Women’s Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat Bangladesh by four runs in low-scoring thriller | Cricket News – Times of India


MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The West Indies recovered from a batting collapse to edge Bangladesh by 4 runs in a low-scoring final-over thriller within the ICC Women’s World Cup right here on Friday.
A defiant unbeaten 53 from Shemaine Campbelle noticed West Indies — who had been requested to bat — recuperate from 70 for 7 to put up 140 for 9 in 50 overs after Bangladesh’s spinners suffocated the Caribbean staff’s center order as the 2 sides performed out a roller-coaster first ODI assembly.
This was West Indies’ third win in 5 matches as they now occupy the third spot within the desk whereas Bangladesh are at seventh with only a win from 4 video games.

Afy Fletcher introduced the West Indies again as she helped to scale back the opposition to 60 for 5 however Bangladesh battled again to take the league match to the ultimate over earlier than falling simply brief.
Bangladesh had been all out for 136 in 49.3 overs, whereas chasing 141 for a win.
Deandra Dottin was the primary to fall for 17 when she was caught behind off the bowling of Jahanara Alam earlier than captain Nigar Sultana took a improbable catch above her head to dismiss the opposite opener Hayley Matthews for 18.
Stafanie Taylor was the primary of 5 batters in a row who would fall for single figures as she went for 4 after being deceived by the flight of a Nahida supply.

Two balls later, Williams would fall for a similar rating, mistiming a drive and sending the ball straight to Fargana Hoque Pinky to depart the West Indies stuttering on 48 for 4.
Whereas one other wicket wouldn’t fall for the following 12 overs, solely 12 runs had been scored because the West Indies’ attacking intent got here to a juddering halt.
Chedean Nation was run out for six off 37 balls earlier than Aaliyah Alleyne departed for a 12-ball duck.
The stress was quickly eased when Campbelle despatched a full and large supply for 4, the primary boundary for 124 balls, however Chinelle Henry was caught and bowled by Salma Khatun for a duck.

Campbelle shared a 32-run partnership with Fletcher, the pair rotating the strike properly. Fletcher departed for 17 from 28 balls to be Ritu Moni’s first wicket.
Campbelle and new accomplice Karishma Ramharack each survived being dropped as Bangladesh struggled to get the job achieved. After 105 balls, Campbelle’s fifty lastly got here with solely three balls remaining.
Bangladesh had a less-than-ideal begin to their chase as Shamima Sultana was trapped LBW by Matthews for a five-ball duck. Sharmin Akter, 17 off 25, then grew to become Matthews’ second wicket of the powerplay, sending a low catch to Dottin at slip.
Fargana’s leg stump was uprooted by Fletcher to depart Bangladesh 60 for 3, the spinner celebrating by miming video-calling her younger son.

Fletcher would get two extra as Rumana went with out scoring.
Whereas Salma safely negotiated the hat-trick ball, Bangladesh had slipped to 60 for 5 and Matthews then swung the sport additional in the direction of the West Indies together with her personal double-wicket over.
Nigar was out LBW for 25 from 77 earlier than Fahima was bowled with a peach of a supply, one among 5 geese within the innings, as Matthews ended her ten overs with a career-best 4 for 15.
Salma was dropped twice as she anchored Bangladesh’s resistance, however skipper Taylor noticed the again of her for 23 to depart Bangladesh needing 31 off 41 with two wickets remaining.

Ramharack took the catch to dismiss Salma earlier than additionally holding on to a swipe from Jahanara to depart Bangladesh’s destiny within the arms of Nahida.
There was a break in play as Shamilia Connell acquired therapy after collapsing earlier than being helped from the sector, and when the motion resumed Nahida put Bangladesh inside touching distance earlier than Fariha Trisna chopped one off Taylor because the West Indies grew to become the primary aspect to defend 140 or much less in 5 years.
Temporary Scores:
West Indies: 140 for 9 in 50 overs (Shemaine Campbelle 53 not out, Salma Khatun 2/23, Nahida Akter 2/23)
Bangladesh: 136 all out in 49.3 overs (Nahida Akter 25 not out, Nigar Sultana 25; Hayley Matthews 4/15, Afy Fletcher 3/29, Stafanie Taylor 3/29)


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