Balanced Windies Women take 2-0 series lead over Ireland

By Sports Desk May 28, 2019

A steady showing from the Windies Women top order saw the team coast to a 45-run win, which wrapped up the T20 series against Ireland at the Pembroke Cricket Club on Tuesday.

Hayley Matthews cracked a timely 33 from 32 balls, Britney Cooper added 20 from 11 and Stacy-Ann King 34 from 33, their efforts forming the base of the Windies total of 157 for 6.  For the Irish, who struggled to remain competitive, it was captain Kim Garth who did most of the damage with the ball after claiming 3 for 22.

In response, it was Garth who showed up to be counted for Irish again with the bat, her unbeaten 51 runs from 48 balls threatening to keep the match competitive.  In the end, however, opener Mary Waldron, who crafted 25 from 28, proved to be the only support Garth would get.  With the exception of Gaby Lewis, who crafted 11 from 11, the rest of the Ireland team would fail to get into double figures.

  King and Afy Fletcher got the majority of the wickets for the West Indies after claiming two each.  King captured 2 for 15, while Fletcher ended with 2 for 20.  The Windies Women will take a 2-0 lead into their final fixture against the Irish on Wednesday.

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