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West Indies Women 246 for 5 (Dottin 82*, Taylor 50) beat New Zealand Women 181 (Devine 89, Bates 38, Mohammed 4-32) by 65 runs
The first three ODIs of the series are also a part of the ICC Women's Championship and West Indies' 2-0 lead has helped them establish the third position on the points table behind Australia Women and England Women.
West Indies won the toss and opted to bat and their batsmen put in another strong performance, led by an opening stand of 63 between Natasha McLean and Kycia Knight. The scoring rate dipped after McLean fell in the 12th over, as Knight and Shemaine Campbelle added just 16 runs in 8.3 overs, but gradually picked up after Dottin came in to bat in the 20th over.
When Campbelle departed for 27, with the score at 120 for 3 in the 33rd over, West Indies needed a push to get moving towards a big score and that momentum came from 97-run, fourth-wicket partnership between Dottin and Stafanie Taylor that came in a little more than 14 overs. Taylor contributed a 41-ball 50 to the stand, striking three fours and two sixes. Dottin, at the other end, steadily built her innings and, once Taylor was out, provided quick runs to steer West Indies to 246 for 5. Her unbeaten 82 came off 99 balls with seven fours and a six.
New Zealand's chase had been effectively nullified by the 15th over, as Shakera Salman, Taylor and Mohammed reduced the side to 56 for 5. Sophie Devine anchored the innings with a steady half-century but she found little support from the lower order as New Zealand crumbled to 181 in the 46th over. Mohammed's fifth four-for in ODIs was well supported by Taylor, who took 2 for 21, and Shanel Daley, who finished with 2 for 25.