Jamaica Crushed Leeward Islands to Raise Girls’s T20 Title

Jamaica crushed Leeward Islands to carry the Girls’s T20 Blaze after defending champions Barbados suffered a shock upset to Trinidad and Tobago in a dramatic closing spherical on the Guyana Nationwide Stadium right here Tuesday.

Barbados appeared to have one hand on the trophy after trouncing Jamaica within the battle of the one two unbeaten groups in Sunday’s penultimate spherical, to take sole possession of the lead.

Nevertheless, whereas Jamaica pulled off a 124-run victory in an completely dominant efficiency of their closing fixture, Barbados slumped to a 19-run defeat – each groups ending on 16 factors.

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Following an anxious in a single day wait on Cricket West Indies’ statisticians, Jamaica was introduced early Wednesday as the brand new champions courtesy of a superior web run-rate – 2.170 to second place Barbados’ 1.428.

“After seeing Barbados dropping to Trinidad, we have been questioning what was the calculation [of net run rate],” captain Stafanie Taylor stated.

“However I simply stated to the gamers, let’s go on the market [and] if we do win the toss, bat first, put up an enormous goal, and a minimum of we all know that’s one thing we may management.”

Jamaica executed completely, gathering a tournament-high 170 for 5 off their 20 overs with West Indies batsman Natasha McLean blasting 83 from 54 balls with 9 fours and three sixes and Taylor, 56 off 51 deliveries with 5 fours.

The pair added 145 for the second wicket after Rashada Williams was run out for six within the fourth over with solely 11 runs on the board.

McLean perished within the penultimate over, holing out to a superb operating catch at long-off by Rozel Liburd off medium-pacer Saneldo Willett (2-31) whereas Taylor adopted two balls later in the identical over, tugging a catch to mid-wicket.

In reply, the Leewards’ problem by no means bought off the bottom, restricted to 46 for 3 off their 20 overs.

The actual drama had earlier unfolded within the Barbados sport when the leaders unexpectedly faltered of their pursuit of an odd goal of 109.

Even regardless of dropping captain Hayley Matthews cheaply for 18, Barbados nonetheless regarded wonderful bets to tug off the run chase at 64 for 3 after 13 overs with Aaliyah Alleyne (26) and Kyshona Knight (23) on the crease.

Nevertheless, T&T captain and veteran West Indies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed (3-11) turned the sport on its head within the 14th over when she trapped Knight lbw and three balls later, eliminated Naijanni Cumberbatch with out scoring, to a catch at brief mid-wicket.

The inning was tottering on 77 for six firstly of the penultimate over and the 32 runs required for victory proved out of Barbados’ attain.

T&T had earlier rallied to 108 for seven due to Rachael Vincent’s 22 not out and Britney Cooper who additionally made 22, whereas Mohammed chipped in with 20.

With T&T slumping at 72 for 5 within the 14th over, Mohammed and Vincent placed on an important 34 for the sixth to inject momentum into the innings.

“I believed we had a very good all-round efficiency to come back out and rating 108. I believed we did rather well after reshuffling our batting order,” stated Mohammed.

“Credit score should even be given to our bowlers – I believed we bowled rather well to the Bajans and even within the subject we had a great day.”

Within the different sport, hosts Guyana chased down 86 to beat the Windward Islands by six wickets, with West Indies stroke-maker Shemaine Campbelle ending unbeaten on 29 from 30 balls.

Left-arm spinner Kaysia Schultz had earlier taken three for 13 to limit Windwards to 85 for seven off their 20 overs.

T&T completed third within the standings on 14 factors, Guyana ended fourth on ten factors whereas Windwards was one from the underside on 4 factors.

Leewards didn’t register a single level after dropping all 5 video games.

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