James stars with all-round performance as Rising Stars defeat Ireland
Sun, Jan 15, '23
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa- The West Indies Rising Stars opened their ICC Women’s U19 World Cup campaign with a 7-run win over Ireland Women’s U19 at the North-West University Oval.
Zaida James told CWI Media, “It’s certainly a great feeling to have an all-round performance like this and even better that we had a team victory. Our focus is one game at a time and to finish the group stage strong, then we will look at the remaining stages of the tournament.”
The victory sees the West Indies move to the top of the table in Group C, with 2 points and a Net Run Rate of +0.350. They play Indonesia on Tuesday January 17 at North-West University Oval, Potchefstroom – 7:45am Eastern Caribbean/6:45am Jamaica.
West Indies Rising Stars
125/3 (20 overs)
Zaida James 52 Freya Sargent 4-0-9-2
Naijanni Cumberbatch 21
Ireland Women's U19
118/7 (20 overs)
Annabel Squires 42 Zaida James 4-0-20-4
Amy Hunter 21
Player of the Match: Zaida James