Quintyne destroys England Women
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A destructive spell from Shaquana Quintyne bowled West Indies Women to an 11-run victory over England Women in their Women’s Twenty20 International Tri-Series on Friday here.
Quintyne, playing before a vocal, if not sizeable home crowd that included her mother and twin sister, collected 5-16 from her allotted four overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Windies Women fought back to restrict the English to 129 in 20 overs in the third match of the tournament at Kensington Oval.
The 17-year-old Quintyne, the “baby” of the home team, bowled accurately while giving the ball generous flight to produce her best figures in her 14th T20I appearance.
The result earned West Indies Women four points, taking them to the top of table with a maximum eight points, following their 23-run victory in the tournament opener against New Zealand Women last Monday, while England are second with four points from a five-wicket victory over the winless New Zealanders two days earlier.
The Windies Women can confirm a place in the Grand Final, when they face New Zealand Women again on Sunday at the same venue.
Solid all-rounder batting from the Windies Women led by World Player-of-the-Year Stafanie Taylor’s top score of 40 propelled the hosts to 140 for six from their allocation of 20 overs.
Talismanic batter Deandra Dottin supported with 32, Kyshona Knight made 28 and Stacy Ann King belted 24, defying Danielle Hazell’s 3-19 from four overs and Jenny Gunn’s 2-24 from four overs.
But West Indies Women were put on their heels, when Edwards and Winfield languidly gave their side a solid platform, mixing aggression with sound defence and purposeful running between the wickets.
The Windies Women also conceded a few chances in the field before Quintyne made the breakthrough in her first over, when Winfield misjudged the flight of her 25th delivery and was bowled.
Catches win matches is a well-worn cliché associated with the game and a brilliant, one-handed grab from Juliana Nero at extra cover off Quintyne, sent Edwards packing in the 12th over.
Shakera Selman, also playing on home soil, tightened the Caribbean side’s grip, when she bowled Lydia Greenway for a duck next over.
Quintyne swung the game decisively West Indies Women’s way, when she kept Merissa Aguilleira, the home team’s captain and wicketkeeper, busy with a catch to dismiss Natalie Sciver for one and a stumping to send back Sarah Taylor for seven in the space of five balls in the following over.
Left-arm slow-medium bowler Shanel Daley bowled Tammi Beaumont for four and King’s athletic fielding led to the run out of Gunn for one before Quintyne capped a memorable night, when she bowled Danielle Wyatt for three in the 16th over.
Towards the end, complacency appeared to creep into the Windies Women, as 15 came from the penultimate over from Taylor before Daley bowled a brilliant final over to formalise the victory.
Earlier, Taylor anchored the West Indies Women’s batting, after a slow start to the innings. She put on 45 for the second wicket with Knight and 51 for the third wicket with Dottin.
But every time the Windies Women appeared to be taking control, they gifted a wicket, losing three in the final two overs to stem their advance.
WEST INDIES WOMEN (20 overs maximum)
S. Taylor c Sciver b Gunn 40
J. Nero st Taylor b Gunn 2
K. Knight lbw b Hazell 28
D. Dottin st Taylor b Sciver 32
S. King c Winfield b Hazell 24
*+M. Aguilleira lbw b Hazell 3
T. Smartt not out 0
Extras (lb1, w10) 11
TOTAL (6 wkts, 20 overs) 140
S. Daley, S. Quintyne, A. Mohammed, S. Selman did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Nero, 3.6 overs); 2-59 (Knight, 11.1); 3-110 (Dottin, 16.4); 4-125 (Taylor, 18.1); 5-140 (King, 19.5); 6-140 (Aguilleira, 19.6)
Bowling: Hazell 4-0-19-3; Farrant 4-0-25-0 (w6); Gunn 4-0-24-2 (w1); Sciver 4-0-36-1 (w2); Colvin 4-0-35-0 (w1)
ENGLAND WOMEN (target: 141 off 20 overs)
*C. Edwards c Nero b Quintyne 39
L. Winfield b Quintyne 36
+S. Taylor st Aguilleira b Quintyne 7
L. Greenaway b Selman 0
N. Sciver c wkpr Aguilleira b Quintyne 1
T. Beaumont b Daley 3
D. Wyatt b Quintyne 3
J. Gunn run out (King) 1
D. Hazell not out 17
H. Colvin not out 18
Extras (lb2, w1, nb1) 4
TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs) 129
N. Farrant did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Winfield, 9.4); 2-82 (Edwards, 11.6); 3-83 (Greenway, 12.3); 4-86 (Sciver, 13.2); 5-87 (Taylor, 13.6); 6-89 (Beaumont, 14.2); 7-92 (Gunn, 14.5); 8-96 (Wyatt, 15.4)
Bowling: Selman 4-0-20-1; Daley 4-0-18-1; Smartt 1-0-14-0 (nb1); Taylor 4-0-35-0 (w1); Mohammed 3-0-24-0; Quintyne 4-0-16-5
Result: West Indies Women won by 11 runs
Points: West Indies Women 4, England Women 0
Toss: England Women
Player-of-the-Match: S. Quintyne (West Indies Women)
Umpires: P. Nero, J. Wilson
Television umpire: G. Brathwaite
Match manager: M. Jones
Reserve umpire: T. Tudor
(After third match)
NB: Net run rate in brackets
1. West Indies Women 8 points (0.850)
2. England Women 4 (-0.097)
3. New Zealand Women (-0.763)