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Australia beat India to book World Cup semi-final spot

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Tournament favourites Australia staged a record run chase to beat India by six wickets and book a spot in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a fifth win from five matches on Saturday. India, who lost the toss and were put in to bat, posted an imposing 277 for seven at Auckland’s Eden Park on the back of half centuries from Yastika Bhatia, skipper Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur. Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy responded with an opening stand of 121 runs, however, and captain Meg Lanning chipped in with 97 to help Australia safely to 280-4 despite a short rain interruption. “It was …

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