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Ramharack rattles NZ but Windies suffer series defeat

NORTH SOUND, An­tigua – Off-spin­ner Kar­ish­ma Ramharack trig­gered a late col­lapse but New Zealand Women held their nerve to come away with a two-wick­et win in the sec­ond One-Day In­ter­na­tion­al yes­ter­day and an unas­sail­able 2-0 lead in the three-match se­ries.

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In pur­suit of a mod­est 170 for vic­to­ry at the Vi­vian Richards Crick­et Ground, the vis­i­tors ap­peared to be can­ter­ing to their tar­get at 164 for four in the 37th over.

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How­ev­er, leg-spin­ner Afy Fletch­er knocked over top-scor­er Mad­dy Green for 48, trig­ger­ing a slide which saw four wick­ets tum­ble for three runs in 17 balls.

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The 27-year-old Ramharack snatched three for 22 – the last three wick­ets – be­fore New Zealand Women man­aged to stum­ble home at the start of the 41st over.

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Ear­li­er, West In­dies Women strug­gled to 169 for nine off their 50 overs af­ter choos­ing to bat first, cap­tain Hay­ley Matthews top-scor­ing with a pa­tient 46 from 82 balls and the in-form Chinelle Hen­ry chip­ping in with a breezy 30 from 35 balls

The hosts en­dured the worst pos­si­ble start when Rasha­da Williams (13), Natasha McLean (4) and Shabi­ka Gajn­abi (7) fell cheap­ly, as the in­nings slumped to 29 for three in the 11th over

Matthews tried to patch up the in­nings, post­ing 38 for the fourth wick­et with for­mer skip­per Stafanie Tay­lor (10) and a fur­ther 47 for the sixth wick­et with Hen­ry who lashed five fours

How­ev­er, off-spin­ner Eden Car­son (3-31) hit Matthews in front and then picked up an­oth­er two wick­ets as West In­dies Women slipped to 129 for sev­en at the end of the 39th over, be­fore Fletch­er (19) and Shak­era Sel­man (18) put on a pre­cious 36 for the eighth wick­et

Sel­man then re­turned with the ball to make two cru­cial strikes as New Zealand Women stum­bled out the blocks to be 51 for three at the end of the tenth over

But the 29-year-old Green won it for the vis­i­tors, fac­ing 78 balls while adding 66 for the fourth wick­et with Lau­ren Down (33) and an­oth­er 47 for the fifth wick­et with Brooke Hal­l­i­day (24)



WEST IN­DIES WOMEN 169 for nine off 50 overs (Hay­ley Matthews 46, Chinelle Hen­ry 30; Eden Car­son 3-31) vs NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 171 for eight off 40.1 overs (Mad­dy Green 48, Lau­ren Down 33, Brooke Hal­l­i­day 24; Kar­ish­ma Ramharack 3-22)

New Zealand Women won by two wick­ets