[www.inewsguyana.com] – Tremayne Smartt’s five-wicket haul and Deandra Dottin’s attacking half-century fired West Indies Women to a five-wicket victory and to a crucial 1-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Chasing a paltry 143 for victory, West Indies waltzed to their target off 40.1 overs at Warner Park, with Dottin hammering an attractive 60 off 77 deliveries.
She shared two essential partnerships after West Indies slipped to 36 for two in the 12th over. She put on 58 for the third wicket with Stafanie Taylor who hit 21 before adding a further 36 for the fourth wicket with Shemaine Campbelle, who was not out on 18 at the end.
Seamer Suzie Bates took two for 17 while 20-year-old off-spinner Georgia Guy picked up two for 17.
New Zealand Women: 142 All Out (44.1 Overs). Katie Perkins 36, Sophie Devine 36, Amy Satterthwaite 33, Sam Curtis 12; Tremayne Smartt 10-3-24-5, Shanel Daley 10-0-32-2, Stafanie Taylor 6-2-15-1, Anisa Mohammed 8-2-21-1.
West Indies Women: 145/5 (40.1 Overs). Deandra Dottin 60, Kycia Knight 21, Stafanie Taylor 21, Shemaine Campbelle 18; Georgia Guy 8.1-3-26-2, Suzie Bates 4-0-17-2, Hayley Jensen 6-0-22-1, Sophie Devine 9-1-24-0.