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October 8, 2013
West Indies Women 148 (Quintyne 29, Nielsen 3-12) beat New Zealand Women 59 (Taylor 3-10, Quintyne 2-9) by 89 runs
West Indies women levelled the series against New Zealand women in the second game in Jamaica, courtesy a late lower-order push and excellent bowling to defend a total of 148.
After electing to bat, West Indies fumbled a promising start by the openers - Kycia Knight and Natasha McLean put on 52 runs - as they meandered from 72 for 2 to 90 for 7. Morna Nielsen began the slide with the wicket of Shemaine Campbelle and finished with figures of 10-4-12-3, but 17-year old Shaquana Quintyne and Shakera Selman rallied back in the course of a 43-run union for the ninth wicket. Quintyne caused problems with the ball as well, picking up two wickets as the New Zealand tail became easy prey for her leg breaks.
The visitors had to wait till their eighth wicket to record their first partnership in double figures, and only just at 12 runs. Deandra Dottin compensated for her failure with the bat by running out two of the top three batsmen and New Zealand never recovered. Katie Perkins offered the only resistance and remained unbeaten on 18, as offspinner Stefanie Taylor and left-arm seamer Shanel Daley picked up five wickets between them and reduced New Zealand to 32 for 7 in the 17th over, which all but sealed the game.
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