Bermuda women post first victory
Bermuda 94 for three, beat Brazil, 93 for four, by seven wickets.Bermuda got their first points in the Women’s T20 Championship yesterday as they beat Brazil by seven wickets in the Cayman Islands.
Brittany Marshall scored an unbeaten 40 to lead the side with Rickelle Smith (12) doing her part to help steer the ship.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Brazilians posted their best total so far in the tournament as Ana Vicentin (22), Karina Lagoa (21), Erika Reinehr (14) and Juliana Brito (12) guided the side to 83 for four.
Precious Smith took one wicket while Rickelle Smith also claimed a scalp.
In reply, Bermuda got off to a slow start with openers Reuna Richardson (4) and captain Terry Lynn Paynter (4) sent back to the pavilion.
Marshall got to the crease with the total on 14 for two and put on a 46-run third-wicket stand with Rachael Smith (8) to pace Bermuda to the win.
Rickelle Smith came to the crease when Rachael Smith was out and put on the finishing touches with her knock of 12.
Marshall was the player of the match.
Bermuda lost their previous matches to Canada and Argentina and have yet to play the US and hosts Cayman.