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Cambage leads Australia into women's world basketball final

Liz Cambage played a starring role as Australia stunned Spain 72-66 to reach the women's world basketball final on Saturday.

Reach for it: Spain forward Laura Nicholls vies with Australia's Cayla George and Liz Cambage in Saturday's semi-finals
Reach for it: Spain forward Laura Nicholls vies with Australia's Cayla George and Liz Cambage in Saturday's semi-finals (AFP)

Liz Cambage played a starring role as Australia stunned Spain 72-66 to reach the women's world basketball final on Saturday.

Center Cambage scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against the European champions as the Australians reached their first world final in 12 years.

In Sunday's final, they will tackle defending champions the United States who trounced Belgium 93-77.

Cambage, 27, who scored a world record 53 points playing for Dallas Wings in the WNBA in July, will be key in Sunday's final as Australia look to win the world title for just the second time.

The United States have won the last six Olympic gold medals and are currently on a 50-match international win streak.

In Saturday's semi-final win, they also passed the 10,000-point mark in world championship games.