Sunday 31 May, 2020

Barbados add T20 Blaze to Super50 title; Jamaica finish second

Jamaica brushed aside Trinidad and Tobago by seven wickets on Wednesday to finish second in the 2019 Cricket West Indies Women's T20 Blaze in Guyana.

Batting first at the Guyana National Stadium, Trinidad and Tobago posted 145 for six off their allotted 20 overs and Jamaica replied with 146 for three to win the match with eight balls to spare.

Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry wrecked the T&T bowling with an undefeated 90-run partnership to keep well ahead of the required run-rate.

Nation ended on 63 not out and Henry 44 not out.

The win resulted in Jamaica leapfrogging Guyana and T&T for the runners-up spot via a better net run-rate.

In the second game at the venue, Barbados swept aside Guyana to add the Women's T20 Blaze title to the Colonial Medical Insurance Women's Super 50 title they won over a week ago.

Barbados showed no mercy to the home team Guyana and their supporters at the National Stadium in Providence, as Barbados restricted Guyana to 85 for seven from their 20 overs. It took the Barbadians 16.1 overs to achieve victory by eight wickets as Deandra Dottin once again led the team’s batting with an undefeated 43.

In the day's other match, the Windward Islands notched their first win of the tournament when they defeated the Leeward Islands by 11 runs.

Afy Fletcher and Swayline Williams with 24 runs each, ensured their team posted a defendable 115 for eight from 20 overs. The Leeward Islands had a late charge at victory but it was not to be as the remaining overs were not enough to reach their target. Leewards finished on 104 for nine from 20 overs.


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