WI Women open New Zealand tour with win

Lincoln, New Zealand — The West Indies women’s cricket team have opened their tour of New Zealand with a 52-run win over Canterbury in a one-day warmup match.

The tourists used the match in Lincoln to prepare for a three-match one-day international series against the White Ferns, starting on Saturday. The teams then contest a four-match Twenty20 series.

Canterbury restricted the West Indies to 218-5 off 50 overs at Lincoln Green on Thursday, with opener Kycia Knight (64) and Stefanie Taylor (57) both recording half-centuries.

The home side managed 166-7 in response, held together by 49 to Erin Bermingham.

Wickets were shared between the visiting bowlers, with the most miserly figures of 0-5 off six overs recorded by pace bowler Shakera Selman.

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Summarized Scores:

West Indies Women Innings: 218/5 (50 Overs). Kycia Knight 64*, Stafanie Taylor 57, Shemaine Campbelle 24, Shanel Daley 17; Hana Mauafu 9-1-39-2, Lea Tahuhu 8-1-43-2, Amy Satterthwaite 5-0-16-0, Erin Bermingham 10-1-33-0.

Canterbury Magicians Innings: 166/7 (50 Overs). Erin Bermingham 49, Kyshona Knight 27, Courtney Buckman 21, Meg Kendal 18; Shanel Daley 7-1-21-2, Stacy-Ann King 5-1-11-1, Stafanie Taylor 5-1-18-1, Shaquana Quintyne 7-1-27-1.

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