After defeating Australia, West Indies women team celebrate
After defeating Australia, West Indies women team celebrate

The Windies Women won its first-ever global title with an impressive eight-wicket victory that denied the Aussie Women a fourth successive title.

Half-centuries from Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning lifted the Southern Stars to 148 for five, the team's highest total in the tournament, after they won the toss and chose to bat.

The Caribbean side surpassed the challenging target with three deliveries remaining, following a rollicking opening stand of 120 between skipper Stafanie Taylor and teenager Hayley Matthews.

The 18-year-old Matthews, the Player-of-the-Match, smashed 66 off 45 balls that included six boundaries and three sixes. Taylor, the Player-of-the-Tournament, scored 59 off 57 balls with six hits to the fence.

It was the first win for the Windies Women over Australia Women in nine T20 Internationals, and the first time a team outside Australia, England and New Zealand have won a major women's world title.

Summary Scores: Australia 148-5 (20 overs): Villani 52, Lanning 52, Dottin 2-33

West Indies 149-2 (19.3 overs): Matthews 66, Taylor 59

West Indies won by eight wickets