Windies rout Bangladesh

-Dottin takes 5-6

Stabroek News - - SPORT - By Ro­mario Sa­ma­roo

De­fend­ing a low to­tal, the West Indies women’s team yes­ter­day routed Bangladesh for 44 in the ICC T20 World Cup at Providence with De­an­dra Dottin grab­bing 5 for 6.

The 60-run win for the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons came in front of an ex­cited Guyana crowd at the Guyana Na­tional Sta­dium.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field, re­strict­ing a dan­ger­ous Caribbean line up to 106-8 from their 20 overs but were un­able to cope with Dottin who marked the most eco­nom­i­cal fivewicket haul in the Women’s World T20 and con­demned the Asian side to 46 all out in 14.4 overs.

Speak­ing at the post­match event, Dottin said it would not have mat­tered if they had to chase on the wicket but she was happy to bat first since the track had two pre­vi­ous matches. The record breaker stated that the team was at no point ner­vous de­spite their low to­tal as they backed them­selves to get over the line and send a mes­sage to the other teams.

Sim­i­larly, Bangladesh’s Ja­ha­nara Alam said the team felt it was the right de­ci­sion to bowl first since they found them­selves bet­ter at chas­ing and took away the pos­i­tive of hav­ing bowled out the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons for less than 120.

With an official count of 5,417 in at­ten­dance, the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons were Toss: Bangladesh and elected to field West Indies Women (20 overs)

H. Matthews c. Mon­dol b. Alam D. Dottin C. F Khatun b. Alam S. Taylor c. F Khatun b. Ahmed S. Campbell lbw b. S Khatun N. McLean b. Ahmed B. Cooper c. Hogue b. Tul Kubra K. Knights c&b Alam A. Mo­hammed run out (F Khatun) A. Fletcher not out Ex­tras: To­tal: Fall of Wick­ets: 1-14, 2-14, 3-18, 4-36, 5-50, 6-87, 7-105, 8-106 Did not bat: S. Con­nell, S. Sel­man Bowl­ing: J. Alam (4-0-23-3), S. Khatun (4-0-21-1), K. Tul Kubra (4-0-19-1), R. Ahmed (4-0-16-2), F. Khatun (4-0-24-0)

Bangladesh Women in­nings Tar­get S. Sul­tana c. Matthews b. Sel­man (5) A. Rah­man b. Taylor J. Alam c. Taylor b. Sel­man F. Hoque c&b Dottin Ni­gar Sul­tana b. Dottin R. Ahmed b. Dottin S. Islam b. Fletcher L. Mon­dal b. Dottin F. Khatun not out S. Khatun b. Dottin K. Tul Kubra run out (McLean) Ex­tras: 7 To­tal: 46 all out 14.4 overs Fall of Wicket: 1-6, 2-11, 3-19, 4-29, 5-29, 6-35, 7-35, 8-37, 9-45, 10-46 Bowl­ing: S. Sel­man (4-12-2), S. Con­nell (2-0-4-0), S. Taylor (2-0-10-1), D. Dottin (3.4-1-5-6)

off to a hor­rid start with Alam re­mov­ing the de­struc­tive open­ers: Dottin and Hay­ley Matthews to suc­ces­sive de­liv­er­ies and set­ting the foun­da­tion that saw only three in the im­pos­ing bat­ting line up reach­ing dou­ble fig­ures.

The hosts slipped fur­ther with the loss of

107

6 3 8 3 2 4 0 3 5 1

Natasha McLean, who had dis­patched a ball into the mid wicket bound­ary for a six and looked to free her arms while She­maine Campbell holed out to the long on bound­ary rider to see them slip to 40-4 at the half­way stage.

Bangladesh cel­e­brat­ing

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