West Indies lost the One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand after suffering another heavy defeat in the second game at Bert Sutcliffe Oval yesterday.
A middle order collapse engineered by a New Zealand newcomer sent West Indies crashing to a 94 run defeat, following a nine wicket loss in the opener on Saturday.
Seamer Holly Huddlestone bagged five wickets for 36 runs in only her second match for New Zealand as the Caribbean cricketers crawled to 180 for 9 in response to the host 274 for five off 50 overs.
Stafanie Taylor gave West Indies a good start by picking up the prized scalp of Suzie Bates in the sixth over after her side had won the toss and chose to field.
However, Sara McGlashan and Sam Curtis added 98 for the second wicket to set up the platform for a strong total.
Both were dismissed in quick succession paving the way for Sophie Devine and Katie Perkins to add a further 62 in 46 balls to power New Zealand’s late charge.
Rachel Priest provided the final thrust to the innings, scoring 40 off 19 deliveries, as 78 came off the last eight overs to take New Zealand to 274 for 5.
Taylor, King and Shaquana Quintyne picked up a wicket each for the visitors.
West Indies made a steady start in their chase and despite the loss of their openers, they were 88 for 2 in the 21st over. Taylor was caught after scoring 32.
But Huddleston ran through the middle order, accounting for five of the next six wickets.
West Indies’ collapse started with the fall of the captain Merissa Aguilleira, who became Huddleston’s first international victim when she was trapped in front for 14.
The chase stumbled further as Huddleston had Stacy-Ann King caught behind in her next over.
The crucial wicket of top scorer Shemaine Campbelle, fell five short of her half-century.
West Indies’ last five wickets lasted until the 49th over but could only manage 49 runs between them.
Shanel Daley contributed 26 and Shaquana Quintyne 18.
A third and final ODI is in Lincoln on Wednesday before the teams contest five Twenty20 internationals.
New Zealand vs West Indies
New Zealand Inns
S Bates c Henry b Taylor 7
S Curtis run out (Campbelle) 42
S McGlashan c Taylor b King 71
S Devine c Campbelle b Quintyne 45
K Perkins not out 45
N Browne run out ( Smartt) 7
R Priest+ not out 40
Extras: (Lb5, W11, Nb 1) 17
Total: (for five wickets, 50 overs) 274
Did not Bat: F Mackay, H Jensen, M Nielsen, H Huddleston
Wickets at: 20 (Bates), 118 (Curtis), 134 (McGlashan), 196 (Devine), 216 (Browne)
Bowling: Smartt 10-0-52-0, Taylor 7-0-34-1, Quintyne 8-1-47-1, Daley 6-1-20-0, Selman 10-0-55-0, Mohammed 3-0-28-0, King 6-0-33-1.
West Indies Inns
N McLean b Devine 9
S Taylor c McGlashan b Mackay 32
S Campbelle LBW Huddleston 45
M Aguilleira LBW Huddleston 14
S King c Priest b Huddleston 5
S Quintyne b Huddleston 18
C Henry run out (Bates) 10
S Daley b Huddleston 26
A Mohammed not out 1
T Smartt c Mackay b Browne 10
S Selman not out 1
Extras: (Lb3, W6) 9
Total: (for nine wickets, 50 overs) 180
Wickets at: 20 (McLean), 65 (Taylor), 88 (Aguilleira), 98 (King), 131 (Campbelle), 132 (Quintyne), 166 (Henry), 167 (Daley), 178 (Smartt)
Bowling: Devine 6-1-20-1, Nielsen 10-2-31-0, Browne 9-1-26-1, Bates 2-0-18-0, Mackay 8-1-39-1, Huddleston 10-2-36-5, Jensen 5-2-7-0.
Result: New Zealand won by 94 runs