New Zealand Complete 4-0 Series Win
New Zealand Women 124-5 (Bates 57) beat
West Indies Women 90 (Devine 3-9) by 34 runs
Fifth Twenty20 International, Maunganui
New Zealand Women completed a 4-0 series win over the West Indies Women by winning the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Maunganui by 34 runs.
As they have done throughout the series, the experienced trio of Suzie Bates, Sara McGlashan and Sophie Devine played starring roles to set up a comprehensive win.
Bates hit 57 in 51 balls and McGlashan 30 in 29 as New Zealand posted 124 for five and Devine returned figures of three for nine as the West Indies were bowled out for 90 in reply.
Bates hit four fours during her innings sharing partnerships of 47 with Hayley Jensen (19) and 55 with McGlashan, who also hit four boundaries.
Devine (4) and Nicola Browne (1) fell cheaply as New Zealand chased quick runs at the end of the innings and Shanel Daley finished with a brace of wickets.
Daley then opened for the West Indies, hitting a four and a six to make 16 in 14 balls before she was caught by Bates off Morna Nielsen.
Devine bowled Stacy-Ann King for one before twins Kycia and Kyshona Knight, who scored 18 and 31 respectively, added 40 together for the third wicket to keep the West Indies in the game.
However, once that partnership was broken by Frances Mackay, the West Indies subsided quickly, going from 59 for two to 90 all out and losing their last eight wickets for just 31 runs.
Bates caught and bowled Shemaine Campbelle to return one for 14, Mackay (2-13) struck again to remove Kyshona Knight, Browne bowled Merissa Aguilleira for six and both Chinelle Henry (1) and Vanessa Watts (1) were run out.
Devine had Shaquana Quintyne caught by Nielsen for six and Anisa Mohammed caught by Mackay for nought as New Zealand rammed home their advantage to ensure that the West Indies failed to take a single victory in any of the eight matches they played in New Zealand.
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