West Indies Open Tri-Series With Win

Deandra Dottin
Deandra Dottin struck 52 in 50 balls to set up West Indies' victory
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West Indies 104-6 (Dottin 52) beat
New Zealand 81 (Mohammed 5-12) by 23 runs
Women's T20 International tri-series, Bridgetown

Deandra Dottin scored a half-century and Anisa Mohammed took five wickets as the West Indies beat New Zealand by 23 runs in the opening game of the Women's Twenty20 International tri-series in Bridgetown.

Dottin's 52 in 50 balls helped the West Indies post 104 for six after which New Zealand were dismissed for 81 - the second time in three matches since arriving in the Caribbean that they failed to reach three figures as a team.

Mohammed returned five for 12 as only two players - Amy Satterthwaite (31) and Rachel Priest (22) - managed to reach double figures.

Tremayne Smartt and Stafanie Taylor also took a wicket.

New Zealand's Erin Bermingham and Sian Ruck had earlier taken two wickets but Dottin's three fours and two sixes enabled the home side to to recover from a poor start.

Kycia Knight (20) and Stacy-Ann King (12) were the only other players to get themselves in on a day when run-scoring proved difficult.

West Indies had been 18 for three but whereas they were able to bounce back, New Zealand were unable to do the same.

They were reduced to 15 for three and although they moved to 71 for five in the 17th over to give themselves a slight chance, they lost their last six wickets for 10 runs as Mohammed tore through the middle and lower order.

England, the other team in the competition, begin their series by playing New Zealand tomorrow (16th October).

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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