Windies Women suffer whitewash
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): A lacklustre all-round display from West Indies Women proved their undoing as they slumped to an eight-wicket defeat to Australia Women to suffer an embarrassing whitewash in the four-match Twenty20 International series yesterday.
Entering the contest at Stadium Australia 3-0 down in the series and needing a win to avoid a clean sweep, the Windies Women never hit their best form and surrendered meekly.
Opting to bat first, they were kept to 107 for seven off their 20 overs, with Shemaine Campbelle the only player to pass 20 with a crucial run-a-ball 34.
Seamer Ellyse Perry was the best bowler with three for nine, while left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen chipped in with two for eight.
Opener Elyse Villani then led the hosts' run chase, stroking an unbeaten 59, while Player-of-the-Series Jess Jonassen supported with 31, as Australia Women strolled to their target off the first ball of the 15th over.
The series result confirmed the Windies Women's poor form on the road, following a similar whitewash against New Zealand in the T20 and one-day tour at the start of the year.
West Indies Women once again started poorly, crashing to 36 for four in the seventh over with Perry the main destroyer, snatching three of the wickets to fall.