Another narrow win, but we will take it as it comes! West Indies defeated a spirited Bangladesh by 4 runs on Thursday to earn two valuable points from their clash at Bay Oval in Tauranga, climbing to third in the points table at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Being sent into bat first, West Indies women suffered a batting collapse, but a valiant 53 off 107 balls from Shemaine Campbelle allowed them to post 140/9 from their 50 overs.
A brilliant all-round bowling performance from the West Indies limited Bangladesh to 136 all out in 49.3 overs. Hayley Matthews the hero once again, this time with the ball – she finished with ODI career best figures of 4/15. Afy Fletcher playing in her first match of the tournament took 3/29 while skipper Stafanie Taylor also took 3/29.
Matthews conceded that the batting performance was not the best, but she also noted that the West Indies are built to come up trumps in tough situations.