Windies Women’s all-rounder, Deandra Dottin, has revealed that patience was key to success against England, following a thrilling four-wicket victory to claim group A of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Sunday.
In pursuit of a modest 115, the Windies found themselves in early trouble after pace bowler, Anya Shrubsole, rocked back the stumps of opener Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor. The top order duo managed to combine for just one run, with Taylor being dismissed for a duck, leaving the team in a very tight spot at 3 for 2.
Dottin, who ended with a patient 46 from 52 balls, came to the crease to form a crucial partnership of 68 for the third wicket with Shemaine Campbell (45). The duo, despite struggling to come to grips with England’s bowlers early on, managed to steady the innings, allowing the Windies to go on to claim a final-over victory.
“Having lost two quick wickets I knew I had to stay at the crease and bring it home for the team,” Dotin, who was given the man of the match award, said.
“I just had to stay positive,” she added.
The Windies will face Australia in the semi-finals on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua.
England will face off with India at 8 p.m. at the same venue. (SportsMax)