Stafanie Taylor leads Jamaica to Girls’s T20 Blaze title with commanding victorty


In a masterful show of management, Captain Stafanie Taylor propelled Jamaica to victory within the Girls’s T20 Blaze, guiding her group to an emphatic eight-wicket win over Leeward Islands at Warner Park on Monday.

Chasing a goal of 125 within the closing spherical of matches, Jamaica chased down the overall with ease, ending the marketing campaign unbeaten and clinching the double after their current success within the Super50 Cup. Taylor, the 32-year-old veteran right-hander, performed a pivotal function within the chase, crafting a composed unbeaten 48 off 33 deliveries.

Opening batswoman Rashada Williams contributed 39 runs from 51 deliveries, whereas Chedean Nation offered priceless help with 23 runs from 25 balls. Jamaica’s determination to bowl first paid off as they restricted Leeward Islands to 124 for 5 from their allotted 20 overs, with off-spinner Nation choosing up two essential wickets for 21 runs.

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An early setback

Regardless of an early setback with Natasha McLean’s dismissal, Jamaica’s innings regained momentum as Williams and Nation steadied the ship with a 35-run partnership. When Nation departed, Taylor assumed accountability, smashing six boundaries and a six to steer Jamaica to victory alongside Williams in an unbroken 86-run stand for the third wicket.

With this triumph, Jamaica sealed the Girls’s T20 Blaze title, underscoring their dominance within the event below the management of Stafanie Taylor.