New Zealand Rediscover Winning Feeling

Morna Nielsen
Morna Nielsen (right) hits out during New Zealand's innings against the West Indies
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New Zealand Women 101-7 (Priest 26) beat
West Indies Women 92-8 by 9 runs
Women's T20 International tr-series, Bridgetown

New Zealand Women won their first game of the Twenty20 International tri-series in Barbados when they held on to beat the West Indies Women by nine runs.

The White Ferns had lost both of their opening games as well as the final two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies but this win opens up the tournament once again.

West Indies continue to lead the way with two wins and England and New Zealand, who meet in the next match, have one win apiece.

This was another low-scoring match in which top scorer for New Zealand was Rachel Priest with 26, her runs coming after they had been reduced to 50 for four in the 12th over.

West Indies got off to a good start as openers Stafanie Taylor (24) and Juliana Nero (20) put on 44 together but lost their way afterwards.

Nicola Browne took one for 12 in four overs with Erin Bermingham, Sian Ruck and Rachel Candy also taking wickets.

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

6th October: 1st ODI, Kingston
NZL 225-8 beat WIN 224 by 1 run
8th October: 2nd ODI, Kingston
WIN 148 beat NZL 59 by 89 runs
10th October: 3rd ODI, Kingston
WIN 238-6 beat NZL 143 by 95 runs
14th October: West Indies v New Zealand
WIN 104-6 beat NZL 81 by 23 runs
16th October: England v New Zealand
ENG 111-5 beat NZL 109-6 by 5 wickets
18th October: West Indies v England
WIN 140-6 beat ENG 129-6 by 11 runs
20th October: West Indies v New Zealand
NZL 101-7 beat WIN 92-8 by 9 runs
22nd October: England v New Zealand
ENG 125-8 beat NZL 106 by 19 runs
24th October: West Indies v England
WIN 118-7 & 9-0 beat ENG 118-7 & 6-1 (Super Over)
26th October: Final - West Indies v England
WIN 119-2 beat ENG 115-5 by 8 wickets
29th October: 1st ODI, Trinidad
ENG 5-0 v WIN - no result, rain
1st November: 2nd ODI, Trinidad
ENG 127-3 beat WIN 126 by 7 wickets