CRICKET-WOMEN-LEAD Perry hundred sends Windies to series defeat.


Ellyse Perry struck a second One-Day International hundred as Australia once again thrashed West Indies to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match ICC Women's Championship series at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Sunday.

Opting to bat first at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, the Aussies piled up a massive 308 for two off their 50 overs with the 28-year-old Perry stroking a measured, unbeaten 112 off 118 deliveries.

Opener Alyssa Healy struck a high tempo 58 off 43 deliveries while Ashleigh Gardner (57 not out) and Beth Mooney (56) chipped in with half-centuries.

In reply, West Indies never threatened and subsided to 157 for eight off their 50 overs, to concede defeat by 151 runs and the series with a game remaining.

Left-hander Kyshona Knight top-scored with 32, debutant Sheneta Grimmond got 31 while rookie Shabika Gajnabi (22) and captain Stafanie Taylor (21) got starts but failed to build.

The defeat followed the heavy 178-run loss in the opener at Coolidge Cricket Ground last Thursday and left West Indies hopes of moving up the points tables in tatters.

It was Healy who punished West Indies early on, smashing 10 fours and a six in a 56-run opening stand with captain Rachael Haynes (13).

Healy added a further 37 for the second wicket with Perry before finally perishing in the 18th over but Perry then took charge...

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