Sep 27, 2012 Sports
ESPNcricinfo – West Indies opened their World Twenty20 campaign with a notable victory against New Zealand in Galle as Deandra Dottin slammed a quick fifty, making short work of a decent total to complete a seven-wicket win.
It was their first victory over New Zealand in either T20s or ODIs. Chasing 118, West Indies were pegged back by the dual loss of opener Tremayne Smartt and No. 3 Shanel Daley in the second over bowled by Erin Bermingham. But Dottin came together with Stafanie Taylor in a rapid 82-run stand that turned the game in West Indies’ favour. Dottin hit six fours and two sixes in her unbeaten 42-ball 58 as West Indies completed the chase with two overs to spare.
New Zealand, put into bat, laid a strong platform as they reached 63 for 1 in the tenth over with captain Suzie Bates contributing 32 off 34 balls. But the fall of Sophie Devine triggered a collapse – New Zealand lost the next eight wickets for 47 – although the run-rate stayed around six an over. New Zealand’s 117 was the second highest total in Sri Lanka, but Dottin’s innings made the difference.
West Indies leapfrogged South Africa in Group B points-table on account of a better net run-rate after both teams notched up a win on the opening day of the Women’s World T20.
Earlier, South Africa produced a strong performance in the field to score a comfortable six-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the opening match of Women’s World T20 in Galle. After choosing to bowl, South Africa reduced the home side to 17 for 4 within the first eight overs – Susan Benade and Dane van Neikerk sharing two wickets apiece. Sri Lanka lost their fifth wicket when Marizanne Kapp effected a run out in the tenth over. Four more run outs followed and Sri Lanka were only able to manage 79. Captain Dilani Manodara top scored with 24 in an innings where nine batsmen failed to get into double figures.
South Africa wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty, who was involved in six dismissals in the first innings – four run outs, one stumping and one catch – led the response with a 40-ball 33. Apart from a minor hiccup in the tenth over when Deepika Rasangika got the wicket of Benade caught behind and two balls later, Sri Lanka manged to run out South Africa captain Mignon du Preez, there was no pressure on the batsmen and South Africa cruised to the target in the 18th over.
Nov 26, 2022By Rawle Toney Kaieteur News – Dimitri Madamsir of Suriname was the fastest cyclist in yesterday’s time trials at the National Park, but thanks to Alexander Leung and Aaron Newton, Guyana...
Kaieteur News – The President has promised free university education by 2025. But this does not necessarily mean that... more
Freedom of speech is our core value at Kaieteur News. If the letter/e-mail you sent was not published, and you believe that its contents were not libellous, let us know, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]