Hayley Matthews debut century gives Windies Women whitewash

By May 30, 2019
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Windies women opener, Hayley Matthews scored her first T20 International century in a savage display in the third game of the Hanley Energy T20 Series against Ireland. 

Matthews' unbeaten knock came off just 62 deliveries and included seven fours and an impressive nine sixes and led the way for the Windies to score 188-1 from their 20 overs, a target that was always out of the reach of the Irish.

For company, Chadine Nation scored 63 from 46 deliveries after the side lost Britney Cooper for just 10. Nation slammed six fours and two sixes.

The Irish bowling figures looked all kinds of bad, with the exception of Al Kerrison, who bowled three overs for just 21 runs. At an economy rate of seven, she was by far and away the best bowler, with Kim Garth the most expensive at three overs, none for 32.

Matthews took a particular liking to Garth, slamming three consecutive sixes, preceded by a boundary in one over.

When the Windies bowled, they were no more incisive than the Irish, but the latter found they just did not have the power to keep up with the scoring rate and would end on 116-3 from their 20 overs.

In that innings, wicketkeeper Mary Waldron, scored 55 from 62 deliveries and Garth scored at a near run-a-ball 45.

The series victory included a 64-run victory, in which captain Stafanie Taylor scored 75 from 53 deliveries and Afy Fletcher took 4-14, and a 45-run win despite the all-round performance of Garth, who scored 51 and took 3-22.

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