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Big Win For Australia Women

Australia celebrate a wicket
Australia hammered the West Indies by 86 runs to go 2-0 up in the series
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Australia Women 160-4 (Villani 50) beat
West Indies Women 74-9 by 86 runs
Second Twenty20 International, Adelaide

Australia Women won the second Twenty20 International against the West Indies Women by 86 runs at the Adelaide Oval, restricting their opponents to just 74 in reply to 160 for four.

Ellyse Villani hit 50, Jess Jonassen 47 and Meg Lanning 45 not out as Australia piled on the runs to make 160 for four.

Faced with a daunting target, the tourists collapsed and quickly fell out of contention, closing on 74 for nine.

Kristen Beams (3-16), Ellyse Perry (2-10) and Jonassen (2-12) took the wickets and Perry ran out Anisa Mohammed to complete an outstanding all-round display from the home side.

After winning by four wickets in the opening match, this win puts Australia into an unassailable 2-0 series lead with two matches to play.

Villani faced just 34 balls at the top of the order while Jonassen, whose 47 came from 39 balls, and Lanning, who needed 26 deliveries to reach 45 not out, were not hanging around either.

Shaquana Quintyne removed openers Villani and Jonassen before Deandra Dottin bowled Jess Cameron for 11 and Merissa Aguilleira ran out Perry for four.

Although Stafanie Taylor made 19 at the top of the order, her side lost wickets almost from the start as Jonassen, Perry and then Beams struck.

Hayley Matthews (2), Dottin (1) and Britney Cooper (5) fell for single figures as they slipped to 19 for three and when Taylor was stumped by Alyssa Healy off Beams they were 39 for four.

Shemaine Campbelle made 15 and Shanel Daley 14 but there was to be no way back and they limped through the 20 overs, managing just three boundaries and a six as a team.

The third game is at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday 7th November.

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