West Indies Women fall short by 94 runs in 2nd ODI
Sara McGlashan's stellar batting performance helped New Zealand Women beat West Indies Women by 94 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in Lincoln on Monday (February 24).
McGlashan scored an 87-ball 71 to power New Zealand to 274 for 5 in 50 overs after it was asked to bat. It wasn't a smooth sailing early on though as Stafanie Taylor dismissed Suzie Bates for just 7. Sam Curtis and McGlashan steadied the innings with a 98-run second-wicket stand before West Indies struck back.
Curtis was run-out by an athletic bit of fielding by Shemaine Campbelle, while McGlashan was dismissed by Stacy-Ann King in the 35th over.New Zealand got some momentum towards the death courtesy a 34-ball 45 cameo by Rachel Priest. She added 58 in just 4.4 overs with Katie Perkins. Priest smashed 40 of those runs in 19 balls including seven fours.
West Indies's stuttered at the start, losing Natasha McLean for just 9. Regular top order strikes meant West Indies was reduced to 132 for 6 in the 35th over. Chinelle Henry and Shanel Daley added 34 for the seventh-wicket, but they were merely delaying the inevitable as West Indies fell short by 94 runs.
Holly Huddleston took 5 for 36, while Sophie Devine, Nicola Browne and Frances Mackay chipped in with one wicket each.
New Zealand women will now have an opportunity to go for the clean-sweep on Wednesday, they won the first match by nine wickets.