Women’s Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat New Zealand in a thrilling match on the basis of Mathews’ all-round performance


new Delhi. West Indies have made a bang in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 on the basis of the all-round performance of opener Healy Mathews. In the first match of the tournament played at Mountmanugai, Windies defeated the host Kiwi team by 3 runs in a thrilling match. Chasing the target of 260 runs set by the West Indies, New Zealand’s team could score only 256 runs.

The start of the Kiwi team, chasing the target, was not good. Only 14 runs were added to the total score that experienced opener Suzy Bates was run out after scoring 3 runs. After this, Healy Mathews got Amelia Kerr out lbw and gave a second blow to New Zealand. Kerr was dismissed after scoring 13 runs in 19 balls. After the fall of two wickets for 47 runs, Sophie Devine got the support of Amy Sattherwaite.

Both shared 76 runs for the third wicket to take the total score to 123 runs. Sattherwaite was dismissed for 31 runs off 56 balls. Sophie shared a 53-run partnership with Katie Martin for the 7th wicket. Sophie played an innings of 108 runs in 127 balls. During this he hit 10 fours. Katie Martin played a flamboyant innings of 44 runs in 47 balls. Jess Kerr contributed 25 runs in 21 balls. Dottin, Mathews and Anissa took 2-2 wickets for the Windies.

Earlier, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first. Windies scored 259 for 9 on the basis of century innings of opener Healy Mathews. Healy scored 119 runs in 128 balls while captain Stephanie Taylor scored 30 runs in 47 balls. Wicketkeeper S Campbell scored 20 runs while Chedian Nation scored 36 runs off 46 balls. For New Zealand, Lee Tahuhu took 3 wickets while Jess Kerr took 2 wickets.

Tags: New Zealand, Sophie Devine, West indies, Women’s cricket, Womens World Cup 2022

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