MUMBAI, India – Skipper Stafanie Taylor and teammate Britney Cooper were the two main stars in helping the West Indies Women reach the Final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament for the first time.
Cooper, adjudged the Player-of-the-Match, smashed 61 off 48 balls to lift the Windies Women to 143 for six, after they were put in to bat in the second semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium.
Taylor, who made 25 in her side’s innings, returned to grab 3-26 from her allotted four overs, as the New Zealanders, undefeated in the group stage, were restricted to 137 for eight in reply.
It was the fourth time that the Caribbean side had reached the semi-final stage of the WWT20, but they have never played in the Final.
Both Taylor and Cooper said it was good the team had overcome that hurdle, but the ultimate goal is to claim a first ever global title.
Summarized scores: West Indies Women 143 for 6 (Cooper 61, Taylor 25, Devine 4-22) beat New Zealand Women 137 for 8 (McGlashan 38, Satterthwaite 24, Taylor 3-26) by six runs