Anisa spins Windies Women to T20 triumph over Kiwis
West Indies defeated New Zealand by 23 runs to win the first match of the Women’s Twenty20 International Tri-Series, on Monday night, at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Deandra Dottin slammed a half-century to resurrect a floundering innings as West Indies, batting first, posted 104 for six, while Anisa Mohammed led a bowling assault by grabbing five wickets as New Zealand were bowled out for 81.
The Caribbean side lost wickets early and were reeling on 18 for three in the fifth over after the dismissal of Stafanie Taylor, Juliana Nero and captain Merissa Aguilleira, who had promoted herself in the batting order.
Taylor was stumped for five, Nero was caught at point for two, and Aguilleira was caught at mid-wicket for three.
But the arrival of Dottin, playing in front of her home crowd, pulled the innings around and revived a staggering run flow.
The Barbadian batter outscored Kyshona Knight, racing to 52 in 50 balls before she was run out.
Dottin hit three fours and two sixes in successive balls over long-off and long-on, and shared in an important 50-run stand with Knight, who scored 20 before she was caught by Nicola Browne at mid-off diving to her left.
Stacy Ann King scored 12 and provided good support to Dottin, who was run out off the first ball of the last over after standing her ground and ball watching, as King came charging down.
New Zealand ran into early trouble in the chase, losing two early wickets by way of the run out route as a result of impressive fielding by the West Indians.
The prize scalp of Suzie Bates was taken for just eight due to excellent fielding by King and Tramayne Smartt, while Browne was run out due to quick work in the field from Smartt and Aguilleira.
Smartt bowled a tight spell that resulted in a wicket for 12 runs, while Taylor also grabbed a wicket to set the stage for Mohammed’s spin attack that destroyed the rest of the batting.
New Zealand threatened to take the game to the wire on the hope of a 40-run stand in just five overs between Amy Satterthwaite and Rachel Priest. But Priest was caught at deep square leg for 22 and Satterthwaite was stumped for 31 with the visitors still needing 34 from 21 balls.
Mohammed proved too much for the visitors, finishing with five wickets for 12 runs from her four overs, including three wickets in one over, to stifle any ambitions of a New Zealand revival.
West Indies Women vs
New Zealand Women
West Indies Women
S. Taylor st Priest b Bermingham 5
J. Nero c Bermingham b Ruck 2
K. Knight c Browne b Ruck 20
*+M. Aguilleira c Devine b Bermingham 3
D. Dottin run out (Mackay) 52
S. King c Bermingham b Bates 12
S. Daley not out 1
S. Quintyne not out 2
Extras: (lb1, w6) 7
TOTAL: (6 wkts, 20 overs) 104
A. Mohammed, S. Selman, T. Smartt did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Taylor, 1.4 overs); 2-7 (Nero, 2.3); 3-18 (Aguilleira, 5.1); 4-69 (Knight, 16.2); 5-96 (Dottin, 19.1); 6-102 (King, 19.5)
BOWLING: Ruck 4-0-16-2 (w1); Bermingham 4-0-12-2; Browne 4-0-18-0 (w3); Morna Nielsen 4-0-22-0; Bates 4-0-35-1 (w2)
New Zealand Women
S. Bates run out (King) 8
S. Devine c Dottin b Smartt 2
A. Satterthwaite st Aguilleira b Mohammed 31
N. Browne run out (Smartt) 1
M. Green c wkpr Aguilleira b Taylor 5
+R. Priest c Selman b Mohammed 22
F. Mackay b Mohammed 0
K. Perkins not out 8
M. Nielsen b Mohammed 1
E. Bermingham run out (Dottin) 1
S. Ruck c King b Mohammed 0
Extras: (lb1, w1) 2
TOTAL: (all out, 19 overs) 81
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Bates, 2.5 overs); 2-12 (Devine, 4.4); 3-15 (Browne, 5.6); 4-31 (Green, 11.1); 5-71 (Priest, 16.1); 6-71 (Satterthwaite, 16.3); 7-72 (Mackay, 16.6); 8-80 (Nielsen, 18.3); 9-81 (Bermingham, 18.6)
BOWLING: Smartt 4-0-12-1; Daley 3-0-5-0; Taylor 4-0-14-1; Mohammed 4-0-12-5; Quintyne 2-0-18-0; King 1-0-12-0 (w1); Selman 1-0-7-0
Result: West Indies Women won by 23 runs
Points: West Indies Women 2, New Zealand Women 0
Toss: West Indies Women
Player-of-the-Match: A. Mohammed (West Indies Women)
Umpires: G. Brathwaite, J. Wilson
TV umpire: P. Nero
Match manager: M. Jones
Reserve umpire: R. Willoughby
Monday, October 14: West Indies beat New Zealand by 23 runs
Wednesday 16: England vs New Zealand
Friday 18: West Indies vs England
Sunday 20: West Indies vs New Zealand
Tuesday 22: England vs New Zealand
Thursday 24: West Indies vs England
Saturday 26: Final