(CWI) ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- West Indies Women secured a thrilling one-run victory over New Zealand Women in the first T20 International at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Player of the Match Chinelle Henry said, “The coaches told us to go out there and be fearless. We wanted more than 115 but that didn’t happen, so we went out there as a bowling unit to get the job done. Going into the second game, we’re obviously looking to improve in both batting and bowling. To see Aaliyah going out at number three and almost getting her maiden T20I half-century showed that we have a lot of depth in the squad, so it’s just for us to keep up that team performance.”
Both teams meet on the weekend for the 2nd and 3rd T20Is, Saturday October 1 at 10:00 am and Sunday October 2 at 1:00 pm.
Fans can now purchase tickets for any of the matches at tickets.windiestickets.com, the official Windies Tickets service presented by Mastercard. For all matches, adults can purchase general admission tickets online at US$5, with free admission for children under the age of 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. Seniors benefit from half price tickets. The stadium ticket office will open on the day of the rescheduled first CG United ODI with printed tickets available for EC$15/US$5. There will also be a Kids Fun Zone the second and third T20 Internationals, where the younger fans can enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting and other exciting activities.
All eight matches will be streamed live in the Caribbean on ESPN Caribbean’s “ESPN Play” app and will be available around the world with some of CWI’s broadcast partners and on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel. Live ball-by-ball scoring will also be available on the www.windiescricket.com Match Centre.
West Indies Women 115/10 (20 overs)
Aaliyah Alleyne 47 Amelia Kerr 4-0-16-3
Rashada Williams 15 Fran Jonas 4-13-2
New Zealand Women 114/9 (20 overs)
Hannah Rowe 27* Chinelle Henry 4-0-26-3
Sophie Devine 23 Afy Fletcher 4-0-18-2
Full scorecard here
West Indies squad for 1st and 2nd T20Is
Hayley Matthews (Captain)
Shakera Selman (Vice Captain)
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
All matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
CG United ODI Series
Monday 19 September: 1st CG United ODI, 9:30 am Eastern Caribbean/8:30 am Jamaica Time – New Zealand won by 5 runs via DLS method
Thursday 22 September: 2nd CG United ODI, 9:30 am Eastern Caribbean/8:30 am Jamaica Time – New Zealand won by 2 wickets
Sunday 25 September: 3rd CG United ODI, 9:30 am Eastern Caribbean/8:30 am Jamaica Time – West Indies won by 4 wickets
Wednesday 28 September: 1st T20I, 1:30 pm Eastern Caribbean/12:30 pm Jamaica time- West Indies won by 1 run
Saturday 1 October: 2nd T20I, 10:00 am Eastern Caribbean/11:00amm Jamaica time
Sunday 2 October: 3rd T20I, 1:30 pm Eastern Caribbean/12:30 pm Jamaica time
Wednesday 5 October: 4th T20I, 10:00 am Eastern Caribbean/9:00 am Jamaica Time
Thursday 6 October: 5th T20I, 1:30 pm Eastern Caribbean/12:30 pm Jamaica time