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10-May-2010 03:30:00 GMT
Australia v West Indies, Women's World T20, St Kitts

Australia Top Group A as it Defeats West Indies in ICC Women's WT20

St Kitts: Australia secured its place at the top of Group A in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2010 as it defeated host and fellow semi-final qualifier West Indies in front of a crowd of over 4000 spectators at Warner Park in St Kitts.

Despite losing the match by nine runs, Stafanie Taylor led the batting with style for the host finishing 58 not out in an innings that included four boundaries and two sixes. The 18-year-old Jamaican in turn earned herself the Player of the Match award for her stylish performance in front of the huge crowd.

"It was a real surprise to win the Player of the Match award; I didn't think I was going to win it, especially since we lost the match. I kept trying to get the strike from the lower order batters but at the end of the day I couldn't get to hit the ball as freely as I would've liked," said Taylor.

Brief scores
Australia Women
133 for 7 (Blackwell 28)
West Indies Women 124 for 7 (Taylor 58*)
Result Australia women won by nine runs

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