WI Women lose 1st T20 International
 

New Zealand Cricket article.

Invercargill, New Zealand The White Ferns took victory by 32 runs in the opening Twenty20 International against the West Indies Women at Queens Park Oval in Invercargill. 

Having been asked to bat first, the White Ferns got off to a strong start but lost momentum late on and finished the innings at 120 for seven. However, the West Indies response was crippled by the loss of regular wickets, with a combined effort in the field from the White Ferns seeing them dismissed for 88 after 18.1 overs.

Captain Suzie Bates (32) and Sophie Devine (40) gave the home side the best possible start, putting on 53 for the opening wicket. Following Bates dismissal in the eighth over, Devine took the reins, but her own departure five overs later triggered somewhat of a collapse for the White Ferns. 

The middle-order failed to provide any partnerships of note, with 14 from Katie Perkins the next biggest contribution after the openers. 

Opening bowler Tremayne Smartt was the chief wicket-taker for the West Indies, claiming figures of three for 17 from four overs. 

While it was a below-par total, the White Ferns bowlers would come out firing and put the West Indies under huge pressure early on. 

Natasha McLean made 22, but the rest of the West Indies top-order buckled, with all of the Kiwi bowlers contributing. 

Sophie Devine (2-19) and Hayley Jensen (2-11) led with two wickets apiece, while four other bowlers took a scalp each. 

The lower-order pair of Shaquana Quintyne (18) and Vanessa Watts (16) fought hard, but two run-outs late on ended proceedings to give the White Ferns their fourth victory on the trot.  

The two sides will play the second of five Twenty20s at Queens Park tomorrow. 

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Summary Scores:

New Zealand Women Innings: 120/7 (20 Overs). Sophie Devine 40, Suzie Bates* 32, Katie Perkins 14, Sara McGlashan 9; Tremayne Smartt 4-0-17-3, Anisa Mohammed 4-0-21-1, Vanessa Watts 4-0-22-1, Shakera Selman 4-0-24-1.

West Indies Women Innings: 88 All Out (18.1 Overs). Natasha McLean 22, Shaquana Quintyne 20*, Vanessa Watts 16, Stacy-Ann King 10; Hayley Jensen 4-0-11-2, Sophie Devine 3.1-0-19-2, Suzie Bates 2-0-7-1, Frances Mackay 4-0-18-1.

New Zealand Women won by 32 runs

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New Zealand Women

S Bates* c Aguilleira b Selman 32

S Devine c Kycia Knight b Smartt 40

S McGlashan b Smartt 9

R Priest+ c Campbelle b Watts 1

K Perkins c Aguilleira b Smartt 14

N Browne c Watts b Mohammed 5

K Martin run out (Smartt/Aguilleira) 3

M Green not out 4

H Jensen not out 5

Total: 120/7 (20 Overs)

Extras: (B 0, Lb 1, Wd 5, Nb 1) 7

Did not Bat: F Mackay, M Nielsen

Fall of Wickets: 1-53 (S Bates, 7.4), 2-85 (S Devine, 12.4), 3-85 (S McGlashan, 12.6), 4-91 (R Priest, 14.4), 5-105 (K Perkins, 16.6), 6-108 (N Browne, 17.3), 7-111 (K Martin, 18.2)

West Indies Women Bowling: T Smartt 4-0-17-3, V Watts 4-0-22-1, S King 1-0-14-0, S Selman 4-0-24-1, S Quintyne 3-0-21-0, A Mohammed 4-0-21-1.

West Indies Women (Target; 121)

Kycia Knight c Perkins b Devine 6

N McLean c Bates b Jensen 22

Kyshona Knight b Jensen 0

M Aguilleira*+ LBW Bates 6

S King b Browne 10

S Campbelle st Priest b Mackay 0

S Quintyne not out 20

V Watts c & b Devine 16

T Smartt c Devine b Nielsen 2

A Mohammed run out (Mackay/Priest) 0

S Selman run out (Jensen/Devine) 1

Total: 88 All Out (18.1 Overs)

Extras: (B 0, Lb 1, Wd 4, Nb 0) 5

Fall of Wickets: 1-18 (Kycia Knight, 2.1), 2-21 (Kyshona Knight, 3.2), 3-32 (M Aguilleira, 6.1), 4-36 (N McLean, 7.4), 5-37 (S Campbelle, 8.2), 6-52 (S King, 11.3), 7-76 (V Watts, 16.2), 8-85 (T Smartt, 17.2), 9-85 (A Mohammed, 17.3), 10-88 (S Selman, 18.1)

New Zealand Women Bowling: S Devine 3.1-0-19-2, M Nielsen 3-0-19-1, H Jensen 4-0-11-2, S Bates 2-0-7-1, F Mackay 4-0-18-1, N Browne 2-0-13-1.

Result: New Zealand Women won by 32 runs

Series: New Zealand Women 1-0 West Indies Women

Toss: West Indies Women won the toss and elected to field

12th Men: S Curtis (White Ferns), C Henry (West Indies Women)

Umpires: G Baxter & K Cross

Scorers: M Jones & K Sands

First Published By New Zealand Cricket.

Date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 19:32