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Barbados win Super50 opener

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Barbados win Super50 opener

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HAYLEY MATTHEWS took four wickets and Kyshona Knight struck a patient half-century to guide Barbados to a six-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago in their opening match of the WICB Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament in St Vincent yesterday.

Playing at the Sion Hill ground in a match reduced to 46-overs-a-side, Barbados restricted their opponents to 131 in 42 overs and reached their target for the loss of four wickets in 37.1 overs.

Off-spinner Matthews grabbed four for 24 from ten overs and triggered a collapse in which Trinidad and Tobago lost seven wickets for 50 runs.

Trinidad and Tobago looked set for a more competitive total when they reached 81 for three at the half-way stage, but once Matthew removed West Indies player Britney Cooper for 52 off 59 balls, Barbados picked up wickets at regular intervals. (HG)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.