Tuesday February 19, 2013
Aussie women lift World Cup
MUMBAI: Ellyse Perry took three wickets and Jess Cameron scored a half-century to help Australia clinch the women’s World Cup for the sixth time with a 114-run win over the West Indies in the final on Sunday.
Cameron smashed two sixes and eight fours in her 76-ball 75 as Australia posted 259-7, the highest total in the final, before dismissing the West Indies for 145 in the day-night match in Mumbai.
Merissa Aguilleira (23), Deandra Dottin (22) and Kyshona Knight (21 not out) were the main scorers in a below-par batting performance by the West Indies, making their maiden appearance in the final.
“We spoke a lot about coming into this match and dominating and I think we did that. It was smart batting by Meg (Lanning), Jess Cameron and Rachael Haynes,” said Australia captain Jodie Fields.
West Indies leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne, 17, was the most impressive bowler with 3-27 off 10 overs. — AFP