy Army Women's who have played some outstanding cricket throughout the tournament and fought till the very end and just ended up being on the wrong side of the result in this Semi Final game. This game swung like a pendulum and Tornadoes held their nerves better in the end as they win the game by 4 wickets.
Tornadoes put the Barmy Army Women's into bat after winning the toss. It proved out to be the best decision as they had Diana Baig sent both the openers in the over of the match and had them 2 down for 13. Sune Luus got Laura Wolvaardt caught behind by Katy martin for just 6 and Barmy Army were reeling at 30/3 after the powerplay. Shemaine Campbell joined Heather Knight and added 46 runs for the fourth wicket before Knight was cleaned up on 31 by Chanida Suthiruang. Campbell hit some lusty blows but her innings was overall a sedated one and in the try to get a move on lost her wicket by getting stumped off Sita Magar.
Rumana Ahmed was the real game changer for the Army with her cameo off 35 from 15 which ensured the Barmy Army get past the 140 mark, she was well supported by Fatima Sana as both put on 46 runs off just 25 balls for the seventh wicket. Every bowlers of the Tornadoes did well and Diana Baig ended with two wickets as Sita magar, Chanida Sutthiruang and Sune Luus got one wicket apiece.
Chasing a par score under lights in Dubai, Tornadoes got off to the best start possible as the openers laid the perfect foundation as Sophie Devine showed her class and Sterre Kalis held the anchor at the other end. Both added 73 runs off 57 balls before Devine threw her wicket away on 37 off 26 to Ishimwe. Staffanie Taylor soon fell afterwards to a quick presence off mind from the wicket-keeper, Shemaine Campbelle who got Taylor short off her crease. Sterre Kallis fell to Rumana Ahmed soon after as she was trying to get a move on and ended up playing a false shot.
Sune Luus showed her class and experience in what looked to be a tight chase and Aliya Riaz shared some of the load and took the Tornadoes very much close to a win but some frantic cricket by both players and Katy Martin saw some unwanted pressure created on the tail-enders and kept Barmy Army alive in the competition who were no where close but Diana Baig held her nerves better in the end and hit the winning runs and booked her teams berth in tomorrow's final. Rumana Ahmed and Henriette Ishimwe were the only bowlers to take the wickets for Barmy Army as both ended with 3/23 and 2/27 with their respective four overs.
It will be Falcon Women's taking on the Tornadoes Women's in the big Final tomorrow right here at the Dubai International Stadium and the Team Spirit and barmy Army Women's will face-off for the third place.
19.4 D Dottin to D Baig
1 Victory to the Tornadoes Women as Baig manages to play this towards the mid-wicket and they run for this.
19.3 D Dottin to N Miles
1b Drifting down the leg and she misses out completely so does the keeper as they run a single for this and the scores are level.
19.2 D Dottin to D Baig
1 Baig drives one straight back to the bowler and she misfields this as they run a single. Such mistakes cost the game and such misfields are not acceptable at this stage.
19.1 D Dottin to D Baig
0 Dot delivery by Dottin as she bowls a fuller delivery and she has fielded this on her own.
19.1 D Dottin to D Baig
WD Oh no Dottin starts with a wide.
4 runs are needed in the last over. Time to see a new hero here for Barmy Army if they want to enter the Finals and face the Falcons.
18.6 R Ahmed to D Baig
1 Single of the last delivery as she ends this double-wicket over with just 5 runs.
New batsman on crease
Age 34 yrs
c K Egodage b R Ahmed
18.5 R Ahmed to S Luus
W OUT!!! This has to be the wicket of this match so far as this has brought them right back in the game, Luus jumps to a full-toss and lofts this for a blockbuster finish but manages to find the long-on fielder only as she departs for a well made 26.
18.4 R Ahmed to D Baig
1 Fuller delivery and Baig manages to get the set Luus on strike again.
New batsman on crease
Age 27 yrs
b R Ahmed
18.3 R Ahmed to K Martin
W OUT!!! She's gone too. Ahmed bowls stump-to-stump and Martin makes room again this time by going away from the stumps and in order to cut this she misses this completely and she is Bowled as the stumps are disturbed by Ahmed.
18.2 R Ahmed to K Martin
2 Double to start her innings, Martin makes room by jumping outside the off-stump and she has played this towards square leg for a couple.