ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (Windiescricket.com) – West Indies Women’s suffered a 2-wicket defeat in the 2nd CG United One Day International against New Zealand Women at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Winning the toss and batting first, the West Indies Women posted 169/9 from their 50 overs. Skipper Hayley Matthews top-scored with 46 (82:2×4) followed by another commendable performance with the bat from Chinelle Henry with 30 (35:5×4). Debutant Eden Carson finished with figures of 8-1-31-3. New Zealand nervously got to their target for the loss of 8 wickets in 40.1 overs, with Hayley Jensen smashing a boundary for the winnings runs. Maddy Green top-scored with 48 (78:1×4) and Lauren Down 33 (55:3×4). Karishma Ramharack finished with career-best figures of 6-1-22-3.
Summarized scores: WEST INDIES WOMEN 169/9 (50 overs):
Hayley Matthews 46; Chinelle Henry 30
Eden Carson 3 for 31; Hayley Jansen 2 for 27
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 171/8 (40.1): Maddy Green 48; Lauren Down 33
Karishma Ramharack 3 for 22; Shakera Selman 2 for 30
Shakera Selman spoke to CWI media saying, “We didn’t have enough runs on the board. The pitch was conducive to run-scoring and we didn’t take advantage of that, we would’ve liked to have had a better start from the opening batters but Hayley, Stafanie and Chinelle were able to pull us back a bit, then Afy Fletcher and myself at the back end. One positive for us is that we didn’t get bowled out in either match, so we just need to work harder and get to that 200 total because we see what we can do to New Zealand if we have enough runs.”
Both teams meet on Sunday September 25 for the 3rd CG United ODI at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. First ball is 9:30am Eastern Caribbean/8:30am Jamaica time.