Taylor stars for Ja in six-wicket win
GEORGE TOWN, Guyana (CMC):
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor struck her third regional one-day hundred but first in five years to negate Shemaine Campbelle’s as Jamaica repelled a strong challenge from hosts Guyana to pull off a six-wicket win in round two of the Women’s Super50 Cup here Tuesday.
Asked to chase a demanding 243 at Everest after Campbelle had stroked 111 – also the third century of her career – Jamaica overhauled the target with 20 balls to spare, with the experienced Taylor carving out 119.
Twenty-two-year-old opener Rashada Williams stroked a patient 47, while Windies batsman Chedean Nation chipped in with a breezy 30 off 39 deliveries.
Fast bowler Erva Giddings, who ended with three for 39 from her 10 overs, set back Jamaica early when she bowled West Indies batsman Natasha McLean without scoring off the second ball of the innings without a run on the board.
However, Taylor took command of the innings, hitting 16 fours and a six off 118 deliveries in adding 119 for the second wicket with Williams and a further 81 with Nation for the third wicket.
By the time Taylor and Nation both fell to Giddings in the 43rd over, Jamaica were in sight of their second straight victory, and Chinelle Henry arrived to punch a cameo nine-ball unbeaten 23 to see her side home.
Campbelle had earlier counted 14 fours and two sixes in her 118-ball knock as Guyana chalked up 242 all out off 49.4 overs.
Taylor claimed three for 44 with her off-spin in a fine all-round performance.
At Georgetown Cricket Club, Trinidad and Tobago beat the Leewards by six wickets.
Scores: Leeward Islands 76 off 25.1 overs (Shebani Bhaskar 26; Leandra Ramdeen 4-12, Krishma Ramharack 3-23); Trinidad & Tobago 79 for four off 17 overs (Felicia Walters 32 not out).
At Guyana National Stadium, Barbados beat Windwards by 241 runs.
Scores: Barbados 334 for three off 50 overs (Deandra Dottin 94 not out, Hayley Matthews 91, Kycia Knight 81; Qiana Joseph 2-42); Windard Islands 93 off 28.3 overs (Afy Fletcher 24; Shamilia Connell 3-36, Shakera Selman 2-12, Hayley Matthews 2-19).