Priest, bowlers brush aside West Indies

TAUNTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Rachel Priest of New Zealand bats during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between New Zealand and the West Indies at The Cooper Associates County Ground on July 6, 2017 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Offspinner Leigh Kasperek and seamer Lea Tahuhu skittled West Indies for 150 and set up New Zealand’s second win in four matches.
Kasperek, playing her first ODI since February 2016, found drift, dip, and turn to befuddle the middle order after Tahuhu had made light work of the openers.
Rachel Priest led the pursuit with a ferocious 90 off 55 balls, of which 80 came in boundaries. The eight-wicket victory – achieved with 190 balls to spare – not only bolstered New Zealand’s net run rate and lifted them to fourth place but also suggested West Indies had not recovered from Sunday’s hangover, when they crashed to 48 all out against South Africa.
They are now languishing at the bottom of the points table with four losses in four matches.