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Women's World Cup: Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 27-06-2017 IANS

Women's World Cup: Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets © Provided by Khaleej Times Women's World Cup: Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets

Riding on opener Nicole Bolton's unbeaten century, Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC Women's cricket World Cup on Monday.

Chasing 205, Australian openers Beth Mooney (70) and Bolton (107 not out) put on a 171-run partnership before the former was dismissed in the 31st over by spinner Stafanie Taylor.

New batswoman Meg Lanning (12) then joined Bolton but failed to display her class as she was sent back to the pavilion by Taylor in the 35th over.

With 15 runs remaining, incoming batswoman Ellyse Perry (5 not out) along with Bolton then completed the proceedings with 71 balls remaining.

Earlier, choosing to bat after winning the toss, the West Indies were bowled out for 204 in 47.5 overs with opener Hayley Matthews (46) and middle-order batswoman Stafanie Taylor (45) being the main contributors with the bat.

For Australia, Perry took three wickets while Kristen Beams and Jess Jonassen took two wickets each.

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