Skipper Taylor hails staff batting, downplays private milestone


West Indies Girls’s captain Stafanie Taylor.

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) – Captain Stafanie Taylor has praised the appliance of her batting unit following West Indies Girls’s clear sweep of Pakistan of their three-match One-Day Worldwide Collection.

The Caribbean aspect trounced the hosts by six wickets on Sunday to wrap up a powerful tour, the end result approaching the again of a 45-run win within the first ODI and a 37-run victory within the second recreation final week.

Taylor, who hit an unbeaten hundred in Sunday’s win, hailed the return of Shemaine Campbelle who spent a yr out of the aspect with harm, together with the type of Chedean Nation and Deandra Dottin.

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“It’s very nice to see somebody like Campbelle coming again into the squad. She’s been out for some time and the best way how she performed I feel is commendable,” Taylor defined.

“It was very nice to see Chedean get some runs. It’s her first ODI fifty – I didn’t even know that – however the best way she batted was sensible.

“I feel it was really good for Deandra’s confidence too, getting 100. I do know she didn’t do in addition to she would’ve favored within the final tour, so it was very nice for her to get these runs.”

Whereas Campbelle didn’t get massive scores, she featured in key partnerships in each the primary and second ODIs, which proved key to West Indies Girls placing up profitable totals.

Dottin, in the meantime, struck a career-best 132 within the opening match when her aspect piled up 253 whereas Nation stroked an unbeaten 51 because the vacationers chased down 227 to win the ultimate recreation.

Taylor, who missed her aspect’s final outing within the Caribbean when West Indies Girls had been thrashed 4-1 by South Africa Girls, seemed in good contact with 102 not out.

The hundred was her second of the yr following an unbeaten 105 towards Pakistan Girls within the Caribbean 5 months in the past, and in addition took her previous 5 000 runs in ODIs.

“I by no means examine my stats in order that (passing 5 000 runs) was most likely removed from my thoughts however it’s very nice to achieve such a milestone and I hope I can proceed to do this for West Indies,” Taylor mentioned.

“I’ve by no means frightened about myself however I like scoring runs. I like batting and as soon as the staff wins I’m actually joyful about that. I hoped to get 100 towards a high staff in order that’s been one thing I’ve been engaged on.”

Taylor is third on the all-time checklist of main run-scorers in ODIs however second amongst lively gamers, solely behind India stroke-maker Mithali Raj.

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