By NAN SPORTS EDITOR
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 16, 2018: Given their numerous loss in recent months, the West Indies men’s cricket team may be best advised to take a cue from the women’s squad.
The West Indies Women’s team, the defending ICC Women’s World Twenty20 champs, beat South Africa Thursday by 31 runs to leapfrog England at the top of Group A in the tourney.
Chasing 108, South Africa looked well set on 48-1, only to lose their last nine wickets for 28 runs.
Windies women’s skipper, Stafanie Taylor, bagged a career-best 4-12 to help bowl South Africa out for 76 in St Lucia.
Kycia Knight earlier made a patient 32 as West Indies recovered from 29-4 to post 107-7.
West Indies meet Sri Lanka today in St. Lucia while South Africa will now face England.
Sri Lanka sealed their first win of the tournament with a 25-run victory over Bangladesh.
Though being defending champions has caused the expectations of the team to go up, Captain Taylor is happy with the situation, and is gung-ho about winning every game.
“We want to top the zone, get that momentum going into the semis. I know it won’t be easy. We still have a lot of work to do and we have tomorrow’s training, and we just have to go out there, work on what we need to work on and come out fighting hard again [against Sri Lanka in the next game],” she promised.