Calcutta: On another slow and low pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium, Australia’s bowlers gave standout performances to end West Indies’ interest in the tournament at the semi-final stage of the Women’s World T20.
Having survived a few wobbles to post 115 for seven, Australia picked up wickets at opportune moments to ensure that West Indies’ chase never gathered any real momentum. Julie Hunter starred with three for 22 in the 28-run victory, but it was Ellyse Perry, the double international who has also represented the Matildas, who struck the decisive blows, getting rid of Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin.
West Indies had started the match much the better, with Shanel Daley’s arm-ball getting Alyssa Healy two deliveries into the game. Jess Cameron hit Taylor for a six, but three balls after surviving a vociferous leg-before appeal, Daley got her with a delivery that skidded on.
Australia 115/7 in 20 ovs (L. Sthalekar 23). West Indies 87 in 19.2 ovs (J. Nero 31; J. Hunter 5/22). Australia won by 28 runs.