Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor was satisfied with the team’s batting effort after recording a comfortable 83-run victory over Sri Lanka on Friday.

After being accused of going missing earlier in the tournament, following subpar performances against Bangladesh and South Africa, the Windies top order got their act together in time to punish the Sri Lanka bowlers. 

Led by a belligerent 62 from opener Hayley Matthews and 49 from Deandra Dottin, the Windies put on 94 for the first wicket.

Taylor, who came to crease when the partnership was broken after Matthews’ dismissal, then added 41 from 25 balls to help the team post an unassailable 187.

In response, the Sri Lankan’s anchored by 44 from their captain Chamari Atapattu, were helped by some sloppiness in the field but still fell far short of making the match competitive after being dismissed for 104. 

“We came to the party with our batting, but I can’t say the same for the fielding.  We looked a bit ragged there,” Taylor said.

“We said that we just needed to apply ourselves out there spent some time at the crease.  The reason for winning the toss and batting was that I found that the pitch might be a keeping a bit low,” she added.

The Windies top order came to the party to post their highest Twenty20 International total of 187/5, and backed it up with a dominant performance on the field to wrap up an 83-run win over Sri Lanka in Match 16 of the ICC Women's World T20 and seal their spot in the semi-final. 

In the first stand-alone T20 World Cup for women, there were questions about what the crowd would be like. 

Windies women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor pointed to the benefit of playing against South Africa in drawn One Day International and T20i series in the Caribbean when the defending Women’s World T20 champions were able to conjure up a 31-run win in a game the Windies were quite poor with the bat. 

Windies Women’s team skipper Stafanie Taylor has called upon the team to improve its performances at the crease, despite a 31-run win over South Africa in group A of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Wednesday.

In the end, a comfortable victory catapulted the Windies to the top of group A, with a second consecutive conquest.  Taylor’s career-best figures of four for 12 and a brilliant all-round fielding effort put the punctuation on a spirited Windies effort but for the second match in a row the team’s runs scoring effort seemed to have left the bowler with their work cut out.

The top order did not stick around long as top stars Hayley Matthews, Deadra Dottin and Taylor were all back in the pavilion with just 20 runs on the board and the team struggling at 4 for 29.

“We definitely need to improve in that area.  I find that the bowlers have been doing really well for us; so we just have to help out the bowling and put some runs on the board,” Taylor said.

“Tonight I think was one of those nights where the application wasn’t good, the shot selection wasn’t there.  I think if we could have been a bit more laid back and watched what the pitch is doing we would have been better off,” she added.

Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor has revealed she draw some motivation from an injury sustained midway a 31-run victory against South Africa in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Wednesday.

Windies captain Stafanie Taylor insists making history will be a key motivational factor for the women’s team who will get the defence of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 title under way on Friday.

Barbadian batter Hayley Matthews said being made vice-captain of the Windies women for the ICC World Women’s T20 Tournament will ultimately make her a better player.

Windies Women’s team captain, Stafanie Taylor, believes the fact that the ICC Women's World Twenty20 is being played on home soil puts added pressure on the team to retain the title.

Captain Stafanie Taylor says captaining the West Indies in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 is both a huge honour and a massive challenge but it will great feeling to lead the team at home.

The Windies women can claim a five-match T20I victory over South Africa when the teams play their third game on Sunday. 

The Windies Women lead the South Africa team 1-0 in their five-match T20I series after coming from 1-0 down to tie their ODI series 1-1. All the indicators suggest a more confident Windies side, the South Africans will find it hard to get the better of.

The Windies women have taken the momentum from their final-game win in an ODI series against South Africa in the Caribbean to win the first game of the follow-up T20 series. Barry Wilkinson believes if this is to continue, Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, and Stafanie Taylor will have to do well.

The Windies women have taken the momentum from their final-game win in an ODI series against South Africa in the Caribbean to win the first game of the follow-up T20 series. 

West Indies Women’s captain, Stafanie Taylor, believes a tough series against South Africa Women was a wake-up call for the team as it continues preparations to defend the Women’s World T20 title in a few weeks time.

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