ICC Women's Cricket Twenty20 Challenge final October 16, 2010

West Indies thrash Sri Lanka to take title

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies women 85 for 2 (Dottin 39) beat Sri Lanka women 83 for 9 by eight wickets

West Indies completed a dominant showing in the Twenty20 leg of the tournament by crushing Sri Lanka in the final with more than nine overs to spare. A series of run-outs undermined Sri Lanka's batting and they lurched to a measly 83 after choosing to bat. West Indies' strong batting had few problems knocking off those runs, with Deandra Dottin's boundary-laden 39 guiding the chase.

Sri Lanka's troubles started in the first over of the match, when opener Inoka Galagedara was bowled for a duck but the other opener Chamari Polgampola helped them to a respectable 48 for 2. Things then fell apart for Sri Lanka, four wickets going down for six runs.No. 6 Dilani Manodara made a patient 19 but with the five batsmen following combining for just 10 runs, West Indies had little to worry about.

With such a small total on board, the only chance for Sri Lanka to snatch the title was to bowl out West Indies but the openers, Stafanie Taylor and Juliana Nero, belted 27 runs in the first three overs. Then Dottin smashed five fours and two sixes - the only ones of the match - to ensure the game ended in a hurry.

West Indies coach Sherwin Campbell was delighted with the win: "This is our favourite format of the game, the team seem to take to it very easily and I am happy they could produce a win today."

It completes a satisfying series for West Indies who besides being Twenty20 champions also finished runners-up in the one-day leg earlier in the week.

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  • Dummy4 on October 21, 2010, 14:59 GMT

    Happy to see WI making headlines ( forget who play - men or women)

  • anisa on October 19, 2010, 1:30 GMT

    boy, they have removed all the trinis and replace them with small islanders. Wow what a ting!

    I hope that Sammy can gain the respect of the guys on the team. We will see hoe he performs. I just hope that the W. I. crows doesn't turn on him when he doesn't perform

    Still feel that Darren Ganga would have made a better captain!

  • Dummy4 on October 18, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    Congrats to the windies ladies!!

  • Sean on October 17, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    Congrats to the WI ladies! Well deserved title! They definitely deserve those new retainer contracts. Keep up the good work and ignore idiots like Runster1. Hope they continue working, training and playing hard and continue making the west indies proud.

  • Alvin on October 17, 2010, 14:01 GMT

    Congrats to the Windies women. This is a truly wonderful performance. Let's hope this is not a repeat of the men's cricket up to 20 years ago when natural talent and athleticism put the Windies team on top, but then when all the other teams began using more professional, systematic training and developmental methods, we proved completely unable to lift our game and sunk to the bottom of the heap, where our men's team remains today. We cannot just hope and wish that our men do better. Unless we become more professional, especially at the Board level which oversees cricket development, and our young people can demonstrate greater commitment, discipline and pride, the men's team will remain in the cellar. But hopefully, we can learn from past mistakes and avoid a repeat performance with the women's team.

  • Navendra on October 17, 2010, 2:34 GMT

    Congrats to the Windies Women, they did well in both formats. Hope the men can replicate what the women are doing, they should also take courage from this.

  • Runster on October 17, 2010, 1:15 GMT

    nobody cares about this...

  • ronald on October 17, 2010, 0:00 GMT

    3 cheers for WI gyals; the caribbean region is smiling; it's about time wi get a world championship in cricket...wish wi boys could do somethings just like that!

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