03-Apr-2016 12:45:00 GMT
Aus v WI, Women's World T20 final, Kolkata
West Indies Women Win Maiden World T20 Title
|West Indies Women Win Maiden World T20 Title|
Kolkata: Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor both struck half-centuries as West Indies beat three-times defending champions Australia by eight wickets to win the women’s World Twenty20 title at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Matthews (66) and captain Taylor (59) added 120 for their opening stand as West Indies chased down a 148-run target with three balls to spare for their first win against the Southern Stars in nine attempts in World Twenty20.
Deandra Dottin, who took two wickets for 33, remained unbeaten on 18 to see West Indies through and spark wild celebrations among her team mates.
Australia’s Elyse Villani and captain Meg Lanning had both hit 52 and added 77 for the second wicket to take their side to 148 for five after they won the toss and opted to bat
Australia Women - 148 for 5 (Villani 52, Lanning 52, Perry 28, Dottin 2-33)
West Indies Women - 149 for 2 (Matthews 66, Taylor 59)
Result - West Indies Women won by 8 wickets
Player of the match - Hayley Matthews (West Indies Women)
Player of the series - Stafanie Taylor (West Indies Women)