Taylor leads Jamaica into semi-final of Super50


The experienced Stafanie Taylor turned in a fine all-round performance to lead Jamaica to an eight-wicket win over Windward Islands as action continued in the Cricket West Indies CG United Women’s Super50 Cup on Monday at the National Stadium, Providence.

In a rain-affected match reduced to 33 overs per side, Windward Islands made 101-9. Jamaica, in response, reached 100-2 after 23.2 overs when rain brought an end to the game.

At that point, the Jamaicans were exactly at the target they needed to be, as calculated under the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method. The victory guarantees Jamaica a place in the semi-finals.

They were 21-2 after six overs before Taylor and opener Rashada Williams forged an unbroken partnership of 79.

Williams finished on 43 not out off 69 balls (5x4s) and Taylor an unbeaten 36 off 50 balls (6x4s).

Pearl Etienne took 2-15.

Taylor earlier grabbed 3-22 off seven overs and Vanessa Watts (2-10) and Neisha-Ann Waisome (216) offered support as the Windward Islands’ batters struggled.

Japhina Joseph (23*) and Carena Noel (21) were the main scorers.

With the victory, Jamaica has joined defending champions Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

The last semi-final spot will be decided on Tuesday when Guyana and Leeward Islands square off from 09:30h.

The fifth place playoff is on Friday and the final on Saturday.

All matches are being played at the National Stadium, Providence.

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