Barbados into Super 50 final
Barbados’ Women will meet Jamaica in the final of the WICB’s Regional Super50 Final on Sunday after their crucial match against Trinidad and Tobago Red Divas ended in a tie today at the National Cricket Centre.
Batting first Barbados made 204 for 6 in their 50 overs with Hayley Matthews showing her class with 90 and Deandra Dottin chipping in with a belligerent 58.
However rain intervened in the match at the start of Trinidad and Tobago’s innings after Dottin had made an early breakthrough. Following a brief resumption, a heavier downpour again sent the players scampering for cover. At the time the score was 27 for 1 after seven overs.
When the match eventually resumed the hosts were required to score a total of 117 –– an additional 90 runs in 13 overs.
Trinidad and Tobago made good progress in pursuit of the total but lost some additional wickets during their frenetic chase. After 14 overs the hosts had reached 78 for 4, needing 39 runs from 36 deliveries.
Trinidad and Tobago reached the 20th and last over bowled by Dottin needing nine runs from six balls with their hopes pinned heavily on West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira.
The equation reached four runs needed in four balls and then two runs required in two balls. A single was scored off the penultimate ball leaving Aguilleira to score a single off the final ball to secure a win and a place in the final. But Dottin held her nerve and uprooted the stumps of the Trinidad and Tobago skipper to the delight of her teammates.