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Australia vs West Indies, Women's World Cup, Highlights: Australia Win By 7 Wickets
AUSW vs WIW, Women's World Cup, Highlights: Australia won their fourth consecutive game in the ongoing Women's World Cup, as they defeated West Indies by seven wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday.
Women's WC: Australia went past West Indies to register their fourth win.© AFP
AUSW vs WIW, Women's World Cup, Highlights: Australia won their fourth consecutive game in the ongoing Women's World Cup, as they defeated West Indies by seven wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to get back to winning ways after India haulted their progress in the previous match. Australia currently sit at the top of the table, and are currently one of the two teams who are yet to taste defeat so far in the competition, alongside South Africa. The Windies will look to cause another upset, having already defeated New Zealand and England. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of the Women's World Cup match between Australia and West Indies from the Basin Reserve in Wellington
Match 14, ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, 2022, Mar 15, 2022
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Australia Women beat West Indies Women by 7 wickets
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We are back for the run chase! The two umpires make their way out to the middle and they are followed by the players of West Indies. The skipper, Stafanie Taylor has her side in a huddle and offers a few words of encouragement. Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes are the openers for Australia Women. Spin right from the off as Hayley Matthews has been tossed the new ball.
Ian Smith inspected the playing area after the first innings. He informed that a heavy roller was used as chosen by Meg Lanning. He suggested that it will bring the track back the way it was at the start of the match. The Kiwi mentioned that there might be something in it for the pacers, near the good length area, the region Ellyse Perry benefitted from.
... The Run Chase ...
Right then! The task for Australia Women is a fairly simple one. They need 132 runs off 300 balls to register their fourth win of the competition and pull away a bit from the chasing pack. The Windies on the other hand need a bolt out of the blue to get over the line and go level on points with their opponents. It should be very comfortable for the Aussie batters but cricket can be a funny game at times. Join us for the chase in a bit.
Ellyse Perry (8-0-22-3) comes up for a quick chat. Smiles and says that it was nice to have a long spell and find the rhythm. Is happy with the start, to take wickets early on as West Indies are a very dangerous side. Tells that with the likes of Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, there is a lot of firepower and it's very cool to take early wickets. Talks about the slope and feels that it creates a few opportunities as well but handling the wind is quite a challenge. She is very happy with the catching of her team and shares that they have been working very hard.
West Indies Women were the side in form but they seemed to have lost their way a bit in the last couple of matches. Last time, the middle order failed miserably and today the openers flopped. Thankfully for them, an out-of-form Stafanie Taylor did pick up the right match to muster up some runs and apart from her half-century, only Shemaine Campbelle scored some useful runs with the middle order performing poorly yet again. Their bowling has seen them through on a couple of occasions in the tournament but they have a daunting task ahead of them today and that too against a powerhouse batting side like Australia. The Windies will need a miracle along with a superb effort in the field to pull off an upset here.
Australia Women were off to a flying start as Ellyse Perry brought her A-game and knocked over the dangerous Hayley Matthews in her very first over. Perry then made it two in two and provided her team with the impetus that they were looking for at the start. Just when Dottin and Taylor were building a decent partnership, Perry got rid of Dottin before Powerplay 1 ended. For the next 10 overs or so, the Aussie bowlers couldn't pick up a wicket but then the introduction of Ashleigh Gardner worked wonders as she showed brilliant control and ended up with 3 wickets. Alana King and Jess Jonassen, the other two spinners, bowled well too as the latter ended with two wickets to her name and Megan Schutt picked up a wicket as well. Apart from Tahlia McGrath, everyone troubled the opposition batters and now it's up to the Aussie batters to chase down a small target and make it four wins in a row.
On a pitch that seems pretty good for batting, the Aussies have bundled out West Indies Women for a really cheap total of just 131 runs. It has been a top-class effort with the ball from the Women from Down Under and they are in command at the interval. As for the Windies, back-to-back underwhelming performances with the bat might cost them the game yet again.
OUT! Karishma Ramharack holes out! Tossed up, full and around off, Karishma heaves it away across the line but without much conviction. It flies to deep mid-wicket where Ashleigh Gardner takes a simple catch. Jess Jonassen finishes with a 2-fer as West Indies Women are bowled out for 131.
Loopy and full on off, defended back.
Full and around off, Shamilia Connell drags it off the inner half to deep backward square leg for a single.
Short and around off, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
Slight misfield. Fuller and around off, whipped towards mid-wicket where the fielder dived but failed to stop the ball cleanly. A single taken.
A low dipping full toss on off, it's pushed away from the toe end of her bat to short cover.
Full again, angling down, Karishma Ramharack tries to flick but misses. It brushes her pads and goes behind.
Chipped up! Full and around off, angling in, Karishma Ramharack lofts it over the infield at mid on for a brace.
Full and around off, pushed back towards the bowler.
Serves it on a length around off, Karishma Ramharack goes on the back foot and works it to short mid-wicket.
On a length and around off, pushed off the front foot to short cover.
Megan Schutt (8-2-21-1) is back on.