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  • Bishoo’s five puts Windies in control at Queens

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 22, CMC – Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo’s fourth five-wicket haul in Tests handed West Indies a precious 60-run first innings lead, and the Caribbean side then batted themselves into control of the opening Test against Zimbabwe on the second day here Sunday.

    Exploiting the turning pitch at Queens Sports Club, the 31-year-old picked up five for 79 as Zimbabwe, responding to West Indies’ disappointing 219, were restricted to a paltry 159 in their first innings.

    Pacers Kemar Roach (2-23) and Jason Holder (2-25) both supported with two wickets apiece to ensure there was no revival by the hosts.

    Opener Hamilton Masakadza top-scored with 42, Craig Ervine got 39 and Solomon Mire chipped in with 27, but the hosts lost their way from their lunch time position of 101 three – their last seven wickets tumbling for a mere 58 runs.

    Left-hander Kieran Powell then fell cheaply for 17 as West Indies stumbled slightly at the start but opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who ended 38 not out and Kyle Hope, unbeaten on 32, guided the visitors to the close on 88 for one, courtesy of an unbroken 63-run, second wicket partnership.

    Brathwaite has so far consumed 99 deliveries and struck a four and a six while Hope has counted four boundaries in a 65-ball innings.

    The partnership was crucial as it takes West Indies into the third day of the fast-moving Test, 148 runs to the good.

    Having endured the worst of the exchanges on Saturday’s day one, the Windies were keen on finding early breakthroughs and managed one in the first hour, after Zimbabwe resumed on 19 without loss.

    Masakadza put on 44 for the first wicket with debutant Mire who faced 36 balls and counted four fours and a six before gifting his wicket by tugging Roach to Brathwaite at mid-wicket, half-hour into the day’s play.

    Zimbabwe consolidated well as Masakadza and Ervine staged a 47-run, second wicket partnership which denied the Windies any further immediate succcess.

    The right-handed Masakadza faced 78 balls and struck four fours and a six while the left-handed Ervine gathered five boundaries in an 89-ball knock.

    Masakadza was positive from the outset, with a couple of boundaries off Roach and pacer Shannon Gabriel early in the day, and greeted the introduction of Bishoo with a heave over the ropes at long-on.

    But with lunch beckoning, he feathered a defensive push at Bishoo through to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to depart at 91 for two.

    West Indies then made a key strike 14 balls later when new batsman Brendan Taylor (1) bungled a reverse sweep at Bishoo and was taken by Jermaine Blackwood moving around at slip, leaving Zimbabwe stuttering at the interval.

    Much depended on Ervine – unbeaten on 27 at lunch – and he managed to survive the first hour afterwards before falling to the first ball following the drinks break, missing a sweep at Bishoo and going lbw.

    He was the third wicket to fall in the session with Sean Williams, on two at the break, adding five before being caught at the wicket off Roach and Sikandar Raza (6) holing out to deep mid-off off Bishoo.

    Tottering on 133 for six, there was no way back for the hosts as they lost their last four wickets for 20 runs in quick time.

    Malcolm Waller was bowled for 11 after missing a defensive prod at Holder and losing his middle stump, and wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva (12) gave Bishoo his fifth wicket when he got into a tangle, attempting to pull out of a cut, and offered a simple catch to Roston Chase at point.

    Captain Graeme Cremer played on to Holder without scoring and Gabriel disposed of last man Chris Mpofu for 10, to end the innings at tea.

    Left with a session to navigate, the Windies’ only setback came when Powell missed one from Cremer and lost his off-stump at 25 for one, after striking a four and a six off 34 balls.

    Hope survived a chance to short leg off Cremer before he had scored but then got off the mark with a rasping drive through mid-on off in the bowler’s next over, en route to his highest Test score in eight innings.

    WEST INDIES 1st innings 219

    ZIMBABWE 1st innings

    (overnight 19 without loss)

    H Masakadza c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 42

    S Mire c Brathwaite b Roach 27

    C Ervine lbw b Bishoo 39

    B Taylor c Blackwood b Bishoo 1

    S Williams c wkp Dowrich b Roach 7

    Sikandar Raza c Gabriel b Bishoo 6

    M Waller b Holder 11

    +R Chakabva c Chase b Bishoo 12

    *A Cremer b Holder 0

    K Jarvis not out 2

    C Mpofu c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 10

    Extras (lb2) 2

    TOTAL (all out, 61.3 overs) 159

    Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-91, 3-93, 4-110, 5-123, 6-133, 7-139, 8-147, 9-147, 10-159.

    Bowling: Gabriel 11.3-4-24-1, Holder 14-5-25-2, Bishoo 24-4-79-5, Chase 1-0-6-0, Roach 11-5-23-2.

    WEST INDIES 2nd innings

    K Brathwaite not out 35

    K Powell b Cremer 17

    K Hope not out 32

    Extras (b1) 1

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 33 overs) 88

    Fall of wicket: 1-25.

    Bowling: Jarvis 5-1-6-0, Mpofu 3-0-12-0, Williams 10-2-19-0, Cremer 9-1-36-1, Sikandar Raza 6-1-14-0.

    Position: West Indies lead by 148 runs with nine second innings wickets intact.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel; TV – Simon Fry.

  • Taylor, Fletcher seal series for Windies Women

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Scintillating fielding and a magical 5/13 wicket haul for Afy Fletcher saw the Windies Women take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead in the 3-match T20I series vs Sri Lanka at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

    Stafanie Taylor won the toss and the Windies took first strike. Hayley Matthews fell in the first over for 0. Deandra Dottin then joined Taylor and the two experienced players posted 45 runs for the second wicket, when Dottin departed for 27.

    Kycia Knight joined her Captain and the pair posted the highest partnership for the match of 49 runs. But Taylor fell one run short of a brilliant half-century, for 49. Merissa Aguilleira was then out for 5.

    Britney Cooper then shared in a 30-run partnership with Kycia as the pair looked set to take the Windies past the 140 total from the first match on Thursday (October 19). But Cooper was trapped lbw for 23. Kycia was then joined by her twin sister Kyshona who then produced some batting fireworks, hitting a six and 3-fours on her way to 19 off 7 balls.

    The Windies Women posted 154/6 from their 20 overs. Sri Lanka Captain Inoka Ranaweera had the best bowling figures for her team, taking 2/47.

    Sri Lanka had 33 runs on the board before they lost Hansika for 22. Next best batter for the visitors was Chamari Athapaththu who top-scored with 30.

    But the second innings belonged to Afy Fletcher. She spun magic with her off-spin, to wrap up the Sri Lanka middle and lower order batters. Sri Lanka 107 all out. Afy Fletcher finished with 5/13 and Hayley Matthews 2/25. Afy Fletcher was Player of the Match.

    Shakera Selman suffered an injury while fielding and is currently under observation.

    The final match of the series is on for this evening at 6:30 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Watch it live on

    Windies Women Innings: 154/6 (20 Overs). S Taylor 49, D Dottin 27, Kycia Knight 23, B Cooper 23; I Ranaweera 4-0-47-2, S Weerakkody 2-0-10-1, C Gunaratne 4-0-20-1, A Kanchana 3-0-27-1.

    Sri Lanka Women Innings: 107 all out (19.4 Overs). Chamari Atapattu 30, Y Mendis 22, R Vandort+ 14, Dilani Manodara 11; A Fletcher 3.4-0-12-5, H Matthews 4-0-25-2, S Taylor 4-0-16-0, A Mohammed 4-0-19-0.


  • Hope shines but Windies falter to give Zimbabwe edge

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – The enterprising Shai Hope was left stranded agonisingly short of a third Test hundred as West Indies lost seven wickets in a dismal final session to be bowled out cheaply, giving minnows Zimbabwe the advantage on the opening day of the first Test here Saturday.

    The right-handed Hope stroked a composed unbeaten 90 while opener Kieran Powell chipped in with 56 but the Caribbean side found it difficult to cope with Zimbabwe’s spinners on a turning track at Queens Sports Club and were humbled for 219 in their first innings.

    Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer snatched four for 64 to reach 50 wickets in Tests while left-arm spinner Sean Williams prised out three for 20, as the Windies capitulated from a healthy position of 175 for three about half-hour after tea, to lose their seven wickets for a mere 44 runs in quick time.

    In reply, Zimbabwe safely navigated the five overs available to reach 19 without loss, 200 runs behind heading into Sunday’s second day.

    Solomon Mire was unbeaten on 17 while Hamilton Masakadza was yet to score.

    Opting to bat first, West Indies suffered an early setback when vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite lasted 22 balls for his three before getting a thin edge behind off seamer Kyle Jarvis with 14 runs on the board.

    And they were in further trouble in the third over following the hour mark when Kyle Hope was adjudged caught at the wicket on review for 16, giving debutant all-rounder Mire his first wicket in Tests at 35 for two.

    However, Powell and Shai Hope then came together in a key 75-run, third wicket stand which guided the visitors to 65 without further loss at lunch.

    Unbeaten on 25 at the break, left-hander Powell moved into the 30s in the third over followng the resumption with a top-edged pull for four off Jarvis before entering the 40s with a sweetly-timed cover drive for four off a full toss from the same bowler, a few overs later.

    He raised his half-century – his first in 13 innings since his return to international cricket earlier this year – just before the hour mark of the session with a streaky four past the keeper off pacer Chris Mpofu.

    But he lasted just 14 more balls before edging a sweep at Cremer onto his pad and into the hands of Craig Ervine at short leg, to depart in the second over after the drinks break after facing 133 deliveries and striking six fours.

    Hope, on 19 at lunch, then took charge, anchoring a second successive half-century stand by adding 64 for the fourth wicket with Roston Chase who made 31.

    All told, Hope faced 201 deliveries and counted seven fours and a six – a clean blow over mid-wicket off Sikander Raza.

    He was forced to ride his luck, however, suriving a chance to Masakadza at slip off Cremer on 41 and then being acquitted on 51 by DRS after being given out caught at slip off Sikander Raza, in the final over before tea.

    Together, he and chase  steered the Windies to tea at 154 for three but things fell apart in the first hour, with the wickets of Chase and Jermaine Blackwood (1) in quick succession.

    Chase, unbeaten on 20 at the break, gave Ervine his second of four catches close in when he failed to keep down one from off-spinner Sikandar Raza. He faced 64 balls and counted three fours.

    Three overs later, Cremer dragged Blackwood from his crease and had him stumped, leaving the Windies on 179 for five.

    Hope and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich (11) attempted a repair job in a 23-run, sixth wicket stand which took their side past the 200-run mark.

    But Dowrich edged Williams to Masakadza at slip at the start of the final hour leading to a swift decline which saw the last five wickets tumble for 17 runs.

    Hope, on 56 at tea, continued to carry the innings as he marched towards three figures but lacked support.

    Captain Jason Holder was adjudged lbw to Williams for eight at 212 for seven and tail-enders Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel all failed to score, lasting a total of nine balls, as Cremer and Williams clinically mopped up the tail.

    WEST INDIES 1st innings

    K Brathwaite c wkp Chakabva b Jarvis 3

    K Powell c Ervine b Cremer 56

    K Hope c wkp Chakabva b Mire 16

    S Hope not out 90

    R Chase c Ervine b Sikandar Raza 31

    J Blackwood st Chakabva b Cremer 1

    +S Dowrich c Masakadza b Williams 11

    *J Holder lbw b Williams 8

    D Bishoo c Ervine b Williams 0

    K Roach lbw b Cremer 0

    S Gabriel c Ervine b Cremer 0

    Extras (b3) 3

    TOTAL (all out, 82.5 overs) 219

    Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-35, 3-110, 4-174, 5-179, 6-202, 7-212, 8-218, 9-219, 10-219.

    Bowling: Jarvis 14-2-40-1, Mpofu 14-4-28-0, Mire 7-0-22-1, Cremer 23.5-3-64-4, Sikander Raza 11-1-42-1, Williams 13-4-20-3.

    ZIMBABWE 1st innings

    H Masakadza not out 0

    S Mire not out 17

    Extras (lb2) 2

    TOTAL (without loss, 5 overs) 19

    To bat: B Taylor, C Ervine, S Williams, Sikandar Raza, M Waller, +R Chakabva, *G Cremer, C Mpofu, K Jarvis.

    Bowling: Gabriel 2-1-2-0, Holder 1-0-9-0, Bishoo 1-1-0-0, Chase 1-0-6-0.

    Position: Zimbabwe trail by 200 runs with all 10 wickets in tact.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel; TV – Simon Fry.

  • Batting flop sends Windies A to crushing defeat

    FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies A failed with the bat for the second time in as many days, after left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara claimed a 12-wicket match haul to send them crashing to a heavy 280-run loss inside three days, in the second four-day “Test” here Saturday.

    Asked to chase an improbable target of 425 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, the hosts tumbled to 144 all out in their second innings to follow up their meek first innings of 137 on Friday’s second day.

    Only the in-form Sunil Ambris with 41 showed any resistance as Windies A failed to string together a single decent partnership to resist the resurgent Sri Lankans.

    The right-hander was the only batsman to pass 20, single-handedly carrying the fight before he was ninth out after facing 76 balls in just under 2-1/4 hours at the crease and hitting four fours.

    Pushpakumara finished with six for 46 to follow up his first innings haul of six for 52, and end with match figures of 12 for 98.

    As he also did in the first innings, off-spinner Shehan Jayasuriya supported with two for 48.

    Earlier, Sri Lanka A declared their innings on 267 for nine after resuming the day on 213 for six.

    Roshen Silva, unbeaten overnight on 85, added just one but Wanindu Hasaranga pummeled an unbeaten 50 off 62 deliveries with six fours, to inflict more misery on Windies A.

    Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall added two wickets to his tally to finish with five for 107.

    Left with around an hour to survive before lunch, West Indies A lost wickets steadily and were languishing on 39 for four at the interval.

    Using the new ball, Pushpakumara knocked over opener John Campbell (1), captain Shamarh Brooks (7) and Vishaul Singh (9) to leave Windies A on 27 for three and Jahmar Hamilton perished for six on the stroke of lunch, as the Sri Lankans assumed full control of the encounter.

    After the break, Ambris and opener Montcin Hodge (14) tried to resuscitate the innings in a 27-run fifth wicket partnership but seamer Kasun Rajitha cut short the revival by having Hodge caught at the wicket on the stroke of the first hour.

    Cornwall (2) and Damion Jacobs (0) perished in successive deliveries to Pushpakumara to send Windies A closer to defeat at 80 for seven but Ambris again held up the Sri Lankans’ charge in a 23-run, eighth wicket stand with Sheldon Cottrell (17).

    When Pushpakumara disposed of Cottrell via the lbw route, Ambris managed to steer the hosts to tea on 119 for eight but his demise, lbw to the first ball after the resumption from Jayasuriya, ensured the end was not a protracted one.

    The series is tied 1-1 following Windies A’s innings victory in the opening match at the same venue a week ago.

    Historic Sabina Park in Kingston will host the third and final “Test”, a day/night affair, starting next Thursday.

    SRI LANKA A 1st innings 294

    WEST INDIES A 1st Innings 137

    SRI LANKA 2nd innings

    (overnight 213 for six)

    +S Weerakkody c Ambris b Cottrell 2

    R Chandragupta b Thomas 14

    *D Silva lbw b Cornwall 1

    C Asalanka lbw b Cornwall 1

    R Silva lbw b Cornwall 86

    S Jayasuriya run out 32

    D Shanaka st Hamilton b Cornwall 60

    W Hasaranga not out 50

    M Pushpakumara c Hodge b Joseph 10

    K Rajitha c Singh b Cornwall 0

    A Fernando not out 0

    Extras (b5, lb1, nb5) 11

    TOTAL (9 wkts decl., 67.5 overs) 267

    Fall of wickets: Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-8, 3-14, 4-38, 5-86, 6-192, 7-233, 8-248, 9-253.

    Bowling: Cottrell 6-1-14-1, Joseph 7-2-23-1, Cornwall 25.5-2-107-5, Thomas 9-1-42-1, Jacobs 13-0-49-0, Campbell 7-0-26-0.

    WEST INDIES A 2nd innings (target: 425 runs)

    M Hodge  c wkp Weerakkody b Rajitha 14

    J Campbell c de Silva b Pushpakumara 1

    *S Brooks c Jayasuriya b Pushpakumara 7

    V Singh c wkp Weerakkody b Pushpakumara 9

    +J Hamilton c Pushpakumara b de Silva 6

    S Ambris  lbw b Jayasuriya 41

    R Cornwall c Hasaranga b Pushpakumara 2

    D Jacobs lbw b Pushpakumara 0

    S Cottrell lbw b Pushpakumara 17

    K Joseph  not out 13

    O Thomas b Jayasuriya 18

    Extras (b6, lb5, w2, nb3) 16

    TOTAL (all out, 54 overs) 144

    Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-13, 3-27, 4-39, 5-66, 6-80, 7-80, 8-103, 9-119, 10-144.

    Bowling: Pushpakumara 21-8-46-6, Jayasuriya 18-0-48-2, de Silva 2-0-7-1, Rajitha 6-1-13-1, Fernando 4-2-9-0, Shanaka 3-0-10-0.

    Result: Sri Lanka A won by 280 runs.

    Series: Three-match series tied 1-1.

    Man-of-the-Match: Malinda Pushpakumara.

    Toss: Sri Lanka A.

    Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Verdayne Smith

  • Pushpakumara, Silva leave Windies A against ropes

    FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, CMC – A batting meltdown on day two of the second four-day “Test” left West Indies A facing the possibility of a heavy defeat to Sri Lanka A here Friday.

    Replying to the visitors’ 294, West Indies A capitulated for a meagre 137 in their first innings, to concede a deficit of 157 runs.

    All-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall top-scored with an attacking 46 while the in-form Sunil Ambris got 29 but the hosts were undermined by left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara who claimed six for 52.

    He received support from off-spinner Shehan Jayasuriya with two for eight.

    In their second turn at the crease, Sri Lanka A were slumping at 38 for four before Roshen Silva struck a fine unbeaten 85 to bolster the innings, with help from Dasun Shanaka with 60 and Jayasuriya, 32.

    Cornwall was the leading bowler, picking up three for 70 with his off-breaks.

    Heading into Saturday’s day three at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, Sri Lanka hold an imposing lead of 370 runs with four wickets standing.

    They owed their position to the experienced Pushpakumara who scythed through the hosts’ innings without hardly any resistance.

    Resuming the day on 14 for two, Windies A slumped to 27 for five after losing nightwatchman Damion Jacobs (4) and left-hander Vishaul Singh for a one-ball ‘duck’ in the day’s sixth over from Pushpakumara, and then captain Shamarh Brooks for 11 – caught by Charith Asalanka at third slip off seamer Kasun Rajitha three overs later.

    Ambris counter-attacked, striking five fours and a six in a 38-ball knock as he put on 29 for the sixth wicket with Jahmar Hamilton (8).

    When both fell in the space of 19 balls with 14 runs added, it left Windies A struggling on 69 for seven but Cornwall again showed his worth, anchoring an eighth wicket partnership of 65 – the best of the innings – with Sheldon Cottrell who was unbeaten on 18 at the end.

    The right-hander Cornwall struck five fours and a six off 45 balls before he was eighth out, bowled by Pushpakumara, in the fourth over after lunch.

    His demise saw the last three wickets fall for three runs off nine deliveries.

    However, Windies A struck back quickly as Cornwall, introduced early, grabbed two top order wickets and seamers Cottrell and Oshane Thomas both made key strikes to leave Sri Lanka A on the back foot on 57 for four at tea.

    But Silva arrived to dash any hopes of a complete collapse, putting on 48 for the fifth wicket with Jayasuriya and a damaging 106 for the sixth wicket with first innings century-maker Shanaka, as Sri Lanka dominated the final session.

    All told, Silva struck four fours and two sixes in an innings spanning 145 balls and a shade over three hours while Shanaka counted three fours and a six off 85 balls in an hour-and-a-half.

    SRI LANKA A 1st innings 294

    WEST INDIES A 1st Innings

    (overnight 14 for two)

    M Hodge b Pushpakumara 2

    J Campbell lbw b Jayasuriya 5

    *S Brooks c Asalanka b Rajitha 11

    D Jacobs c de Silva b Pushpakumara 4

    V Singh b Pushpakumara 0

    +J Hamilton b Pushpakumara 8

    S Ambris lbw b Fernando 29

    R Cornwall b Pushpakumara 46

    Ss Cottrell not out 18

    K Joseph  b Pushpakumara 0

    O Thomas c wkp Weerakkody b Jayasuriya 0

    Extras (b12, nb2) 14

    TOTAL (all out, 44.3 overs) 137

    Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-13, 3-25, 4-25, 5-27, 6-55, 7-69, 8-134, 9-134, 10-137.

    Bowling: Fernando 8-2-38-1, Rajitha 10-2-27-1, Pushpakumara 20-7-52-1, Jayasuriya 6.3-2-8-2.

    SRI LANKA 2nd innings

    +S Weerakkody c Ambris b Cottrell 2

    R Chandragupta b Thomas 14

    *D Silva lbw b Cornwall 1

    C Asalanka lbw b Cornwall 1

    R Silva not out 85

    S Jayasuriya run out 32

    D Shanaka st Hamilton b Cornwall 60

    W Hasaranga not out 7

    Extras (b5, lb1, nb5) 11

    TOTAL (6 wkts, 54 overs) 213

    Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-8, 3-14, 4-38, 5-86, 6-192.

    Bowling: Cottrell 3-0-8-1, Joseph 3-0-12-0, Cornwall 19-2-70-3, Thomas 9-1-42-1, Jacobs 13-0-49-0, Campbell 7-0-26-0.

    Position: Sri Lanka A lead by 370 runs.

    Toss: Sri Lanka A.

    Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Verdayne Smith

  • Date change for Pride, Hurricanes Digicel 4-Day match

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies advised on Friday that it has approved a change to the dates for the Barbados Pride home match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship.

    The match will now be contested on November 1, 2, 4 and 5 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

    The change has occurred, due to the state funeral of former Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Clifford Husbands, scheduled to take place on November 3.

    A revised schedule of matches is below.

  • Massive win by Windies in Game 1 of T20I series

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Hayley Matthews struck an unbeaten 37 and took 1 wicket to lead the Windies Women to a 71-run victory over Sri Lanka to win game 1 in the 3-match series in Antigua last night (Thursday, October 19).

    Sri Lanka won the toss and sent the Windies in to bat. Matthews and Captain, Stafanie Taylor opened the batting for the home team in front of a decent sized crowd at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The pair posted 67 runs before Matthews fell for 37 and then Taylor 31.

    Deandra Dottin posted a quick 15 as did Kycia Knight with 14. Then the pair of Merissa Aguilleira and Britney Cooper who played her 50th T20 International tonight added a 343-run partnership. Windies Women ended their innings on 140/4.

    Inoka Ranaweera took 2/35 with Shashikala Siriwardena and Chamari Athapaththu taking 1 wicket each.

    Sri Lanka lost early and frequent wickets in their run-chase. Ama Kanchana top scored with 17.

    Shakera Selman was the attacking bowler for the Windies, taking 2/6. Anisa Mohammed had 2/14, as the Windies bowlers made easy work of the wickets.

    Player of the Match was Hayley Matthews.

    The next match is on Saturday October 21, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground from 6:30pm. The matches are streamed live on

    Windies Women Innings: 140/4 (20 Overs). H Matthews 37, S Taylor 31, M Aguilleira 22*, B Cooper 20*; I Ranaweera 4-0-35-2, S Siriwardene 4-0-26-1, C Jayangani 3-0-23-1.

    Sri Lanka Women Innings: 69/7 (20 Overs). A Kanchana 18, R Vandort+ 10; S Selman 3-1-7-2, A Mohammed 4-0-14-2, H Matthews 4-0-13-1, D Dottin 3-0-6-1.


    H Matthews st Vandort b Ranaweera 37

    *S Taylor lbw b Siriwardena 31

    D Dottin c and b Ranaweera 15

    K Knight b Atapattu 14

    +M Aguilleira not out 22

    B Cooper not out 20

    Extras (w1) 1

    TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 140

    Did not bat: A Fletcher, K Knight, A Mohammed, A Peters, S Selman.

    Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-73, 3-87, 4-106.

    Bowling: Weerakkodi 3-0-25-0, Gunaratne 3-0-12-0, Kulasooriya 2-0-12-0, Kanchana 1-0-7-0, Ranaweera 4-0-35-2, Siriwardena 4-0-26-0, Atapattu 3-0-23-1.


    C Atapattu c wkp Aguilleira b Selman 1

    Y Mendis lbw b Selman 0

    A Kanchana c Cooper b Dottin 17

    H Perera c Kycia Knight b Mohammed 9

    D Manodara c Kyshona Knight b Mohammed 3

    S Siriwardena c Kyshona Knight b Matthews 7

    +R Vandort c Dottin b Peters 9

    S Weerakkodi not out 9

    *I Ranaweera not out 2

    Extras (b1, lb4, w7) 12

    TOTAL (7 wkts, 20 overs) 69

    Did not bat: C Gunaratne, A Kulasooriya.

    Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-9, 3-28, 4-31, 5-33, 6-51, 7-63.

    Bowling: Selman 3-1-6-2, Matthews 4-0-13-1, Mohammed 4-0-14-2, Dottin 3-0-6-1, Fletcher 4-0-18-0, Peters 2-0-7-1.

    Result: West Indies Women won by 71 runs.

    Series: West Indies Women lead three-match series 1-0.

    Player-of-the-Match: Hayley Matthews.

    Toss: Sri Lanka Women.

    Umpires: C Tuckett, J Williams.

  • Stafanie Taylor reviews ODI series and looks ahead to T20Is

    St John’s, Antigua – Windies Women captain Stafanie Taylor speaks to Cricket West Indies media prior to the start of the T20 International series against Sri Lanka Women.

  • Venue change for Windwards Volcanoes home matches

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies advised on Thursday that it has approved a change in venues for two of the Windward Islands Volcanoes’ home matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship.

    The changes will impact on the seventh and ninth round matches against the Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force respectively.

    Volcanoes will now face Scorpions at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in St. Lucia and Red Force at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.

    The changes have occurred, due to the devastation that occurred during the passage of Hurricane Maria last month in Dominica.

  • Brian Lara Cricket Academy to host 3 Digicel 4-Day matches

    JOHN’S, Antigua– The West Indies Cricket Board advised on Thursday that it has approved a change in venues for three of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Force’s home matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship.

    The change will impact on the second, fourth and seventh round matches which will now be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in the southern district of Torouba.

    “This change means that we can now return the game to the south of Trinidad, which again has a venue to stage first-class matches,” said CWI Manager, Cricket Operations, Roland Holder.

    As a result of the above, the Jamaica Scorpions, reigning champions Guyana Jaguars and the Red Force’s fierce rivals Barbados Pride will get to help welcome the venue onto the list of first-class match venues in the Caribbean.

    A revised schedule of matches is below.