Kiwis end tournament on high with record chase

ICC Women’s T20

Clare Shillington

-Joyce twins, Shillington, Metcalfe bow out of international cricket

New Zealand finished their play in the Women’s World T20 on a high yesterday, condemning Ireland to a win-less run in the competition by  nine wickets with 75 balls remaining, the largest margin of victory in terms of balls in the tournament’s history.

In the presence of the largest crowd of the Guyana leg of the tournament, Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first in humid conditions, managing a dismal 79-9 while the White Ferns raced to 81-2 in just 7.3 overs.

Gaby Lewis, the youngest female to play international cricket was the only Irish player to settle on the ground, scoring 39 from 36 balls. She hit five boundaries before looking to accelerate only to be stumped in the 16th over…..

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