Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Australia thump West Indies in Women's World Cup

Australia thump West Indies in Women's World Cup

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

The 2013 champion, Australia, enters the tournament in good form with two comfortable wins over South Africa and pakistan by eight wickets and 103 runs respectively, in the warm-up matches.

The two batters put on 171 runs for the opening wicket in 30.1 overs.

Australia took control as the West Indies collapsed to 204 all out.

"When we were out there that it felt like we were in a dream", said Bolton, who was later adjudged player of the match.

"West Indies is good with bat and ball, we experienced that in India in the World Cup T20, it's a very unsafe, side so we're looking forward to it.We know we're going to have to play really well to get the result we want and I think it's a great way to start the tournament", Lanning added.

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"We're not reading too much into the warm-up results, we're expecting a very good West Indies side to come out and we're expecting them to play at their best".

That brought captain Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin together, with Dottin showing her usual spark to ignite some impetus with six boundaries in her 29, while her captain made 45 in the anchor role.

A fourth consecutive half-century for Mooney led Australia's chase, with Bolton following her to the half-century from 73 balls.

The loss to West Indies a year ago has not been a point of major discussion among Australia's players, but Lanning did not shy away from the fact that it had hurt her team a great deal.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, West Indies had a very slow start that never showed signs of picking up during their 48-over stint. "We didn't bat well, we had a platform but the middle order didn't push on to get us to that total".

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