Dominant West Indies trounce Sri Lanka by 71 runs in first T20I

Hayley Matthews came up with a strong all-round performance
Hayley Matthews came up with a strong all-round performance
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West Indies Women 140-4 (Matthews 37) beat
Sri Lanka Women 69-7 (Selman 2-6) by 71 runs
First Twenty20 International in Antigua

A complete all-round performance from West Indies Women saw them restrict Sri Lanka Women to 69 for seven in the 20 overs after scoring 140 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Antigua on Friday.

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Hayley Matthews (37) and Stafanie Taylor (31) shared a 67 run opening stand that came off 63 deliveries to provide a solid platform.

Even though both fell in successive overs, Deandra Dottin (15), Kycia Knight (14), Merissa Aguilleira (22 not out) and Britney Cooper (20 not out) all contributed to take the total to 140 for four in the 20 overs.

In the chase, Sri Lanka looked completely out of sorts with only Ama Kanchana (17) and Rebeca Vandort (10) crossing double figure mark.

The innings had no momentum whatsoever as Sri Lanka managed only 69 for seven in the 20 overs.Shakera Selman (2-6) and Anisa Mohammed (2-14) picked two wickets each for West Indies as they took a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

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