Women’s Cricket World Cup: Hosts New Zealand beaten by West Indies in thrilling opener | Cricket News

Last Updated: 04/03/22 8:47 am

West Indies beat New Zealand by three runs as the Women’s World Cup started in thrilling style

Hosts New Zealand lost three wickets in the final over as they suffered a three-run defeat to West Indies in a seesaw World Cup opener in Tauranga.

New Zealand, having rallied from 162-6 in a record chase of 260, began the final over needing six runs from six balls with three wickets in hand.

However, West Indies seamer Deandra Dottin dismissed Katey Martin (44) and Jess Kerr (25) – who had put on 40 for the eighth wicket – and then ran out Fran Jonas (0) as New Zealand were all out for 256.

Hayley Matthews scored 119 in the West Indies’ total of 259-9, with New Zealand captain Sophie Devine countering with 108 from 27 deliveries.

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