Monday 24 February 2014 

New Zealand Seal ODI Series

Sara McGlashan
Sara McGlashan hit 71 to set up New Zealand's 94-run victory
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New Zealand Women 274-5 (McGlashan 71) beat
West Indies 180-9 (Huddleston 5-36) by 94 runs
Second One-Day International, Lincoln

ANALYSIS - John Pennington

New coach Warren Lees is certainly enjoying a 'honeymoon' period with two convincing wins since taking the helm.

He brought in four new faces to the squad and two of those - Samantha Curtis with the bat, and Holly Huddleston with the ball - played starring roles here.

And Sara McGlashan, who he recalled, showed her class with important innings in both matches.

Too often recently, the early dismissal of Suzie Bates has left New Zealand exposed and allowed teams to get on top of the rest of the side.

On this occasion, that didn't happen. You could take their innings of 274 and show it to any aspiring team as a blueprint of how to build an ODI score.

It all bodes very well for the remainder of the series and the ICC World Twenty20 that follows, but the West Indies have not performed to the standard they would expect.

Is the absence of Deandra Dottin having a bigger impact than simply missing a key player in the middle order?

New Zealand Women clinched their One-Day International series over the West Indies at the earliest attempt, wining the second game by 94 runs to move into an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Sara McGlashan scored a half-century as the White Ferns powered to a score of 274 for five before the West Indies closed on 180 for nine in reply.

Holly Huddleston, playing just her second ODI, returned figures of five for 36.

The West Indies won the toss and chose to field first, quickly picking up the wicket of New Zealand captain Suzie Bates for seven.

However, New Zealand fought back through Samantha Curtis (42) and McGlashan, who made 71 in 87 balls.

They put on 98 together to lay a sound platform, after which Sophie Devine cracked 45 in 40 balls and Katey Perkins an unbeaten 45 in 34.

Rachel Priest then added a blistering final flourish with 40 not out in just 19 deliveries with seven fours as New Zealand reached a new highest score against the West Indies, racing past their previous best of 253.

Devine then bowled Natasha McLean for nine to get New Zealand off to a flyer in the field before Stafanie Taylor (32) and Shemaine Campbelle (45) lanched a recovery.

However, once their 45-run partnership was broken when Taylor was caught by McGlashan off Frances Mackay, New Zealand regained control of the contest.

Huddleston came on and had Campbelle and Merissa Aguilleira (14) trapped in front as well as Stacy-Ann King caught behind for five to leave the tourists reeling at 131 for five.

She then bowled Shaquana Quintyne for 18 and Shanel Daley for 26 to pick up her five-wicket haul.

Bates ran out debutant Chinelle Henry for 10 and the last West Indian wicket to fall was that of Tremayne Smartt, who was caught by Mackay off Nicola Browne.

Anisa Mohammed and Shakira Selman were both unbeaten on one as the game ended.

The third ODI is on 26th February.

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22nd February: 1st ODI, Lincoln Unviersity
NZL 184-1 beat WIN 181-8 by 9 wickets
24th February: 2nd ODI, Lincoln University
NZL 274-5 beat WIN 180-9 by 94 runs
26th February: 3rd ODI, Lincoln University
NZL 221-8 beat WIN 114 by 107 runs
1st March: 1st T20I, Invercargill
NZL 120-7 beat WIN 88 by 32 runs
2nd March: 2nd T20I, Invercargill
WIN 7-1 v NZL - match abandoned, rain
5th March: 3rd T20I, Invercargill
NZL 133-6 beat WIN 109 by 24 runs
8th March: 4th T20I, Maunganui
NZL 103-2 beat WIN 99-7 by 8 wickets
9th March: 5th T20I, Maunganui
NZL 124-5 beat WIN 90 by 34 runs