Matthews stars again but Windies lose
BOWRAL, Australia, (CMC) – Teenaged opener Hayley Matthews carved out here third successive half-century but it did little to prevent West Indies Women’s losing skid from continuing, as the Caribbean side plunged to an eight-wicket defeat in the third One-Day International here Sunday.
Defending 220 for seven, West Indies watched helplessly as Aussie captain Meg Lanning stroked her fifth one-day hundred to power the hosts to their target in the 44th over, to complete a comfortable victory at Bradman Oval.
The win ensured Australia Women swept the ICC Championship which comprises the first three matches of the four-match series, and also left West Indies Women without success on the tour. The tourists suffered a whitewash in the preceding four-match Twenty20 series.
West Indies Women: 220/7 (50 Overs). Hayley Matthews 60, Kycia A Knight 40, Shaquana Quintyne 33, Merissa Aguilleira*+ 30; Rene Farrell 8-0-40-2, Erin Osborne 10-0-51-2, Ellyse Perry 10-1-27-1, Katie Beams 10-0-37-1.
Australia Women: 222/2 (43.1 Overs). Meg Lanning 135*, Ellyse Perry 64*, Nicole Bolton 9, Elyse Villani 5; Stafanie Taylor 7-1-24-1, Deandra Dottin 9-0-45-1, Subrina Munroe 7-0-34-0, Anisa Mohammed 7.1-0-35-0.
Australia Women won by 8 wickets