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Cricket: Australia win women's World Cup

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Australia clinched the women's World Cup for the sixth time when they defeated the West Indies by 114 runs in the final in Mumbai on Sunday.

Australia, electing to bat, scored 259-7 before dismissing the West Indies for 145 in the day-night match.

Brief scores:

Australia 259-7 in 50 overs (Jess Cameron 75, Rachael Haynes 52, Jodie Fields 36 not out, Meg Lanning 31, Ellyse Perry 25 not out; Shaquana Quintyne 3-27)

West Indies 145 all out in 43.1 overs (Merissa Aguilleira 23, Deandra Dottin 22, Kyshona Knight 21 not out; Ellyse Perry 3-19, Lisa Sthalekar 2-20, Erin Osborne 2-26, Megan Schutt 2-38)

Result: Australia win by 114 runs

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