West Indies Women put in a dominant performance to hand Bangladesh Women a 49-run loss in Chennai, thereby knocking them out of the Women’s World T20.
Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin starred with both bat and ball to lead a strong all-round effort from West Indies, who notched their second win in as many games to move to the top of the Group B table.
Bangladesh, by contrast, slumped to a third heavy defeat in the tournament.
After electing to bat, West Indies laid a solid platform with openers Matthews and Taylor putting on a stand of 67 in 70 balls, before Matthews was stumped off Nahida Akter. Akter struck twice more in her next two overs, dismissing Britney Cooper and the set Taylor to leave West Indies at 98 for 3 in 15.1 overs.
But West Indies finished the innings strongly as Dottin and Stacy-Ann King chipped in with cameos. This ensured that 50 runs were plundered in the last 4.5 overs, lifting West Indies to 148.
After a solid opening stand of 24, Bangladesh’s run chase was hampered by the regular fall of wickets. Taylor, Matthews and Dottin were the standout bowlers, taking 7 for 46 in 11 overs between them. Two run-outs did not help Bangladesh’s cause either.
The result puts West Indies in a strong position to qualify for the semi-finals, while Bangladesh will look to put in a better performance in their last group match against Pakistan.