West Indies clinch first win in Women’s World Cup


West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 47 runs in 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup that was held in England on Sunday at the County Ground in Derby.

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In 50 over match, West Indies team clinched 229 for nine while Sri Lanka team lost all the wickets at 182 runs with 12 balls remaining.

Sri Lanka paid a weighty cost for letting West Indies free from a defenseless position of 102 for four in the 24th over.

It wasn’t until the landing of Deandra Dottin that the principal indications of fightback developed.

Recollections of Dottin’s last innings against Sri Lanka in a World Cup, when she pummeled the joint-speediest 50 years in ladies’ ODIs, were over again. For a decent half hour on Sunday, she undermined to bulldoze them once more, spreading out a progression of irate straight limits.

In any case, she was expelled for 38 off 25 balls, endeavoring an invert paddle off the Sri Lankan chief Inoka Ranaweera.

Merissa Aguilleira at that point assumed control and securely conveyed West Indies over the 200-check. Aguilleira completed with a top score of 46 not out and just eight of those runs had come by means of limits.

Kyshona Knight (26 from 49 balls) and Shanel Daley (21 from 22) included profitable keeps running for the West Indies in the end phases of the innings.

Prior, openers Hayley Matthew (26 from 35 balls and Kaycia A Knight (19 from 53 balls) had given West Indies a better than average begin with an association of 34 keeps running in seven overs.

Sri Lanka, who were additionally searching for their first win, were put under weight by the West Indies spinners.

The slide began near the midway check when Anisa Mohammed struck twice in the 24th over, misdirecting Chamari Attapattu (26), Sri Lanka’s best batsman, noticeable all around to have her baffled and took after that with the wicket of Dilani Manodara (0) with a level conveyance.

From 84 for two, Sri Lanka lost three wickets for five keeps running as West Indies assumed responsibility.

Mohammed was the best bowler for West Indies with three for 39 from 10 overs, while Afy Fletcher (two for 38 from nine) and Daley (two for 30 from seven), the main pacer utilized, bolstered with two wickets each.

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Shashikala Siriwardene best scored for Sri Lanka 33 from 67 balls and Prasadani Weerakkody hit 30 from 34.