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Super Over heartbreak

Published:Sunday | September 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):A splendid half-century from Player-of-the-Series Deandra Dottin was not enough as West Indies Women went down to New Zealand Women via a tense Super Over, to concede their three-match Twenty20 International series here Saturday.

Set 112 for victory at Arnos Vale, West Indies recovered from a position of 21 for three in the fifth over to tie the scores at the end of the regular innings, thanks mainly to Dottin's superbly controlled top score of 54.

However, Dottin had nothing left in the Super Over and fell to the first ball as West Indies managed to scrape five runs. New Zealand then needed only four deliveries to achieve their target, with captain Suzie Bates sealing victory with a boundary.

The visitors took the T20 series 2-1 following their 4-0 thrashing in the preceding One-Day International series.