Coach Springer disappointed in lack of fight from West Indies Women

By September 17, 2019

West Indies Women’s Coach Henderson Springer said he was disappointed in the performance of the team that lost their T20 match against Australia and with it, any chance to rebound in the series.

Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series when they defeated the West Indies Women by nine wickets at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

 “To me, it was very disappointing. We did not hit many of our targets, some poor decision making with the three run-outs we had. It’s not something we would ever want to repeat while playing,” he said.

Those three run-outs helped limit the West Indies Women to 97 for 9.

 Britney Cooper and Kyshona Knight gave the home side a steady start but with 30 runs on the board, Knight was dismissed for 6.

 Cooper, meanwhile, looked set to score her second T20I half-century but was run out for 39 backing up too far when Ash Gardner deflected a shot from Stacy Ann King onto the stumps.

 A procession of wickets followed as the West Indies Women collapsed from 30 for 1 to 64 for 7.

 Chinelle Henry and Shanika Gajnabi salvaged the innings with a partnership of 23 but it was too little too late. Henry remained unbeaten on 21 not out.

 Jess Jonassen finished with 2 for 19 while Ash Gardener had 1 for 12, bowling for Australia.

 Australia made light work of the total making 98 for 1 in 14.3 overs.

 Alyssa Healy was unbeaten on 58 while Captain Meg Lanning finished on 22 not out.

 Afy Fletcher took the lone Australian wicket, ending with figures of 1 for 13 from her four overs.

 As if to rub salt into an already gaping wound Henry had to be stretchered off after tweaking her knee while bowling and took no further part in the match.

 “I think we could have played a lot better and we need to in the last match coming up on Wednesday,” Springer said.

 “Despite the rain earlier in the day, we still had a full 20-over match, so it should not have hampered the focus, but unfortunately we didn’t put up the score we wanted.

 “We have one more match in this series and we will rebuild again because it’s a long road and a hard road and the girls have got to resurrect that fight.”

 

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