Opener Kycia Knight and Stafanie Taylor scored half centuries as the West Indies women’s cricketers opened their tour of New Zealand with a 52-run win over Canterbury Magicians in a one-day warm-up match on Thursday.
Knight top scored with 64 and Taylor added 57 to push the total to 218 for the loss of five wickets off 50 overs at Lincoln Green.
The visitors suffered an early setback, losing opener Natasha McLean cheaply in the third over.
But a 143-run stand between Knight--who retired on 64--and Taylor for the second wicket revived the innings.
Shemaine Campbelle contributed 24 while Shanel Daley was unbeaten on 17.
The West Indies then restricted the Magicians to 166 for seven, an innings held together by Erin Bermingham who top scored with 49.
The tourists used the match to prepare for a three-match one-day international series against the White Ferns, starting today.
The teams then contest a four-match Twenty20 series.
West Indies: 218-5, 50 Overs (Kycia Knight 64*, Stafanie Taylor 57, Shemaine Campbelle 24, Shanel Daley 17; Hana Mauafu 9-1-39-2, Lea Tahuhu 8-1-43-2, Amy Satterthwaite 5-0-16-0, Erin Bermingham 10-1-33-0) vs Canterbury Magicians166-7, 50 Overs (Erin Bermingham 49, Kyshona Knight 27, Courtney Buckman 21, Meg Kendal 18; Shanel Daley 7-1-21-2, Stacy-Ann King 5-1-11-1, Stafanie Taylor 5-1-18-1, Shaquana Quintyne 7-1-27-1).
—West Indies won by 52 runs