Mohammed, Dottin give WI win in opener

West Indies Women 104 for 6 (Dottin 52) beat New Zealand Women 81 (Satterthwaite 31, Mohammed 5-12) by 23 runs

West Indies Women opened the West Indies Tri-Nation with a convincing 23-run victory over New Zealand Women, thanks largely to Deandra Dottin's 52 and Anisa Mohammed's 5 for 12. West Indies elected to bat, but were quickly in trouble at 18 for 3 inside six overs. Kyshona Knight and Dottin began to rebuild with a 51-run partnership for the fourth wicket, before Sian Ruck dismissed Knight on 20. Stacy-Ann King hit 12 off 8 to lift West Indies to 104 for 6 in their 20 overs.

West Indies needed a strong performance from their bowlers to defend that score, and they delivered. New Zealand faced a similar situation when they were left at 15 for 3 with a couple of top-order run-outs. Then came the spin threat of Mohammed. Only Amy Satterthwaite and Rachel Priest reached double figures as Mohammed rocked the New Zealand line-up with 5 for 12, her second T20-career five-wicket haul. New Zealand could only muster 81 before they were bowled out with an over to spare.

New Zealand take on England in the next game, on October 16.

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8SW BatesSFM Devine
2nd4SFM DevineAE Satterthwaite
3rd3NJ BrowneAE Satterthwaite
4th16AE SatterthwaiteML Green
5th40RH PriestAE Satterthwaite
6th0AE SatterthwaiteFL Mackay
7th1KT PerkinsFL Mackay
8th8KT PerkinsMJG Nielsen
9th1EM BerminghamKT Perkins
10th0SEA RuckKT Perkins