New Zealand Women complete clean sweep over Windies

Half-centuries from Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine, followed by a splendid bowling performance, helped New Zealand Women beat the West Indies by 205 runs in the third ODI in Christchurch on Sunday.

New Zealand posted an imposing 310/5 before their bowlers dismissed Windies for just 105 to sweep the series 3-0. 

Chasing a mammoth target, Windies lost Kycia Knight, the opener, as early as in the third over for a duck, and when Holly Huddleston got rid of Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor, the Windies captain, the visitors were left stuttering at 43/3 in the 11th over.

Matthews had scored a 20-ball 11 before her fall in the seventh over, while Taylor, who tried to hold the innings together, walked back for a run-a-ball 26.

The wickets started to fall at an alarming rate as New Zealand’s bowlers chipped away with regular strikes.

The Windies middle order attempted to fight, but New Zealand were relentless – Deandra Dottin (15 in 28), Kyshona Knight (12 in 30) and Merissa Aguilleira (5 in 13) together added just 32 runs.

Leigh Kasperek accounted for Dottin, while Kyshona and Aguilleira became Hannah Rowe’s victims.

Earlier, Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite shared a 151-run second-wicket stand with Bates hitting 89 and the latter 69.

Devine struck an unbeaten 73 came in just 58 deliveries to propel the inning towards the end.