Deandra Dottin in action. ©ICC
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Deandra Dottin’s five-wicket haul helped Windies to start their World T20 campaign with a wonderful win over Bangladesh at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on November 09. 

Having won the toss, Bangladesh chose to field first. Their decision became fruitful when Hayley Matthews got dismissed by giving a catch to extra cover (Lata Mondal). On the next ball, Deandra Dottin too got out by giving an easy catch to Salma Khatun at the point region. She scored 8 off 7.

In the powerplay, Windies managed to score 23 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. In the 9th over Rumana Ahmed’s legspin did the job as she picked up McLean; who tried to survive a yorker but eventually got bowled. Captain Stafanie Taylor scored 29 off 44 before getting dismissed by Rumana Ahmed’s delivery. Kycia Knight scored a quickfire 32 off 24 and Windies ended up scoring 106 at the end of their allotted overs.

For Bangladesh, Jahanara Alam scalped 3 wickets, Rumana Ahmed bagged two while Salma Khatun and Khadija Tul Kubra bagged one each.

Chasing 107, Bangladesh got the big blow as opener Shamima Sultana was dismissed for five by giving an easy catch to Matthews at mid-wicket on the very first over. Pick of the bowler Jahanara Alam got promoted at no. 3 but she failed to impress as she got dismissed after scoring 3.

Deandra Dottin came into bowling in the 9th over and took two valuable wickets for her team. Bangladesh soon were reduced to 29/5 at the end of the 9th over. Her next victim was Rumana Ahmed who got dismissed after scoring 2 off 3. Batters started struggling to build a partnership as Dottin picked up 5 wickets and dismantled Bangladesh.

Fall of wickets at regular intervals ended Bangladesh’s innings within 46. Dottin scalped 5 wickets, Shakera Selman picked up 2 wickets, Taylor-Fletcher took 1 each for Windies. Dottin was adjudged the Player of the Match for her brilliant spell.