CRICKET: West Indies Women beaten by Australia
The West Indies women’s cricket team suffered a 53-run defeat to hosts Australia Women in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the ICC Women’s Championships in Sydney today.
The result means that the Caribbean side is trailing the four-match series 2-0.
Electing to bat, the Australian side was bowled out on the last ball of its innings for 256, a total that the West Indies side failed to chase down, finishing 203 for eight from its 50 overs.
West Indies opener Hayley Matthews, who only made her ODI debut in the previous match, was the standout of her side’s innings.
The 16-year-old notched up 89 runs, including 12 fours, before she sliced one to Meg Lanning at mid-off.
Her fellow opener Kycia Knight was the next best with the bat, finishing on 45 before she was trapped lbw by Erin Osborne.
Jamaican Shanel Daley was dismissed for two.
Ellyse Perry led Australia with 72 runs and bowling figures of three for 42.
Deandra Dottin, four for 42 and Hayley Matthews three for 42 were the pick of the West Indies bowlers.
The two teams will now travel to Bowral for the remaining two ODIs.
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