Sydney, Australia – A superb knock by opener Hayley Matthews couldn’t propel the West Indies Women to victory over Australia Women in the 2nd ICC Women’s Championship One Day International.
Chasing 257 runs for victory, Matthews and Kycia Knight gave the Windies a solid start, putting on 115 runs for the opening stand. Matthews hit 89 from 108 balls, smashing twelve boundaries along the way. Knight scored 45 from 67 balls, hitting four boundaries and a six.
However, with the fall of Knight close to the halfway stage of the inning, the Windies Women endured a collapse. They constantly lost wickets and had fallen to 157/5. Britney Cooper (25) and Shemaine Campbelle (23) were the only main contributors thereafter.
Ellyse Perry was the most destructive bowler for the Aussi Women, taking 3-42. The Windies Women ended on 203/8 from their 50 overs, falling to a 53-run loss. Earlier, Deandra Dottin took four wickets while Matthews took three.
However, led by 76 by opener Nicole Bolton and 72 from Ellyse Perry, the Southern Stars were able to put up a winning score of 256 all out from their 50 overs. Dottin claimed 4-42 while Matthews had 3-42. Australia Women now lead the 4-match series 2-0.
Australia Women: 256 All Out (50 Overs). Nicole Bolton 76, Ellyse Perry 72, Elyse Villani 30, Meg Lanning* 22; Deandra Dottin 8-0-42-4, Hayley Matthews 10-0-42-3, Anisa Mohammed 10-0-63-1, Tremayne Smartt 9-1-30-0.
West Indies Women: 203/8 (50 Overs). Hayley Matthews 89, Kycia A Knight 45, Britney Cooper 25, Shemaine Campbelle 23; Ellyse Perry 10-1-42-3, Erin Osborne 10-1-38-2, Katie Beams 9-0-30-1, Jess Jonassen 8-1-27-1.