Powerful cricket team Australia defeats West Indies by seven wickets and continues their confident march towards a record seventh title, in a lopsided league stage encounter to secure their fourth consecutive win at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 in Wellington (March 15). Australia, the most successful team in the event’s history, has lived up to its favourite status thus far in the competition, looking much too powerful in comparison to the other seven teams in the fray.
The Meg Lanning-led team appeared to have everything covered, delivering out polished performances one after the other to take the lead in the rankings with eight points from four victories.
West Indies, the 2013 runner-up squad, were no match for Australia, as they were bowled out for 131 in 45.5 overs after deciding to bat in the match.
After Australia defeats West Indies by seven wickets, the Aussies have won the hearts of their supporters. West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals from the start, with skipper Stafanie Taylor playing a lone hand with a battling 91-ball 50. Taylor held one end while wickets continued to fall from the other. The West Indies’ struggles may be seen in the fact that their greatest partnership was a 36-run fourth-wicket stand between Taylor and wicketkeeper batter Shemaine Campbelle (20).