Cricket: Windies, Australia in women’s World Cup final

West Indies stun mighty Australia by eight runs to enter their first women’s World Cup final.

Afp February 13, 2013


The West Indies stunned mighty Australia by eight runs yesterday to enter their first women’s World Cup final, a result that knocked out defending champions England.

The West Indies, who were shot out for 164, hit back to dismiss Australia for 156 in 48.2 overs in a dramatic finish in Mumbai, with seamer Shanel Daley claiming three for 22. Off-spinner Stafanie Taylor took two for 26 as the Australian women collapsed with Alex Blackwell playing a lone hand of 45.

It was Australia’s first defeat in the tournament, but the five-time champions will get a chance to avenge the loss when they clash with the West Indies in Sunday’s final in Mumbai.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2013.


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