ANOTHER dominant display by Barbados ensured they retained Cricket West Indies Women’s Super50 title by beating Jamaica by eight wickets on Saturday at the National Stadium, Providence.
In another match severely affected by rain, Jamaica’s innings was limited to 26 overs and they managed to reach 118-8 led by captain Stafanie Taylor who struck five fours in her 44 from 57 balls.
Natasha McLean (19), Jodi-Ann Morgan (12), and Keneshia Ferran (11) offered some support at the top and middle but it was the lower order who didn’t add the required impetus to pose a challenging score.
Hayley Matthews had another tight spell which accounted for 2-16 from her six overs and pacer Aaliyah Alleyne took 2-19 from five overs.
With little scoreboard pressure and Barbados being one of the in-form batting units, the chase was a cakewalk.
MATCH SUMMARY: Jamaica 118-8 from 26 overs (Stafanie Taylor 44, Natasha McLean 19, Jodi-Ann Morgan 13; Hayley Matthews 2-16, Aaliyah Alleyne 2-19, Aaliyah Williams 1-25) lost to Barbados 120-2 from 23.4 overs (Kyscia Knight 60*, Matthews 22, Kyshona Knight 14, Alleyne 12*; Corrine Howell 1-16, Chinelle Henry 1-22) by eight wickets and 14 balls remaining (DLS method)
Matthews and Kyscia Knight added 56 in 11.4 overs for the opening stand before the captain, Matthews, departed for 22 (2x4s).
Knight kept the runs flowing with some classy shots as she and her sister, Kyshona Knight, added 41 for the second wicket which really sealed the deal for Barbados.
Kyscia ended unbeaten on 60 (7x4s) from 75 balls while Aaliyah had 12 not out. Barbados’ win means this year’s T20 Blaze and Super50, were split between them and Jamaica.