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MATCH REPORT : Australia v West Indies

Australia were undoubtedly the most professional outfit at Taunton today. They did not miss a trick as they cruised to an eight wicket victory over West Indies, the team that beat them in the WT20 final just over two years ago.

Meg Lanning showed she was on the ball before the game even started, when opposing skipper Stafanie Taylor first elected to bat, before immediately correcting herself to say that she wanted to bowl. As the post-toss formalities were being concluded Lanning, who also wanted to bowl, checked the rules. The Match Referee, David Jukes was called and Windies were made to bat.

And they proceeded to bat in the style of a petulant teenager who had been told to tidy their bedroom. They went through the motions without any great enthusiasm or commitment. After 10 overs West Indies were 34/0 with Matthews 22 and Walters 7. Shortly after Walters departed, but rather than see Stafanie Taylor, Chedean Nation walked to the crease. She did not walk back for another 73 balls, b…