All-Round Dottin Levels Series For West Indies

Deandra Dottin pulls
Deandra Dottin pulls during her unbeaten innings of 40
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West Indies Women 102-3 (Dottin 40no) beat
New Zealand Women 101-5 by seven wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Saint Vincent

All-rounder Deandra Dottin starred with bat and ball as the West Indies Women beat New Zealand Women by seven wickets to level their three-match Twenty20 International series 1-1.

She took three wickets as New Zealand posted a total of 101 for five and then struck an unbeaten 40 in 42 balls as the West Indies reached their target in 17.1 overs.

New Zealand made a good start to their innings with openers Suzie Bates (29) and Rachel Priest (31) putting on 50 for the first wicket.

Then the West Indies, with Dottin returning figures of three for nine, fought back. She bowled Priest and Sophie Devine (8) and then trapped Sara McGlashan in front for two.

Bates had already been run out by Shakera Selman, who subsequently dismissed Amy Satterthwaite (1) leaving Katie Perkins, unbeaten on nine, and Maddy Green, on 13, to finish the innings and haul the White Ferns past the 100-run mark.

In a complete contrast to the New Zealanders, the home side started poorly as openers Kycia Knight and Stafanie Taylor both fell for five - to Holly Huddleston and Morna Nielsen respectively.

Dottin then added 32 with Britney Cooper (12) for the third wicket and after the latter fell to Devine, Dottin and Shemaine Campbelle (29 not out) saw their side to victory.

The decisive third game is on Saturday 27th September.

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