WI Women crumble to defeat to lose T20 series against South Africa

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC):Another lower-order collapse condemned West Indies Women to a four-run defeat to South Africa Women in their third and final Twenty20 International and a 2-1 series loss here yesterday.Chasing 120 for victory at Newlands, West Indies Women were sailing at 81 for three in the 15th over at one stage before losing five wickets for 16 runs in the space of 18 deliveries to end on 115 for eight off their 20 overs.They required 12 runs off the final over, but came up short as Shamalia Connell (13 not out) and Anisa Mohammed (five not out), failed to find the boundary.Deandra Dottin and opener Hayley Matthews both top-scored with 24, while captain Stafanie Taylor got 23. But they were just three of four batsmen to reach double figures.Off-spinner Yolanie Fourie was the best bowler with two for 20 from four her four overs.Winning the toss and batting, the Proteas Women were carried by Lizelle Lee, who struck an unbeaten 33, captain Mignon du Preez, who scored 32 and Marizanne Kapp, who finished on 24 not out.In reply, West Indies Women lost Kycia Knight for three at 15 for one in the third over, lbw to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels.Taylor and Matthews then revived the innings in a 32-run stand before Fourie claimed the first of her two wickets when she had Matthews brilliantly caught by Daniels, leaping one-handed on the backward square boundary at 47 for two in the ninth over.Taylor followed 10 runs later, bowled around her legs after missing a sweep at leg-spinner van Niekerk.Dottin quickly counter-attacked in a 24-run fourth wicket stand with Kyshone Knight (9). She smashed a four and two sixes off 18 balls and looked be changing the course of the innings when she holed out to long on against seamer Masabata Klaas. Her dismissal triggered a slide and West Indies Women were unable to recover.The Caribbean side will now turn its attention to the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in India from March 15 to April 3.last_img read more

Will making India a 5 trillion economy bring real change asks Manish

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday questioned whether the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s target of making India a USD 5 trillion economy would bring any real change on the ground given that 85 percent of the country’s resources are still in the hands of 15 percent select few.The Deputy Chief Minister also asked whether people want a progressive nation or a regressive one and be content with just memories of the country’s past glories. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe AAP leader was speaking about ‘What will be the Picture of Future India’ organised here. “In the Union Budget, the government announced making India a USD 5 trillion economy in the next five years will be a priority. Jubilation and celebrations marked the announcement and those who did not celebrate were criticised. I have no doubts that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy, but not just because the government says so, but because I believe that the countrymen will make it so,” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Today, we are a USD 2.7 trillion economy and very close to achieving the USD 5 trillion target. Ten years back, we were USD 1.2 trillion. But when you are asked to celebrate, the question arises what changes shall we see in the country in this economy, as 85 percent of all resources is still in the hands of 15 percent few people,” Sisodia added. “Will this situation get corrected in the USD 5 trillion economy or remain the same? We have to decide whether we want to be a forward-looking nation or remain content remembering our past glories. We have two options before us, and I want to see my nation be a forward-looking one. It depends on you (people) what to choose as what we will collectively decide will become our destiny,” he said. Sisodia said there was a need to work in the fields of education and healthcare in order to bring real difference in the lives of people, rather than celebrating the USD 5 trillion economy target. “The aim of a religion should be spreading peace and harmony and not disharmony. Women should be given respect not just in books, but in real life. The government and elections should be a medium and not an end. Farmers should be able to live in dignity…This is the kind of India we need. We need to question the above factors as the dream and enthusiasm of the USD 5 trillion economy is lacklustre and incomplete,” he said.last_img read more