New Zealand nicks easy victory off West Indies in Low score tussle

 . Last updated on July 7, 2017, 3:39 PM
New Zealand nicks easy victory off West Indies in Low score tussle
Leigh Kasperek was awarded Player of the Match for achieving the figures 4-3-1-2.


It was the second win in four matches for New Zealand women so far in the World Cup campaign. West Indies scored 150 for 10 in 43 overs after being sent to bat first by New Zealand. In return, the latter chased down the score in 18.2 overs, bolstered with the 55-ball-90 off Rachel Priest. West Indies’ inning was slogged since the beginning being attacked by New Zealand spinners.

Lea Tahuhu removed both the openers in a space of two overs slogging Indies to 10 for 2. Kycia Knight ducked out in the third over, while opener Hayley Mathews was down for 9. The next attack was Leigh Kasperek who toppled Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin in consecutive deliveries. It was a maiden over slogging West Indies at 53 for 4. The woes were not over for Indies, as the next wicket was down in the following over. It was Amelia Karr removing Chedean Nation.

After the series of attack, West Indies hanged by the middle order. Here Aguilleira and Kyshona Knight partnered for 38 runs. Knight plundered 41 runs off 80 balls, plundering Amy Satterthwaite for several boundaries. The player found good strike in the overs from Kerr and Holly Huddleston as well. After Knight was removed in the 40th over, New Zealand bowlers did not take it long to exhaust the inning. In following three overs, the remaining two wickets were contained.

The chase of 151 was almost a cakewalk for New Zealand women. The opening stand between Suzie Bates and Rachel Priest brought 120 runs in 14.5 overs. Bates remained unbeaten scoring 40 off 43 balls, while Priest scored 90 off 55 balls losing her strike to Anisa Mohammed. Next wicket, Sophie Devine, was removed the following over, bowled by Stafanie Taylor. However, West Indies women was far from winning the match as the team required only less than 25 runs to win off more than 35 overs. Katey Martin and Suzie Bates ended the match.

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