IRE W vs WI W: In the second T20Is, Hayley Matthews continued her excellent play with both the bat and the ball to lead the West Indies women’s cricket side to an easy eight-wicket win over Ireland and clinch the series.
Matthews, who had also been named as Player of the Match in the first match, used her outstanding skills to assist her team win yet another victory.
Matthews once again showcased her all-around brilliance in the replay of the previous matchup, which West Indies won in a thrilling last-ball victory. She made her first impact with the ball, going 1 for 24, as the West Indies held Ireland to a low score of 113 for 7.
Matthews showed her batting talent when it came time for the West Indies to attempt to reach the target, producing a magnificent innings of 50 runs in just 39 balls. The exceptional all-arounder often demonstrated that she could step up and perform in pressure-filled scenarios.
Henry & Shabika Gajnabi’s contributions helped Windies Women to record massive win
Chinelle Henry and Shabika Gajnabi both made major contributions that helped the West Indies win effortlessly. The West Indies faced the same target in the last match but had to endure a difficult finish.
Matthews praised the team’s improved focus and understanding of the match’s dynamics for the win. The combined effort of the West Indies, along with great performances from bowlers like Shamilia Connell and Cherry-Ann Fraser, expanded their advantage in the match.
Although, Ireland suffered a string of run-outs that hindered their progress. Ireland’s middle-order collapse led them to go from an optimistic 77 for 3 in the 16th over to a final score of 113 for 7.
However, Amy Hunter stood out among the team’s batters with a gutsy innings of 33 runs from 35 balls, and Laura Delany added in with 20 runs off of 35 deliveries. Though, their efforts were unsuccessful as a result of West Indies’ precise throwing and tight fielding.
With this victory, the West Indies women’s team successfully won the T20I series against Ireland. They achieved their goal of winning both series at home after earlier dominating the ODI series with a score of 2-0. The third T20I will conclude the tour and will take place on July 8 at Gros Islet.
IRE W vs WI W Brief Scores:
IRE W 113/7 (20 overs) (Amy Hunter: 33 (35), Cherry-Ann Fraser: 1/16 (4), Laura Delany: 20 (35), Hayley Matthews: 1/24 (4)) West Indies Women: 114/2 (16.4 overs) (Hayley Matthews: 50 (39), Laura Delany: 1/12 (2.4), Chinelle Henry: 22 (12), Arlene Kelly: 1/17 (3)