275dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit in Mumbai

Australia champions for the sixth time

On the day it mattered, every aspect of Australia's game came good to earn them their sixth Women's World Cup

Match Centre

Match Details

Toss

Australia Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia Women won the 2012/13 ICC Women's World Cup

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-17.40, Interval 17.40-18.25, Second Session 18.25-21.35

Match days

17 February 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: George Binoy

9.40 pm I'll have the presentation for you in a bit ...

The Player of the Final is Jess Cameron, for scoring 75 and setting up a match-winning total. "It was good we had a good team performance," she says. "The pitch played really well today, it was tough on the bowlers. We have plenty of batters and I knew if I went out at any time someone else would take over. Ellyse Perry and Shooter also bowled very well today ..."

The Player of the Tournament is New Zealand's Suzie Bates. "Yeak look it's a bit disappointing to finish fourth, but on a personal level it's a bit pleasing. I would have liked to have timed some of my runs against West Indies ..." She says her century against Australia was her highlight of the tournament.

The West Indian players are going up to receive medals for making the final.

Merissa Aguilleira: "We really have to give it to Australia, they played good cricket throughout the tournament. We played good cricket to reach here ... We had some mishaps in the field and we went offtrack, it was all about executing but we did not do that. We really didn't come up to the plate today. It's hard luck for us but we did well ..."

The Australians are coming up to receive their winners' medals. Jodie Fields is the last one ... "We spoke a lot about coming into this match and dominating and I think we did that ... what more can you ask for. It was smart batting by Meg, Jess Cameron and Rachael Haynes ... to come back and score 260 was good for us. I did have a nervous moment at the top of her mark [Ellyse Perry] but she came good for us today ..."

The Australians have their World Cup trophy and the celebrations are continuing. They are singing their celebratory song ... I caught a line that said "We are the Southern Stars." They'll be singing that late into the night ...

We'll have a lot more news and analysis up on the site soon. Abhishek Purohit will be working late into the night writing stories. But that's all I have for you right now. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of the tournament. Cheers.

9.25pm Australia have won their sixth World Cup. Ellyse Perry has a stump as a souvenir and she deserves one. She's had a stunning game, Australia have had a stunning game. Outclassed West Indies in every discipline. There are a lot of hugs and smiles, nothing too exuberant because this result was a forgone conclusion very early in the chase.

Australia's vice-captain, Alex Blackwell: "This is a great job, we didn't have it easy, we were challenged through the tournament, it's very special feeling, we're going to celebrate this one. We were hoping more like 280, but with runs on the board we backed our bowlers ... lot's of support from back home too."

Schutt: "It's a privilege to be here, best feeling in the world ... such a trooper [Ellyse Perry] coming in with an injury and taking those wickets ..."

Sarah Coyte: "Amazing, this is what we train for ... very glad to be part of it tonight."

Ellyse Perry: "It;s a lovely feeling to achieve what we have over the last few months ... it's a bit sore [ankle] but it's alright ... holly's been a star for us, I probably felt a bit of pressure as I replaced her tonight." Perry says she's looking forward to bowling with Holly Ferling in the future.

Julie Hunter says she's thrilled to have been part of the double - the World T20 and the World Cup. "A lot can happen in four years and we worked hard to make sure we change that result [of the previous world cup]."

43.1
W
Hunter to Smartt, OUT, and it's an epic catch to end the World Cup! Lisa Sthalekar moves nimbly to her right at short midwicket and dives full length to take the catch inches from the ground. Smartt had chipped it tamely in the air.

TD Smartt c Sthalekar b Hunter 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Julie Hunter's back for her second spell...

END OF OVER:
43 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI-W: 145/9 (115 runs required from 41 balls, RR: 3.37, RRR: 16.42)

  • Kyshona A Knight21 (57b)
  • TD Smartt0 (0b)
  • EA Osborne7-2-26-2
  • EA Perry10-3-19-3
42.6
0
Osborne to Kyshona A Knight, no run, left alone outside off stump
42.5
0
Osborne to Kyshona A Knight, no run, she loses balance as she slogs across the line and is beaten by a slow off break
42.4
4
Osborne to Kyshona A Knight, FOUR runs, Knight hits the ball over mid-on and collects another boundary
42.3
0
Osborne to Kyshona A Knight, no run, defended off the back foot on the off side

The injured Smartt is the last batsman for West Indies

42.2
W
Osborne to Mohammed, OUT, caught at deep midwicket! Schutt runs in to catch the ball on the move after Mohammed advanced and slogged across the line. Only one more to take now.

A Mohammed c Schutt b Osborne 14 (28m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

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  • Lisa Sthalekar retires from international cricket

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  • Australia's limping hero

    Ellyse Perry aborted her first two attempts at bowling because of an injured ankle, but she fought through to deliver a match-winning spell

  • Attack key to Fields' glory

    Most captains would have rested their two star bowlers after making the initial breakthroughs in a World Cup final. But Jodie Fields isn't like most captains

  • Dominant in every aspect

    Stats highlights from Australia's convincing victory in the final of the 2013 Women's World Cup

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32Kycia A KnightNY McLean
2nd6SR TaylorNY McLean
3rd3Kyshona A KnightNY McLean
4th16MR AguilleiraKyshona A Knight
4th31MR AguilleiraDJS Dottin
5th21DJS DottinSA Campbelle
6th0SF DaleySA Campbelle
7th5SF DaleySL Quintyne
8th0A MohammedSF Daley
9th27A MohammedKyshona A Knight
10th4TD SmarttKyshona A Knight