Women's World Cup Highlights: NZ: 256/10 - West Indies wins last-over thriller vs New Zealand by 3 runs in tournament opener

Women's World Cup 2022 NZ vs WI: Get live scores, commentary and updates from the CWC game between New Zealand and West Indies in Tauranga on Friday.

Deandra Dottin took two wickets and effected a run out to bowl out New Zealand and secure a three-run win for West Indies in the final over of the tournament opener in the ICC Women's ODI World Cup on Friday.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the 2022 ODI Women's World Cup [CWC 2022]. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan bringing you the latest from the tournament opener between host New Zealand and West Indies in Tauranga on Friday.

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MATCH IN BRIEF:

- NZ won toss, put WI in to bat
- WI posted 259/9 in 50 overs; Hayley Matthews scored 119 -her maiden WC ton
- Lea Tahuhu, after being expensive early on, finished with 3 wickets
- Windies controlled the chase well, keeping an eye on the run rate
- Sophie Devine led the chase, scored 108, ably supported by Amy Satterthwaite and then Katey Martin
- Anisa Mohammed became first spinner to get 300 international wickets in women's cricket; Devine crossed 3000 ODI run-milestone.
- NZ looked set to chase the target down with Martin and Jess Kerr
- Deandra Dottin, who has not bowled in her last 9 ODIs, volunteered to handle the final over and took two wickets and effected a run out to bowl out NZ
- Windies begin their WC campaign with a win over the host. Upset
- Player of the match: Hayley Matthews

SOPHIE DEVINE (Who still has her pads on): Full credit to the West Indies. The way Hayley Matthews played was brilliant. We have to take the positives out of it and move on quickly. We've got to enjoy it and embrace the pressures. Being the host nation, there's a lot riding on it. We play our best cricket when we have a smile on our faces.

On her century: It was what was required. Was a bit disappointed to get out when I did. Had to stick on there and get the run rate down but it was fantastic fielding (her wicket), now we have to dust ourselves off. It's a quick turnaround and that's the best thing for us. The energy Bangladesh they bring is quite contagious, we know what a dangerous side they are.

STAFANIE TAYLOR: The way Hayley played today set the game up for us. The practice games didn't go so well. We spoke about needing to get over 200 if we wanted to be competitive. We got 260 today.

On Hayley continuing to open: That's for the coaches to decide. She was pretty settled in the middle. It was hard for her to go up to the top. But we felt she was the best fit and she went well.

On the defence: We discussed that NZ is a good chasing team. But we can't focus so much on them. We have to focus on us and batting first helps that. It was tricky, regarding who to ball. Deandra with the last over - she owned up and took the responsibility and did the job. Selman was supposed to bowl the last over. Deandra came up and said, "Skip I want to bowl". I said, "You and the coach can discuss later what happens, I'll give you the ball".

On why she did not bowl: I just thought, when I looked at the game, it went away from me. The bowlers were doing well and I didn't want to come in the middle.

On the win sending out a message to other teams: We like to fly under the radar, do our thing little by little. One step at a time for us.

Match center:

6:25AM: FORM GUIDE:

NZ: LWWWW

WI: LLNWW

 

Pitch report: Nasser Hussain and WV Raman are out checking out the pitch. WV sees a lot of firmness and uniformity on the surface for some pace and bounce. Bowlers will have to try and mix it up as this one is set for a belter of a game.

Playing XI:

NZ: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Fran Jones

WI: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kycia Knight, Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbell, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell.

6:05AM: TOSS: Sophie Devine has won the toss and NZ will bowl first.

6AM: Hello everyone! The 12th edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup is finally all set to get underway in New Zealand today. The tournament which was initially scheduled to be played in February - March 2021, was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Match #1 will see the host New Zealand get their campaigns started against a spirited West Indies side.

Squads:

NEW ZEALAND: Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates,  Georgia Plimmer, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Travelling reserves: Molly Penfold

WEST INDIES: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman and Rashada Williams.

Travelling Reserves: Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru and Jannillea Glasgow

How have the teams fared in the World Cup so far:

NZ: The omens are good for the hosts, who won the tournament last time it was played in New Zealand 22 years ago.

The White Ferns won a thrilling final by four runs against Australia on that occasion, successfully defending 184 at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval to exact revenge for a defeat against the same opponents three years before.

New Zealand were also runners-up in 1993 and 2009, while Debbie Hockley remains way out in front on the list of the competition’s all-time leading batters having plundered 1,501 runs between 1982 and 2000.

WI: The best of West Indies’ six ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup performances to date came in 2013, when they progressed all the way to the final only to be beaten by Australia.

Two players, Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, were named in the Team of the Tournament – the former has scored more runs and taken more wickets for her country than anyone else in the competition’s history.

Where to watch - Live Streaming details

The ICC Women's ODI World Cup will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.