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.

Hayley Matthews slammed 90 against Trinidad and Tobago today.
Hayley Matthews slammed 90 against Trinidad and Tobago today.

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.

One Response to Barbados into Super 50 final

  1. harry turnover August 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

    This D/L system is a farce. This IS the PERFECT example of a team batting second having the advantage.

    Bdos treated the match as a 50 over.TnT according to D/L treated theirs as a T20,and if they were not such a weak team ,should have won the match EASILY as they were on course to do.

    Sometime ago,the New Zealander Anderson established a record for the fastest 50 over century,and you know what….the New Zealand innings was also reduced to around 20 or so overs after rain intervened…yet he was credited with the fastest 50 over century.

    The ICC should therefore amend the rules and state that if a team batting second has to bat less than, say 40 overs…the match
    should be declared as a no result.


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