|Women's World Cup Qualifier: Bangladesh 2011|
Taylor and Nero score centuries as West Indies trounce Ireland
ICC Media Release
At BKSP 3, West Indies made an emphatic start to the tournament, with the side featuring two centurions in its innings – one from ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2011 Stafanie Taylor and one coming from Juliana Nero. The duo’s opening partnership of 204 in the side’s ODI against Ireland is the sixth highest opening partnership in any women’s ODI – unfortunately it was broken when Nero departed in the 37th over after the 32-year-old right-hander fell short of her mark and was run out by Heather Whelan.
Taylor made 107 in her innings, reminding all those in the tournament as to why she is the ICC’s top female cricketer at the moment, and the side made an impressive 277-4 in its allotted overs. In response, Isobel Joyce’s team simply could not handle the West Indian pace attack in the form of Pearl Etienne, Shanel Daley and Stacey-Ann King. The trio claimed seven Irish wickets between them and reduced the team to a miserable 63 all out in just 30.1 overs, with the top scorer being Kim Garth with just 24 runs.
Tomorrow with see Sri Lanka take on The Netherlands in its Group A fixture at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and Pakistan face Ireland at Khanshaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Group B. Meanwhile, fellow Group B side Bangladesh will face Japan at BKSP 2 and USA will take on South Africa at BKSP 3 in its Group A match.