Australian cricket fans can prepare for a late night on Thursday after the Nine Network confirmed live free-to-air coverage of Australia’s ICC World Cup semi-final against India.
The knockout match will be broadcast live around the country on 9Go, with the Wide World of Sports coverage to be hosted by Australian cricket greats Mark Taylor and Ian Healy from 7:20pm AEST.
Fans will again be able to stream all the action on mobile and desktop via 9Now, while those with a Foxtel subscription can catch every ball of both semi-finals on Fox Sports.
ABC Grandstand will also continue its extensive coverage of the showpiece event, with this week’s finals to be aired live via their digital and online channels.
Australia enter the blockbuster clash as favourites after claiming a comfortable eight-wicket win over India last week on the back of a dominant batting display led by superstar duo Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry.
The top three batters in the world will all feature in the Derby encounter after Perry climbed to third in the ICC player rankings to sit behind Lanning and India’s Mithali Raj.
Perry scored 366 runs in the group stage, including five consecutive half-centuries, while Raj has also been in superb touch with 356 runs and a host of milestones along the way.
If Australia advances to Sunday’s final, the Nine Network will broadcast all the action live and every moment will be heard on ABC Radio.
Women's World Cup Guide
Australia World Cup squad: Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell (vc), Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington.