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WI women crush New Zealand
Seventeen-year-old Shaquana Quintyne, led the fight back for the West Indies Women yesterday in a see-saw battle against the New Zealand Women, as the Windies prevailed by 89 runs to tie the three-match One Day International series 1-1 at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Batting first, the opening pair of Kycia Knight and Natasha Mclean got West Indies off to a great start, getting to 51/0 after 13 overs. At 70/2 after 20 overs, West Indies were still in a good position to post a big total. However, a flurry of wickets reduced the home team to 80/5 when the in-form Merissa Aguilleira was dismissed for six. Aguilleira struck 43 in the first match on Sunday. Following her dismissal, wickets continued to tumble, as West Indies was further reduced to 95/8, when Quintyne and Shakera Selman came together.
A valiant 43-run stand between the Bajan pair took the tally to a respectable 138/8, when Quintyne was run out for a top-score of 29. Selman contributed a valuable 22 as the West Indies eventually got to 148 all out, giving their bowlers something to bowl at. Morna Nielsen (3/12) and Erin Bermingham (2/15) were the best bowlers for the Kiwis. In reply, three early wickets limited New Zealand to 15/3, with the dangerous Suzie Bates already back in the pavilion. Bates slammed a match-winning 110 on Sunday. The spin duo of Quintyne and Stafanie Taylor then combined to grab five of the remaining wickets, as the Kiwis fell for 59. Quintyne took 2/9, while Taylor bagged 3/10 in eight overs. Katie Perkins (18) was the lone Kiwi batter to reach double figures.
The winner of tomorrow’s third and final match will clinch the series.
AT SABINA PARK: West Indies 148 (Shaquana Quintyne 29, Kycia Knight 24, Shakera Selman 22, Morna Nielsen 3/12, Erin Bermingham 2/15) vs New Zealand 59 (Katie Perkins 18, Stafanie Taylor 3/10, Quintyne 2/9) West Indies won by 89 runs
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