KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- West Indies Women swept to a comprehensive 89-run win over New Zealand Women in the second of three One Day Internationals (ODI) at Sabina Park yesterday.
Teenager Shaquana Quintyne played crucial roles with bat and ball to ensure West Indies level the series following their dramatic one run loss to New Zealand in the first ODI on Sunday.
The 17-year-old Quintyne topscored with 29 off 58 balls as the Windies recovered from 95 for eight to post 148 and picked up two wickets for nine runs to help bowl out the visitors for 59 runs.
She featured in an important stand of 43 for the ninth wicket with Shakera Selman, who also played well to make 22 in her 50th ODI for the West Indies.
West Indies Women, who won the toss and batted, was given a decent start on a first wicket stand between Kyshona Knight and Natasha Mclean that produced a half century in 77 balls.
Knight scored 22 and McLean 21.
When New Zealand batted only one player, Katie Perkins who scored 18, was able to get into double digits as the West Indian bowlers took control.
Stafanie Taylor was the top wicket taker with 3-10 while Shanel Daley also took 2 for 14.
Deandra Dottin was also responsible for two run outs.
The decider in the three-match series will be played tomorrow also at Sabina Park.