Captain of the West Indies women cricket team, Hayley Matthews, says the team started to believe that the mammoth score of 213 set by Australia was achievable after the 12th over.

Matthews’ was reacting to the stunning world record chase by the West Indies to beat world champions Australia in the second T20 International this morning.

Matthews led the chase with a magnificent 132 off 64 balls, as the Windies won by seven wickets to level the three match series.

It was the highest successful chase by a women’s team in T20 history.

Despite her starring role, Matthews says the contribution of former captain Stafanie Taylor was vital.

Taylor overcame a sluggish start to slam 59 off 41 balls in a stand of 174 in 14 overs with Matthews.

Matthews compared the historic run chase to winning the World Cup title.

Hayley Matthews.

Earlier, Australia women made 212 for 6 off their 20 overs.

Ellyse Perry made 70, Phoebe Litchfield 52 not out, Georgia Wareham 32 not out and Beth Mooney 29.

Matthews finished with 3 for 36, while Shamilia Connell bagged two wickets for the Caribbean side.

Final scores, Australia women 212 for 6, West Indies women 213 for 3.

The third and final match is set for the Allan Border Field, on October 5.