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MATCH REPORT: New Zealand v West Indies

It was another poor display with the bat from West Indies today at Taunton, as New Zealand bowled them out for 150 in the space of 43 overs, before racing to an 8 wicket victory.
West Indies had made two changes to their squad, no doubt in an effort to shore up their batting after their trouncing at the hands of South Africa. Kycia Knight, however, fared no better than her predecessor Reneice Boyce at the top of the order, falling caught behind to Lea Tahuhu in the third over of the day for an 8-ball duck.
Tahuhu’s next over was equally effective, as Hayley Matthews - who had begun the day by creaming two lovely boundaries through the leg side - was caught and bowled having misjudged Tahuhu’s bouncer.
New Zealand’s spin duo Leigh Kasperek and Amelia Kerr then came into their own, bowling in tandem as between them they took 3 wickets in the space of 8 balls, leaving West Indies reeling at 53-5 in the 18th over.
Kasperek’s third and final wicket of the day was rather more unfortunate for th…