Matthews delighted with all-round efforts, sequence sweep


Haley Matthews
Hayley Matthews bats throughout her 49 within the remaining ODI on Sunday in opposition to Pakistan.

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) – Participant-of-the-Collection Hayley Matthews says she is delighted along with her efficiency within the just-concluded three-match sequence though not scoring as closely as she wished to.

A trendy right-hander, who additionally bowls off-spin, Matthews averaged 44 with the bat and captured seven wickets at a mean of 14 and an financial system price of lower than 3-½ runs per over, to be among the many main performers.

“Taking a look at it, what was actually vital for us was assessing the circumstances down right here,” mentioned the Barbadian, who has turn into a fixture within the Caribbean facet ever since her debut as an adolescent seven years in the past.

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“I believe I used to be capable of perceive that actually properly and simply do what I wanted to do. I used to be a bit dissatisfied that I most likely didn’t get a pair extra runs however on the similar time I’m actually, actually grateful that I used to be capable of have an enormous all-round efficiency and contribute to workforce wins.”

Matthews scored 57 and picked up three wickets as West Indies Ladies trounced Pakistan Ladies by 45 runs within the opening ODI.

The 23-year-old maintained her type with the ball within the second sport, claiming 4 wickets to assist the vacationers defend a paltry 153 and win by 37 runs.

Matthews shone once more with the bat in Sunday’s convincing six-wicket victory, stroking an entertaining 49 in an 83-run fourth wicket stand with captain Stafanie Taylor (102 not out), to dig the innings out of bother at 15 for 3 within the fifth over.

“From the time I went on the market, I discussed to her (Taylor) we simply wanted to stay in for some time and he or she mentioned the identical actual factor to me,” recounted Matthews.

“I believe our first goal was simply to get out of the powerplay and get to that tenth over. I believe it simply so occurred that we have been capable of decide up boundaries at common intervals which labored out properly for us, and doubtless eased a little bit of the stress off ourselves by getting the scoring price up a bit.”

Matthews’s efficiency was in stark distinction to her returns when South Africa Ladies toured the Caribbean not too long ago for a five-match ODI sequence, when she scraped 71 runs from 5 matches and managed solely two wickets from 41 overs.

She pointed to the standard of the pitch on the Nationwide Stadium right here, noting it had allowed her to execute her abilities.

“I all the time strive my very best to do in addition to I presumably can for the workforce,” she pressured.

“We’ve gamers who’ve been working actually onerous for a great whereas and I’m simply actually glad I used to be capable of come down right here and execute properly.

“The wicket was actually good down right here always so it was actually good that I may each bat and bowl properly on it. I’m glad I bought in some performances however much more glad for a workforce win.”

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