first_imgMeanwhile, a disappointed Australian captain Meg Lanning Meanwhile, a disappointed Australian captain Meg Lanning said her side were short by 10-15 runs when they batted. “It was a pivotal moment. We needed 160-plus to set us up. It was disappointing not to finish such a good batting side,” Lanning said. West Indies medium pacer Deandra Dottin bowled a tight last over, conceding just one run and claiming two wickets in two balls as the Australian batswomen could not capitalise on a strong start to be restricted to 148/5. Lanning heaped praise on Windies batter Hayley Matthews who struck a 45-ball 66 to set up her sides win. “Shes very talented, she had a good series against us. It was not a surprise. She played exceptionally well,” Lanning said. With the West Indies clinching their maiden WT20 title, Lanning said the gap was no more wide between the teams in womens cricket. “Everyone is catching up and going past. We have to keep improving to stay on top. We were not good enough today to beat West Indies. Their standards have been really good. Its no easy games in cricket anymore. It just did not go our way today,” the Australian skipper said. PTI TAP PDS BSlast_img

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