Anisa Mohammed takes 3 for 25 as Australia Women falls 16 runs short in warm-up match
Deandra Dottin’s unbeaten 48-ball 78 from No.4 and Anisa Mohammed’s three-wicket haul helped West Indies Women beat Australia Women by 16 runs in its last warm-up match of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 Ground in Savar on Friday (March 21).
Put into bat, West Indies made 144 for 3 and then restricted Australia to 128 for 7.
The West Indies innings got off to a slow start, with both Natasha McLean and Kycia Knight falling inside the PowerPlay overs. However, Dottin’s important partnerships with Kyshona Knight and Stafanie Taylor helped West Indies regain control of the proceedings.
Kyshona and Dottin added 64 runs in 56 balls before Kyshona was stumped to give Jess Jonassen her second wicket. However, that partnership had set the platform for Dottin to add 50 runs with Taylor in just 29 balls. Dottin hit a total of 12 fours and two sixes in her innings.
Australia could not get going in its chase, losing three wickets in 8.1 overs. Elyse Villani was trapped in front of the wicket off the last ball of the first over from Shanel Daley, while Meg Lanning became Anisa’s first wicket of the match and Jess Cameron was stumped, giving Daley a second scalp.
Wickets kept falling regularly as none of the Australian batters could stitch big partnerships to keep the chase on track. Anisa ended with 3 for 25 in four overs to have the best figures among the bowlers.
Australia takes on New Zealand Women in the first match of the tournament on March 23, while West Indies plays England Women on March 24.