Taylor: Devine's run-out changed the contest

An enterprising run-out by Deandra Dottin gave West Indies the momentum in the Women's World Twenty20 semifinal in Mumbai, according to its captain Stafanie Taylor. Chasing 144 to win, New Zealand finished its chase at 137 for 8, a result that gave West Indies a berth in the final.

Deandra Dottin (in picture) effected a run-out in the sixth over that gave West Indies its second wicket.   -  Getty Images

West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said that the run out of Sophie Devine by Deandra Dottin changed the game as her team ended up beating New Zealand in the ICC Women’s World T20 semifinal here on Thursday.

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“Anytime (Deandra) Dottin gets a run-out, its something spectacular. She is so vibrant in the field and when whenever she gets a run out it brings the whole flame back, the run-out changed the game and had us back in it,” she told reporters at the post-match conference.

When quizzed whether targeting spinners was part of the gameplan, she said: “No, it wasn’t our game plan, may be it was Britney’s (Cooper's) gameplan, it was no time to play their game, it is time to play our game, the way we played them was fantastic. We knew, we had to put up a big total to push New Zealand back, and 143 was pretty decent.

“We played Australia in the semifinals (in previous World T20s) and now we play them in the final, they are a good and tough team, if we are consistent and play it like today, and bowl well against them we fancy our chance.”

She said the men’s team supported her team and captain Darren Sammy wished the team for the match. The captain said Anisa Mohammed did start off as planned and it forced her to come back early on which “worked”.

When asked whether she was thinking about a hattrick after dismissing two set Kiwi batswomen, Taylor replied in the negative.

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