WI upset by Rwanda after batting meltdown

West Indies Ladies slumped to a shock four-wicket defeat to African nation Rwanda Ladies of their opening sport of the ICC Beneath-19 Ladies’s Twenty20 World Cup Sunday, to undergo an enormous setback of their quest for a semi-final berth.

The lethargy which the Caribbean facet displayed of their ultimate group sport towards New Zealand Ladies after they crashed to a ten-wicket defeat returned to hang-out them once more, mustering a paltry 70 all out off 16.3 overs, after which watching as Rwanda Ladies eclipsed the goal with ten balls to spare.

West Indies Ladies will now have the unenviable job of beating England Ladies of their ultimate Super6 contest on Wednesday, their opponents having already crushed Eire Ladies on Saturday by 121 runs.

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“It’s a tricky capsule to swallow however the development and growth of this crew has been our focus,” mentioned head coach Steve Liburd. “As a batting group we are able to be taught from the loss at present and we’ll return to investigate how we play towards slower bowlers. I nonetheless consider in these gamers, and I do know they may become higher gamers.”

He continued: “We nonetheless have one sport to play, and we’re going to proceed representing the maroon with pleasure. This crew can maintain their heads excessive as we head into our final Super6 match towards England.”

Selecting to bat first, West Indies Ladies misplaced wickets steadily from the outset and solely Realeanna Grimmond with 18 from 21 balls with two fours, managed to achieve double figures. Leg-spinners Marie Tumukunde (4-8) and Sylvia Usabyimana (4-20) proved West Indies Ladies’s undoing, ripping the innings aside with four-wicket bursts.

Requiring an enormous bowling effort, West Indies Ladies have been incisive up entrance, lowering Rwanda Ladies’s run chase to 40 for six on the finish of the twelfth over to be in with an opportunity of victory.

Nevertheless, captain Gisele Ishimwe got here to her facet’s rescue with an unbeaten 31 off 53 deliveries with two fours, extra importantly placing on a vital 31 in an unbroken seventh wicket stand with Rosine Irera (eight not out) to snuff out the Caribbean facet’s risk.




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