The West Indies Women continued their recent struggles against India after going down by five runs in a rain-affected T20I fixture at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Only 18 overs were possible after a steady downpour held up the start of play.  When the teams did take the pitch, it was the Windies Women who won the toss and opted to field.  Middle-order batsman Pooja Vastrakar was the only player to score double figures with 10 as the team had a balanced scoring act to speed to 50 for 7 off their 9 overs.

Hayley Matthews was the pick of the Windies bowlers after claiming figures 3 for 13.  Afy Fletcher and Sheneta Grimmond were also among the wickets after claiming two each.

In response, Matthews also starred at the top of the order after making 11 from 14 balls, with Chinelle Henry also adding an identical total.  Natasha McLean also contributed 10 from 9 balls but the team eventually fell short as they ran out of overs.  Anuja Patil was the best bowler for India after claiming 2 for 8.  The result marked a fourth consecutive loss for the regional team who have been unable to keep pace with India for either the T20 or previously played ODI series.

West Indies women’s seven-wicket loss to India at Providence on Wednesday meant the visitors took an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match T20I series.

West Indies women offspinner Anisa Mohammed claimed a wicket off the last ball to lead the Caribbean team to a one-run victory over India woman in the first of a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua on Friday.

Chasing 226 for victory, India women finished with 224 at the end of 50 overs after needing nine off the last over with two wickets in hand. Mohammed took both wickets to finish with five for 46 from her allotted 10 overs.

Captain Stafanie Taylor top scored with 94 and Natasha McClean made 51 as West Indies women posted 225 for seven in their 50 overs.

Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma picked up two wickets each but West Indies women were able to stitch partnerships at regular intervals.

In reply,  Priya Punia (75) and Jemimah Rodrigues (41) gave India women a good start as the duo added 78 for the opening stand.

The visitors were cruising towards the target as they were 124 for two in the 30th over but suffered a collapse by losing their last eight wickets for just 55 runs.

Captain Mithali Raj failed to shine with the bat and Harmanpreet Kaur managed just five runs.

Taylor was also among the wickets, following up her 94 off 91 balls with the wickets of Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey (five) to finish with figures of two for 30 in her 10 overs. 

The teams will meet in the second ODI on Sunday.

The two teams will also play five T20Is as part of the build-up to next year's T20 World Cup.

A Cricket West Indies Disciplinary Panel has suspended Hayley Matthews for eight matches for an unnamed infraction.

Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie has been named the Interim Head Coach of the West Indies Women’s Team. Cricket West Indies has also appointed a new team manager.

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.

Rain reigned supreme in the final match of the Vitality T20 International series between the West Indies Women and England Women, preventing a single ball from being bowled nor the toss being possible. 

England Women have continued to show dominance over the touring West Indies, claiming the second T20 international between the teams by 42 runs on Friday in Northampton. 

A valiant effort of 42 not out from Chedean Nation, could not save the West Indies Women from suffering one of the heaviest defeats in their young history, losing the first match of the Royal London One Day International Series to England Women by 208 runs at Grace Road in Leicester. 

Trinidadian all-rounder Britney Cooper has been named as the replacement for Deandra Dottin for the West Indies Women’s tour to Ireland and England later this month.

Windies Women’s batsman Deandra Dottin was extremely pleased with a blistering half-ton, which lifted the team to a crushing 71-run win over Pakistan, in Karachi, on Thursday.

In the first of three T20s between the teams, Dottin cracked an unbeaten 90 as the regional team compiled a solid 160 for 2, before dismissing Pakistan for 89. 

The all-rounder got off to a fiery start, gathering 29 of the team’s 41 runs inside the Powerplay.  Dottin’s innings consisted of 8 fours and 4 sixes.

 “I have been working on my innings.  When I assessed the conditions, I found that the pitch was a good batting pitch,” Dottin said after the match.

“It wasn’t my plan to go at them early, but the first ball fell into my area so I just went with it,” she added.

In her time at the crease, Dottin received solid support from Chedean Nation who added an unbeaten 50 as the two put on 109 runs in 11.4 overs.

“It was very good batting with Chedean Nation.  I haven’t batted with her in a while.  It’s good to see her hitting the ball, she batted really well and ran between the wickets really.”

The West Indies women are making their first appearance in Pakistan in 15 years.  The next two matches are on Friday and Sunday, in Karachi.

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

West Indies Women spinner Anisa Mohammed hopes to build on the positives of the last game despite going down by 40 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) against South Africa.

Shemaine Campbelle fell just short of a half-century as the Windies Women crashed to 40 run defeat to South Africa in the first One Day International (ODI) at Bridgetown on Sunday.

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