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ICC Women’s World T20: West Indies create history with maiden title

West Indies chased down Australia 148 with eight wickets and three balls remaining to win their maiden World T20 title.

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West Indies chased down Australia 148 with eight wickets and three balls remaining to win their maiden World T20 title. In a historic first, the West Indies women's cricket team ended three-time defending champions Australia's domination by winning the ICC World T20 title with an emphatic eight-wicket victory in the final in Kolkata on Sunday. (Source: AP)

What made the celebrations more special was the men's team, led by captain Darren Sammy, bowling coach Curtley Ambrose and all-rounder Andre Russell joined everyone in congratulating the girls. (Source: AP)

The girls, as promised to Dwayne Bravo, danced to the beats of the all-rounder's latest rap compilation 'Champion'. It was also the West Indies' first win over Australia in nine T20 Internationals. (Source: AP)

With three needed from the last over, Dottin took a single to give the strike to Cooper who ran a quick single and Aussies narrowly missed the stump as they complete the winning run from the overthrow. (Source: AP)

The moment the West Indies reached the target courtesy an overthrow, the entire dugout jumped in joy as the team joined the two not out batswomen, Britney Cooper and Deandra Dottin in the middle. (Source: AP)

West Indies women showed an all-round effort in the field as well. (Source: AP)

From being nine for no loss in the first three overs, the West Indies were quiet at the start with Hayley looking dormant with two runs from eight balls. In the next over, Hayley stepped on the gas taking charge on Rene Farrell with two boundaries and in the next over she smacked Schutt over midwicket for a huge six. (Source: AP)

Captain Meg Lanning (52) and opener Elyse Villani (52) scored brisk half-centuries before the West Indies fought back at the end to restrict three-time defending champions Australia to 148 for five. (Source: AP)

But the massive turnaround came in the last over of Powerplay when Stafanie too joined in the act with two boundaries after Hayely's step-out six as they raced to 45 for no loss. The duo looked total control in their innings punishing only the loose deliveries as West Indies looked thoroughly professional in their chase. (Source: AP)