NZ Women take T20I series lead against WI Women

    (Photo credit: Screenshot of video by Windies Cricket on Facebook)

    New Zealand Women have taken a 2-1 series lead after winning the third T20 International against West Indies Women in Antigua yesterday.

    Windies skipper Hayley Matthews top-scored with 30 as the regional side made an underwhelming 93/9 in their 20 overs.

    Matthews then grabbed 4 wickets in a brilliant bowling spell to reduce the visitors to 20/4 after 5.5 overs.

    The Windies failed to capitalize however, and the visitors were able to fight back, with a match-winning knock of 49 not out coming from Player of the Match, Maddy Green.

    The visitors made it to 94/5, securing a 5-wicket win.

    Speaking afterward, Matthews said, “The pressure was on from the time we went out to bowl. I was focusing on hitting my areas, put my plans in and execute. Thankfully the wicket favoured spinners today. We didn’t have enough runs on the road and it’s something we have to seriously look at going into the last two T20Is. We need to have one of main batters batting deeper and accumulate more singles and better running between the wicket, especially through the middle overs.”

    The final two T20Is will be played this Wednesday and Thursday, in Antigua.