West Indies ladies slip to defeat in rain-hit opener


West Indies Girls suffered a slim defeat within the opening One-Day Worldwide Monday, to fall behind within the three-match collection on the Vivian Richards Cricket Floor.

In a rain-marred contest diminished to 35 overs per aspect on account of protracted delay initially, West Indies Girls gathered 168 for seven with Chinelle Henry top-scoring with 44 batting at quantity seven and Kyshona Knight hitting 36.

In reply, Participant-of-the-Match Suzie Bates top-scored with 51 from 65 deliveries whereas Amelia Kerr chipped in with an necessary 47.

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Off-spinning all-rounder and captain Hayley Matthews captured three for 28 however when dangerous gentle ended play abruptly, the guests had been 159 for 5 off 33 overs – 5 runs forward on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern.

“Sadly, dangerous gentle gave New Zealand the end result, however we’ve two extra video games to look ahead to, so we’ve to choose ourselves up and preserve shifting,” Henry stated post-match.

Despatched in, West Indies Girls made a gentle begin by way of the recalled Natasha McLean (20) and Rashada Williams (19) who placed on 29 for the primary wicket.

Nevertheless, as soon as the partnership was damaged, the house aspect misplaced 5 wickets for 45 runs to break down to 74 for 5 within the twenty first over, earlier than Henry and Knight patched up the innings with an 83-run, sixth wicket stand.

Henry confronted 34 balls and struck 4 fours whereas Knight performed the supporting function in a 61-ball knock which included a single 4.

In reply, Bates anchored two key stands up entrance to place New Zealand answerable for the chase. First, she placed on 54 for the primary wicket with captain Sophie Devine who made 25 from 24 balls, earlier than including an additional 47 for the second wicket with Kerr.

Bates counted half-dozen fours in a 65-ball keep on the crease earlier than falling within the twenty first over whereas Kerr confronted 67 deliveries and lashed 4 fours in posting one other 31 for the third wicket with Maddy Inexperienced (18).

A collapse the place three wickets tumbled for 18 runs made the end fascinating earlier than dangerous gentle turned the final word issue.

 

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