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LAUDERHILL, Florida – West Indies U19 Women leveled the five-match series against USA Women U19s after they won the second T20 by a narrow margin at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill. An unbeaten 40 not out (55 balls 2×4) from Shalini Samaroo powered the West Indies U19 Women to a thrilling one-run victory in the second of five T20I on Tuesday.
Samaroo’s 40 not out was bolstered by a brisk 20 (12 balls, 3×4) from Asabi Callender to take the visitors to 100-4 off their 20 overs. Once again Bhumika Bhadriraju was one of the USA’s top bowlers, finishing with figures of 4-0-19-2 followed by Suhani Thadani with 4-0-10-1.
In their reply the USA fell short as the West Indies bowlers did a great job to level the five-match series 1-1. Geetika Kodali was once again the USA’s top scorer, striking a 21-ball 24 not out which included two fours, as her team had the uphill run chase due to the frequent loss of wickets in the top order.
Snigdha Paul was the next best scorer with 13 (15 balls, 2×4). KD Mitchell continued her destructive right-arm medium pace, finishing with figures of 4-1-8-3. Samaroo, Callender and Zaida James picked up a wicket each.
West Indies U19 women’s head coach Steve Liburd said, “Two games down, I think the performance of the team so far has been good based on focus areas we discussed heading into the series. First game there was a bit of nerves around and then in the second game the girls really implemented what we spoke about. It’s not the finished article as yet but after two games, I think we’re heading in the right direction in this five-match series.”
The teams will meet again on Thursday at the Broward County Stadium. First ball is at 10:30am Eastern Caribbean/9:30am Jamaica time.
All matches will be streamed via the USA Cricket YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/USACricket.
- Ashmini Munisar (Captain)
- Shalini Samaroo (Vice Captain)
- Asabi Callender
- Najanni Cumberbatch
- Realeanna Grimmond
- Zaida James
- Djenaba Joseph
- KD-Jazz Mitchell
- Ashley Ramnath
- Samara Ramnath
- Shunelle Sawh
- Kate Wilmot
MATCH SCHEDULE – at Broward County Stadium
- 8 August: 1st Women’s U19 T20I – USA won by 5 wickets
- 9 August: 2nd Women’s U19 T20I – West Indies won by 1 run
- 11 August: 3rd Women’s U19 T20I – 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica)
- 12 August: 4th Women’s U19 T20I – 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica)
- 14 August: 5th Women’s U19 T20I – 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica)