The T20 World Women's Champion 2016, West Indies, beat the debutante Thailand by 7 goals in her opening game of the T20 Women's World Championship on Saturday in Perth.
West Indian captain Stafanie Taylor (Reuters Image)
- Stafanie Taylor from the West Indies took 3 gates for 13 runs
- 7 of Thailand fighters got out for single digits
- Captain Stefanie Taylor also scored an undefeated 26th
West Indies performed clinically to defeat Thailand by seven goals at Saturday's T20 Women's World Cup here at WACA.
On the hunt for 79, West Indians Hayley Matthews and Lee-Ann Kirby started 19 runs for the first wicket, but Thailand had Kirby's (3) first breakthrough with some field brilliance. Soon afterwards, Hayley Matthews (16) and were also sent back to the pavilion, reducing Windies to 27/3. Skipper Stafanie Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle then came together at the crease and ensured that Windies no longer suffered from hiccups.
The duo took over the side with seven gates and 20 balls. Previously, a spirited bowling performance helped Windies limit Thailand to 78/9 in the allotted 20 overs. Thailand opted for the first strike on its World Cup debut and lost its first two goals with only eleven runs on the board.
Nattaya Boochatham (2) and Nattakan Chantam (9) left no trace. The West Indies took gates on a regular basis and Thailand tried to create some kind of dynamic. Nannapat Koncharoenkai scored the first goal for Thailand with 33 runs, but her dismissal in game 18 derailed the innings and ultimately.
Thailand only managed 78 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Stafanie Taylor took three gates to the West Indies.
Short results: West Indies 80/3 (Stafanie Taylor 26 *, Shemaine Campbelle 25 *, Soraya Lateh 1-22) defeat Thailand 78/9 (Nannapat Koncharoenkai 33, Naruemol Chaiwai 13, Stafanie Taylor 3-13) by seven wickets.