WWC: Deandra Dottin’s heroic last over helps West Indies defeat New Zealand in the first game. West Indies batter Hayley Matthews’ century. Which was aid by Deandra Dottin’s crucial bowling. Helped her team defeat New Zealand in the opening game of the Women’s ODI World Cup 2022.
West Indies batter Hayley Matthews’ century. Which was aid by Deandra Dottin’s crucial bowling, help her team defeat New Zealand in the opening game of the Women’s ODI World Cup, 2022. On Friday at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Matthews batted for 119 runs, while Dottin took two wickets in the final over to lead their team to a three-run victory over New Zealand. Chasing 260, New Zealand suffer an early setback when opener Suzie Bates was run out for three runs, reducing the team’s total to 14/1.
Amelia Kerr replaced skipper Sophie Devine, but she also fire by Matthews after a brief stint.
West Indies defeat New Zealand
Amy Satterthwaite then joined hands with Devine, and the duo played a big partnership. Taking the Whiteferns past the 100-run mark. Their joy was short-live, however, as Anisa Mohammed sent Satterthwaite (31) back to the dugout with the score at 123/3.
Anisa struck again, dismissing Lea Tahuhu (6). And was followed by Shakera Selman and Matthews’ wickets of Maddy Green and Brooke Halliday, respectively.
Later, Katey Martin and Devine batted well, with the latter scoring a century before being caught and bowl by Chinelle Henry in the 45th over, with the team’s score at 215/7.
Martin tried to anchor the innings for a while, but his efforts were futile as Dottin’s final over heroically struck out the final three batters and defended six runs. As a result, her team won by three runs.
Earlier, Matthews scored 119 runs, and Tahuhu took three wickets for New Zealand, while Jess Kerr returned with two.
The West Indies will play England on Wednesday, while New Zealand will face Bangladesh on Monday in their next Women’s World Cup 2022 match.
Brief scores: West Indies 259/9 (Hayley Matthews 119, Chedean Nation 36; Lea Tahuhu 3-57) vs New Zealand 256/10 (Sophie Devine 108, Katey Martin 44; Deandra Dottin 2-2)
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