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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CWI)– Guyana easily defeated Leeward Islands by 10 wickets in the second round of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Rising Stars U19 T20 Championship, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Wednesday.
Electing to bat first, the Leewards were bowled out for 61 all out in 18.3 overs. All of Guyana bowlers were on song with right-arm off spinner Niveena Ramnauth 4-2-3-3 and right-arm medium pacer Cyanna Retemiah 4-2-14-3 being the best on show. Only two batters reached double figures with Jahzara Claxton 18 off 25 balls with three fours and Kimberly Anthony made 12 off 10 balls with a four and a six. Realeanna Grimmond, right-arm medium pacer, who earlier picked up 2-9 from three overs, returned to star with the bat, as she struck six fours in a 33 not out off 29 balls and together with Naomi Barkoye on six not out they took Guyana to victory in 7.4 overs.
USA continues winning ways
The USA also recorded their second win, with victory over Windward Islands by eight wickets at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex. Jannellia Glasgow top-scored with 28 (35 balls; 2×4) followed by Crisa Smith 17 (28 balls; 2×4), as the Windwards posted 105-5 from their 20 overs. Bhumkia Bhadriaraju was the best USA bowler, finishing with figures of 4-0-17-2. When USA batted Laasya Mullapudi topscored 37 which included six fours and Lisa Ramjit 36 not out with a four and a six took them to 106-2 in 17.4 overs. Glasgow, used the new ball and was the only Windwards bowler to pick up wickets as she finished with 4-0-34-2.
T&T win easy against Barbados
Djenaba Joseph scored a match-winning 56 not out off just 33 balls, with nine sparkling boundaries to set up the easy win by seven wickets at Brian Lara Academy. Chasing 114 for victory, T&T lost their openers with the score on 18, but Joseph and Roberts (15 not out), combined, to guide the home team to 115-3 in 17.1 overs to remain unbeaten after two rounds. Earlier, Barbados innings saw two vital partnerships take their score over 100. Skipper, Trishan Holder made a run-a-ball 32 with four boundaries and a six as she added 49 with Zaliya Campbell 27 not out (45: 2×4). Then Asabi Callender 34 not out (43:3×4,1×6) joined forces with Campbell and the pair posted a 64-run partnership to take Barbados to 113-2 from their 20 overs. Shalini Samaroo took the lone wicket to finish with figures of 4-0-15-1.
The tournament continues on Friday with three matches. Leeward Islands face Windward Islands at Diego Martin Sporting Complex at 9:30am; Barbados take on USA at Brian Lara Cricket Academy at 10am; and Jamaica battle against Guyana at Brian Lara Cricket Academy at 2:30pm.
Points table after Round 2