SYLHET, Bangladesh – West Indies Women swept aside hosts Bangladesh by 36 runs to win their second match in the International Cricket Council’s Twenty20 World Cup at Sylhet Stadium today.
Bangladesh were meeting the West Indies for the second time in 24 hours and for the second time, the home side botched the chase. Bangladesh Women, playing their opening game against West Indies Women, did everything right in the first half unlike their male counterparts on the previous night, but slumped in the second half to concede the match.
The hosts’ batting collapse mirrored the difficulties of the Bangladesh Men’s team that had suffered a heavy loss on Tuesday. Only three players got into double-digit figures and the innings keeled over in spectacular fashion as Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for just seven runs to be bowled out for 79 in the 18th over in response to the West Indies Women’s below par 115.
Eighteen-year-old Barbadian leg-break bowler Shaquana Quintyne grabbed three wickets to inflict a top order submission that severely restricted the hosts’ victory quest. Quintyne returned impressive figures of three wickets for five runs from three overs which included a maiden and received support from Tremayne Smartt and Anisa Mohammed who picked up two for nine and two for 22 respectively.
The teenager, who also scored 11 and was voted Player Of The Match, knocked back the stumps of two frontline batters – opener Ayasha Rahman for ten and Fargana Hogue for two – to leave Bangladesh scrambling for momentum.
But middle order batter Rumana Ahmed top scored with 26 to lead a fightback that injected a measure of stability into
In the process, Ahmed added 28 for the 5th wicket with Nuzhat Tasnia before another batting collapse ensued and the match swung decisively in favour of the Windies Women.
In the space of four balls Tasnia, who scored six, was bowled by Anisa Mohammed while Quintyne ended the reign of Ahmed
who was caught by Smartt.
The Caribbean women asserted themselves ruthlessly by removing the last four wickets for just five runs to secure a comfortable win with 15 balls remaining.
Earlier, West Indies who had won the toss and elected to bat, were jolted by early strikes from Salma Khatun and Fahima Khatun.
Salma shattered the stumps of opener Kycia Knight in the second ball of the innings for a duck while Fahima removed the stumps of Shaquana Quintyne for 11 and trapped Kyshona Knight lbw also for 11, as the West Indies plummeted to 33 for three.
However the aggressive Deandra Dottin teamed up with Stacy-Ann King to steer the innings back on course as the Caribbean women clawed their way back into the match.
Dottin, who top scored with 34 which featured three fours and a six, compiled 40 runs for the 5th wicket with King who hit two fours and a six in scoring 20.
Down the order Mohammed also contributed a well played 15 before she was run out.
Khadija Tul Kubra topped the bowling for Bangladesh with three for 24 including the prized scalp of Dottin.