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WI women aim to complete sweep

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Aguilleira

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC: West Indies Women will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of their one-day international (ODI) series against New Zealand when the two sides meet in the fourth and final fixture here today.

West Indies have already won the series by establishing an unassailable 3-0 lead after impressive wins against the visitors.

Captain Merissa Aguilleira says her side will be looking to end the series on a high.

"We begin the tour on a winning note. We can finish it off as well. Leave the people in St Kitts something to talk about," said Aguilleira.

"So, hopefully, once we continue doing what we are doing now, things will fall in our favour."

A career-best spell of 5-15 from Shakera Selman inspired an eight-wicket victory for the Caribbean side over the New Zealanders on Wednesday - allowing them to sweep their three ICC Women's Championship matches.

"Shakera is a very determined player I must say. She has her bad patches, and it's good to see what she is doing. She is really performing for the team," said the longstanding captain.

"It's always good to believe in yourself and have that faith, and once you get that backup from your teammates, it makes it so much easier. Hopefully, she could continue."

The first three ODIs of the series counted towards the ICC Women's Championship and the victory gave the home team two more points in the eight-team competition.

It meant that the Windies Women join World champions Australia in the No. 1 position with a maximum of six points following the completion of the first round of matches.