ICC Women’s World Cup: In a last-over thriller, the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by four runs to move up to third place in the points table.
Stafanie Taylor held her nerve in the final over to help the West Indies defeat Bangladesh by four runs. At the Bay Oval on Friday in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup. Defending 141 was not an easy task, but West Indies bowlers delivered an all-around performance that forced Bangladesh to work hard in the chase. With this victory, the West Indies kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive.
Chasing 141, BANG needed to form two or three solid partnerships, which would have been more than enough to get them over the finish line. This, however, did not prove to be the case. BANG did not have a single batter score more than 30 runs, and the team was bowled out for 136 in 49.3 overs.
Hayley Matthews took four wickets for West Indies, while Stafanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher each took three.
The West Indies had earlier posted 140/9 in the allotted 50 overs. This was due in large part to Shemaine Campbelle’s unbeaten knock of 53.
No other batter was able to stay at the plate for an extended period of time, but Campbelle was able to score runs at one end.
Salma Khatun and Nahida Akter each took two wickets for Bangladesh. Bangladesh qualified for the match against the West Indies after defeating Pakistan.
ICC Women’s World Cup: West Indies vs Bangladesh Brief Scores:
West Indies 140/9 (Shemaine Campbelle 53, Hayley Matthews 18; Salma Khatun 2-23); Bangladesh 136 all out in 49.3 overs (Nahida Akter 25*, Nigar Sultana 25; Hayley Matthews 4-15).