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16th Match, Taunton, Jul 6 2017, ICC Women's World Cup
NZ Women won by 8 wickets (with 190 balls remaining)
player of the match
Leigh Kasperek
New Zealand Women
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• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Priest, bowlers brush aside West Indies

A grand show from bowlers Lea Tahuhu and Leigh Kasperek, followed by a blitz from Rachel Priest, saw New Zealand canter home against West Indies

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Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
West Indies Women150/10(43 overs)
New Zealand Women151/2(18.2 overs)

3.21 pm New Zealand dominated proceedings at Taunton today to move to fourth place. Their bowlers set up the match by bowling the opposition out for 150. If you thought the bowlers would steal the game's thunder, opener Rachel Priest put that thought to rest. She smacked 90 off 55 balls to set up the chase. They razed the target down in 18.2 overs and won with over 190 balls to spare. West Indies are all but out and they're now mostly playing for pride. Here's how the points table looks after 16 games. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the match. From Sreshth and Deiva, it's goodbye.

3.17 pm West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor: "I guess when we play at home, we have that advantage (about their positive record against New Zealand in the past). They have more things going their way at the moment. We haven't really been playing much 50-over cricket. Couple of New Zealand girls managed to get acclimatised. If you look at 50-over games, it's been a while since we last played. In the past few games, the openers set up a platform but the middle-order could not capitalize. It's all about mindset (about the next game against Sri Lanka). We just have to look to play some positive cricket. We just have to play for some pride.

3.14 pm Winning captain Suzie Bates says: "We didn't plan the fast-paced chase. Priest was hitting it out of the park and that's how she plays so we let her do that. Having a small total let us do that. We started outstanding with the ball, we have some really experienced players and they put their hands up today and set the game's tone for us. Still a big area of improvement for us, fielders were a little fumbly and we edged a lot of balls. It's important to get those really big partnerships. Kasperek showed us she deserves to be in there. Exciting to see her and Amelia Kerr bowling well."

3.11pm Leigh Kasperek is the Player of the Match for her three wickets. She says: "Playing the World Cup was the dream. Once I got to New Zealand (from Australia), there was no going back. Amelia, only 16, was outstanding. I thought overall we were pretty good. We were a little astray but we are looking forward to the next game (against Pakistan). Hopefully, I get to play that next game."

3.05pm The teams shake hands and the New Zealand camp have smiles plastered all over. Player-of-the-match announcements and word from the two captains soon. Stick around.

18.2
3
Anisa Mohammed to Martin, 3 runs

full outside off stump, and the batsman walks across the stumps, hits her bat-pad outside the stumps' line and the ball trickles away to a very fine fine leg. The batsmen run three and that's game over. New Zealand win by eight wickets and move to fourth place. West Indies are all but out.

18.1
1
Anisa Mohammed to Bates, 1 run

outside off and heaved away on the leg side once again, she has been eyeing that cow corner spot for a while now.

New Zealand are making a statement here. The pace at which they've scored has almost certainly ensured they climb over South Africa into fourth place

end of over 187 runs
NZ-W: 147/2CRR: 8.16 RRR: 0.13
Katey Martin8 (9)
Suzie Bates39 (42)
Stafanie Taylor 5-0-27-1
Anisa Mohammed 3-0-26-1
17.6
Taylor to Martin, no run

full and wide outside off, driven to cover

17.5
1
Taylor to Bates, 1 run

short on off stump, she rocks back and cuts it to the sweeper on the off side

five more to win

17.4
1
Taylor to Martin, 1 run

played to the leg side, clips the ball from middle stump

17.3
4
Taylor to Martin, FOUR runs

full on middle and she gives it a charge, converts it into a full toss and hits the most perfect inside-out cover drive. Bisects mid off and cover. New Zealand doing it easily

17.2
1
Taylor to Bates, 1 run

full outside off, driven through the line to long on, drilled back actually

17.1
Taylor to Bates, no run

full toss on middle stump and she looks to slog it, mistimes it to mid off. The bowler gets away with it

end of over 1710 runs
NZ-W: 140/2CRR: 8.23 RRR: 0.33
Suzie Bates37 (39)
Katey Martin3 (6)
Anisa Mohammed 3-0-26-1
Stafanie Taylor 4-0-20-1
16.6
1
Anisa Mohammed to Bates, 1 run

Dropped! full and on middle, powerfully struck back at the bowler. Little reaction time for her but she gets a hand to it, that was travelling fast and was head high. Tough chance but definitely one that could be taken

16.5
Anisa Mohammed to Bates, no run
16.4
4
Anisa Mohammed to Bates, FOUR runs

oh that's horrid, she tries to repeat that shot to cow corner, deep mid wicket does well to cover the area but she misfields while trying to pick it up, four more. Shoddy work at the deep

16.3
4
Anisa Mohammed to Bates, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off stump, she picks it way outside off and sweeps it (if you can call it that!) towards cow corner. Pierces long on and deep midwicket

16.2
1
Anisa Mohammed to Martin, 1 run

pitched up and the batsman charges at it, clips it off her feet to the leg side

16.1
Anisa Mohammed to Martin, no run

looped up wide outside off stump, defended with soft hands

end of over 166 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 130/2CRR: 8.12 RRR: 0.62
Katey Martin2 (4)
Suzie Bates28 (35)
Stafanie Taylor 4-0-20-1
Anisa Mohammed 2-0-16-1
15.6
1
Taylor to Martin, 1 run

full on off stump, played back with ease to the big gap behind the bowler. Goes to long on

15.5
1
Taylor to Bates, 1 run

full and wide outside off, powerful cover drive, stopped by the fielder but she misfields, enough time for a run

15.4
1
Taylor to Martin, 1 run

flighted full on middle stump, driven back to long on. They walk through for a run

15.3
Taylor to Martin, no run

good length outside off, no spin this time and the batsman misses the late cut. Sharp glovework

15.2
Taylor to Martin, no run

looped up outside off stump, played towards short midwicket

Match State: Drinks

15.1
W
Taylor to Devine, OUT

skids on fuller on middle and leg, the length wasn't quite there for the slog-sweep. She misses, crashes into middle stump

Sophie Devine b Taylor 4 (5m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200
Match details
County Ground, Taunton
TossNew Zealand Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Leigh Kasperek
Leigh Kasperek
Match numberODI no. 1070
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20
Match days06 July 2017 - day (50-over match)
WODI debut
Akeira Peters
Akeira Peters
Umpires
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
Australia Image
Steve Bernard
PointsNew Zealand Women 2, West Indies Women 0