Windies out­guns Bangladesh by 60 runs

The Sunday Guardian - - Sports -

GE­ORGE­TOWN: West Indies rode a five-wicket haul by De­an­dra Dot­tin to re­cover from a poor bat­ting ef­fort and beat Bangladesh by 60 runs at the ICC Women›s World T20 2018. Asked to bat first by Bangladesh, the West Indies bat­ters never re­ally got go­ing. They lost wick­ets at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals right from the start and even­tu­ally posted 106/8 in their 20 overs.

Ja­ha­nara Alam struck the first blows by re­mov­ing both open­ers Dot­tin and Hay­ley Matthews in the third over.

The Bangladeshis there­after con­tin­ued to put pres­sure on the hosts with some ex­cel­lent bowl­ing per­for­mances and only a quick 32 off 24 balls by Ky­cia Knight pushed the lo­cal team past the 100-run mark.

De­fend­ing a small tar­get, the West Indies bowlers put Bangladesh on the back foot early on with Shak­era Sel­man dis­miss­ing Shamima Sul­tana in the open­ing over.

Dot­tin then ran through the mid­dle or­der with in­cred­i­ble fig­ures of 5/5 in 3.4 overs as Bangladesh crum­pled for just 46 runs in 14.4 overs.

None of the Bangladesh bat­ters man­aged to post dou­ble fig­ures. Far­gana Hoque was their top scorer with eight runs. IANS

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