AUS vs WI: In a thrilling encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia took on West Indies in the 3rd ODI of the series. Australia, having won the toss, elected to bowl first, and their exceptional bowling performance proved to be the highlight of the match.
The Australian bowlers dismantled the West Indies batting lineup, restricting them to a meagre total of 103 runs for the loss of all their wickets in just 31.4 overs. The standout performer with the ball for Australia was Sutherland, who displayed remarkable skills and took three crucial wickets. She was ably supported by Kim Garth, Alana King, and Tahlia McGrath, who each chipped in with two wickets, while Wareham contributed with one wicket.
West Indies Women struggled with their batting, and their innings were marred by poor shot selection and an inability to deal with the disciplined Australian bowling attack. In response, Australia chased down the target of 104 runs quite comfortably. They reached 106/2 in just 15.3 overs, with Kim Garth, who had earlier shone with the ball, being the star with the bat as well. Her all-around performance earned her the well-deserved title of “Player of the Match.”
With this victory, Australia Women sealed the ODI series 2-0, demonstrating their dominance in the contest. In addition to her Player of the Match award, Kim Garth was also honored as the “Player of the Series” for her consistent and outstanding contributions throughout the series.
This match will be remembered for Australia’s exceptional bowling and all-around performance, underlining their status as a formidable force in women’s cricket.