Mumbai, Mar 31: Skipper Stafanie Taylor scored 25 and snatched three wickets as the West Indies upset most loved New Zealand by six keeps running in Mumbai on Thursday to show up in the Women’s World Twenty20 last.
Britney Cooper crushed a sublime 61 off 48 balls to lift the West Indies to 143 for six after New Zealand captain Suzie Bates won the hurl and chose to field.
New Zealand, undefeated in the class stage and finalist in 2009 and 2010, was limited to 137 for eight in answer at the Wankhede stadium.
The West Indies will conflict with Australia, the champion side in the last three versions in 2010, 2012 and 2014, in the last at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday evening.
The tall Cooper crushed five fours and two sixes – both off sequential conveyances from Leigh Kasperek – to loan energy toward the West Indies innings.
Cooper and Taylor put on 60 for the second wicket after opener Hayley Matthews had succumbed to 16 in the third over.
The West Indies was cruising at 78 for one when the rejection of Taylor in the twelfth over set off an emergency that permitted New Zealand to yield only 65 runs and claim five wickets in the last eight overs.
Seamer Sophie Devine featured in the breakdown with four wickets for 22 runs, while Morna Nielsen was the other fruitful bowler with one for 14 in her four overs.
New Zealand dashed to 43 for one in answer before it lost its main two batting stars, captain Suzie Bates and Devine, in the space of five conveyances in the seventh over.
Devine was run-out by an immediate toss from Deandra Dottin for 22, while Bates drove Afy Fletcher straight to mid-off in the wake of making 12.
Sara McGlashan (38) and Amy Satterthwaite (24) recovered the circumstance with a disobedient stand of 59 for the fourth wicket before both players were released off progressive balls by Taylor.
Diminished to 108 for five in the seventeenth over, New Zealand’s lower request discovered runs hard to get against the tight West Indies knocking down some pins and fell seven runs shy of triumph.