Monday 6 July, 2020

West Indies Women shot out for 63 in warm-up match

West Indies Women.

West Indies Women.

West Indies Women were bowled out for an embarrassing 63 off 23.5 overs on Thursday at Lime Kilns Ground in England and lost by six wickets to South Africa in the final warm-up match before the ICC Women's World Cup.

Opting to bat first, West Indies stunningly collapsed, with opener Hayley Matthews top-scoring with 19 to be one of just three batsmen in double figures.

The Caribbean side was 60 for three in the 16th over but losing its last seven wickets for three runs in the space of 49 balls, in an astonishing slide.

Seamer Masabata Klaas grabbed four for 14 to be South Africa’s best bowler.

In reply, the Proteas lost four wickets en route to their target which they achieved in the 19th over with Laura Wolvaardt hitting 26.

She put on 45 for the first wicket with Lizelle Lee who made 18 but South Africa then lost four quick wickets for 11 runs, to take some shine of the victory.

Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed finished with two for six.

The defeat for West Indies was their second in three days and fifth since they arrived in England nearly four weeks ago to prepare for the June 24 to July 23 showpiece.

Both captain Stafanie Taylor and batting coach Stuart Williams had underscored the importance of winning both warm-up games but their urging went unheeded as West Indies failed to show any enterprise.

There was no sign of the collapse to come when the in-form Matthews put on 35 with rookie Felicia Walters (14) for the first wicket in good conditions.

But once the 19-year-old Matthews played on to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels in the 11thover after facing 38 balls and striking three fours, the innings fell apart spectacularly.

Walters followed in the 16th over, playing on to Klaas and three balls later in the same over, Reniece Boyce departed for 10 to a catch at extra cover.

West Indies had crawled to 60 for three when Deandra Dottin played across one from Klaas and was bowled in the 18thover for six.

Four balls later in the following over without addition to the total, Chedean Nation drove left-arm speedster Chloe Tryon to extra cover to fall for three and Shanel Daley (0) and former skipper Merissa Aguilleira (1) both perished via the run out route as the Caribbean side capitulated.

They face Australia in their opening game of the campaign in Taunton.

Here is the full schedule of the tournament -

June 24 

3:00 PM - New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka 
3:00 PM - India Vs England

June 25: 

3:00 PM - South Africa Vs Pakistan

Jun 26:

3:00 PM - Australia Vs West Indies

June 27:

3:00 PM - England Vs Pakistan

June 28

3:00 PM - South Africa Vs New Zealand

Jun 29 

3:00 PM - India Vs West Indies
3:00 PM - Sri Lanka Vs Australia

July 2

3:00 PM - England Vs Sri Lanka
3:00 PM - Australia Vs New Zealand
3:00 PM - India Vs Pakistan
3:00 PM - South Africa Vs West Indies

July 5

3:00 PM - England Vs South Africa
3:00 PM - India Vs Sri lanka
3:00 PM - Pakistan Vs Australia

July 6 

3:00 PM - New Zealand Vs West Indies

July 8 

3:00 PM - New Zealand Vs Pakistan
3:00 PM - South Africa Vs India

July 9

3:00 PM - South Africa Vs Australia
3:00 PM - England Vs West Indies

July 11

3:00 PM - West Indies Vs Pakistan

July 12

3:00 PM - Sri Lanka Vs South Africa
3:00 PM - Australia Vs India
3:00 PM - England Vs New Zealand

July 15

3:00 PM - South Africa vs Australia
3:00 PM - England Vs West Indies
3:00 PM - India Vs New Zealand
3:00 PM - Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka

July 18 

3:00 PM - First Semi Final

July 20

3:00 PM - Second Semi Final

July 23 

3:00 PM - Final


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