WATCH: West Indies Women chase down highest ever total in T20I to beat Australia women by 7 wickets

In a historic and thrilling encounter at the Sydney Oval, West Indies Women scripted an incredible run chase, defeating AUS-W by 7 wickets.

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In a historic and thrilling encounter at the North Sydney Oval, West Indies Women scripted an incredible run chase, defeating Australia Women by 7 wickets in the second T20I. Led by their dynamic skipper, Healy Mathews, the West Indies pulled off a remarkable victory with an all-round performance that will be remembered for years to come. They chased down 213 runs in 20 overs, making it the highest run chase in women's T20I.


West Indies skipper Healy Mathews had a day to remember for years. First, she clinched three wickets for her team when other bowlers were struggling. And then, in 200+ runs, Chase Mathews smashed a record-breaking century. In her 132-run inning, Mathews hammered 20 fours and five sixes. She was looking at the beast with her performance. It's worth noting that in the last seven T20Is for the West Indies, she has won seven Player of the Match awards.

Here is the winning moment for the West Indies:

Earlier, West Indies skipper Mathews won the toss, opting to bowl first. Her decision paid off handsomely, as the Australian women clocked early, losing two wickets for a mere seven runs. Mathews herself dismissed the dangerous Tahila McGrath, while Chinelle Henry sent the Australian skipper, Alyssa Healy, back to the pavilion for a duck. However, the Australian duo of Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry provided some resistance by adding 70 runs for the third wicket.

Perry and Phoebe Litchfield propelled Australia to a comfortable total


After early setbacks, Perry took the charge and crafted a brilliant half-century, scoring 70 runs from 46 deliveries, featuring five fours and four sixes. In the end, Phoebe Litchfield's explosive, unbeaten 56 off just 19 balls propelled Australia past the 200-run mark. However, Mathews clinched three crucial wickets and set the tone for herself.

Chasing the daunting target, the West Indies faced an early setback as opener Shakiba Gajnabi fell victim to Megan Schutt. However, the West Indies batters showed incredible resilience and determination. Healy Mathews, in particular, played an innings for the ages, pairing with Stafanie Taylor to amass an astonishing 174 runs for the second wicket partnership. Taylor contributed with a composed 59 runs off 41 deliveries, adorned with 11 boundaries.

The star of the show, Healy Mathews, outdid herself by smashing an awe-inspiring century, amassing 132 runs from just 64 balls. Her extraordinary innings included a staggering 20 fours and five sixes. Matthews' breathtaking batting display turned the tide in favour of the visitors, as they secured a comfortable victory. Her stellar performance earned her the well-deserved Player of the Match award, while Megan Schutt emerged as the standout bowler for Australia with two crucial wickets.

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