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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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