The West Indies Women’s team performed brilliantly to win the tour of Ireland. 3 ODI and 3 T20 series between Ireland Women vs West Indies Women. Earlier, West Indies won the ODI series 2-0. Then on Saturday (July 08) both teams played the final match of the T20 series. In this match, Windies won by 8 wickets and gave a white wash to Ireland in the T20 series. In the last match, Windies captain Hailey Mathews not only took a hat-trick, but also made a splash with the bat.
As it happened, in this match, Ireland Women’s team could only score 116 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs when they batted first. West Indies women’s team passed this challenge by scoring 117 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 18.1 overs. Captain Hayley Matthews took 4 out of 9 wickets of the host team. This included a hat-trick.
Hailey bowled 4 overs for 14 runs and claimed 4 wickets. She bowled the 18th over of Ireland’s innings with Rebecca Stockell caught for nil by Affie Fletcher on the third ball. She then bowled Arlene Kelly for a wicket off the fourth ball. She then bowled Ava Canning for a hat-trick on the fifth ball to complete her hat-trick.
Interestingly, Haley became the third West Indies player to take a hat-trick in T20Is. Before her, Anisa Mohammed and Stephanie Taylor had done the feat of taking hat-tricks in T20Is.
Hayley Matthews becomes only the third West Indies woman to register a T20I hat-trick after her incredible spell against Ireland 👏
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2023
Haley became player of the match
Chasing Ireland’s 117-run challenge, West Indies did not get off to a good start. On the second ball of the second over, Jenaba Joseph returned to the tent for a personal 2 runs. This time the score of the team was 7. After this, Healy took charge of the innings with Alia Alle and the two batsmen put on an 80-run stand for the second wicket. This time Healey scored 48 runs off 34 balls. It consisted of 8 fours. Also, Alia scored an unbeaten 49 off 51 balls. Healey was awarded the player of the match award for his all-round performance in the match. (west indies vs ireland cricketer healy matthews takes hat trick in t20 windies won series 3-0)
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