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Summary

  1. Blackwell last out for 90
  2. Aus captain Lanning dismissed without scoring
  3. India's Kaur makes unbeaten 171 from 115 balls
  4. Match reduced to 42 overs per side
  5. India play England in Lord's final on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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    It's been a thrilling tournament - and with a sold-out Lord's final to come on Sunday, it's no exaggeration to say that with the interest from the Indian market, we will be looking at the biggest game in the history of women's cricket.

    Thanks for perservering with us today (despite the rain) - you can look back through this page for all the highlights of an incredible game, while taking a gander at Amy Lofthouse's match report - and with some county T20 to tide you over tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, I hope you'll join us on Sunday for the final. Until then, take care of yourselves and celebrate what a fantastic World Cup this has been.

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    And as some have rather churlishly pointed out, the Australia squad - like their male counterparts - are now technically unemployed.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Someone is going to be looking for a double-sided coin for the toss in that final. Both teams will want to bat first, chasing is so hard. Lord's will be a good wicket.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I've been impressed by Raj's captaincy. I always thought she was a good captain, but in the past two games she's been brilliant.

  5. Captain's view

    Australia captain Meg Lanning: "The innings from Kaur was incredible, we couldn't stop her and it was a very special effort in a high-pressure game so well done to India. Alex Blackwell was hitting it well at the end and we left her too much to do, but her knock was outstanding.

    "I don't think we really nailed a full game at any stage of the tournament, so it was a disappointing end."

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    sonsofpunjab: After all those games back to where we started Eng v Ind going to be one hell of a final on Sunday...great performance by India.

  7. Captain's view

    India captain Mithali Raj: "Harman's innings was exceptional and the bowlers have done very well. Overall, this unit looks compact now, after losing we came back and beating Australia is a huge achievement.

    "We have players who of international standard, someone stands up in every game. The top order is scoring when it is needed and response from the bowling unit has been brilliant.

    "I'm sure Harmanpreet will want to play on Sunday, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity."

  8. Watch the clinching moment

    Here's the winning wicket as India booked their place at Lord's.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    India did beat us at Lord's in 2012 - Raj and Kaur chased down about 220 to win the game. Some of them will have good memories of that.

    England haven't got a good record there - apart from World Cup finals! We've played big games there, but I think both teams will be nervous as it'll be the biggest game of their lives.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    If Harmanpreet Kaur's not there on Sunday, I'll eat my hat.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    Harmanpreet Kaur was asked three times if she was fit, she could have answered "cheese on toast". Some excellent question-avoidance.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    When it has really mattered, India have handled the pressure. Against England and against Pakistan, when even Mithali Raj said she felt the stress.

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    What you might not have picked up there was that Alison Mitchell, on TV duties, asked Kaur three times if she'll be fit for Sunday, and she answered three times that she was proud of her team!

  14. Player of the match

    Player of the match Harmanpreet Kaur: "I'm really proud of my team. I'm really looking forward to the final. England are a good side and we will give them a good game. It's always good when you score some runs and I'm feeling good right now."

    Harmanpreet Kaur
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Harmanpreet started limping when she hit the ball into her foot, it might just be sore. England will have had their feet up. They topped the group, they knew that was important because it allowed them to soak it up at Lord's.

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    As both teams shake hands and a few embrace each other, India may have to look around and count their walking wounded. Harmanpreet Kaur looked to have calf problems in the second half of their astonishing innings, and did not take the field. Shikha Pandey was also off the field by the end, and did not bowl after the 27th over.

    They don't exactly have a lot of time to get everyone fit for Lord's where the captains will be tossing up in two-and-a-half days' time.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    The odds were stacked against India, but they have fought. The seem to like Derby, this is where they beat England. Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of the best batting performances in an ODI.

  18. Champagne moment

    INDIA BEAT AUSTRALIA BY 36 RUNS TO REACH WOMEN'S WORLD CUP FINAL!

  19. WICKET

    Blackwell b Sharma 90 (Aus 245 all out)

    Deepti Sharma bowls, Blackwell swings and misses, and she's bowled! It's all over!

    Alex Blackwell
  20. Aus 245-9

    Target 282 from 42 overs

    A low full toss, Blackwell swipes it across the line and that's four. 38 needed from 14. Is this the most exciting World Cup game ever? Fifth ball is cut straight to a fielder, the sixth is drilled to long-off for one. 37 needed from 12 balls - Blackwell needs a drink, and we're going ball-by-ball!