And it’s all over. A single followed by a missed run out chance goes for overthrows and that means the West Indies, who had never beaten the Aussie women in a T20 before, record an eight-wicket win to unseat the three-time defending champions.
Over 19: 11 off the over, West Indies 146/1, need just three more.
18.4 Farrell to Taylor, OUT
Gone, straight to point. Too little, too late? Full outside off and Taylor squeezes a cut straight to the fielder. Distraught but she needn’t be after that innings. Splendid performance.
Over 18: 6 runs off the over. 135/1
Over 17: 7 off Farrell/ 129/1
Over 16: 5 runs and the much-needed breakthrough. 122/1
15.4 Beams to Matthews, OUT
Straight to Blackwell at midwicket. Matthews very disappointed, Australia have a ray of hope, maybe more? A rank long-hop on middle and pulled with bad timing but straight to the fielder at midwicket. Beams is pumped
Over 15: 12 off Schutt. 117/0
Over 14: 7 runs from Perry. 105/0
Over 13: Big over for the Windies, Mathews hits a six and a four. 98/0
Over 12: Osborne goes for six. 84/0
Over 11: 2 runs conceded by Jonassen. 78/0
Over 10: 7 off Farrell. 76/0
Over 9: 9 runs conceded by Beams. 69/0
Over 8: 8 runs conceded by Jonassen, including a boundary off the last ball. 60/0
Over 7: 7 off Beams. 52/0
Over 6: Big over for Windies, 16 off it. Two fours and a six. 45/0
Over 5: 10 off the over again, including a six from Matthews. 29/0
Over 4: 10 off Farrell, including two boundaries from Matthews. 19/0
Over 3: 6 off Schutt, including the first boundary from Taylor. 9/0
Over 2: Just 1 run conceded by Perry. 3/0
Over 1: 2 runs off Jonassen. West Indies 2/0
Half-centuries from opener Elyse Villani and captain Meg Lanning helped Australia post 148/5 in the final of the Women’s World T20 against West Indies at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Sunday.
After Lanning won the toss and opted to bat first, Alyssa Healy departed early, but Lanning and Villani then put on a 77-run partnership for the third wicket. Villani hit 52 off 37 balls, Lanning 52 off 49.
The West Indies spinners helped put the brakes on Australia’s batting. Right-arm pacer Deandra Dottin was the best bowler for the Windies, taking two wickets and conceding 33 runs in her four overs. She also bowled an excellent last over, giving away just one run and getting a wicket and a run out.