West Indies women beat Australia to become World T20 champions West Indies's Deandra Dottin celebrates after victory in the World T20. — AFP Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor fired the West Indies to their maiden World Twenty20 crown in a thrilling last-over win against Australia in Kolkata on Sunday. Chasing a competitive 149 for a win against the three-time champions, West Indies rode a blistering 120-run opening stand between Matthews (66) and Taylor (59) to triumph with three balls to spare. The Windies won by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens stadium as they picked up their first win against Australia at their ninth attempt. “Words can't explain what I'm feeling right now. Means so much for us and especially the people of the Caribbean,” said Windies wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira. Player of the match Matthews and Taylor, who looked determined from the word go, acquired 16 runs off the sixth over, including a humongous six from Matthews.