DHAKA, Bangladesh -- West Indies Women started their preparation for the ICC Women’s World T20 2014 on a bright note by winning its first warm-up match against South Africa Women by 52 runs at Krira Shikkha Protisthan in Savar, Bangladesh, on Tuesday.
After electing to bat, West Indies overcame an early setback in the form of Kycia Knight’s wicket to post 123-4 in 20 overs, a fighting score at best. But, on the day, it was sufficient as South Africa was bowled out for 71 in 18.5 overs.
Natasha McLean chipped in with a 24-ball 26 before being caught behind off Dane van Niekerk, but it was Stafanie Taylor’s unbeaten 45 that made all the difference. Taylor’s innings included three fours and six.
When Sun Luus dismissed Deandra Dottin cheaply in the 11th over, West Indies was 71-3. Taylor and Chinelle Henry then associated for a 54-run stand that provided West Indies some respectability. In her four overs, Shabnim Ismail returned 2-12, while van Niekerk and Luus took one wicket apiece.
A brilliant effort by West Indies’ bowlers then ensured that South Africa surrendered without putting up a real fight. Except for Trisha Chetty and Yolandi van der Westhuizen, who top scored with 24, none of the other South Africa batters could even reach double figures.
Anisa Mohammed, the right-arm spinner, and medium-pacer Dottin returned figures of 2-6 and 2-7 respectively. West Indies plays their second and final warm-up match against Australia on Friday.
West Indies Women
Kycia Knight c Chetty b Ismail 11
N McLean c Chetty b van Niekerk 26
S Taylor not out 45
D Dottin c Tryon b Luus 6
C Henry b Ismail 25
Extras: (b 2, lb 1, w 7) 10
Total: 123/4 (20 Overs)
Did not Bat: S King, S Quintyne, S Munroe, S Campbelle, Kyshona Knight, S Daley, T Smartt, S Selman, A Mohammed, M Aguilleira*+.
Fall of Wickets: 1-24 (Kycia Knight, 3.2 ov), 2-42 (McLean, 6.6 ov), 3-71 (Dottin, 11.3 ov), 4-123 (Henry, 19.6 ov)
South Africa Women Bowling: S Loubser 2-0-17-0, S Ismail 4-1-12-2, C Tryon 4-0-29-0, M Daniels 1-0-10-0, M Kapp 3-0-24-0, D van Niekerk 2-0-9-1, M Letsoalo 2-0-11-0, S Luus 2-0-8-1.
South Africa Women (Target 124)
L Lee run out (Kycia Knight) 1
T Chetty+ b Selman 16
M du Preez* c & b Quintyne 7
M Kapp b Mohammed 5
S Fritz c & b Mohammed 0
D van Niekerk c McLean b Munroe 2
Y van der Westhuizen c McLean b Smartt 24
N Moodley lbw Campbelle 1
C Tryon lbw Dottin 3
A Steyn b Dottin 1
S Luus not out 4
Extras: (w 4, nb 3) 7
Total: 71 All Out (18.5 Overs)
Did not Bat: M Daniels, S Loubser, S Ismail, M Letsoalo.
Fall of Wickets: 1-3 (Lee, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (du Preez, 3.2 ov), 3-21 (Kapp, 5.3 ov), 4-21 (Fritz, 5.6 ov), 5-33 (Chetty, 8.2 ov), 6-44 (van Niekerk, 12.2 ov), 7-52 (Moodley, 13.3 ov), 8-57 (Tryon, 14.6 ov), 9-59 (Steyn, 16.1 ov), 10-71 (van der Westhuizen, 18.5 ov)
West Indies Women Bowling: T Smartt 2.5-0-8-1, S Munroe 2-0-11-1, S Daley 2-0-14-0, S Quintyne 3-0-11-1, S Selman 2-0-8-1, A Mohammed 3-0-6-2, S Campbelle 2-0-6-1, D Dottin 2-0-7-2.
Result: West Indies Women won by 52 runs
Players Per Side: 15 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Toss: West Indies Women won the toss and elected to bat
Umpires: A Akhtaruddin & Morshed Ali Khan
Reserve Umpire: Shafiuddin Ahmed