Guyana Amazon Warriors took on the Trinbago Knight Riders in the fourth match of the Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) 2023 in an exciting encounter at the Brian Lara Stadium on September 5. The Guyana-based side emerged victorious in the contest by a comprehensive margin of 21 runs.
Guyana Amazon Warriors innings
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Guyana Amazon Warriors managed to put up a competitive total of 132 runs on the board and were bundled out in 19.5 overs. Sophie Devine was the standout performer with the bat, scoring 48 runs off 39 deliveries, including four boundaries and one six. Stafanie Taylor contributed a valuable 32 runs, while Suzie Bates chipped in with 16 runs.
The Trinbago Knight Riders bowlers put up a disciplined performance, with Anisa Mohammed leading the way and bagging a four-fer for 28 runs in her four overs. Marie Kelly also made a significant impact, claiming four wickets for 30 runs. Shamilia Connell picked up a crucial wicket as well, finishing with figures of one wicket for 20 runs.
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Trinbago Knight Riders run chase
In reply, the Trinbago Knight Riders faced a tough challenge. Deandra Dottin was the standout performer for the team, smashing 35 runs off 19 balls, which included four fours and two sixes. However, the rest of the batting lineup struggled to build partnerships and maintain the required run rate.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors bowlers were effective in defending their total. Shabnim Ismail and Devine claimed two wickets each. Their combined efforts ensured that the Trinbago Knight Riders fell short of the target.
Sophie Devine wins the ‘Player of the Match’ award for her all-round show
In the end, the Guyana Amazon Warriors Women emerged victorious, defending their total successfully and winning by a margin of 21 runs. Devine’s all-round performance earned her the “Player of the Match” award for her valuable contribution with the bat and ball.
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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.
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