The West Indies women’s cricket team put on a dominant show with the bat to emerge champions of the World Twenty20 as they beat Australia by eight wickets in the final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

For the West Indies, Hayley Matthews (66) and captain Stafanie Taylor (59) were the top two run-scorers chasing Australia’s decent total of 148/5.

This is the first time the West Indies have won the trophy. By winning, they put a halt to Australia’s juggernaut that had won three consecutive World T20s from 2010 onwards.

The following is the score board of the women’s World Twenty20 final played between Australia and West Indies at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday:

Australia Women:
Alyssa Healy c and b Matthews 4
Elyse Villani c Taylor b Dottin 52
Meg Lanning lbw b Mohammed 52
Ellyse Perry b Dottin 28
Alex Blackwell not out 3
Erin Osborne run out 0
Jess Jonassen not out 0
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 3) 9
Total (five wickets in 20 overs) 148

Fall of wickets 1-15 (Healy, 1.6 overs), 2-92 (Villani, 11.6), 3-134 (Lanning, 17.4), 4-147 (Perry, 19.4), 5-147 (Osborne, 19.5)

Shamilia Connell 2-0-15-0
Hayley Matthews 2-0-13-1
Stafania Taylor 3-0-26-0
Deandra Dottin 4-0-33-2
Asy Fletcher 1-0-9-0
Anisa Mohammed 4-0-19-1
Shaquana Quintyne 4-0-27-0

West Indies Women: (target: 149 runs)
Hayley Matthews c Blackwell b Beams 66
Stafanie Taylor c Jonassen b Farrell 59
Deandra Dottin not out 18
Britney Cooper not out 3
Extras (lb 2, w 1) 3
Total (two wickets in 19.3 overs) 149

Jess Jonassen 4-0-26-0
Ellyse Perry 3.3-0-27-0
Megan Schutt 3-0-26-0
Rena Farrell 4-0-35-1
Kristen Beans 4-0-27-1
Erin Osborne 1-0-6-0

Toss – Australia Women, who chose to bat
Series – West Indies Women won the 2015/16 Women’s World T20
Umpires – Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RK Illingworth (England)
TV umpire – N.J. Llong (England)
Match referee – A.J. Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire – S. Ravi


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