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West Indies women lift World T20 cup

Hayley Matthews (66) and Stafanie Taylor (59) shared a 100-run partnership.  

In a historic first, the West Indies women’s cricket team ended three-time defending champions Australia’s domination by winning the ICC World T20 title with an emphatic eight-wicket victory in the final here today.

The foundation of the successful chase was laid by a 120—run partnership by openers Hayley Matthews (66 off 45) and skipper Stafanie Taylor (59 off 57), who helped the team chase a stiff target of 149.



Brief Scores:

Australia: 148 for 5 in 20 overs (Meg Lanning 52, Elyse Vilani 52; Deandra Dottin 2/33).

West Indies: 149 for 2 in 19.3 overs.(Hayley Matthews 66, Staphnie Taylor 59; Kristen Beams 1/27).

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