2nd T20 International Series
Australia Women vs West Indies Women
Venue: North Sydney Oval
Toss: West Indies won the toss and bowled
Results: West Indies won by 7 wickets
Hayley Matthews led the West Indies Women’s cricket team to a record-breaking victory by leading the highest run chase in women’s T20 International history. Matthews, who scored a stunning 132 runs off just 64 balls, stood out as one of the most memorable performers in the history of the game. The sensational innings helped the West Indies chase down an imposing target, leading to an historic win.
The West Indies set a new benchmark with a score of 213-3, securing the win with a ball to spare, bringing the series to a tie at 1-1. Fans at North Sydney Oval witnessed a treat, as a combined total of 425 runs were scored in a single day, making it a match for the ages.
However, it wasn’t just Matthews’ batting prowess that stood out. Earlier in the day, she showcased her bowling skills by taking 3-36 off her four overs – to earn her the Player of the Match award for an incredible seventh consecutive game.
Matthews received tremendous support from Stafanie Taylor. The pair added a record 174 runs for the second wicket which laid the foundation. Taylor played a pivotal role, scoring a brisk 59 off 41 balls – the 22nd half century of her illustrious career.
Speaking after the match, Matthews said:
Today was quite incredible, I can’t quite find the words for it as yet. Staf and I started really having a look at a chance of chasing it probably needing around 105 from 55/54 balls. I think at that moment with the momentum we had, we only spoke about going as hard as we can from both ends. Kudos to Staf as well, she played an amazing knock at the other end and took so much pressure off of me, and kept the boundaries flowing.
Earlier in the day Australia posted 212-6 from their 20 overs. Ellyse Perry top-scored for them with 70 while Pheobe Litchfield tied scoring the fastest T20I half-century, she made 52 not out.
The teams now travel to Brisbane for the third and final T20I which will be played at the Allan Broder Field on Thursday. First ball is 4:05am Eastern Caribbean/3:05am Jamaica. With the series tied 1-1 the winners will take the trophy.
Match Schedule and Results:
1 October: 1st T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney – Australia won by 8 wickets
2 October: 2nd T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney – West Indies won by 7 wickets
5 October: 3rd T20I at Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 6:05pm local time (3:05am Eastern Caribbean, 2:05am Jamaica)
8 October: 1st ODI at Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 9:35am local time (6:35pm October 7 Eastern Caribbean, 5:35pm Jamaica)
12 October: 2nd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne – 10:05am local time (7:05pm October 11 Eastern Caribbean, 6:05pm Jamaica)
14 October: 3rd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne – 10:05am local time (7:05pm October 13 Eastern Caribbean, 6:05pm Jamaica)
FULL SQUAD: Hayley Matthews (Captain), Shemaine Campbelle (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Karishma Ramharack, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams
Team Management: Shane Deitz (Head Coach), Sheena Gooding (Team Manager), Damien Wright (Assistant Coach), Ryan Austin (Assistant Coach), Tajay Grant (Physiotherapist), Antonia Burton (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Gary Belle (Performance Analyst), Dr. Nadine Sammy (Mental Skills Coach), Naasira Mohammed (Media Officer)