Cricket-Matthews shines as Windies upset hosts in World Cup opener

  • Cricket
  • Friday, 04 Mar 2022

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Hayley Matthews smashed a brilliant century to help the West Indies to a dramatic three-run victory over tournament hosts New Zealand in the opening match of the 12th Women's World Cup at Mount Maunganui on Friday.

The all-rounder, moved up the order to open the batting in place of Rashada Williams, took the game to New Zealand from the start and pummelled 16 fours and a booming six in her 128-ball 119.

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