11th over: West Indies 44-3 (Taylor 19 Campbelle 1) McGrath into the attack and she leaks ten from her first over. Taylor counter-punching and Campbelle off the mark.
10th over: West Indies 34-2 (Taylor 10 Campbelle 0) Shemaine Campbelle is the new batter with West Indies in considerable strife.
Wicket! Dottin ct Lanning b Perry 16 (West Indies 34-3)
WHAT A GRAB from Meg Lanning diving to her left at slip! No reprieves this time, Dottin has to go. Australia all over West Indies- like a cheap suit/rash/better cricket side.
9th over: West Indies 31-2 (Dottin 16 Taylor 7) Schutt is miserly and joins the dots for a maiden.
7th over: West Indies 30-2 (Dottin 15 Taylor 7) A quiet over from Schutt after all the excitement. Three singles to the total.
6th over: West Indies 27-2 (Dottin 13 Taylor 6) Perry canters in for another. A couple of singles and a leg side wide from the Aussie all-rounder. Then another wicket, or is it!? Perry traps Taylor with a full delivery that crashes into her back foot. Itâ€™s given out but they go upstairs and… and… NOT OUT! Ball tracking suggests the ball was sliding down on the angle. West Indies get another life.
5th over: West Indies 24-2 (Dottin 12 Taylor 5) Two dots and then Dottin misses a very full dipping ball that hits her smack in front of all three! Alex Wharf the umpire raises the deadly digit but Dottin reviews. And she is saved by the tiniest of tickles, the finest of margins, as Ian Smith might say. A whisper of an inside edge means the decision is reversed and she survives. And thrives – flicking a full ball away to pick up a boundary.
4th over: West Indies 20-2 (Dottin 8 Taylor 5) Iâ€™ll try and post a video of that Perry bail trimmer, it really was a special delivery. Postman Pat would have been proud of it. Zing. A couple of singles and then four leg byes keep the scoreboard ticking. Perry has never taken an international hat trick, I really thought she was going to do it just then. What a player she is.
3rd over: West Indies 13-2 (Dottin 6 Taylor 4) What will Dottin do here? She pats back a few before slapping a length ball from Schutt over the bowlers head for a one bounce four! Good intent from Dottin. She flicks the final ball away for a single to keep strike.
2nd over: West Indies 7-2 (Dottin 1 Taylor 3) No hat trick this time for Ellyse Perry, she is livid with herself as she serves up a full bunger to Stafanie Taylor with the crucial delivery. The Windies skipper decisively flicks it away for three. And breathe.
Wicket! Knight ct Healy b Perry 0 (West Indies 4-2)
Two in two for Perry! Sheâ€™s on a hat-trick. Knight nibbles one that goes across her into the beaming Healyâ€™s mitts. What a start!
Wicket! Matthews b Perry 0 (West Indies 4-0)
Bowled her! Ellyse Perry darts a couple down the leg side for wides but then very much finds her spot. Pitching on middle and swinging just enough to beat Matthewsâ€™ defensive stroke and clip the off bail. A peach of a delivery.
1st over: West Indies 2-0 (Dottin 1 Matthews 0) Late swing with the first ball from Schutt, some serious hoop into Dottin who does well to clamp down on it. Schutt whirls away from wide on the crease. Dottin drops and runs into the leg side to get off the mark. More swing, a couple of feet of the stuff, into Matthewsâ€™ pads and they scamper another. Just two from the first.
Schutt has the new nut. Dottin and Matthews ae up top for West Indies with the bat. This could be good. Plaaaaay!
The players stroll out for the anthems, Australia in bright yellow and Windies in deep maroon. Weâ€™ll be underway in a couple of minutes. Whereâ€™s you moolah for this one? Australia to do their thing once more or West Indies to provide a bit of an upset? Let me know!
We havenâ€™t lost any overs due to rain and the sun is out! The fantastic Ian Smith is on commentary on my tellybox and he says it is a beautiful day now. Smith says the Wellington pitch is the quickest and bounciest in this World Cup. But that means the ball comes onto the bat and big totals are possible. All sounds good to me!
Karishma Ramharack and Anisa Mohammed are benched.
Here are the Aussies. Jess Jonassen is back in, Annabel Sutherland too. Darcie Brown and AJ Wellington miss out.
West Indies win the toss and elect to bat first!
Stafanie Taylor calls correctly under cloudy skies. Teams coming up!
As the players in Wellington keep warm by throwing around various spherical objects, why not have a read of Raf Nicholsonâ€™s report of Englandâ€™s third loss of the tournament last night/this morning at the hands of the Proteas. It ainâ€™t looking so good for Heather Knight and co.
Gah! Whereâ€™d the sun go? Itâ€™s been a bit drizzly in Wellington and the news is the toss is pushed back by half an hour. The good news is that it isnâ€™t currently raining and the forecast is pretty clear. It does look chilly though. A double jumper day by the looks of it. I almost feel smug sat here, very much in the northern hemisphere and very much in my slippers. Almost.
Hello and welcome to the Basin Reserve in Wellington (by way of a sofa in South London) for this OBO of Australia v West Indies. This is the 14th match of what is proving to be a thrilling 2022 Womenâ€™s World Cup. The big question is, can anyone stop the Aussie juggernaut?
Meg Lanningâ€™s side have swept away all comers in this format for the past few years and are three from three so far in the tournament, sitting satisfyingly atop the table whilst those below grapple it out.
Stafanie Taylorâ€™s West Indies side have certainly had their moments so far in this World Cup and after seeing off New Zealand and England in closely fought squeakers™ they went into Saturdayâ€™s match with India full of beans. They were then well and truly hammered by India, centuries from Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana and a timid batting collapse bringing them back down with a bump. Deandra Dottinâ€™s blistering 62 off 46 balls was the only real high point of their response and the Windies will likely need their premier all-rounder to step up today against the formidable Aussies if they are to snatch the points and announce themselves as real contenders for the crown.
Dottin has loomed large over the tournament already; runs, final over finishes and spectacular diving catches all part of her performance portfolio so far. Fingers crossed for more of the same pyrotechnics over the next few hours.
Jim here with the call for the first act. Iâ€™ll be back shortly with news of the teams and the toss, weâ€™ll be underway at 11am local/9am AEDT/10pm GMT.
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