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'I'm really pleased with all-round effort' - Captain praises WI Women for stepping up

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2013

MUMBAI, India (CMC):

Captain Merissa Aguilleira has credited an all-round team effort by West Indies women for their 48-run victory over New Zealand in their second Super Six, second round match in the ICC Women's World Cup at Brabourne Stadium yesterday.

West Indies kept their chances of qualifying for the ICC Women's World Cup final alive with the win over New Zealand and will try and cement their place against Australia in the final super six game tomorrow.

Aguilleira has commended her players who stepped up, including Shanel Daley and Anisa Mohammed for adding 45 valuable runs for the ninth wicket, to push their side past 200 after they suffered sporadic batting slumps.

"It was pleasing to see the other players step up when it mattered. Anisa Mohammed deserves a special mention. While batting, she did exactly what the team needed," said the West Indies captain.

"We had a target in mind and we achieved it. I am really pleased with the all-round effort."

Momentum change

Batting first, West Indies finished with 207-9 off their 50 overs, before their bowlers put on an all-round show to dismiss New Zealand for 159.

Stafanie Taylor scored 49 valuable runs to swing the momentum back in her side's favour after they stumbled to 75 for three, losing early wickets, including two in the first 10 overs.

"It was a great match. I have to give credit to everyone in the team. They executed all areas of the game well and need to be complemented for that," said Aguilleira.

"Once we had 200 runs we believed we could defend it. We have a good line-up of spinners - Stafanie Taylor, Shanel Daley and Anisa Mohammed. We knew we had a good score on the board. The bowlers did their job perfectly to take us home."

West Indies must beat Australia tomorrow to join them in the ICC Women's World Cup final on the 17th of February.

However, if the West Indies lose, then it will come down to net run rate between them and the winner of the match between New Zealand and defending champions England.

West Indies face Australia at the MIG Ground, while New Zealand play England in a day/night fixture at the Cricket Club of India on the same day.

SCOREBOARD

WEST INDIES

K Knight lbw b Ruck 15
N McLean lbw b Ruck 4
S Taylor c Priest b Bates 49
K Knight c Tahuhu b Nielsen 13
M Aguilleira c Priest b Nielsen 4
D Dottin c Ruck bNielsen 27
S Daley c Browne b Mackay 37
S Campbelle run out (Browne) 11
S Selman b Bates 6
A Mohammed not out 31
T Smart not out 1
Extras (lb1, w7, nb1) 9
TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 207

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (McLean, 1.3 overs), 2-38 (Kycia A Knight, 9.3 ov), 3-75 (Kyshona A Knight, 18.1 ov), 4-82 (Taylor, 21.1 ov), 5-104 (Aguilleira, 24.4 ov), 6-117 (Dottin, 26.6 ov), 7-139 (Campbelle, 36.2 ov), 8-159 (Selman, 43.2 ov), 9-204 (Daley, 49.3 overs).

Bowling: L Tahuhu 5-1-21-0, Ruck 10-0-32-2 (1w), Browne 3-0-15-0, Broadmore 10-0-54-0 (2w), Nielsen 10-0-27-3, Bates 8-1-36-2 (1nb, 3w), Mackay 4-1-21-1.

New Zealand

F Mackay lbw b Smart 4
S Bates c&b Mohammed 30
S McGlashan b Smartt 18
S Devine lbw b Smartt 9
K Perkins run out (Dottin/Taylor) 11
N Browne lbw b Taylor 4
R Priest run out
(Kyshona A Knight/Aguilleira) 36
K Broadmore lbw b Dottin 8

M Nielsen c Aguilleira b Taylor

L Tahuhu c&b Dottin 7
S Ruck not out 0
Exras (lb2, w11, nb3) 6
TOTAL (10 wkts, 44.3 overs) 159

Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Mackay, 1.2 overs), 2-36 (McGlashan, 7.2 overs), 3-47 (Devine, 9.5 overs), 4-76 (Perkins, 18.3 ov), 5-83 (Browne, 20.6 overs), 6-83 (Bates, 21.4 overs), 7-101 (Broadmore, 31.5 overs), 8-135 (Nielsen, 38.3 overs), 9-158 (Tahuhu, 43.3 overs), 10-159 (Priest, 44.3 overs).

Bowling: Daley 9-1-37-0, Smartt 9-0-39-3 (2nb, 3w), Selman 4-0-31-0 (1nb, 2w), Taylor 10-1-26-2 (1w), Mohammed 8.3-3-13-1, Dottin 4-0-11-2 (1w).

Result: West Indies won by 48 runs

Points:West Indies Women 2, New Zealand Women 0.

Player of the Match: Anisa Mohammed.

Toss: New Zealand Women

Umpires:VA Kulkarni, Shahul Hameed; TV - RSA Palliyaguruge