SYDNEY: England marched into the final and further cemented themselves as favourites with a strong win after defeating the West Indies by a huge margin of 146 runs in a one-sided Super-Six match here at the Drummoyne Oval on Tuesday.
It will be England's first appearance in a final since their victorious home campaign in 1993.
Batting first, England made 236 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
English batswomen continued their aggressive performance against all the West Indian bowlers. Opener Sarah Taylor top-scored while Caroline Atkins made 50. Both provided a solid start with an opening stand of 134.
Then Claire Taylor boosted England to an unassailable total with a quickfire 65 from 56 balls after they lost 4 for 11 runs. She added 21 runs at nine an over with captain Charlotte Edwards, who batted down the order to give other batsmen a chance to get some runs.
The West Indies used nine bowlers to stem the assault. Medium-pacer Shanel Daley was their most successful bowler with a career-best three for 31.
In reply, the West Indies surrendered for a mere 90 as their batswomen had no answer to England's stifling bowlers who have now dismissed both sides in their two Super Sixes matches. England were sharp in the field, with Laura Marsh taking three for 17.