Last Update on: November 27th, 2023 at 04:04 pm
West Indies Women’s National Cricket Team dugout erupted in celebration after the team registered a historic victory over Australia Women’s National Cricket Team in the second T20I of the three-match series on Monday, October 2, at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney.
West Indies Women’s National Cricket Team won the toss and elected to field first in the match. West Indies made the most of the decision to bowl first as they bagged two quick wickets and reduced the hosts to 7/2. However, Ellyse Perry stitched together 70 runs with Beth Mooney to bring his side back into the game.
Even though West Indies picked wickets at regular intervals, it wasn’t enough to stop Australia to a low score as Ellyse Perry smashed a brilliant 70 runs off 46 balls while Phoebe Litchfield played an absolutely stupendous knock of 52 runs off 19 balls, equaling the record for the fastest fifty in women’s T20Is off 18 balls.
Also, Georgia Wareham and Annabel Sutherland chipped in with brilliant 32 and 13 runs to help their side reach 212/6 in 20 overs. The top performer for the visitors in the bowling department was Hayley Matthews as she bagged three wickets.
Hayley Matthews, however, wasn’t satisfied after her bowling brilliance and played a sensational innings, scoring 132 runs off 64 balls and she accounted for more than 60 percent of her team’s runs. The skipper was well supported by Stafanie Taylor, who scored 59 runs off 41 balls and played a key role in West Indies record-breaking run-chase.
As Shemaine Campbelle took two runs on the last-second ball of the 20th over, which was bowled by Ashleigh Gardner, the West Indies dugout erupted in celebration and the players looked elated after registering a 7-wicket win over the hosts with one ball remaining.
Watch: West Indies Dugout Breaks Into Celebration After Historic Run-Chase vs Australia
The West Indies have completed the biggest EVER run chase in women's T20I history!
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) October 2, 2023
There’s just no better feeling!!!! pic.twitter.com/tvEkex4dU5
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 2, 2023
Meanwhile, the score chased by the West Indies was the highest-ever total successfully chased in the history of women’s T20Is. This was also the first time in women’s T20I history that a team chased down 200 runs with the last best run-chase record being with England for their 199 chase against India in 2018. Also, it was overall the highest-scoring women’s T20I in history with 425 runs being scored by both teams combined.