Cricket

All to play for WI Women, Kiwis in ODI decider

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, October 10, 2013    

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TWO matches have been played and both teams have shown their fair share of strengths, as well as weaknesses.

Tied 1-1, the West Indies Women and New Zealand square off in today's deciding match of the One-Day International (ODI) series at Sabina Park in Kingston, starting at 9:00 am.

The state of the series should make for intriguing cricket as the teams have all to play for, but it is the hosts who appear to have the edge in momentum following Tuesday's 89-run victory.

Speaking to reporters after that second match, West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira, whose side agonisingly lost the opening game by one run, had high praises for her players. She made special mention of a game-changing ninth-wicket partnership between Shaquana Quintyne and Shakera Selman, which yielded 43 runs.

The 17-year-old Quintyne, who blundered during a run-out mix-up in the first match as West Indies buckled against New Zealand's tight bowling and fielding display, bounced back in the second and starred with both bat and ball to lead the hosts to the win.

Quintyne's contribution was all the more outstanding since the fancied pair of Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor failed with the bat, though the latter did help to plot the Kiwis' batting downfall with a three-wicket haul.

The New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates, who hit a masterful century in the opening encounter, lamented after Tuesday's loss that players needed to step up with the bat when the going gets challenging.

It was obvious to the small crowd at Sabina Park on Tuesday, that when Bates, the usually solid Amy Satterthwaite, and the elegant stroke-player Sophie Devine were dismissed, that New Zealand looked a meagre fraction of the team which generally batted freely in the opener.

After today's contest, the teams will be joined by Ashes winners England

for a Twenty20 tri-nation series in Barbados from October 14-26.

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