Kingstown, St. Vincent, April 20 - (www.bcacricket.org) – Kyshona Knight followed a destructive spell from her West Indies Women’s teammate Hayley Matthews with a resolute half-century that guided Barbados to a six-wicket win over reigning champions Trinidad & Tobago in the first round of the Women’s Regional Super50 Tournament today.
Knight hit four fours and one six in 56 from 107 balls as Barbados chased 132 to win in the rain-hit match at Sion Hill on the outskirts of the capital.
Stumbling at 17 for two in the seventh over after losing Knight’s twin sister Kycia and Matthews cheaply, Barbados were put back on course, when Windies Women’s star Deandra Dottin and Kyshona added 65 for the third wicket in a match reduced to 46 overs-a-side, due to rain.
When Dottin (26) offered a return catch in the 26th over to her Windies Women’s teammate, off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, Kyshona kept her cool and got the Barbadians within reach of the target before the same bowler trapped her lbw in the 34th over with 19 needed.
Earlier, Matthews, bowling her flighty off-spin, took four for 24 from her allotted 10 overs and Dottin supported with two for 19 from six overs, as T&T were bowled out for 131 in 42 overs after they were put in to bat.
ICC World Twenty20 hero Britney Cooper led the way with 52 from 59 balls including six fours and one six and her Windies Women’s teammate Merissa Aguilliera, the T&T captain, made 25.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Felicia Walters c Kycia Knight b Connell 10 (44 balls, 1x4)
Rachael Vincent lbw b Dottin 12 (49 balls)
Britney Cooper c Selman b Matthews 52 (59 balls, 6x4, 1x6)
Stacy Ann King c Kycia Knight b Dottin 0 (1 ball)
Merissa Aguilleira b Matthews 25 (56 balls, 2x4)
Shenelle Lord b Matthews 0 (2 balls)
Lee Ann Kirby c Selman b Alleyne 0 (1 ball)
Reniece Boyce b Elliott 0 (1 ball)
Anisa Mohammed run out (Elliot) 17 (46 balls, 1x4)
Karishma Ramharack not out 1 (1 ball)
Caniesha Isaac run out (Kyshona Knight) 1 (3 balls)
Extras (b1, w10, nb2) 13
TOTAL (all out, 42 overs) 131
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Walters, 11.5 ov), 2-36 (Vincent, 17.5), 3-36 (King, 18), 4-81 (Cooper, 25.2), 5-81 (Lord, 25.5), 6-81 (Kirby, 26), 7-82 (Boyce, 26.2), 8-129 (Mohammed, 40.5), 9-130 (Aguilleira, 41.3), 10-131 (Isaac, 42).
Bowling: Selman 7-2-13-0, Connell 7-2-13-1, Alleyne 4-0-23-0, Dottin 6-0-19-2, Elliot 8-0-38-1, Matthews 10-3-24-4.
Hayley Matthews c Aguilleira b Kirby 6 (21 balls)
Kycia Knight c Ramharack b Isaac 1 (7 balls)
Kyshona Knight lbw b Mohammed 56 (107 balls, 4x4, 1x6)
Deandra Dottin c & b Mohammed 26 (53 balls, 4x4)
Charlene Taitt not out 19 (31 balls, 3x4)
Aaliyah Alleyne not out 9 (12 balls, 2x4)
Extras (b2, lb1, w12) 15
TOTAL (4 wks, 37.1 overs) 132
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Kycia Knight, 2.2 ov), 2-17 (Matthews, 8.5), 3-82 (Dottin, 25.1), 4-113 (Kyshona Knight, 33.4).
Did not bat: Keila Elliot, Rashida Goring, Reshelle Griffith, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell.
Bowling: Isaac 3-0-11-1, Mohammed 10-4-11-1, Kirby 9-1-36-1, Ramharack 3-0-20-0, Walters 3.1-0-16-0, King 2-0-10-0, Lord 7-0-25-0.