[www.inewsguyana.com] – An all-round performance from Deandra Dottin, who took three wickets and scored an unbeaten 40, helped West Indies Women beat New Zealand Women by seven wickets in the second T20.
The win helped them draw level with New Zealand in the three-match T20 series, with the final game on September 27.
New Zealand made a solid start to their innings after being put in to bat as captain Suzie Bates and wicketkeeper Rachel Priest added 50 runs for the opening stand in 8.1 overs.
From thereon, however, the West Indies bowlers curbed the flow of runs and gave away 51 runs in the next next 11.5 overs. After Bates was run-out for 29 in the ninth over, Dottin struck in successive overs to remove Sophie Devine, Sara McGlashan and Priest. Dottin finished with 3 for 9 in her four overs as New Zealand were restricted to 101 for 5.
The West Indies reply suffered a couple of early setbacks when Kycia Knight and Stafanie Taylor were dismissed by the third over. Dottin, who finished with 40 off 42 balls, compiled a 32-run, third-wicket partnership with Britney Cooper.
Dottin’s 58-run, fourth-wicket stand with Shemaine Campbelle then took West Indies over the line in the 18th over.