All-round Taylor helps West Indies to first win
West Indies Women 121 for 2 (Taylor 71) beat South Africa Women 120 (Taylor 4-22, Quintyne 4-14) by eight wickets
After two consecutive defeats, West Indies Women clawed back, in another low-scorer, and kept the five-match series alive with a eight-wicket win at Roseau. Stafanie Taylor took four wickets, sharing eight with Shaquana Quintyne, to keep South Africa Women to a paltry 120. Taylor then made 71 to guide her side home, capping an all-round performance.
After being put in to bat, South Africa lost six wickets for 66 by the 24th over. Shandre Fritz and Mignon du Preez put on 36 for the second wicket - the highest of the innings - before Taylor got rid of Fritz for 15. The bowlers didn't let any partnerships develop. Quintyne, the 17-year-old legspinner, ran through the middle and lower order to finish with 4 for 14 in ten overs. She was on a hat-trick in her first over when she dismissed Cri-zelda Brits and Dane van Niekerk.
A 75-run opening stand between Kycia Knight and Taylor had all but sealed the game. Taylor smashed eight fours in her knock before she offered a return catch to Sunette Loubser with West Indies ten away from the target.
West Indies coach Sherwin Campbell was particularly impressed with Quintyne. "Quintyne was brilliant for us yet again and continues to show improvement in her overall game. In all three matches so far she has been very competent and consistent and it is clear she is learning very fast at this level," Campbell said.
"She adapted very well to the conditions in Sri Lanka (at the World Twenty20) and again in this series and it is clear she is someone we can build our future around."