WI WOMEN WIN AGAIN
West Indies Women swept aside host Bangladesh by 36 runs to win their second match in the ICC T20 World Cup at Sylhet Stadium yesterday. Teenager Shaquana Quintyne, who bowls leg break, grabbed three wickets to inflict a top order submission that severely restricted the host who imploded for 79, on the hunt for 116 set by West Indies.
The 18-year-old returned impressive figures of three wickets for five runs from three overs which included a maiden and received support from Tremayne Smartt and Anisa Mohammed who picked up two for nine and two for 22, respectively.
Quintyne, who also scored 11 and was voted player-of-the-match, knocked back the stumps of two front line batters—opener Ayasha Rahman for ten and Fargana Hogue for two—to leave Bangladesh scrambling for momentum. But middle order batsman Rumana Ahmed top scored with 26 to lead a fightback that injected a measure of stability into Bangladesh’s innings.
In the process, Ahmed added 28 for the fifth wicket with Nuzhat Tasnia before another batting collapse ensued and the match swung decisively in favour of the visitors. In the space of four balls Tasnia, who scored six, was bowled by Anisa Mohammed while Quintyne ended the reign of Ahmed who was caught by Smartt.
The Caribbean women asserted themselves ruthlessly by removing the last four wickets for just five runs to secure a comfortable win with 15 balls remaining. Earlier, West Indies who had won the toss and elected to bat, were jolted by early strikes from Salma Khatun and Fahima Khatun.
Salma shattered the stumps of opener Kycia Knight in the second ball of the innings for a duck while Fahima removed the stumps of Quintyne for 11 and trapped Kyshona Knight lbw, also for 11, as the West Indies plummeted to 33 for three. However the aggressive Deandra Dottin teamed up with Stacy-Ann King to steer the innings back on course as the Caribbean women clawed their way back into the match.
Dottin, who top scored with 34 which featured three fours and a six, compiled 40 runs for the fifth wicket with King who hit two fours and a six to score 20. Down the order Mohammed also contributed a well played 15 before she was run-out. Khadija Tul Kubra topped the bowling for Bangladesh with three for 24 including the prized scalp of Dottin who was caught by Fahima.
WOMEN’S T20 SCOREBOARD
West Indies vs Bangladesh
WEST INDIES WOMEN INNS
Kycia Knight lbw b Khatun 0
S Quintyne b Khatun 11
Kyshona Knight lbw Khatun 11
D Dottin c Khatun b Kubra 34
M Aguilleira c Ghosh b Ahmed 6
S King c Khatun b Kubra 20
S Campbelle run out 7
A Mohammed run out 15
T Smartt c & b Khatun 3
S Selman c Mondal b Kubra 1
S Daley not out 0
Extras (W7) 7
Total (all out; 20 overs) 115
Wickets at: 0 (Kycia Knight), 22 (Quintyne), 33 (Kyshona Knight), 43 (Aguilleira), 83 (King), 89 (Dottin), 96 (Campbelle), 110 (Smartt), 115 (Mohammed), 115 (Selman)
Bowling: Khatun 4-1-11- 2, Alam 2-0-12- 0, Khatun 4-0-27-2, Ahmed 4-0-23-1,Tul Kubra 4-0-24- 3, Ghosh 2-0-18- 0.
BANGLADESH WOMEN INNS (target: 116)
A Rahman b Quintyne 10
S Islam run out (Selman) 8
S Khatun lbw Mohammed 17
F Hoque lbw Quintyne 2
R Ahmed c Smartt b Quintyne 26
N Tasnia† lbw Mohammed 6
L Mondal c Mohammed b Smartt 3
P Ghosh c Mohammed b Smartt 1
F Khatun run out (Selman) 1
J Alam not out 2
K Tul Kubra b Selman 0
Extras: (B1, W2) 3
Total: (all out; 17.3 overs) 79
Wickets at:19 (Rahman), 2-19 (Islam), 3-28 (Hoque), 4-44 (Khatun), 5-72 (Tasnia), 6-74 (Ahmed), 7-76 (Mondal), 8-76 (Ghosh), 9-79 (Khatun), 10-79 (Kubra)
Bowling: Smartt-3-0-9-2, Selman-3.3-0,13,1, Daley 3-0-20-0, Quintyne 3-1-5-3, Mohammed 4-0-22-2, Dottin 1-0-9-0.
Toss - West Indies
Points - West Indies 2, Bangladesh 0
Player-of-the-Match - Shaquana Quintyne (West Indies)
Umpires - Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Ian Gould (England)