West Indies pulled off their second bombshell of the 2022 World Cup in as many games, this time against reigning champs England who capitulated to a limited seven-run rout pursuing 226 in a low-scoring thrill ride in Dunedin on Wednesday. Britain’s profundity came to the front after they were decreased to 94 for 5 at one phase, civility Hayley Matthews’ twin strikes after the powerplay. In any case, Shamilia Connell’s convenient twofold wicket over and Anisa Mohammed’s last over heroics assisted West Indies with pulling of the heist to go second on the focuses table.
Picking to bat, West Indies’ solid beginning included a 81-run opening stand between Deandra Dottin and Matthews. While the veteran played a quiet hand of 31 off 64 conveyances, Matthews was especially forceful in her 58-ball 45 – hitting a few sixes and four additional limits. Britain pawed their direction back in the game through Sophie Ecclestone, who denied Matthews a fifty and afterward had West Indies chief Stafanie Taylor got behind for a brilliant duck in a significant over that likewise saw Dottin run out. Five overs later, the spinner finished Kycia Knight’s 22-ball vigil at the wrinkle to lessen Windies to 98 for 4.
Searching for a salvage, West Indies were set up by a game-evolving 123-run organization between Shemaine Campbelle (66) and Chedean Nation (49*). The couple capably pivoted hit with the previous enrolling a 70-ball 50 years. She fell in the penultimate over pursuing successes at death, and a couple all the more late strikes left Nation abandoned wear an unbeaten 49. Notwithstanding, the 225 gave West Indies bowlers something to play with.
Matthews shook England’s steady beginning with her twin strikes to dispose of Heather Knight and Nat Sciver after a Dottin shocker at in reverse point cut off Lauren Winfield-Hill’s visit. Reeling at 94 for 5, of which Tammy Beaumont contributed 46, the obstruction came as a counter-assaulting 60-run organization between Danielle Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley. In any case, similarly as it seemed like England had resuscitated their pursuit, Taylor broke the compromising stand with Dunkely’s scalp and Connell sent back Wyatt and Katherine Brunt in the 35th over to put West Indies ahead.
Yet again the energy swung England’s direction when Ecclestone and Kate Cross consolidated for a 61-run organization. Riding their karma, the pair brought the objective down to single digits before a lethal curve in the story came as an opportunity run-out. Venturing out to Anisa, Ecclestone hit it straight down the ground, just for the spinner to redirect it onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end with a weak hint of her fingers. Cross’ bat was in the air when the bails fell off and West Indies got a pivotal opening. Two balls later, the veteran bowled Anya Shrubsole for a duck to hand England their second loss in as many games.
Brief score : West Indies 225/6 in 50 overs (Sshemaine Cambelle 66, Chedean Nation 49*; Sophie Ecclestone 3-20) beat England 218 in 47.4 overs (Tammy Beaumont 46; Shamilia Connell 3-38, Hayley Matthews 2-40, Anisa Mohammed 2-24) by 7 runs