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Dottin spearheads Windies Women victory

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Dottin spearheads Windies Women victory

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THE THREE-MATCH T20 cricket series between West Indies Women and New Zealand will be decided on Saturday.

Today at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, West Indies won by seven wickets to even the series 1-1. They reached 102 for three in reply to New Zealand’s 101 for five off 20 overs.

Before a small, but vocal crowd, Player of the Match Dottin transformed the complexion of the game.

The 23-year-old grabbed three wickets for nine runs from her allotted four overs and brought the hosts back into the match, following an opening stand of 50 between the White Ferns captain Suzie Bates (29) and wicketkeeper Rachel Priest (31).

Dottin again came to the rescue when Merissa Aguilleira’s side dipped to 44 for three in the eighth over.

She finished with the top score of 40 not out and shared 58 – unbroken – with Shemaine Campbelle (29) for the fourth wicket, to walk the Windies Women over the finish line.

Britney Cooper scored 13.

Saturday’s match starts at 2 p.m.

Summarised scores: New Zealand Women 101-4 in 20 overs (Rachel Priest 31, Suzie Bates 29; Deandra Dottin 3-9). West Indies Women 102-3 in 17.1 overs (Deandra Dottin 40 n.o., Shemaine Campbelle 29 n.o., Britney Cooper 13). West Indies Women won by seven wickets. (SAT)