'We let them get away' - Windies skipper Taylor insists World Cup loss one of those days

By Sports Desk November 22, 2018

Windies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor insists the team will do a post-mortem following yet another disappointing batting performance in a semi-final loss against Australia on Thursday.

The Windies meekly surrendered their crown after capitulating to 71, under the pressure of chasing Australia’s first in innings total of 142 for 5.  With of their success in the tournament coming from runs chases, the Windies won the toss but opted to field first, a decision that has drawn some criticism.

“After we looked at the pitch today we thought bowling was the better option,” Taylor said.

Taylor top scored with 16 and once again the top order struggled with Hayley Matthews scoring 5 and Deandra Dottin scoring 6.  It was the opposite for Australia who got solid contributions from Alyssa Healy (46) and Meg Lanning (31).

“I thought that in the last we let them get away but even though they got 142 I just thought as batters we just didn’t bat properly,” Taylor said.

“I think everyone is different.  I will have to ask them when I get to the dressing room but we came into this game with a lot of confidence but it was one of those days where we didn’t get off where the bat was concerned.”

 

   

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