Bowlers, Matthews, Taylor help West Indies win final ODI, deny New Zealand series sweep

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North Sound (Antigua), Sep 26 (IANS) A clinical bowling execution, joined with an overall show by chief Hayley Matthews and senior player Stafanie Taylor striking 50 years assisted West Indies with winning the last ODI by four wickets and keep New Zealand a decisive victory from getting the three-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Arena in Antigua.

Choosing for bat first, New Zealand finished with a disappointing score of 168 all out in 48.1 overs, with Lauren Down making 53 as separated from Amelia Kerr’s 30, no other hitter could make a significant commitment.

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The initial sets of Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates left right on time while Amelia endeavored to resuscitate the innings with Maddy Green through a 37-run organization before the last option fell for 14. Before long, Amelia advanced back to the structure as New Zealand were left destroyed at 84/4 in 22.2 overs.

Lauren attempted to retaliate and help New Zealand to a good all out through her third ODI fifty. Be that as it may, when she tumbled to Hayley in a got and-dumbfounded excusal in the 42nd, New Zealand’s innings collapsed up rapidly from 155/7 to 168 hard and fast.

With the ball, Hayley drove the amazing exertion with 2/23 in her 10 overs while Afy Fletcher (2/31) and Karishma Ramharack (2/28) upheld their captain well overall. Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne and Shakera Selman had a scalp each.

In the pursuit, West Indies were diminished to 10/2 as pacer Jess Kerr took out Natasha McLean and Shabika Gajnabi on progressive conveyances in the third finished. However, Hayley and Stafanie got together for a gigantic organization of 81 runs before Brooke Halliday excused the previous for 40.

At the point when Stafanie needed to resign hurt because of spasms at 51, West Indies had reached 116/3 of every 31 overs. New Zealand attempted to get back in the saddle by excusing Kyshona Knight and Chinelle Henry one after another. However, Aaliyah hit 27 not out to guarantee West Indies finished the ODI series on a high.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 168 all out in 48.1 overs (Lauren Down 53, Amelia Kerr 30; Hayley Matthews 2/23, Karishma Ramharack 2/28) lost to West Indies 169/6 in 43.4 overs (Stafanie Taylor 51 resigned hurt, Hayley Matthews 40; Jess Kerr 3/29, Brooke Halliday 1/16) by four wickets.