ICC WT20: New Zealand Make It Two In Two
New Zealand Women 158-6 (Bates 60, Taylor 2-25) beat
West Indies Women 106-7 (Taylor 58no, Doolan 3-16) by 52 runs
ICC Women's World Twenty20, Group A, Taunton
New Zealand Women made it two wins in two in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 with a thoroughly impressive 52-run win over the West Indies at Taunton.
New Zealand batted well, Suzie Bates hitting 60 as they piled up 158 for six before Lucy Doolan took three for 16 as the West Indies were restricted to 106 for seven despite Stafanie Taylor hitting an unbeaten 58.
Bates hit 60 in 39 balls with 11 fours, putting on 94 for the first wicket with Doolan, who made 41 in 38 balls with two fours and three sixes.
Taylor picked up two for 25 as the rest of the innings fell away somewhat before a late blast of Sarah Tsukigawa of 21 in 11 balls propelled the White Ferns past the 150 mark.
Taylor then hit 58 in 56 balls with six fours but she was alone in resisting the New Zealand bowling, Doolan's off-spin picking up three wickets and she also contributed a run out as the West Indies never threatened to overhaul their target of 159.
Pamela Lavine and Kirbyina Alexander were the next best scorers, both women reaching 11.
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