Women's World Cup, Australia beat West Indies: Records broken
The Australian women's cricket team beat West Indies to win a fourth successive match in the ICC Women's World Cup on Tuesday in Wellington. Batting first, West Indies Women were bowled out for a paltry 131 in 45.5 overs. Stafanie Taylor was the top scorer with 50. In response, Australia were reduced to 7/2 before Rachael Haynes scored a match-winning 83*. Here's more.
Australia Women clinch a seven-wicket win
West Indies were reduced to 34/3 before Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle added a 36-run stand. Campbelle departed in the 23rd over as WI lost their way from there on to be bowled out for 131. Ellyse Perry claimed three wickets for the Aussies, giving away 22 runs from her eight overs. In response, WI claimed two early wickets but Haynes showed her authority.
Taylor smashes her 37th ODI fifty
Taylor scored a 91-ball 50 for WI Women, hitting three fours. She has raced to 5,228 runs in ODIs at 44.68. She slammed her 37th ODI fifty. Taylor now has 769 runs in the Women's World Cup at 30.76. She slammed her fourth World Cup fifty. Against the Aussies, she has 357 runs at 35.70. She hit her third fifty versus Australia.
Haynes gets past 500 career World Cup runs
Haynes struck a superb 83*-run knock. Her innings was laced with nine fours. Haynes has raced to 2,365 runs at 39.41. She has 17 ODI fifties under her belt. In 13 World Cup matches to date, Haynes now has 578 runs at an average of 52.54. She is the sixth Aussie to surpass the 500-run mark. She slammed her fourth World Cup fifty.
Perry achieves these feats
Perry (3/22) has raced to 161 ODI wickets at 24.64. In the World Cup, Perry has claimed 31 wickets now at 24.09. She is the joint-seventh highest wicket-taker in Women's World Cup, matching the tally of former Indian bowler Diana Edulji (31).
Aussies top the standings; WI are fifth
Australia Women top the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 standings. They have eight points from four games with a NRR of +1.744. Meanwhile, WI are placed fifth with four points from four games. They have a NRR of -1.233.