West Indies women entered the final of the ICC World T20 after beating New Zealand women by six runs in the second semifinal in Mumbai on Thursday.
Opener Hayley Matthews scored a quick 16 off 14 balls with two eloquent boundaries and provided the momentum to the team before getting leg before wicket to Morna Nielsen.
Then skipper Taylor (25 off 26 balls) and Cooper, who walked in at number 3 stitched 60 run stand for the second wicket.
Both the players rotated the strike well and put away the bad deliveries. They targeted the spinners as well as pacer Lea Tahuhu who went for 21 in 2 overs.
Taylor, in an attempt to score quickly, was caught by Katie Perkins off Sophie Devene in the 11th over when the score had reached 78. West Indies reached their team 50 in 8.1 overs and team 100 in 15 overs but they however managed to score just 43 runs in the last five overs as they lost quick wickets on a wicket that favoured batting.
New Zealand women were good in their field and for them Devene was the pick of the bowlers by taking 4 wickets and conceding just 22 runs in her four overs. Spinner M Nielsen also bowled decently by taking a wicket and giving away 14 runs.
WI Wom: 143 for six in 20 overs (Britney Cooper 61; Sophie Devine 4/22).
NZ Wom: 137 for eight in 20 overs (Sara McGlashan 38; Stafanie Taylor 3/26).