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AUS Women vs WI Women, Final at Kolkata, , Apr 03 2016 - Ball by Ball Commentary

Final, Eden Gardens, April 03, 2016, Women's World T20
(19.3/20 ov, T:149) 149/2

WI Women won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
66 (45) & 1/13
Player Of The Series
246 runs • 8 wkts
Full commentary

Formalities aside, this is what these women would have been dreaming about. The team enters the stage and Stafanie Taylor gets the World T20 trophy. Let the celebrations begin.

One down, one to go. Even as the WI team celebrates, the men begin their warm-ups for their blockbuster game, not too far away. That is all from us for this final but switch tabs to live commentary for the men's game. See ya soon. Take care.

5.40pm Time for the presentation.

Firstly, the officials - the match referee and umpires are called to the stage for a token.

The Australia team then make their way to the stage. Not to forget, what an awesome campaign they have had, they have looked a thoroughly professional set-up (maybe the best), and as happens in sport, you lose. Well played though. A round of applause for Meg Lanning.

Meg Lanning: "Full credit to the West Indies they came out with the bat, did not quite get the result we wanted. We fell we are a little short, 160 would have been nice. Said that, if we bowled well we would have defended. Really exciting, tough road into the World Cup, proud of the effort that everyone has put in.

Stafanie Taylor is the Player of the Series, what a fantastic tournament the captain has had. "I've been waiting for this a long time and it has come at the right time. Didn't get the start we wanted but the batting has done it for us. Fantastic to know that the men were with us. Sammy sent me a text this morning that we were going to win."

Up come the West Indies players for their medals, beaming smiles on their faces.

Hayley Matthews is the Player of the Match: "Words cant explain what I feel now. Able to bring the trophy home is a great feeling. (Stafanie) was telling me to stay with her."

5.30pm Sensational run-chase, they made a terribly hard chase look so easy. It was nicely set up by their openers Stafanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews, their fantastic fifties have essentially done the job for WI. So the Women's team follow the U-19 team as winners of a global event. What joy. And the celebrations show how much it means to them too. Australia were quite poor in the field and with the ball, very poor lines and hittable balls, the openers latched onto the chances and took them to their maiden WT20 title. Rightful winners, and that is all they'll care about. West Indies have been ably led by superstar allrounder Stafanie Taylor, who was West Indies' leading run-scorer. Deandra Dottin finishes with nine wickets, joint highest. Both players' all-round abilities have been indispensable to this title-winning run.

"Great to knock off such a good score to win the tournament, always going to be a hard total," says Hayley Matthews. "Very good to have all three wins"

"Words can't explain what I'm feeling right now. Means so much for us and especially the people of the Caribbean, says Merissa Aguilleira. "Sammy sent us a voice note this morning."

"Good batting wicket, our line-up is very strong," Deandra Dottin.

Britney Cooper has no words to describe her emotion. "I wasn't worried about anything, I said to myself no way in hell will Australia come back and win this," she manages. "So amazing."

Shreya Tanzin: "matthews is a #champion, dottin is a #champion, anisa a #champion. everybody knows staph taylor's a #champion! Congrats #windies queens! "

Perry to Cooper, 2 runs

it is all over. Full on middle, and skewed to midwicket. What should have been an easy run out turns into an overthrow and the subsequent winning runs. West Indies have won their first Women's World T20. Lanning has her head in her hands. The celebrations have begun and so has the dancing. The West Indies players finally get around to shake the hands of the Australia team. But the dancing doesn't stop. The West Indies' men team joins the ladies in their celebrations. Darren Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite run around in joyous hugs with the women, with the tune of "Champion" in the background.

Everyone inside

Perry to Cooper, no run

superb yorker on middle, unplayable. Cooper digs it out back to the bowler.

Fielders now come in closer.

Perry to Dottin, 1 run

there is that one to cover. Not very clever from Lanning. A length delivery outside off is pushed to cover for an easy run.

The Women's World T20 has come down to the last over. Perry to bowl. Perform or perish. The game firmly in Wi's hands. Six inside the circle, not many saving one though, which I firmly disagree with. Got to be in to stop the one.

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
WI-W: 146/2CRR: 7.68 RRR: 3.00
Deandra Dottin17 (11b 2x4)
Britney Cooper1 (1b)
Rene Farrell 4-0-35-1
Kristen Beams 4-0-27-1
Farrell to Dottin, 1 run

a very high full toss outside off is smashed down to long-on

How about a wicket here? A boundary would do for WI.

Nisar: "A bit early to predict but, it seems that West Indies are going to celebrate two world cup trophies today. "

Farrell to Cooper, 1 run

saved three did the bowler. Full on off and smashed back at the bowler who gets her feet behind it. One for the ricochet

Brit Cooper.

Farrell to Taylor, OUT

gone, straight to point. Too little, too late? Full outside off and Taylor squeezes a cut straight to the fielder. Distraught but she needn't be after that innings. Splendid performance.

Stafanie Taylor c Jonassen b Farrell 59 (57b 6x4 0x6 72m) SR: 103.5
Farrell to Dottin, 1 run

yorker on middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket.

Farrell to Dottin, FOUR runs

that will be four more and that should be the tournament. Full outside off, drilled to mid-off, who runs around and lets it go through her hands. Four more

Farrell to Dottin, FOUR runs

four. Big hit, Huge hit. Massive play. Very full on off and drilled back over the bowler's head for four. Superb.

This could be the decisive over, the penultimate over of the tournament. 14 to win

end of over 186 runs
WI-W: 135/1CRR: 7.50 RRR: 7.00
Deandra Dottin7 (7b)
Stafanie Taylor59 (56b 6x4)
Kristen Beams 4-0-27-1
Rene Farrell 3-0-24-0
Beams to Dottin, 1 run

lots of flight on middle and leg and pushed down to long-on. That is pretty much all they need.

Rohit: "I back the Southern Stars to win it from here. Wicket of the WI skipper at the other end, and pretty much Australia's match! Nervy this..."

Beams to Dottin, no run

flat outside off, Dottin misses a sweep

Beams to Dottin, 2 runs

a very deft reverse sweep for two, flight outside off, Dottin gets down low and connects but Healy nearly gets across to take it.

Beams to Taylor, 1 run

flight on off, Taylor comes down and drills a drive to long-off. Another single.

Beams to Dottin, 1 run

very high full toss on off, swept to deep midwicket

Beams to Taylor, 1 run

very flat on off, a tapped run to cover. There should be no run there.

end of over 177 runs
WI-W: 129/1CRR: 7.58 RRR: 6.66
Stafanie Taylor57 (54b 6x4)
Deandra Dottin3 (3b)
Rene Farrell 3-0-24-0
Kristen Beams 3-0-21-1
Farrell to Taylor, 1 run

very full on middle and leg, a thick inside edge races down to fine leg, should have been two but Taylor can't come back. Seven off it, good over for WI.

Farrell to Taylor, 2 runs

full and wide outside off, Taylor goes for an expanisve drive over cover but skews over point for a couple. Vital runs

Farrell to Dottin, 1 run

overpitched outside off, smeared to long-on, just the one again.

Farrell to Taylor, 1 run

very full outside off, scooped over cover for one. Taylor doing it very nicely.

Mark: "GO WEST INDIES!!! Fantastic to see. It also suggests that whoever wins the Toss this evening may need to set around 200 to have a chance. It's going to be a second high-scoring game of the day"

Farrell to Dottin, 1 run

full on off, driven to long-on

Kashif: "Is this wicket of Matthews a shift in the momentum? Nevertheless, she played a gem of an inning."

Farrell to Taylor, 1 run

good length delivery on off, nips back in, Taylor chops to point for an easy run.

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