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T&T women go down to Barbados by 30 runs
Seventeen-year-old Shaquana Quintyne showed her class yesterday afternoon, rescuing Barbados to guide her team to a 30-run win over T&T as they advanced to the final of the West Indies Women’s T20 cricket tournament in Grenada.
Batting first at the National Stadium, Barbados were in all sorts of trouble on 54/5 after 12 overs when Quintyne took over.
Quintyne found an able partner in Charlene Taitt, and the pair began to repair the damage. Barbados raced to 96/5 after 17 overs with Quintyne on 40 and Taitt on 17.
An additional 20 runs of the last three overs propelled Barbados to a competitive 116/5. Quintyne finished on an unbeaten 50, while Taitt contributed 27 not out.
Kirbyina Alexander was the pick of the bowlers, snatching 3/19.
T&T did not get off to the best of starts, as they were reduced to 16/2 after five overs. Quintyne showed her all-round ability, taking 3/14 as T&T could only muster 86/7 off their 20 overs. T&T captain Merissa Aguilliera, top-scored with 22.
In the other semifinal at Tanteen, Tameka Sanford led from the front with an unbeaten 27 as Jamaica also progressed to the final, getting past Guyana by five wickets.
Jamaica will face Barbados in the final today at the Grenada National Stadium from 2 pm.
AT GRENADA NATIONAL STADIUM: Barbados 116/5 (Shaquana Quintyne 50 no, Charlene Taitt 27 no, Kirbyina Alexander 3/19) vs T&T 86/7 (Merissa Aguilliera 22, Quintyne 3/14). Barbados won by 30 runs.
AT TANTEEN: Guyana 97 (19.4 overs) (Tremayne Smartt 35 no, Shemaine Campbell 22, Shanel Daley 2/9) vs Jamaica 99/5 (19.4 overs) (Tameka Sanford 27 no, Chinelle Henry 20 no, Phaffiana Millington 2/9). Jamaica won by five wickets.
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