A disciplined pace bowling display from Lendlease Breaker Ellyse Perry has helped give the Australian Women’s Cricket Team the edge in their win over the West Indies, in the opening game of their ICC Women’s World Cup campaign at County Ground, Taunton.

Perry (3-47), alongside her teammates Kristen Beams (2-30), Jess Jonassen (2-39) and Megan Schutt (1-22), showed good patience with the ball and restricted the West Indies to a 204 in their innings.

This effort was followed up by an unbeaten century from Nicole Bolton, which steered the team to a comprehensive eight-wicket win.

After bowling the West Indies out for 204, Australian openers Bolton (107*) and Beth Mooney (70) put on a dominant display with the bat, reaching 171 before the latter was dismissed by Stafanie Taylor in the 31st over.

Bolton carried on unfazed, reaching her third ODI half-century and with the help of Meg Lanning (12) and Ellyse Perry (5*), saw her side home with over 10 overs remaining. 

The Australian Women’s Cricket Team next match will be on the 29th June, when they face off against Sri-Lanka.