Women World T20
Providence, Guyana, Defending champion West Indies registered an emphatic victory over Bangladesh in their opener at first-ever standalone Women World T20 (WWT20) here, at National Stadium on Friday night.
Bangladesh bundled out for 46 runs, while chasing a paltry total of 107 runs, registering lowest-ever total at WWT20. Deandra Dottin bagged five wickets haul, considering just five runs in 3.4 overs, which is also the best bowling figures in Women’s WT20 history.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl. The host West Indies started poorly as they lost their half team for just 50 runs. However, on the other end, captain Stafanie Taylor kept score board moving.Then, wicket-keeper Kycia Knight chipped in with the bat, helping the host to post 106/8 runs in 20 overs.Jahanara Alam took three wickets in her four overs, while Rumana Ahmed scalped two.
In reply, Bangladesh never looked in chase and kept loosing their wickets at regular intervals, folding out for 46 runs.From the Bangladeshi side, no one could score in two digits. Fargana Hoque Pinky was the high-scorer with eight runs, seven runs came in the form of extra.
Dottin named Player of the Match for her career best figures in T20I.Talking about her bowling plan, she said, while taking her Player of the match at the presentation ceremony, ‘We were confident at the halfway stage . We knew no matter what total we put-up, we will be able to defend it. I knew on this pitch you need to bowl wicket to wicket. We were positive throughout the match.’
Expressing her disappointment over their batting performance, Bangladeshi captain, Salma Khatun, said, ‘We bowled well, but the batting today wasn’t good. They bowled well, but we didn’t chase properly, we were let down by our batting. We need to improve on that in the next few matches.’
Winning team captain Stefanie Taylor praised her bowling unit, she said, ‘There’s no doubt in my bowling attack, I am pretty confident in that department, they can defend any score. Dottin was outstanding, the five wickets she took was excellent, but definitely, our batting needs to improve.’