Daley, Mohammed lead WI Women to win
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed undermined Sri Lanka Women’s batting to spur West Indies Women to a resounding 88-run victory in the first One-Day International on Wednesday here.
After solid half-centuries from the trio of Shanel Daley, Windies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira and star all-rounder Stafanie Taylor lifted the hosts to 228 for six off their allocation of 50 overs on an easy-paced Kensington Oval pitch, Mohammed wreaked havoc, grabbing five wickets for 34 runs off 9.2 overs, as the Sri Lankans were dismissed for 140 in 42.3 overs.
Vice-captain Taylor, who holds the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for batters, set the stage with a knock of 53 before she was second out with the score 93 in the 25th over after West Indies won the toss. She faced 97 balls and hit five boundaries.
Daley and Aguilleira then featured in a fourth-wicket partnership of 52 in 11.2 overs after the usually attacking Deandra Dottin fell for 14.
Left-hander Daley, daughter of the former Jamaica men’s all-rounder Aaron Daley, earned the Player-of-the-Match award for her top-score of 63 from 97 balls which included three fours.
Aguilleira was dismissed off the very last ball of the innings for 62, which came off 63 deliveries and contained six boundaries.
Maduri Sammudika took two for 39 from her allocation of 10 overs and Chamani Seneviratne two for 40 from her 10 overs.
The 23-year-old Daley said she was pleased with the team’s overall performance.
Sri Lanka were under early pressure, slumping to 28 for three by the end of the 10th over, but they staged a recovery led by their captain Dilani Manodara and Shashikala Siriwardena.
Manodara top-scored with 37 and Shashikala Siriwardena supported with 34, putting on 67 for the fourth wicket, before a collapse set in once they were parted.
Tremayne Smartt picked up two for 24 off six overs before Mohammed came into her own, as the last seven Sri Lankan wickets tumbled for 45 runs in 14.2 overs.
WEST INDIES WOMEN (maximum 50 overs)
S. Taylor c Galagedara b Siriwaradena 53
J. Nero run out (Dolawatta) 2
S. Daley b Sammudika 63
D. Dottin c Seneviratne b Sammudika 14
*+M. Aguilleira b Seneviratne 62
S. King c Weerakkody b Seneviratne 21
S. Campbelle not out 1
Extras (b2, lb1, w8, nb1) 12
TOTAL (6 wkts) 228
A. Mohammed, S. Selman, T. Smartt, S. Munroe did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Nero, 5.1 overs); 2-93 (Taylor, 24.3); 3-120 (Dottin, 30.3); 4-172 (Daley, 41.6); 5-223 (King, 49.3); 6-228 (*+Aguilleira, 49.6)
Bowling: P. Weerakkody 5-0-13-0 (w3); Seneviratne 10-2-40-2 (w1); Ranaweera 6-0-35-0 (w2); Siriwardena 10-0-59-1; Dolawatta 7-1-29-0; Sammudka 10-0-39-2 (nb1, w1); Rasangika 2-0-10-0 (w1)
SRI LANKA WOMEN (target: 229 off 50 overs)
I. Galagedara c wkpr *Aguilleira b Selman 0
C. Atapattu c Nero b Smartt 19
P. Weerakkodi c King b Smartt 0
*+D. Manodara c Munroe b Mohammed 37
S. Siriwardena c wkpr *Aguilleira b Mohammed 34
S. Dolawatta c Mohammed b Daley 10
D. Rasangika c Selman b Campbelle 10
C. Seneviratne not out 10
S. Weerakkody c King b Mohammed 2
M. Sammudika c Munroe b Mohammed 1
I. Ranaweera b Mohammed 2
Extras (lb2, w7, nb6) 15
TOTAL (all out, 42.3 overs) 140
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Galagedera, 2.3 overs); 2-3 (P. Weerakoddy,3.4); 3-28 (Atapattu, 9.6);4-95 (Siriwardena,28.1); 5-102 (*+Manodara, 30.5); 6-120 (Rasangika, 36.3); 7-122 (Dolawatta, 37.2); 8-125 (S. Weerakoddy, 38.4); 9-131 (Sammudika, 40.2)
Bowling: Selman 6-1-13-1 (nb3, w3); Smartt 6-1-24-2; Munroe 4-0-18-0 (nb1); Dottin 4-0-17-0 (nb2); Mohammed 9.3-2-34-5 (w1); Daley 10-2-21-1 (w2); Campbelle 3-0-11-1 (w1)
Result: West Indies Women won by 88 runs (45 balls remaining)
Series: West Indies Women lead three-match series 1-0
Toss: West Indies Women
Player-of-the-Match: S. Daley (West Indies Women)
Umpires: G. Brathwaite, V. Bullen
Match referee: M. Jones
Reserve umpire: R. Brathwaite