The second Semi-final, at Derby was forced to be reduced to 42-overs a side with heavy rains delaying proceedings, as India won the toss and elected to bat first
Australia got its semi-final off to a perfect start, as Meghan Schutt picked up Smriti Mandhana in the very first over for 6
India slid further, with Ashleigh Gardner getting into the act, as she picked up the crucial wicket of the in-form Punam Raut for 14 with the score on 35
Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur then got together and stitched a sedate 66-run partnership for the fourth wicket, before Raj was castled by Kristen Beams
It was all Harmanpreet after that as she slammed an unbeaten 171 in just 115 deliveries, studded with 20 fours and seven sixes, as she carved the Australian bowlers to all corners of the park
India smashed an incredible 129 runs in its last ten overs, reaching a formidable 281 for 4 at the end of its innings
Shikha Pandey got ball rolling first up, castling Beth Mooney for a duck in the second over
Meg Lanning was then bowled by a peach of a delivery by Jhulan Goswami for a duck as Australia slid further
Jhulan Goswami struck to dismiss Alyssa Healy as Australia slipped to 148 for 6.
Alex Blackwell delayed the inevitable with a 56-ball 90 before being bowled by Deepti Sharma.
India thus made the final of the Women's World Cup after beating Australia by 36 runs.