Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor spoke to CWI media after squaring the series against South Africa

BRIDGETOWN, BarbadosOpener Hayley Matthews and team captain Stafanie Taylor spoke to CWI Media after WINDIES Women squared the ICC Women’s Championship One-day International Series 1-all with a convincing 115-run victory over South Africa Women in the decisive, third match of the Sandals International Home Series on Saturday here.

The 20-year-old Matthews became only the fifth female player from the Caribbean to hit an ODI hundred, cracking 15 fours in a fluent 117 from 146 balls to lead the hosts to 292 for five – their second highest ODI total ever – from their allocation of 50 overs, after they chose to bat on a hard, true Kensington Oval pitch.

Deandra Dottin followed up a typically enterprising 59 from 44 balls that included four fours and three sixes when the WINDIES Women batted with a destructive spell of 4-36 from 9.3 overs to complete a memorable all-round match, as the South Africans failed to recover from a shaky start and were bowled out for 177 in the 43rd over.

The result meant WINDIES Women drew level in the three-match series, following a 40-run defeat in the first game last Sunday at the same venue, where the second game ended in a no-result from a wash-out, due to rain, three days later.

The victory also earned the Caribbean side two points on the Championship table, taking them into fourth place with nine from nine matches, three behind table toppers New Zealand Women, and two behind both Australia Women and World champions England Women.

The ICC Women’s Championship is played between the eight leading sides – Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and WINDIES – taking on each other in series of three ODIs on a home or away basis.

Hosts New Zealand and the three other top teams from the Championship will gain direct qualification for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup.

The remaining four sides will get a second chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier event in which they will be joined by six teams from four regions – Africa, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Europe.

Details for the download of the audio from this media opportunity – for editorial use only – is below.

 

Hayley Matthews Audio

 

 

Stafanie Taylor Audio

 MATCH RESULTS

 

SEPTEMBER

Sun 16             1st IWC ODI – South Africa Women won by 40 runs – Kensington Oval, Barbados

Wed 19            2nd IWC ODI – No result – Kensington Oval

Sat 22              3rd IWC ODI – WINDIES Women won by 115 runs – Kensington Oval

 

REMAINING MATCHES

 

SEPTEMBER

Mon 24            1st Twenty20 International – Kensington Oval

Fri 28               2nd T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

Sun 30             3rd T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

OCTOBER

Thu 4               4th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sat 6                5th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

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