West Indies hosted the second edition of the tournament – as before, alongside the men's counterpart, in a format that echoed the 2010 edition. Australia played – and won – their first final this time: they have featured in the final every single time since then, winning four of these.
Hosts West Indies qualified for the semi-final at the expense of defending champions England, whom they beat in a cliffhanger by 2 runs.
The match was played two days after the famous Australia-England tie, where Beth Morgan ran out Rene Farrell to tie the match. Both sides then scored 6/2 in the Super Over, following which Australia were declared winners for hitting more sixes: Jess Duffin had hit the only six of the match.
As before, the three Asian sides were pooled together. Of them, India made it to the top four as the second-ranked side, alongside group toppers New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand then beat India and West Indies with some ease to reach the final.
New Zealand needed 14 to win in the last over of the final, bowled by Ellyse Perry. Sophie Devine ran four consecutive twos after Liz Perry got a run, following which New Zealand needed 5 off the last ball. However, Devine managed just a single off the last ball.
Semi-final 1, Gros Islet, May 13: India 119/5 in 20 overs (Punam Raut 44; Ellyse Perry 1/19) lost to Australia 123/3 in 18.5 overs (Alex Blackwell 61; Priyanka Roy 2/27) by 7 wickets. Player of the Match: Alex Blackwell.
Semi-final 2, Gros Islet, May 14: New Zealand 180/5 in 20 overs (Sara McGlashan 80; Shakera Selman 2/27) beat West Indies 124/8 in 20 overs (Stafanie Taylor 40; Aimee Watkins 3/26). Player of the Match: Sara McGlashan.
Final, Bridgetown, May 16: Australia 106/8 in 20 overs (Leah Pulton 20; Nicola Browne 2/11) beat New Zealand 103/6 in 20 overs (Sophie Devine 38*; Ellyse Perry 3/18) by 3 runs. Player of the Match: Ellyse Perry. Player of the Tournament: Nicola Browne.
Most runs: Sara McGlashan (New Zealand) – 147 runs, 5 matches
Most wickets: Diana David (India) – 9 wickets, 4 matches; Nicola Browne (New Zealand) – 9 matches, 5 matches