Australia defeats West Indies to win ICC Women's World Cup 6th time

New Delhi, Mon, 18 Feb 2013 NI Wire

Australian Women Team thrashed West Indian team in the final of ICC Women's World Cup by 114 runs played at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. This is a record 6th win by Australian women team in World cup.

It was the first time ever that West Indian women reached the final of a world cup.

Australian team won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring a massive 259/7 in 50 overs.

Australia's Jess Cameron scored 75 off 76 balls that included eight fours and two sixes.

Coming out to bat, the West Indies women never looked to dominate the girls from Down Under as the latter kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. Chasing a target with the run-rate of 5.18 runs per over, the West Indies batters failed to deliver.

West Indies was bowled out for 145 in 43.1 overs. Medium pacer Perry (Australia) also shone with the ball as she ripped through the West Indies top order. Perry finished with the best figures of the match, 3/19 in 10 overs. Erin Osborne (2/26), Lisa Sthalekar (2/20) and Megan Schutt (2/38) chipped in with two wickets each to deny the West Indies women to go past the 150-mark.

Cameron was named player of the match.

New Zealand's Suzie Bates, who scored the most number of runs in the tournament (407), was named the player of the tournament.



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