Daley sets up series win for WI Women
LUCAS STREET, Barbados – Shanel Daley’s spirited all-round performance fired West Indies Women to a handsome 45-run over victory over Sri Lanka Women under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in the third and final One-Day International on Sunday, helping them clinch the series.
The 23-year-old left-hander stroked a responsible 63, as the Windies Women, sent in to bat at the Windward Sports Club, finished on 168 for seven after rain disrupted the innings and forced a reduction in overs to 40.
Daley then returned to make key strikes and finish with three for 25 from eight overs of left-arm seam, sending Sri Lanka tumbling to 131 all out with eight balls remaining, in search of a revised 177 for victory.
The result meant the home team captured the series 2-1, after winning the opening game at Kensington Oval by 88 runs last Wednesday and losing the first of the double-header at Windward by one wicket two days later.
West Indies lost Juliana Nero in the fourth over for four at 11 for one, but then flourished through a 74-run, second wicket stand between opener Stafanie Taylor and Daley.
Taylor stroked two fours in 44 off 61 balls, while Daley played a measured innings, requiring 114 balls for her knock while counting four fours.
It was Daley’s second half-century of the series, following her 63 in the first match at Kensington.
Once Taylor departed in the 23rd over, Daley put on a further 28 for the third wicket with Shemaine Campbelle before the innings fell away.
Campbelle was run out in the 31st over for 11, Deandra Dottin continued her lean spell when she fell for three nine balls later, and Daley was bowled in the 35th over swinging at off-spinner Shashikala Siriwardena, who finished with four for 40.
In reply, Sri Lanka crashed to 11 for three in the fifth over, after fast bowler Subrina Munroe, the pick of the Windies bowlers with three for 15 from seven overs, collected two early wickets in a lethal opening burst.
She knocked over opener Yashodha Mendis and Deepika Rasangika both without scoring in her first two overs before Inoka Galagedara was run out for eight.
Daley then weighed in with the scalps of Sri Lanka Women’s captain Dilani Manodara and Sandamali Dolawatta – both for 14 – as Sri Lanka slumped to 58 for five at the end of the 23rd over.
Siriwardena scored and Sripali Weerakkody made 29, resisting the Windies attack with fighting knocks, before Taylor picked up two for 10 from 1.4 overs late to douse Sri Lanka’s hopes.
The two sides will now play five Twenty20 Internationals – the first two this coming Tuesday and Thursday at Kensington, and the last three on May 6, 7 and 9 at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
WEST INDIES (maximum 40 overs)
S. Taylor c Mendis b Samuddika 44
J. Nero b Dharmasiri 4
S. Daley b Siriwardena 63
S. Campbelle run out 11
D. Dottin c Galagedara b Siriwardena 3
S. King st *Manodara b Siriwardena 12
*+M. Aguilleira not out 20
A. Mohammed c Rasangika b Siriwardena 5
S. Selman not out 0
Extras (lb2, w4) 6
TOTAL (7 wkts) 168
T. Smartt, S. Munroe did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-85, 3-113, 4-127, 5-136, 6-147, 7-162
Bowling: Weerakkody 6-0-23-0, Dharmasiri 4-0-15-1, Gunaratne 8-0-29-0, Seneviratne 8-0-30-0, Samuddika 5-0-23-1, Siriwardena 8-0-40-4, Dolawatta 1-0-6-0
SRI LANKA (target: 177 off 40 overs)
I. Galagedara run out 8
Y. Mendis c Taylor b Munroe 0
D. Rasangika c Mohammed b Munroe 0
*+D. Manodara c Taylor b Daley 14
S. Dolawatta c Munroe b Daley 14
S. Siriwardena c Campbelle b Munroe 34
C. Seneviratne run out 4
S. Weerakkody st Aguilleira b Taylor 29
D. Dharmasiri c Nero b Daley 2
M. Samuddika c Nero b Taylor 5
C. Gunaratne not out 5
Extras (b1, lb4, w10, nb1) 16
TOTAL (all out) 131
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-8, 3-11, 4-34, 5-58, 6-71, 7-110, 8-113, 9-122
Bowling: Selman 7-1-14-1, Munroe 7-1-15-3, Daley 8-1-25-3, Smartt 5-1-13-0, Mohammed 5-0-17-0, Campbelle 5-0-32-0, Taylor 1.4-0-10-2
Result: West Indies Women won by 45 runs (D/L Method)
Series: West Indies Women won three-match series 2-1
Toss: Sri Lanka
Player-of-the-Match: S. Daley (West Indies Women)
Player-of-the-Series: S. Daley (West Indies Women)
Umpires: G. Brathwaite, V. Bullen
Match referee: M. Jones
Reserve umpire: R. Willoughby