New Zealand Women won by 5 runs (DLS method) against West Indies Women in 1st ODI match of the series.


The 1st ODI Match of the ICC Championship New Zealand Women tour of West Indies, 2022, played yesterday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua. In which New Zealand Women won the match by 5 runs.

The match was reduced to 35 over per side instead of 50 overs due to heavy rain, New Zealand Women won the toss and elect to field first, West Indies Women batted first, started the inning not very well, Chinelle Henry played a very brilliant inning of 44 runs with the help of 5 boundaries in 34 balls, Kyshona Knight scored 36 runs in 61 balls, Natasha McLean 20 runs in 23 balls, Rashada Williams 19 runs in 28 balls, apart from this, apart from this, Shabika Gajnabi scored 13 runs, Stafanie Taylor 8 runs, Hayley Matthews 2 runs, Shakera Selman remains unbeaten for 4 runs, and Afy Fletcher also remains unbeaten for 2 runs. In this way, West Indies Women scored 168 runs after losing 7 wickets in stipulated 35 overs and set a target of 169 runs in front of New Zealand Women.

New Zealand Women bowlers Fran Jonas took 2 wickets for 22 runs, Jess Kerr took 2 wickets for 29 runs, and Hannah Rowe and Hayley Jensen got 1-1 wickets.

New Zealand Women chasing 169 runs in the second inning, won the match by 5 runs by the DLS method. New Zealand Women started the inning very brillinatly, Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine came to start the inning and gave a strong start with half-century partnership of 54 runs for the first wicket, the first wicket has gone for 54 runs in first ball of the 10th over, Sophie Devine dismissed after scoring 25 runs in 24 balls, next batsman Amelia Kerr came to bat and handled the inning with Suzie Bates, the second wicket has gone for 101 runs in 20.4 over, Suzie Bates dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 51 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in just 65 balls, next batsman Maddy Green came to bat and played well with Amelia Kerr, the third wicket has gone for 132 runs in 28.2 over, Maddy Green dismissed after scoring 18 runs in 24 balls, followed by Lauren Down came to bat and she dismissed just for 4 runs as fourth wicket in 28.5 over, the team score was 156 runs, next batsman Hayley Jensen came to bat and she good strike rotate with Amelia Kerr for a while, the fifth wicket has gone for 150 runs in 31.5 over, Hayley Jensen dismissed for 5 runs in 11 balls, next batsman Brooke Haliday came to bat, after few moments rain started again after 33 over, the team score was 159 runs, and due to havey rains New Zealand Women won the match by 5 runs by DLS method.

West Indies Women bowlers Hayley Matthews took 3 wickets for 28 runs, Chinelle Henry and Afy Fletcher got 1-1 wicket.

New Zealand Women batsman Suzie Bates was selected as the best player of the match, she played a very brilliant half-century inning of 51 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in just 65 balls.