Basseterre: Australia and West Indies advanced to the semifinals but defending champion England was knocked out of the women's Twenty20 World Cup here.

Australia secured its place in the last four after a 24-run victory over South Africa.

The West Indies advanced defeating England by two runs.

The scores: Australia 155 in 19.3 overs (S. Nitschke 44, L. Poulton 39, J. Cameron 27, S. Ismail three for 30, S. Loubser three for 22) bt South Africa 131 for seven in 20 overs (M. du Preez 53 n.o., T. Chetty 25, Nitschke two for 21).

West Indies 122 for eight in 20 overs (J. Nero 32, L. Marsh three for 17) bt England 120 for nine in 20 overs (S. Taylor 33, C. Edwards 31, L. Greenway 26 n.o., S. Taylor two for 37, D. Dottin two for 31, A. Mohammad two for nine, S. Campbelle two for 15). — Agencies

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