ICC Women's World Twenty20: Australia, India & West Indies all win on opening day

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World T20: One-handed catches, near misses & record hauls
ICC Women's World Twenty20
Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November
Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches
India v New Zealand scorecard
Australia v Pakistan scorecard
West Indies v Bangladesh scorecard

Favourites Australia began their Women's World Twenty20 campaign with a 52-run win over Pakistan in Guyana.

The world number one side made 165-5, with three players passing 40, and Pakistan never challenged with 113-8.

India, yet to reach a World T20 final, beat New Zealand by 34 runs after posting 194-5, captain Harmanpreet Kaur striking eight sixes in her 103.

Hosts and defending champions West Indies beat Asia Cup winners Bangladesh by 60 runs in Friday's late match.

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Dottin takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh

After restricting West Indies to 106-8, Bangladesh were all out for 46 - the lowest score in the tournament's history - with no player reaching double figures.

Seamer Deandra Dottin took five wickets for five runs in her 3.4 overs - another tournament record.

Australia v Pakistan

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Highlights: Australia thrash Pakistan by 52 runs

Australia were given early momentum by wicketkeeper and player of the match Alyssa Healy after they chose to bat against Pakistan as she helped them to fifty without loss after only 34 balls.

After Healy was caught at long-on for 48 in the eighth over to leave the Australians on 72-1, Pakistan began to restrict the scoring and nearly five overs elapsed without a boundary.

Opening partner Beth Mooney also made 48 and skipper Meg Lanning hit a six in her 41 before she was one of two wickets to fall in the final over.

Pakistan had lost three wickets by the end of the powerplay and teenage leg-spinner Georgia Wareham then struck twice in the 12th over, both expertly pouched by Healy behind the stumps.

India v New Zealand

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India's Harmanpreet Kaur smashes eight sixes in century

In the tournament's opening match, also in Group B and played on the same wicket, it was a fine start from India, who lost their Asia Cup crown for the first time in June when they were beaten in the final by Bangladesh, having won the first six editions of the event.

India were 40-3 against New Zealand when Kaur came to the crease in the sixth over, but the 29-year-old propelled them to their highest World T20 total, only four runs short of their highest T20 score.

Suzie Bates, who became the leading runscorer in women's T20 internationals, gave the Kiwis a positive start in reply, but her 50-ball 67 ended in the 14th over to leave her side on 98-5, and they closed on 160-9.

The tournament is comprised of two groups of five, with the top two from each going through to the semi-finals.

England, who won the inaugural competition in 2009, are in Group A and begin on Saturday against Sri Lanka.

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Highlights: India beat New Zealand in World T20 opener

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