Hayley Mathews revealed that the urge to fight every time in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was necessary to beat Bangladesh by just four runs to score two crucial points in the tournament.
At the venue where they beat hosts New Zealand by three runs in the opening match of the tournament two weeks earlier, West Indies defended 140 against Bangladesh for their third win in four matches and are third on the points table with six points. Stayed. , ahead of India, New Zealand and England.
Matthews was one of the main architects of the victory, but with the ball. After contributing 18 runs as an opener, Mathews turned the scenario in West Indies’ favour, taking career-best figures of four for 15 in ten overs and was named ‘Player of the Ball’ for his efforts with the ball. match’ was selected.
“I think going out you know it’s not just a walk in the park, you have to fight every time. But that’s the spirit we’ve shown every time we go out to play this whole tournament.”
“Every game we have has been close and we try not to think about the result at the end of the day, just take one ball at a time, one over at a time. It’s really cool that we are able to get on the line again, it just shows the fight that we have within the team as well as the courage and experience within the team,” said Mathews, who is the most He is the run-scorer as well as the wicket-taker for West Indies in the current tournament.
Mathews was praising wicketkeeper-batsman Sheaman Campbell’s unbeaten 107-ball 53, which ensured West Indies completed their full quota of 50 overs, giving the bowlers something to defend against in a low-scoring game .
“I think at that point, we really needed our batsmen to stand out and I think she did really well. She is the type of player who can definitely catch up at the end and go through her innings. Can score runs in the end. I think she realized what was most important and that was to spend some time at the crease and she did exactly that.
“Of course, some would say that the strike rate was a bit low, but at the same time, we were in a bit of a troubled position. He did what we needed to do and other players could have helped him out there.”
Mathews also gave a positive update on the health of pacer Shamilia Connell, who collapsed on the pitch while fielding at mid-wicket towards the end of Bangladesh’s innings, before receiving treatment and helping an ambulance car.
“We’re not really sure why she went down. But at the same time, we know she’s a strong girl and we’re clearly hoping for her to be okay. We just keep our fingers crossed for the best.” are.”
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