(CWI) Dunedin, New Zealand- West Indies Women defeated defending ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup champions, England Women by 7 runs in University Oval in Dunedin.
Winning the toss and batting first, West Indies Women posted 225/6 from their 50 overs, thanks to an unbeaten 66 from Shemaine Campbelle with Chedean Nation narrowly missing out on her first Cricket World Cup half-century, she finished on 49 not out. Earlier in the innings, Hayley Matthews added 45 runs. Bowling for England, Sophie Ecclestone finished with figures of 3/20 from her 10 overs, while Nat Sciver was next best with 1/49.
England were bowled out for 218 in 47.4 overs with Tammy Beaumont their top-scorer with 46, followed by Sophia Dunkley with 38. Shamilia Connell was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with 3/38 from 10 overs, next best was Anisa Mohammed with 2/24.
Speaking after the match, Anisa Mohammed said, “To win two games against two of the top teams in this tournament is definitely a motivation for us and it is confidence for us knowing we can defeat top teams. There are a lot of game-changers on this team so it was good seeing some of us put up our hands and take us over the line. I know a lot of teams are counting us as underdogs… we have nothing to lose, it’s a matter of us keep believing in each other and that we can win matches and I’m sure we have quite a lot of teams to surprise in this tournament.”
The West Indies Women will travel to Hamilton next, where they will take on India on March 12 in a Day/Night encounter at Seddon Park. First ball is at 2:00pm (March 11, 9:00pm Eastern Caribbean Time/ 8:00pm Jamaica Time).
West Indies Women
225/6 (50 overs)
Shemaine Campbelle 66 Sophie Ecclestone 10-4-20-3
Chedean Nation 49* Nat Sciver 8-1-49-1
218 all out (47.4)
Tammy Beaumont 46 Shamilia Connell 10-1-38-3
Sophia Dunkley 38 Anisa Mohammed 4.4-1-24-2
Player of the Match Shemaine Campbelle
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Stafanie Taylor (Captain)
Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain)
Cherry Ann Fraser
West Indies Women ICC Cricket World Cup Match Schedule
** Date and time in brackets, indicate match times for Caribbean fans due to 17-hour time difference between New Zealand and Caribbean
February 27: Warm-up Match 1 vs Australia at Lincoln Green, Lincoln, 11am (February 26, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)
March 1: Warm-up Match 2 vs India at Rangiora Oval, Rangiora, 11am (February 28, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)
March 4: vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Tauranga, 2pm (March 3, 9pm Eastern Caribbean Time/ 8pm Jamaica Time)- West Indies Women won by 3 runs
March 9: vs England at University Oval, Dunedin, 11am (March 8, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)- West Indies Women won by 7 runs
March 12: vs India at Seddon Park, Hamilton, 2pm (March 11, 9pm Eastern Caribbean Time/ 8pm Jamaica Time)
March 15: vs Australia at Basin Reserve, Wellington, 11am (March 14, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)
March 18: vs Bangladesh at Bay Oval, Tauranga, 11am (March 17, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)
March 21: vs Pakistan at Seddon Park, Hamilton, 2pm (March 20, 9pm Eastern Caribbean Time/ 8pm Jamaica Time)
March 24: vs South Africa at Basin Reserve, Wellington, 11am (March 23, 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time/5pm Jamaica Time)
March 30: Semi-final 1 at Basin Reserve, Wellington
March 31: Semi-final 2 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
April 3: Final at Hagley Oval, Christchurch