Stuff – A standout all-round performance from White Ferns wicketkeeper Katey Martin has helped her side to score first blood in their T20 International series against the West Indies.
- A standout all-round performance from White Ferns wicketkeeper Katey Martin has helped her side to score first blood in their T20 International series against the West Indies.
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- Needing 22 runs from the last two overs, the West Indies looked to be heading for victory when Stafanie Taylor hit a six off the first ball of the 19th over but White Ferns spinner Leigh Kasperek fought back to claim two wickets in the over and only concede three runs following the six.
- The West Indies got off to a flying start thanks to a powerful 53 off just 31 balls from Hayley Matthews before she ran past a ball from Kasperek and a sharp piece of glove work from Martin did the rest.
- White Ferns 167-6 20 overs (Katey Martin 54, Suzie Bates 49, Amy Satterthwaite 36; Deandra Dottin 2-23) beat West Indies 159-6 in 20 overs (Hayley Matthews 53, Stafanie Taylor 51no, Kyshona Knight 19; Leigh Kasperek 3-35, Sophie Devine) by eight runs.