West Indies Women register easy win
West Indies Women 114 for 2 (Dottin 48*, Knight 33*) beat South Africa Women 113 for 7 (du Preez 39, Daley 2-14) by eight wickets
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West Indies Women notched up an eight-wicket win against South African Women in a Twenty20 match in Gros Islet, St Lucia, on Saturday. West Indies chased down a target of 114 with ten balls to spare.
South Africa could only muster 113 runs in their 20 overs, after choosing to bat, thanks largely to a 57-run fourth-wicket partnership between Mignon du Preez and Cri-zelda Brits, who were also the top-scorers for their side. Fast bowler Shanel Delay, offspinner Stafanie Taylor and legspinner Shaquana Quintyne picked up two wickets apiece for West Indies.
The home team never looked in trouble chasing the modest target, in spite of losing a couple of wickets. Opener Kycia Knight and number four batswoman Deandra Dottin kept the innings on track. The latter struck three fours and three sixes in her unbeaten innings of 48 and was ably supported by Knight, who scored 33 off 46 balls.
This was Dottin's 50th Twenty20 international, making her the first West Indies Women's player to the landmark. Dottin was felicitated for her achievement by the WICB, and later said she had enjoyed the occasion: "It felt special when I was batting out there. I was a little nervous but I settled quickly. It was a special occasion, with me becoming the first woman from West Indies to play their 50th match, and I was made to feel really good by my team-mates, the fans in the crowd and the WICB."
The two teams will play their next T20 match on Sunday.