they get back for two! The greatest women's T20I run chase ever! Full on off, she mistimes to long on, they run hard and beat the throw easily! What a win!
Wareham and Litchfield's 66-run partnership is AUS-W's highest for the 7th wicket in WT20Is, breaking the record of 48 between Sthalekar and Blackwell
An extraordinary performance from Hayley Matthews and the West Indies team. A stunning win. It was a staggering display of batting all-round from both sides with records galore but Matthews is on a different level right now. She deserves every plaudit she gets. What a series we've got now. The decider is on Thursday in Brisbane at Allan Border Field and it should be another high scoring game. Join us then to see if the West Indies can fashion an away series win against the World Champions. Thanks for your company tonight.
Hayley Matthews is unsurprisingly player of the match: "I think I've learned more about myself and my batting. The areas I want to access. It's been working really well for me. The leadership of the team has made me take a lot more responsibility. Last game we spoke about learning. We came in with the exact same team for that exact reason. Obviously the last game was a bit tough for us with the ball but we backed the bowlers to come back today and we saw from the start they were right on the mark. We knew we had to go pretty hard early on with the bat. Batting with Stafanie helps a lot and I think she really got into her groove today. To chase down over 200 is something we've never been able to do let alone against the best team in the world. I'm incredibly proud of this squad and hopefully we can keep moving forward."
Sampath Bandarupalli: Seventh consecutive Player-of-the-match award for Hayley Matthews in T20Is. She scored 452 runs at 90.40 average, 138.22 SR, one century and three fifties (The remaining WI batters scored 439 runs in those seven games) and took 15 wickets at 10.60 average with one four-wicket haul and also four catches.
10.24pm West Indies win by seven wickets with a ball to spare! Hayley Matthews and the West Indies have orchestrated the greatest run chase in women's T20I cricket. That was truly stunning! They were 11 for 1 but never wavered as Matthews and Stafanie Taylor kept them on track the whole way. Matthews played one of the best innings of all time. She made 132 off 64 balls. An incredible performance. Taylor made 59 off 41.
Two to win
yorker fired down leg, it comes off pad and runs fine, Mooney can't stop it cleanly, it runs away for two leg byes
waist high full toss again and she miscues to long off on the bounce
waist high full toss miscued to cover, Litchfield fumbles bizarrely at cover and they somehow get two
low full toss, she skips out and drives to long off
Gardner to bowl the last. West Indies need 8 off 6
ishq: "Hayley Mathews! What an allrounder excelling in every branch of the game of cricket. A big Salute!"
yorker on off, 83kph, she drives to long off
Matthews is crestfallen. But she gets a standing ovation for one of the all time great T20I innings. That was truly special batting
bowled around her legs! Finally a yorker at the base of leg! Matthews stepped outside off to sweep again but the fuller length beats and it crashes into the base of leg!
steps outside off and sweeps behind square! This is staggering batting! She's a step ahead of every move!
nailed over mid off! Just over the outstretched arms of the fielder on the ring. Great shot!
Around the wicket. Deep cover back. Mid off up
carbon copy! Over cover again! Matthews is feasting. Wide of off with no one back is a recipe for disaster
lofted over cover-point again with no one back! Tossed up outside off with no protection and it goes again!
Jonassen on. Over the wicket
Just three off the over!
clever slower ball, completely deceives Henry! 84kph outside off, it pitches and shoots under the bat
Andy C: "Matthews passes Dottin's 112* highest score for WI"
full on leg, she loses her shape as she swings this to deep midwicket
play and miss trying to steer to deep third. 106kph wide yorker and she hits the ground as it passes the bat
swing and a miss trying to drive outside off
Sandon: "Why have Australia pretty much had no outfielders on the offside for the entire innings? Especially inexplicable with their persistance bowling wide lines outside off, very hard to watch."
whipped to deep midwicket and they pick up one
clean bowled! Leg stump lights up! Cross seam, speared in at leg full, Taylor tries to heave across the line over deep midwicket and misses and Schutt hits!
94kph, cutter, she drives but doesn't time it, straight to mid off
Over the wicket
angled across outside off, she swings hard and gets a thick outside edge to deep third
|North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Toss||West Indies Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1678|
|Match days||2 October 2023 - night (20-over match)|