Women’s T20 Blaze: Guyana pulls off thrilling win in defence of 39 runs

Led by Mandy Mangru’s four-wicket haul, Guyana Women’s team defended 39 runs against Trinidad and Tobago Divas in the Women’s T20 Blaze.

Playing in round five of the tournament in St Kitts, Guyana finished second as Barbados completed the double, claiming both the T20 and 50-overs title. Guyana and Barbados were tied on the points table, but Guyana lost the tournament on a head-to-head basis, after they suffered a defeat against Barbados.

Batting first, Guyana posted 39 all out in 19.3 overs. Anisa Mohammed destroyed the Guyanese with 4 for 5 from four top overs. Only Shemaine Campbelle reached double figures for Guyana with a top-score of 13. Kaysia Schultz made nine.

In reply, Trinidad and Tobago were bowled out for 38 in 18.4 overs. Mandy Mangru had 4-11 from 3.4 overs, while Ashmini Munisar had 2-8 from three overs. For Trinidad, Britney Cooper, with eight, was top-scorer as spinners dominated.

Earlier the match was interrupted by rain when Guyana was batting, but the spinners dominated in the thrilling match. Guyana recorded four wins in the tournament, and suffered a narrow defeat against Barbados early in the T20 Blaze.