Australia clobbers Windies by 71 runs

Women’s ICC T20 tourney

West Indies celebrate a wicket (Romario Samaroo photo)

In a replay of the 2016 women’s World T20 finals, West Indies were not as lucky as they suffered a 71-run defeat after a batting collapse against Australia in the first semifinals of the tourney held last night at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

Over 10,000 attendees had their hearts broken after watching Windies captain Stafanie Taylor win the toss and electing to bowl first but allowing the visitors to reach 142-5, while being  bundled out for 71 in 17.3 overs.

Shakera Selman with ball in hand opened from the Sir Andy Roberts End, troubling Australia’s Beth Mooney with a lifting delivery. Mooney pushed for a single off the second ball with Alyssa Healy, who entered the match with much speculation on her condition, getting the first boundary to square off of a long hop to end the first over with eight runs from it…..

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