Riding on the rear of a radiant all-round show from Hayley Matthews (119 and 2-41) and a shocking twofold wicket last over from Deandra Dottin to safeguard only five, West Indies started their 2022 World Cup crusade with a restricted three-run upset triumph over has New Zealand off the penultimate wad of the competition opener at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Friday.
Elevated back to her initial space just before the game after Rashada Williams was precluded according to blackout rules, Matthews moved forward with her vocation best ODI thump. Yet, with the remainder of the batting neglecting to benefit from their beginnings, the guests were confined to only 259/9 on a decent batting track as Lea Tahuhu and the Kerr sisters divided six scalps among them to lead the house side’s rebound with the ball.
With consistent wickets falling toward one side regardless of all of West Indies’ handling mishandles, Sophie Devine’s 108 kept intact New Zealand’s answer until the 45th over where Chinelle Henry pulled off a shocker. Jess Kerr and Katey Martin figured out how to bring the condition down to six off the last six, however Dottin put his hand up for the last finished and eliminated both the set players in about three conveyances before a frenzy run out next left New Zealadn burrow in complete doubt.
Dottin kicked things off before in the day with three limits off Tahuhu in the opening over after Devine put West Indies in. The White Ferns pace initiate compensated for that whimsical beginning with the ideal vengeance in her next over where the damaging West Indies opener miscued off the absolute first conveyance. Tahuhu, in any case, kept bowling short and was cut and pulled multiple times by Matthews in that mishmash of an over. West Indies were managed a second blow inside six overs when Kycia Knight miscued a flung shot directly to mid-off. Thus, Matthews made a stop with her skipper Stafanie Taylor at the opposite end, take the side to 54/2 after powerplay.
For structure Taylor (30), with whom she shared a stand of 66, Matthews additionally set on 60 runs for the fourth wicket association with Shemaine Campbelle (20) and one more 55 runs with veteran Chedean Nation (36) for the fifth wicket. She dashed to her 50 years off only 55 conveyances and would have savored the arrival of Tahuhu into the assault notwithstanding the delicate excusal of her commander.
Taylor, who had a gotten behind choice upset off Devine in sixteenth over, could gather just 17 more prior to offering a weak inside edge off a leg-side contribution from Tahuhu. While an all around set Matthews devoured gifts from the 17-year-old Fran Jonas, Campbelle got comfortable and West Indies’ methodology before long changed to strike revolution to keep the scoreboard ticking. Matthews anyway didn’t pass up the potential chance to rebuff the free ones, especially from Jonas, as she agreed with her stance past the 150-run mark in the 31st over.
Amelia Kerr finished that thriving organization with a wrong’un and a savvy utilization of DRS to have the LBW call upset in support of herself and ask Campbelle to take a hike on 30. Yet again after the leggie completed her quantity with the great figures of 10-0-33-1, Matthews started to free her arms. Running with a dodgy hamstring to raise her lady ODI World Cup hundred, she raise the stakes before long, moving down the track to Devine to store one over the mid-off ropes. Tahuhu experienced harsh criticism next where the Windies opener got consecutive limits in a 12-run over. The firecrackers, in any case, were brief as she spooned a sitter to long-off to succumb to a 128-ball 119, studded with 16 limits other than that six.
A set player’s wicket in the demise overs achieved a natural late breakdown of 5 for 39 in the last 5.3 overs as West Indies could gather what Matthews named as ‘pretty much standard’. All things considered, the hosts actually expected to pursue down their greatest absolute in a World Cup to begin their mission with a success. Be that as it may, notwithstanding five tossed gets and a few run-out potential open doors missed, New Zealand were left with nothing.
New Zealand’s steady reaction saw them arriving at 50 just in the twelfth over, having lost in-structure Suzie Bates to a strange run out from the get-go and Amelia to a plumb LBW off Matthews. The West Indies assault bowled to their fields and kept a keep an eye on limit consider even Devine attempted to hold one end. Shamilia Connell got the opportunity to fix the screws on New Zealand however a spilled get at mid-on offered the New Zealand chief the first of the two respites on 37 preceding Amy Satterthwaite got one on 22, at profound midwicket in the 24th over off Anisa Mohammed.
The veteran spinner anyway actuated the genuinely necessary advancement later in a similar spell, finishing Satterthwaite’s visit on 31 even as the previous chief consumed an audit in a frantic endeavor to get the LBW call oveturnend and make all the difference for the 76-run association. Sadly, Anisa persevered through a subsequent drop off her bowling and Devine partook in a moment life on 74 when Henry leg neglected to clutch a jumping forward get. Devine changed her 70-ball fifty over to her 6th ODI hundred, off 117 balls before long.
Though, for the expense of 34 additional runs, Henry made up for herself with a game-changing piece of handling – a jumping get in her completion to end Devine’s vigil on 108 and leave the host with 39 to get of the last five overs with only three tail-enders to go with a very much set Martin.
Jess Kerr gave a decent record of herself in a short appearance of 25, tracking down a limit each in the following three overs to assist New Zealand with getting up to speed. With 20 required off definite two overs, Martin eased the strain with consecutive limits. Unused until that point, Dottin took just five conveyances to fix all of that and light up the World Cup with a powerful bombshell on it’s premiere night.
Brief score : West Indies 259/9 in 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 119; Lea Tahuhu 3-57, Jess Kerr 2-43) beat New Zealand 256/10 all out in 49.5 overs (Sophie Devine 108, Katey Martin 44; Hayley Matthews 2-41, Deandra Dottin 2-2) by 3 runs.