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.

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. 

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 coach Hendy Springer is looking for improvements in every area of the game.

South Africa’s women will leave the Caribbean without losing a series after rebounding from 2-0 down in a five-match affair against the Windies with an exciting three-wicket victory on Saturday in Tarouba, Trinidad. 

Windies Women opening bat Hayley Matthews believes playing at home in the ICC World Women’s T20 Championship will be something special for her and her teammates.

The third T20 international between Windies Women and South Africa was called off after heavy rains pummeled the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Torouba.

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.

Barry Wilkinson takes a look at Windies opener Hayley Matthews, whose first century brought the Windies women back to a 1-1 tie in an ODI series  against South Africa.

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 opening batsman Hayley Matthews admits it was a special feeling to score her maiden century at the historic Kensington Oval in a 115 run win over South African Women on Saturday.

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