Windies rout Bangladesh
-Dottin takes 5-6
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
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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.