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Cricket World Player Of The Week - Shakera Selman

Shakera Selman celebrates a wicket
Shakera Selman (left) took seven wickets in two games against New Zealand
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West Indian pace bowler Shakera Selman has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after her performances helped her side beat New Zealand Women 4-0 in a One-Day Internatonal series.

Selman took her maiden five-wicket haul during the third match and followed it up with two wickets and a run out as she bowled the final over in a four-run win in the last game of the series.

In the third game of the series, Selman's haul of five for 15 saw New Zealand dismissed for just 69 in 32.2 overs.

Selman dismissed Sam Curtis, Sara McGlashan, Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Devine and Katie Perkins as she surpassed her previous best haul of four for 11.

From there, the West Indies completed an eight-wicket win to seal a perfect start to their ICC Women's Championship campaign.

The fourth and final match of the series was much more competetitive and after New Zealand had been set 215 to win, they were going well before the home side fought back.

After Anisa Mohammed - another contender for the weekly award - had taken four wickets to leave the match in the balance, Selman was called on to bowl at the death.

She responded by dismissing Maddy Green and Holly Huddleston as well as running our Morna Nielsen, holding her nerve to complete a fine week for her side.

Other contenders for the award included Mohammed, who like Selman, took seven wickets in the two matches.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul's unbeaten century and Sulieman Benn's five-wicket haul came into the reckoning at the West Indies beat Bangladesh in the second and final Test by 296 runs.

There were also a number of fine performances in the Champions League T20, not least the remarkable form of Kane Williamson, who has now scored two half-centuries and a century to underpin the Northern Knights' progress.

Mitchell Marsh, Aiden Blizzard, Akshar Patel and Andre Russell all produced superb performances with the bat as a number of teams left it late to reach targets as well.

© Cricket World 2014


India celebrate a win for the ages