KOLKATA, (AFP) – Powerful half-hundreds of years from Hayley Matthews and captain Stafanie Taylor terminated the West Indies to their lady World Twenty20 crown in an exciting last-over win against Australia in Kolkata on Sunday.
Pursuing an aggressive 149 for a win against the three-time champions, West Indies rode a rankling 120-run opening stand between Matthews (66) and Taylor (59) to triumph with three balls to save.
The Windies won by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens stadium as they grabbed their first win against Australia at their ninth endeavor.
“Words can t clarify what I m feeling at this moment. Implies such a great amount for us and particularly the general population of the Caribbean,” said Windies wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira.
Player of the match Matthews and Taylor, who looked decided from the word go, obtained 16 keeps running off the 6th over, including a humongous six from Matthews.
A damaging Matthews clobbered three sixes and six limits amid her 45-ball rush that made the Aussie knocking down some pins assault seem person on foot.
Taylor played a more steady yet summoning innings to lead the Windies to a noteworthy title after three past fizzled semi-last endeavors.
Leg-spinner Kristen Beams got Matthews got at mid-wicket in the sixteenth over and 18 balls later Rene Farrell saw the back of Taylor however the wickets just ended up being minor hiccups on the Windies street to triumph.
Wild festivals ejected from the Caribbean hole as Britney Cooper hit the triumphant rushes to script another section in Windies ladies s cricket.
The Caribbean ladies hit the dance floor with their male partners, who play England in the men s last later on Sunday.
The West Indies men can now finish an uncommon cap trap after the Under-19 young men lifted the adolescent World Cup in February.
Prior in the wake of choosing to bat, captain Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani offered Australia some assistance with posting 148 for five against a messy West Indies handling show.
The Aussies lost opener Alyssa Healy early however a 77-run second wicket organization between Lanning (52) and Villani (52) set the tone for an imposing score.
Villani s 37-ball thump was bound with nine fours as she and Lanning were aided by some disgraceful West Indies handling as chief Taylor juggled seven bowlers.
Medium-pacer Deandra Dottin was the pick of the Windies bowlers with two wickets, those of Villani and Ellyse Perry, the last of whom contributed with 28 keeps running off 23 balls including the main two sixes of the Aussie innings.