West Indies women beat Bangladesh by 4 runs in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui of New Zealand today (March18).
Batting first, West Indies Women scored 140 runs in 50 over with loss of nine wickets, while Bangladesh scored 136 runs in 49.3 overs with loss of all wickets.
Hayley Matthews was again a star performer for the West Indies, capturing 4-15 off 10 overs and transforming the outcome.
Shemaine Campbelle and Afy Fletcher were the other key figure for the Windies, who now have six points from five games to sit alone in third place in the race for a last-four spot.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl, and the West Indian opening duo of Deandra Dottin and Matthews guided their team to 29 without loss in the ninth over, only for seven wickets to fall for 41 in 27 overs as the favoured side was constantly troubled by spin.
But Shemaine Campbelle, batting at No.5, stayed around for 107 balls and hit five fours in her unbeaten 53 to give her bowlers something to defend, after it looked like the surprise winners over New Zealand and England would be rolled for less than 100.
Bangladesh were never troubled by the run-rate but kept losing wickets, with spin also doing the trick for the West Indies.
Joty and Salma Khatun compiled a 25-run stand for the sixth wicket but Hayley Matthews dismissed innings' top-scorer Joty and struck twice in the 33rd over and had the Tigresses rattled. The game was then headed for the wire as Salma and Nahida Akter stitched a crucial 25-run partnership.
Bangladesh entered the last over requiring eight needed to win with their last pair at the crease, and got three runs off the first two balls before tailender Fariha Trisna chopped a delivery from Windies captain Stafanie Taylor on to her stumps.