Australia Women complete ODI whitewash against West Indies Women

The West Indies slumped to a third consecutive defeat this time by eight wickets to be swept by Australia in their three-match ODI series on Wednesday.

Australian Women’s Cricket Team

The West Indies elected to bat for the first time in this series and the change might have brought the hope of a change in fortune, but the target of 180 set by the ladies in maroon was not enough to trouble the Aussies.

After losing the wicket of Reniece Boyce for 1 in the second over, Britney Cooper and Kyshona Knight came together for a 41-run partnership. And when Cooper fell to Wareham for 16, Knight turned to her captain but the two could only muster a  62-ball 31-run stand for the third wicket. 

The West Indies dealt in boundaries while failing to rotate the strike, which meant that when Knight fell for 40, the home side was 73-3 with a run rate of 2.70 in the 27th over. 

There was a fight from Chinelle Henry and young Sheneta Grimmond late in the innings, with the latter contributing a 24-ball 34. A Megan Schutt hat-trick was able to swing the momentum back with the visitors at the innings break, however. Yet, it was the non-existent running between the wickets that would prove the downfall of the West Indians, as they could only manage to set a target of 180. 

The Australians got off to a flying start, with Alyssa Healy punishing anything short of a good length, dispatching Shamilia Connell for four consecutive 4s in the 5th over. Though the hosts would find some comfort in the wickets of Healy and Haynes, it took the Australians a mere 32 overs to complete victory. 

The teams now turn their attention to the three-match T20 international series starting at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.”

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