West Indies beat New Zealand in opening game of Women's Cricket World Cup 2022

New Zealand lose three wickets in the final over as they are bowled out for 256 in reply to West Indies' 259-9;

Hayley Matthews inspired West Indies to an upset victory over hosts New Zealand in a tense opening match of the Women's Cricket World Cup i

Scores in brief

West Indies beat New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, by three runs.

West Indies 259/9 in 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 119, Chedean Nation 36; Lea Tahuhu 3/57, Jess Kerr 2/43)

New Zealand 256 in 50 overs (Sophie Devine 108, Katey Martin 44; Hayley Matthews 2/41, Deandra Dottin 2/2)

Player of the Match: Hayley Matthews (West Indies)

Hayley Matthews shone with bat and ball as the West Indies began their ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 campaign with a nail-biting three-run victory over hosts New Zealand in Tauranga.

Women's World Cup Highlights: NZ: 256/10 - West Indies wins last-over thriller vs New Zealand by 3 runs in tournament opener

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