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Long wait over, says Windies Women's captain after WT20 triumph

IANS |April 3, 2016, 7:01 PM IST
Long wait over, says Windies Women's captain after WT20 triumph

Kolkata: After clinching the World Twenty20 women's title beating Australia here, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor on Sunday heaped praise on her team for giving their best and said she was waiting for this moment for a long time.

The West Indies beat three-time defending champions Australia by eight wickets in the final at the Eden Gardens here.

For the West Indies, Hayley Matthews (66) and captain Stafanie Taylor (59) were the top two run-scorers chasing Australia's total of 148 for 5.

"I've been waiting for this a long time and it has come at the right time. We played some fantastic cricket today. Didn't get the start we wanted with the bowling but the batting has done it for us," skipper Stafanie said at the post-match presentation ceremony here.

"Fantastic to know that the men’s team were behind us. (Men's captain) Darren Sammy sent me a text this morning that we were going to win, just wanted us to back ourselves and give our best," she said.

This is the first time the West Indies have won the trophy. By winning, they halted Australia's juggernaut that had won three consecutive World T20s from 2010 onwards.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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