Women’s World Cup: All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh

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Women's World Cup: All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh
Women's World Cup: All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh

Women’s World Cup: All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh

Women’s World Cup: Hayley Matthews said that despite the low score on board, all the spinners stepped up and bowled well in partnerships after a four-run victory over Bangladesh in Match 17 of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup on Friday.

Hayley Matthews and Afy Fletcher claimed four and three wickets, respectively, for West Indies as they bowled Bangladesh out for 136 runs and won by four runs. Shemaine Campbelle, the wicketkeeper-batsman, scored an undefeated 53* runs to help the team record a manageable total of 140/9.

“Obviously a bit worrying to see her (Connell) go down like that. She is a fighter, am not sure what’s wrong with her but she will be all right. We knew we did not have enough runs on the board, so we needed to produce something special with the ball and all the spinners stepped up to the plate,” said Hayley Matthews in the post-match presentation.

Women's World Cup: All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh
All spinners stepped up to bowl well, says Hayley Matthews after win against Bangladesh

“We bowled well in partnerships and that’s what we needed to do. We have played a lot of ODI cricket through 2021 and that has helped us here. Playing a lot more matches, international cricket is helping us in such situations. Our coaching staff continuously keep working on us and instilling confidence in the players,” she added.

Spinners Salma Khatun and Nahida Akter took two wickets each for Bangladesh, while skipper Nigar Sultana scored 25 runs, but their efforts were in vain as their team lost by four runs.