ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Day Two – West Indies And New Zealand Start With Comfortable Victories
On day two of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, West Indies Women thrashed Thailand Women while New Zealand Women clinched a solid victory against Sri Lanka Women.
Thailand Women – 78/9 (20 overs) vs West Indies Women – 80/3 (16.4 overs); West Indies Women won by seven wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
It was the first game for Thailand Women in the Women’s T20 World Cup history. After winning the toss, Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch decided to bat first. But apart from the wicketkeeper-batswoman Nannapat Koncharoenkai (33) and Naruemol Chaiwai (13), all other batters failed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings. Thailand were restricted to 78/9 (20 overs).
Caribbean skipper Stafanie Taylor took three wickets (3/13) while all the other West Indies bowlers picked up one wicket each.
In reply, West Indies lost their first three wickets in just 27 runs. However, captain Stafanie Taylor (26 not out) and wicketkeeper-batter Shemaine Campbelle (25 not out) both handled the pressure situation very well and safely guided the team to the victory. The Caribbean team chased down that target in 16.4 overs after losing three wickets.
While two Caribbean batters were run out, youngster Soraya Latah (1/21) took the only wicket for Thailand.
Sri Lanka Women – 127/7 (20 overs) vs New Zealand Women – 131/3 (17.4 overs); New Zealand Women won by seven wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
After winning the toss, New Zealand Women decided to field first and restricted Sri Lanka Women to 127/7 (20 overs). Sri Lankan openers Hasini Perera and captain Chamari Atapattu provided a good start with 60 runs partnership. But after that partnership was broken, Sri Lanka lost their wickets at regular intervals.
Skipper Chamari Atapattu (41) scored the highest runs in that innings while Hasini Perera (20), Anushka Sanjeewani (15) and Harshitha Madavi (27 not out) reached the double-digit marks in that innings.
Among the New Zealand bowlers, Hayley Jensen (3/16) scalped three wickets, and Amelia Kerr (2/21) picked up two wickets.
In reply, New Zealand captain and opener Sophie Devine extended her world record to registering most 50+ scores in consecutive T20I innings as it was the sixth successive time. Her unbeaten 75 runs off 55 balls (6 fours and 2 sixes) helped her team to win that match by seven wickets after chasing the target in 17.4 overs by losing three wickets.
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