14th Match, Wellington, March 15, 2022, ICC Women's World Cup
(30.2/50 ov, T:132) 132/3

AUS Women won by 7 wickets (with 118 balls remaining)

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On that note, we wrap up thing for today. An early finish thanks to the Aussies being dominant again. We have a lot of cricketing action on this platform. Do come back for more. Tomorrow it's a huge game - England v India from Tauranga. We will be there. Keep those comments coming in and don't forget to join us for that game. Until then, on behalf of my outstanding co-commentator Ekanth and scorer Venkat Raghav, signing off from here. Be well.

Meg Lanning: It's just about adjusting to the breeze and knowing what you can and can't do. It's pretty much two games of cricket from either end. That's the beauty of our squad, we have got such great depth, anyone who comes in makes an impact on the game. Early wickets upfront today made a difference and put them under pressure. With the ball they play a little bit differently to how other attacks do - they open with spin, have some pretty clear plans, they kept it tight and made it difficult for us. I thought Rach [Haynes] and Moons [Mooney] at the back end did extremely well, losing early wickets is not ideal but what we have shown in this tournament is that it gives a chance for us to rebuild and then really push towards the end. Not sure to be honest, we played New Zealand last year for three overs and we did not get to see what the ground did. It's an amazing stadium and it's a big game against India, really excited about the chance to play at Eden Park. New venue - we have to look at the conditions and play from there.

Stafanie Taylor: It is not the best batting display from us. As a group we pride ourselves whenever we go out there to bat. We did not assess the conditions well. Losing early wickets put a dent in the batting. Anything over 250 if we come and bowl well. We spoke about that, 130 is way below-par, I thought the bowling group did really well. I wouldn't say that. We still have 3 games to go, we have to go back to the drawing board, regroup and we move on. Wish I had somebody with me to build a big partnership.

Perry: Still haven't' thought about it like that [on her dream run against West Indies]. Really nice conditions today, there was a bit in the wicket.The wind and the slope, really cool to put up a performance like that as a bowling group. Probably just some consistency around my shape with the new ball, trying to hit a good length. The more I bowl, the better rhythm I have. I make him work a lot more than he is paid for. Really appreciate that from Ben [Sawyer the bowling coach]. I love training I think. Sometimes playing Test matches been really helpful as I get to bowl a lot more and it helps my rhythm. Other girls are different, Schutty [Schutt] hardly bowls in the nets and comes in and makes it look so easy out there. It's different for different people I guess. It is different conditions, it's our base for a lot of games. It's been a little bit wet this morning, lots of reward with the bat when we get in. It's a really nice ground to play in.

Ellyse Perry is the Player of the Match for her three wickets at the top.

Hayes: "Gee, how good was the Prediction from the other Commentator about the chase taking 30 overs? Almost dead on!"

4.55pm: West Indies gave a good account defending a paltry score, they had Australia 7/2 but the calmness of Haynes and the class of Perry saw off the tough early period. Once that was seen off, it was just a cruise even though West Indies kept the field in and made it as tough as possible. They didn't have enough runs in the bank to defend and now it's two big losses in a row now for them which should affect their NRR which is now in the negative. Australia head the table with their 4th consecutive win. They remain the side to beat at this #CWC. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Taylor to Haynes, 1 run

Haynes finishes it off. Steps out to pull the full-toss over mid-wicket, they win by 7 wickets

Taylor to Haynes, no run

full on the stumps, dug out

end of over 306 runs
AUS-W: 131/3CRR: 4.36 RRR: 0.05 • Need 1 run from 20 overs
Beth Mooney28 (42b 3x4)
Rachael Haynes82 (93b 9x4)
Shakera Selman 4-0-18-0
Stafanie Taylor 1-0-7-0
Selman to Mooney, no run

nudged to mid-wicket, Haynes is sent back

Selman to Haynes, 1 run

width outside off, Haynes slashes it to third man, sharp fielding keeps it to a single. Scores level now

Selman to Haynes, no run

full on the stumps, defended

Selman to Mooney, 1 run

good length on off, dabbed wide of Dottin at backward point

Selman to Mooney, FOUR runs

super shot. Full on the stumps, Mooney stays still and drives wide of mid-off, threaded the needle there did Mooney

Selman to Mooney, no run

Mooney comes down, but is cramped by the length ball on the stumps, defended to point

end of over 297 runs
AUS-W: 125/3CRR: 4.31 RRR: 0.33 • Need 7 runs from 21 overs
Rachael Haynes81 (91b 9x4)
Beth Mooney23 (38b 2x4)
Stafanie Taylor 1-0-7-0
Shakera Selman 3-0-12-0
Taylor to Haynes, no run

calmly defends the last ball off the back foot

Taylor to Haynes, FOUR runs

almost all the way. One bounce and over. Haynes steps out and smashes the full-toss over mid-wicket

Taylor to Mooney, 1 run

Haynes does well to evade that hard hit from Mooney, who thumps the full-toss to long-on

Taylor to Haynes, 1 run

sliding down, a bottom-edge on the pull, Haynes slips and they settle for a single

Taylor to Mooney, 1 run

Mooney steps out and sweeps it wide of short fine

Taylor to Mooney, no run

full on the stumps, forward and defended

end of over 285 runs
AUS-W: 118/3CRR: 4.21 RRR: 0.63 • Need 14 runs from 22 overs
Rachael Haynes76 (88b 8x4)
Beth Mooney21 (35b 2x4)
Shakera Selman 3-0-12-0
Hayley Matthews 8-2-31-1
Selman to Haynes, 2 runs

quick running gives them two. Cut wide of the sweeper and Haynes comes back

Selman to Haynes, no run

full outside off, driven to cover

Narendra: "@mayur, disagree, that mens australian team faced way competition from south africa than they did from india, india only competed against them at home, that too only in tests.."

Selman to Haynes, no run

another cutter outside off, Haynes again does not get bat on the run-down to third man

Selman to Haynes, no run

extra bounce outside off, Haynes dabs and misses

Selman to Mooney, 1 run

off-cutter outside off, glided to third man

Selman to Mooney, 2 runs

Mooney steps out, drives to the sweeper, Nation fumbles and gives away another run

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