Cricket: Australia won their sixth ICC Women’s World Cup today as they beat the West Indies by 114 runs.
Having won the toss, the Aussies racked up 259 for seven with Rachel Haynes (52) and player of the match Jess Cameron (75) offering the most resistance.
Pace bowler Ellyse Perry, who teamed up with Jodie Fields for some late-order hitting for Australia, then turned on the style from the crease and tore through the Windies’ top order.
She took a wicket in each of her first three overs to reduce the Caribbean side to 41-3.
Merissa Aguilleira and Deandra Dottin briefly threatened some fireworks, but after both fell to Lisa Sthalekar, the Windies limped to 145 all out.
Perry said: “It was wonderful to play the way we did, a really special day and something I’m privileged to be a part of.
“I’ve been battling an ankle injury for about three months, I thought it was going to be a really long night for me, but I’ve been looked after by our medical staff and I wouldn’t have missed this for the world.”