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  • Kallicharan ton not enough to save Windies U-19s

    DURBAN, South Africa, CMC – Scoreboard of the first unofficial One-Day International between South Africa Under-19s and West Indies Under-19s at Chatsworth Stadium here Sunday:


    K Simmons lbw b Ntini 0

    B Yadram c de Klerk b Campher 20

    *+E Stewart b Ntini 0

    C Cooper lbw b de Klerk 5

    K Kallicharan c Pillay b Ntini 101

    A Athanaze run out 16

    J Royal lbw b Coetzee 28

    J Bishop c wkp Makwetu b Ntini 16

    M Louis not out 14

    Extras (b4, lb3, w15) 22

    TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 222

    Did not bat: D Nedd, J Spencer

    Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-10, 3-33, 4-33, 5-78, 6-125, 7-184, 8-222.

    Bowling: Coetzee 10-1-39-1 (w5), Ntini 10-0-56-4 (w4), Campher 7-1-38-1 (w5), de Klerk 10-3-25-1, Rolfes 9-2-32-0, Smith 4-0-25-0 (w1),


    M Breetzke c wkp Stewart b Spencer 2

    J Pillay c wkp Stewart b Nedd 1

    *R van Tonder not out 131

    J Christensen lbw b Bishop 14

    +W Makwetu b Bishop 35

    H Rolfes lbw b Nedd 26

    C Campher not out 0

    Extras (b1, lb1, w11, nb1) 14

    TOTAL (5 wkts, 41.1 overs) 223

    Did not bat: G Coetzee, K Smith, J de Klerk, T Ntini

    Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-16, 3-44, 4-156, 5-222.

    Bowling:Spencer 8-1-46-1 (w1), Nedd 8.-0-40-2 (w9), Yadram 3-0-14-0, Bishop 10-0-50-2 (w1), Louis 2-0-16-0, Royal 10-0-55-0.

    Result: South Africa Under-19s won by five wickets.

    Series: South Africa Under-19s lead five-match series 1-0.

    Man-of-the-Match: Raynard van Tonder.

    Toss: South Africa Under-19s.

    Umpires: S Gasa, L Gcuma.

  • Lewis leads West Indies demolition in T20I

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Opener Evin Lewis led a brutal assault with a record-breaking hundred as West Indies sensationally battered India to win the one-off Twenty20 International by nine wickets here Sunday.

    In pursuit of 191 for victory at Sabina Park, the Caribbean side staged the third-highest successful run chase in their history to get home with nine balls to spare and notch their third victory over India inside the last 15 months.

    The left-handed Lewis slammed a scintillating unbeaten 125 off a mere 62 deliveries, belting six fours and 12 giant sixes – the last of which off left-armer Ravi Jadeja sailed over wide long-on and ended the game in style.

    He dominated an 82-run, first wicket stand with superstar Chris Gayle who made 18 from 20 balls in his first match for West Indies since last year’s T20 World Cup in India, before adding 112 in an unbroken second partnership with Marlon Samuels who was flamboyant in an unbeaten 36 off 29 deliveries.

    With his hundred, Lewis became only the third batsman to score two hundreds in T20 Internationals joining the illustrious company of Gayle and New Zealander Brendon McCullum.

    He also eclipsed Gayle’s 117 against South Africa 10 years ago for the highest score by a West Indian in T20 Internationals and overtook Australian Shane Watson for the third highest-ever score.

    India had earlier posted a challenging 190 for six off their 20 overs after being sent in, with Dinesh Karthik top-scoring with 48 off 29 deliveries and captain Virat Kohli getting 39 off 22 balls.

    Teenager Rishabh Pant, in his third T20I, chipped in with 38 off 35 balls while opener Shikhar Dhawan made a swift 23, but India lost momentum during their innings and never cleared the 200-run mark.

    Kohli and Dhawan gave them a lightening quick start, however, racing to 54 without loss after the first five overs as the Windies leaked runs early on.

    Kohli had smashed a six and a four off the first two balls of the sixth over from seamer Kesrick Williams when he was deceived by a slower one and taken at mid-on by Sunil Narine.

    All told, he struck seven fours and a six.

    Two balls later, Williams’s brilliant direct hit at the non-striker’s end following through off his own bowling, accounted for Dhawan, leaving India to regroup.

    They did so through an 86-run third wicket stand between Karthik and the 19-year-old Pant, as the visitors put themselves in a strong position on 140 for two with five overs left.

    But West Indies hit back, grabbing four wickets for 13 runs in the space of 14 deliveries to leave India on 164 for six at the end of the 18th.

    Karthik was third out in the 16th over at 151 for three, bowled by Samuels after striking five fours and three sixes and seamer Jerome Taylor knocked over MS Dhoni (2) and Pant in 17th over, before Williams had Kedar Jadhav (4) brilliantly caught by Narine at deep square at the end of the 18th over.

    In reply, West Indies started slowly, managing just 17 runs from the first three overs before Lewis sprang to the life in the fourth over, blasting boundaries off the last three balls as seamer Mohammed Shami’s first over leaked 19 runs.

    He clobbered off-spinner Ravi Ashwin for back-to-back sixes in the next over which cost 16 runs before taking another 14 runs from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s following over.

    Lewis, who survived two chances in the deep just five balls apart in separate overs, raced to his half-century off 24 balls when he cleared the ropes at long on with left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav at the start of the seventh over.

    Gayle, who punched a four and a six in a sedate knock, top-edged a pull at Kuldeep in the ninth and was caught by wicketkeeper Dhoni but Lewis continued unfazed, needing 28 balls to complete his second fifty.

    He marched into the 90s with a straight six off Jadeja, moved to 99 two balls later with a massive six over long off before sprinting a quick single to raise three figures off 52 deliveries and follow up his maiden century against the same team last August in Florida.

    Not to be left out, Samuels produced some exquisite strokes, taking 16 from one over from Shami, en route to finishing with five fours and a six.


    *V Kohli c Narine b Williams 39

    S Dhawan run out 23

    R Pant c wkp Walton b Taylor 38

    D Karthik b Samuels 48

    +MS Dhoni c Samuels b Taylor 2

    K Jadhav c Narine b Williams 4

    R Jadeja not out 13

    R Ashwin not out 11

    Extras (lb6, w6) 12

    TOTAL (6 wkts, 20 overs) 190

    Did not bat: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, B Kumar

    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Kohli, 5.3 overs), 2-65 (Dhawan, 5.5), 3-151 (Karthik, 15.4), 4-156 (Dhoni, 16.4), 5-156 (Pant, 16.5), 6-164 (Jadhav, 18)

    Bowling: Badree 4-0-31-0 (w1), Taylor 4-0-31-2 (w1), Williams 4-0-42-2, Brathwaite 2-0-26-0 (w3), Narine 3-0-22-0, Samuels 3-0-32-1.


    C Gayle c wkp Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 18

    E Lewis not out 125

    M Samuels not out 36

    Extras (b5, lb2, w8) 15

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 18.3 overs) 194

    Did not bat: +C Walton, K Pollard, R Powell, *C Brathwaite, S Narine, S Badree, J Taylor, K Williams.

    Fall of wicket: 1-82 (Gayle, 8.2 overs)

    Bowling: Kumar 4-0-27-0, Ashwin 4-0-39-0 (w2), Shami 3-0-46-0 (w1), Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-34-1 (w3), Jadeja 3.3-0-41-0 (w2).

    Result: West Indies won by nine wickets.

    Series: West Indies won one-off T20 International.

    Man-of-the-Match: Evin Lewis.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: N Duguid, L Reifer; TV – J Wilson.

  • Windies Women break losing streak with Sri Lanka win

    DERBY, England, CMC – West Indies Women overpowered Sri Lanka Women by 47 runs to end their wretched unbeaten run at the ICC Women’s World Cup and begin their quest to salvage some pride from an otherwise depressing campaign.

    With four defeats in their previous outings, the Caribbean side turned the page on the disappointing run by posting their best total of the tournament with 229 for nine off 50 overs and then successfully defending it, holding the Sri Lankans 182 off 48 overs.

    While the victory handed the Windies their first points of the tournament with two games remaining, it kept Sri Lanka as one of two winless sides along with the bottom-placed Pakistan Women.

    Sent in at Derbyshire County Ground, veteran Merissa Aguilleira top-scored with an unbeaten 46 while Deandra Dottin stroked 38 and Kyshona Knight and Hayley Matthews got 26 apiece.

    Seamer Sripali Weerakkody claimed three for 38 while pacer Ama Kanchana (2-50) and left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera (2-56) finished with two wickets apiece.

    Not for the first time, 19-year-old opener Matthews got a start, hitting three fours in a breezy 32-ball knock as she added 34 for the first wicket with Kycia Knight who made 19.

    However, she missed a pull at Weerakkody and was lbw in the eighth over and West Indies suffered a huge blow 10 balls later when captain Stafanie Taylor was taken behind off the same bowler for just four, at 42 for two.

    Chedean Nation made 20 off 38, posting 33 for the third wicket with Kycia Knight but the partnership required 61 and put a drag on the innings.

    The right-handed Nation perished in the 20th over, edging a loose drive at Weerakkody behind and Kycia Knight’s 53-ball labour ended in the 25th over when she bungled a sweep and was lbw to off-spinner Shashikala Siriwardene at 102 for four.

    Dottin dazzled in her first significant innings of the tournament, facing just 25 deliveries and striking seven delightful boundaries all around the ground.

    Sri Lanka’s bowlers were just about out of ideas when Dottin attempted a reverse paddle to a full length ball and was palpably lbw to Ranaweera in the 28th over at 124 for four.

    From there on, Aguilleira managed the innings well for the Windies in a knock that lasted 59 balls and included two fours. She started slowly but then picked up the tempo, adding 37 for the sixth wicket with Kyshona Knight and 31 for the seventh wicket with Shanel Daley (21).

    Kyshona Knight lived a charmed life, surviving a run out, a stumping and a caught and bowled chance before finally going bowled in the 39th over missing a heave at Ranaweera, after facing 49 deliveries and striking three fours.

    Daley counted a four and a six in a busy 22-ball knock before holding out in the deep off Kanchana.

    Sri Lanka, in reply, were then hurt by Player-of-the-Match Anisa Mohammed who claimed three for 39 while spinners Shanel Daley (2-30) and Afy Fletcher (2-38) supported with two wickets apiece.

    Shashikala Siriwardene top-scored with 33, Prasadani Weerakkody chipped in with 30 while  Chamari Jayangani got 26.

    Off-spinner Taylor, taking the new ball, got the breakthrough when she had Hasini Perera well caught at the wicket by Aguilleira for four in the fifth over. And four balls later in the next over, off-spinner Matthews bowled Nipuni Hansika for nine, after getting one to drift and beat the left-hander’s drive.

    Siriwardene and Jayangani combined to bolster the Sri Lankan innings, frustrating the Windies in a stand of 61 for the third wicket.

    While the right-handed Siriwardene faced 67 balls and struck five fours, her left-handed partner counted two fours and faced 50 balls.

    When Jayangani was brilliantly stumped off Mohammed in the 25th over, three wickets tumbled for four runs in the space of 14 balls as Sri Lanka slumped to 88 for five in the 27th over.

    Prasadani Weerakkody and Oshadi Ranasinghe held up the Windies advance with a 42-run sixth wicket stand but once the partnership was broken, the last five wickets went down for 52 runs.


    H Matthews lbw b S Weerakkody 26

    Kycia Knight lbw b Siriwardene 19

    *S Taylor c wkp P Weerakkody b S Weerakkody 4

    C Nation c wkp P Weerakkody b Kanchana 20

    D Dottin lbw b Ranaweera 38

    +M Aguilleira not out 46

    Kyshona Knight b Ranaweera 26

    S Daley c Surangika b Kanchana 21

    A Fletcher c wkp P Weerakkody b S Weerakkody 3

    A Peters run out 4

    A Mohammed not out 7

    Extras (lb9, w5, nb1) 15

    TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 229

    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Matthews, 8 overs), 2-42 (Taylor, 9.4), 3-75 (Nation, 19.5), 4-102 (Kycia Knight, 24.3), 5-124 (Dottin, 27.1), 6-161 (Kyshona Knight, 38.3), 7-192 (Daley, 44.3), 8-196 (Fletcher, 45.1), 9-206 (Peters, 47.2)

    Bowling: Prabodhani 9-1-35-0 (w2), S Weerakkody 10-2-38-3 (w1), Ranaweera 10-1-56-2 (w1, nb1), Siriwardene 10-0-33-1, Kanchana 9-1-50-2 (w1), Ranasinghe 2-0-8-0.


    N Hansika b Matthews 9

    H Perera c wkp Aguilleira b Taylor 4

    C Jayangani st Aguilleira b Mohammed 26

    S Siriwardene b Mohammed 33

    D Surangika lbw b Mohammed 0

    +P Weerakkody run out 30

    O Ranasinghe b Daley 20

    A Kanchana c Taylor b Daley 17

    S Weerakkody not out 13

    U Prabodhani st Aguilleira b Fletcher 10

    *I Ranaweera b Fletcher 1

    Extras (b2, lb2, w14, nb1) 19

    TOTAL (all out, 48 overs) 182

    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Perera, 5 overs), 2-23 (Hansika, 5.4), 3-84 (Jayangani, 24.1), 4-84 (Surangika, 24.2), 5-88 (Siriwardene, 26.3), 6-130 (P Weerakkody, 36.4), 7-147 (Ranasinghe, 40.1), 8-159 (Kanchana, 42.3), 9-180 (Prabodhani, 47.2), 10-182 (Ranaweera, 48)

    Bowling: Taylor 10-0-35-1 (w3), Dottin 2-0-13-0 (w3), Matthews 10-1-23-1 (w1), Mohammed 10-0-39-3, Fletcher 9-1-38-2 (w3, nb1), Daley 7-0-30-2.

    Result: West Indies Women won by 47 runs.

    Points: West Indies Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0.

    Player-of-the-Match: Anisa Mohammed.

    Toss: Sri Lanka Women.

    Umpires: S George, C Polosak.

  • PREVIEW: Windies Women aiming to buck losing trend

    DERBY, England, CMC – After heavy losses in their opening four games, an air of inevitably surrounds West Indies Women’s fifth match of the ICC Women’s World Cup against Sri Lanka Women here Sunday.

    The Caribbean side, the regining Twenty20 champions, have been shambolic throughout the tour and none of their performances to date have offered any hope that a turn around is imminent.

    To make matters worse, they lost their new-ball seamers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman to injury a week ago, leaving their attack appearing even more toothless.

    If there is any consolation, however, it is that the Windies face a side also winless in their four games and one they have beaten several times in the past, and captain Stafanie Taylor hopes this can count for something.

    “Playing against Sri Lanka [in the past] we had some victories against them so coming into this game we would have that in the back of our minds,” Taylor told a media conference here Saturday.

    She added: “We know how important these games are, we know how good we are as a team so going into the rest of the games we just have to leave everything out there on the field.”

    West Indies’ batting has been at the core of their problems. They have batted first on each each occasion and failed to muster more than 205 – a total which came in their opener against reigning champions Australia women and resulted in an eight-wicket defeat in Taunton.

    Since then, they have managed totals of 183, a tournament-low 48 against South Africa Women and 150, with none of their batsmen managing a single half-century.

    Coupled with that, their bowling has lacked cutting edge and the fielding has been ordinary, leaving the Windies with plenty to pull together in order to mark their first win of the tournament.

    However, Taylor said despite the losing streak, the team had used the disappointments as a learning experience.

    “We know that expectactions are high but it’s a different format,” the Jamaican contended.

    “But we’ve learned and going back home we will take all that we’ve learned and move forward. The experience has been good. Sometimes things don’t go the way that you would like but it’s experience. We do have a couple new players so I’m sure they will take that experience as well moving forward.”

    West Indies have been already eliminated from contention from the final four and with only pride to play for, Taylor said the side wanted to salvage something from the tournament.

    “We rate all the games as being important so looking at the loss that we had previously, going forward now all games are pretty much must-win. We’re definitely playing for pride.”


    WEST INDIES – Stafanie Taylor (captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Akeira Peters, Shakera Selman, Felicia Walters, Kycia Knight, Subrina Munroe.

    SRI LANKA – Inoka Ranaweera (captain), Chandima Gunaratne, Nipuni Hansika, Chamari Athapaththu, Ama Kanchana, Eshani Lokusooriya, Chamari Polgampala, Harshitha Madhavi, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardena, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkodi, Sripali Weerakkody, Eshani Lokusuriyage.

  • CWI Professional Cricket League | Squads for 2017-2018 season

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Player Draft of Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League was staged today at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston, Jamaica.

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  • Award Winners from WIPA/CWI annual awards ceremony

    Please see below the list of award winners from the WIPA/CWI annual awards ceremony held on Friday night at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica:

    Under-19 Team of the Year: Guyana

    Under-19 Cricketer of the Year: Joshua Bishop

    WIPA in the Community Award: Kameah Cooper

    First-Class Team of the Year: Guyana

    Regional Four-Day Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase

    Regional Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year: Ashley Nurse

    Regional T20 Cricketer of the Year: Dwayne Bravo

    Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase

    ODI Cricketer of the Year: Jason Holder

    Test Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase

    T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Andre Russell

    Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor

    Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor

    Windies Foundation Award: The Chris Gayle Foundation

    CWI Lifetime Award: Walter Eden St John

    WIPA Lifetime Award: Cleveland Davidson

    Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor

    Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase

  • WATCH LIVE: WIPA/CWI Annual Awards Ceremony

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Watch the 2016/17 annual awards ceremony hosted by West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) live from Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

  • Kallicharan, Bishop hand Young Windies victory

    DURBAN, South Africa, CMC – Kirstan Kallicharan stroked an aggressive unbeaten half-century and left-arm spinner Joshua Bishoo claimed a six-wicket haul, as West Indies Under-19s defeated Kwazulu-Natal Coastal Academy by five wickets in a warm-up game here Thursday.

    Chasing 196 for victory at Hammond Field, the Young Windies motored to their target in the 29th over with the right-handed Kallicharan top-scoring with an unbeaten 87 off 57 deliveries.

    Opener Kegan Simmons supported with 45 while Jeavor Royal ended unbeaten on 33.

    Thula Ngcobo (2-26) and Mlungiseleli Gcado (2-48) finished with two wickets apiece.

    Bishop had earlier claimed six for 17 from six overs as the hosts reached 194 for nine off their 30 overs after opting to bat first.

    Opener W Rahman top-scored with 80 from 66 balls with seven fours and four sixes while Joel Veeran made 35 and Jason Wagner, 32.

    Rahman added 56 for the first wicket with Sithabiso Zungu (10) before putting on a further 55 for the fourth wicket with Veeran.

    When Rahman was dismissed in the 20th over, Veeran and Wagner came together to post 42 for the fifth wicket before Bishop helped run through the tail.

    In reply, the Windies Under-19s were struggling on 52 for three in the 13th over before Kallicharan arrived to blast them to victory.

    He struck five fours and six sixes and posted 49 for the fourth wicket with Simmons who faced 59 balls counted four boundaries.

    When the Caribbean side lost Simmons and Alick Athanaze (4) in the space of 14 deliveries, Kallicharan combined with Royal in an unbroken 73-run sixth wicket partnership to see their side home.

    Royal faced a mere 18 balls and struck four fours and a six.

    West Indies Under-19s take on South Africa Under-19s in the first of five Youth One-Day Internationals on Sunday at Chatsworth Oval.

  • Windies Women extend wretched run with fourth loss

    TAUNTON, England, CMC – West Indies’ misery at the ICC Women’s World Cup increased on Thursday when they produced yet another docile performance against New Zealand Women to lose by eight wickets and crash to their fourth straight defeat.

    In what has become the norm during the campaign, the Caribbean side meekly surrendered for 150 all out off 43 overs after being sent in at Somerset County Ground and then watched helplessly as the Kiwis stormed to the target in the 19th over.

    Veteran opener Rachel Priest slammed the fastever ever Women’s World Cup fifty en route to a stroke-filled 90 while Suzie Bates struck an unbeaten 40, to take their side to five points and fourth in the eight-team standings.

    West Indies, meanwhile, continued bottom without a point with virtually all hope extinguished of making the final four.

    Once again, their batting proved shambolic. Kyshona Knight, batting at number seven, top-scored with 42 while tail-ender Afy Fletcher finished on 23 not out and captain Stafanie Taylor and wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira both got 20.

    They were undermined by off-spinner Leigh Kasperek (3-17) and seamer Lea Tahuhu (3-39) who picked up three wickets apiece.

    West Indies’ promises of an improved showing came to nothing as they slumped to 10 for two in the fifth over with Tahuhu removing both openers cheaply.

    Left-hander Kycia Knight, who only arrived earlier this week as one of two injury replacements, had a miserable start to her campaign when she edged a low catch behind without scoring in the third over.

    And the in-form Hayley Matthews followed with one run added, top-edging a pull back to the bowler to depart for nine.

    Taylor and Chedean Nation (17) then revived the innings with a 43-run, third wicket stand but the partnership required 71 deliveries and put the Kiwis under little pressure.

    The right-handed Taylor, without a significant score in the series, struck four fours in 32 balls at the crease while Nation hit three boundaries in a 43-ball knock.

    Kasperek returned to trap Taylor LBW, sweeping at the first delivery of a new spell and her dismissal triggered a slide where West Indies lost three wickets without for no runs in the space of eight deliveries.

    Deandra Dottin horror run continued when she drove the very next delivery back to Kasperek to perish for a first-ball ‘duck’ and in the next over, Nation’s  vigil ended when she clipped leg-spinner Amelia Kerr to short mid-wicket where Amy Satterthwaite took a simple catch.

    Tottering on 53 for five in the 18th over, Kyshona Knight and Aguilleira combined in a 38-run stand to stablise the innings.

    The left-handed Kyshona, Kycia’s twin sister, looked composed in an innings lasting 60 deliveries and including seven fours while Aguilleira, in her 100th ODI, struck two fours and a six off 30 balls.

    The former skipper had just cleared the ropes at mid-wicket with Kasperek when she was unfortunately given out stumped off the next delivery even though replays showed her foot grounded behind the line.

    Her dismissal signalled the end of the last bit of resistance. Shanel Daley missed a heave at off-spinner Satterthwaite and was bowled in the 33rd over for her second consecutive ‘duck’ and Kyshona perished in the 40th over, bowled by pacer Holly Huddleston also missing a wild swing at 135 for eight.

    Fletcher struck four fours in her 37-ball innings but Anisa Mohammed (5) and Akeira Peters (0) failed to stay with her.

    In reply, Priest raced to her ninth half-century off a record 29 balls and all told belted 17 fours and two sixes, as she put on 120 for the first wicket with Bates who counted five fours off 43 deliveries.

    The right-handed Priest was in sight of her third career hundred when she picked out Daley at cover with a firm thump off off-spinner Mohammed in the 15th over.


    H Matthews c & b Tahuhu 9

    Kycia Knight c wkp Priest b Tahuhu 0

    *S Taylor lbw b Kasperek 20

    C Nation c Satterthwaite b Kerr 17

    D Dottin c & b Kasperek 0

    +M Aguilleira st Priest b Kasperek 20

    Kyshona Knight b Huddleston 41

    S Daley b Satterthwaite 0

    A Fletcher not out 23

    A Mohammed c Bates b Devine 5

    A Peters lbw b Tahuhu 0

    Extras (lb2, w13) 15

    TOTAL (all out, 43 overs) 150

    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Kycia Knight, 2.5 overs), 2-10 (Matthews, 4.2), 3-53 (Taylor, 16.1), 4-53 (Dottin, 16.2), 5-53 (Nation, 17.2), 6-91 (Aguilleira, 27.2), 7-108 (Daley, 32.4), 8-135 (Kyshona A Knight, 39.1), 9-140 (Mohammed, 41), 10-150 (Peters, 43)

    Bowling: Tahuhu 7-0-39-3 (w1), Kasperek 10-6-17-3, Huddleston 6-1-16-1 (w2), Devine 8-0-35-1 (w4), Kerr 8-1-27-1 (w3), Satterhwaite 4-0-14-1.


    *S Bates not out 40

    +R Priest c Daley b Mohammed 90

    S Devine b Taylor 4

    K Martin not out 11

    Extras (w6) 6

    TOTAL (2 wkts, 18.2 overs) 151

    Did not bat: A Satterthwaite, K Perkins, M Green, L Kasperek, A Kerr, L Tahuhu, H Huddleston.

    Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Priest, 14.5 overs), 2-127 (Devine, 15.1)

    Bowling: Dottin 3-0-22-0 (w1), Peters 1-0-13-0 (w1), Taylor 5-0-27-1 (w3), Fletcher 2-0-22-0, Daley 3-0-20-0, Matthews 1-0-17-0, Mohammed 3.2-0-30-1.

    Result: New Zealand Women won by eight wickets.

    Points: New Zealand Women 2, West Indies Women 0.

    Player-of-the-Match: Leigh Kasperek.

    Toss: New Zealand Women.

    Umpires: Ahsan Raza, A Holdstock.

  • Kohli hundred batters Windies into series loss

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies were overpowered by a dazzling unbeaten hundred from India captain Virat Kohli, as they slumped to another series defeat with a heavy eight-wicket loss in the decisive fifth One-Day International here Thursday.

    Entering the contest at Sabina Park on a high following their sensational victory in the fourth ODI five days ago, the Windies were brought down to earth by Kohli’s high class 111 not out which helped the Asian powerhouses easily overhaul their target of 206 in the 37th over and clinch a 3-1 series victory.

    The century was Kohli’s 28th in ODIs and a record 18th in run chases, and provided the ideal finale for the series after he had struggled with failures in his previous two innings.

    He struck 12 fours and two sixes in a 115-ball knock and put on 79 for the second wicket with opener Ajinkya Rahane who made 39 off 51 balls before adding a further 122 in an unbroken stand with Dinesh Karthik, who stroked an unbeaten 50 from 52 deliveries.

    West Indies had earlier failed to capitalise on a strong start as their batting collapsed yet again and could only muster a hugely disappointing 205 for nine off their 50 overs.

    The increasingly dependable Shai Hope gathered a top score of 51 off 98 balls while his older brother Kyle Hope chipped in with an authoritative 46 off 50 deliveries.

    Captain Jason Holder slammed a frenetic 36 from 34 balls and all-rounder Rovman Powell, 31 from 32, but none of the top six could carry on to three figures.

    Seamer Mohammed Shami claimed four for 48 while new-ball partner Umesh Yadav picked up three for 53 with his pace.

    Opting to bat first on a good surface, West Indies appeared to be riding on the momentum of their recent win when they took the attack to India’s bowlers at the start.

    Kyle lashed nine fours in an attacking knock, dominating a 39-run opening stand with left-hander Evin Lewis (9) before adding 37 for the second wicket with his younger brother.

    Lewis never found his touch and lofted the 20th delivery he faced to mid-off where Kohli took the offering off seamer Hardik Pandya but Kyle put the Indians on the back foot with a pair of off-side boundaries in the fifth over off Umesh and another pair off Shami in the 10th over.

    His gusto got the better of him in the 16th over when after taking two consecutive boundaries of Umesh, he attempted a third and was taken at short mid-wicket by Shikhar Dhawan off a sharp pull at 76 for two.

    Roston Chase lasted one ball, plumb lbw to Umesh and Jason Mohammed added 39 for the third wicket with Shai Hope before slapping an innocuous delivery back to off-spinner Kedar Jadhav to perish for 16 at 115 for four in the 31st over.

    Going at a run rate of well under four, the Windies were in need of impetus and got it from Holder who slammed four fours and six in a 48-run fifth wicket stand with Shai Hope.

    The pair were wresting back control of the innings when Holder’s ambition cost him dearly, holing out to an excellent running catch at long-on by Dhawan off Shami in the 40th over.

    His dismissal triggered a slide from which the Windies never really recovered as four wickets fell quickly for just 19 runs.

    Shai struck five fours en route to raising his third half-century in the 38th over but skied a heave at Shami and watched as Rahane took a superb tumbling catch at mid-wicket in the 42nd over at 168 for six.

    Shami quickly cleaned up Ashley Nurse without scoring and Devendra Bishoo for six, leaving Powell to slam a pair of sixes down the end to get the Windies past 200.

    West Indies then got the early breakthrough they needed when the left-handed Dhawan tamely drove seamer Alzarri Joseph to Lewis at short cover to fall in the first over of India’s reply for four with five runs on the board.

    But the hosts squandered the chance at another wicket in the fourth over when Bishoo put down Rahane on five at point off off Holder. The miss proved costly as the right-hander combined with Kohli to put the innings on solid footing, in a knock that contained five fours.

    By time he played around a straight one from Bishoo and was lbw in the 19th over at 84 for two, India were well set and Kohli used the platform to plunder the Windies bowling.

    He brought up his half-century off 67 balls with a cover-driven boundary off off-spinner Nurse in the 22nd over and then required only another 41 deliveries to reach three figures.

    The right-hander stroked seamer Kesrick Williams to the wide long-on boundary to bring up the landmark before clearing the ropes at long on with off-spinner Chase to take his side over the line.


    E Lewis c Kohli b Pandya 9

    K Hope c Dhawan b Yadav 46

    +S Hope c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 51

    R Chase lbw b Yadav 0

    J Mohammed c & b Jadhav 16

    *J Holder c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 36

    R Powell c wkp Dhoni b Yadav 31

    A Nurse c Kuldeep Yadav b Mohammed Shami 0

    D Bishoo c wkp Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 6

    A Joseph not out 3

    K Williams not out 0

    Extras (lb1, w6) 7

    TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 205

    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Lewis, 8.2 overs), 2-76 (K Hope, 15.5), 3-76 (Chase, 16), 4-115 (Mohammed, 30.3), 5-163 (Holder, 39.5), 6-168 (S Hope, 41.4), 7-171 (Nurse, 43.3), 8-182 (Bishoo, 47), 9-205 (Powell, 49.4)

    Bowling: Mohammed Shami 10-0-48-4, Umesh Yadav 10-1-53-3 (w3), Pandya 6-0-27-1 (w2), Jadeja 10-1-27-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-36-0, Jadhav 4-0-13-1 (w1).


    A Rahane lbw b Bishoo 39

    S Dhawan c Lewis b Joseph 4

    *V Kohli not out 111

    D Karthik not out 50

    Extras (lb1, w1) 2

    TOTAL (2 wkts, 36.5 overs) 206

    Did not bat: +MS Dhoni, K Jadhav, H Pandya, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, U Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

    Bowling: Joseph 7-0-39-1, Holder 8-1-35-0 (w1), Bishoo 8-0-42-1, Williams 8-0-40-0, Nurse 4-0-34-0, Powell 1-0-6-0, Chase 0.5-0-9-0.

    Result: India won by eight wickets.

    Series: India won five-match series 3-1.

    Man-of-the-Match: Virat Kohli.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Leslie Reifer; TV – C Gaffaney.