File photo courtesy: Peter Della Penna
USA Women bowled out ICC Americas for 68 in their first warm-up match ahead of their three-match 2020 T20 World Cup Qualifier series against Canada.
By DreamCricket staff
USA Women got their final preparation off to a strong start ahead of their three-match T20 series against Canada by dominating a rain-affected warm-up match with an ICC Americas Development XI combined side at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. USA Women bowled out their opponents for 68 in 16 overs before reaching 62 for 1 in nine overs in response when play had to be abandoned.
USA Women completed seven runouts in the field against an inexperienced ICC Americas side comprised of players from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico. ICC Americas co-captain Veronica Vasquez of Argentina had the highest score among players with 23 not out after entering at No. 3, though she was actually outscored by extras as USA struggled with their lines to concede 26 wides. Nobody else reached double figures for ICC Americas.
A trio of bowlers shared one wicket apiece for USA Women. Uzma Iftikhar, Lisa Ramjit and Claudine Beckford all claimed one scalp in the field in their three-over spells. Iftikhar claimed 1 for 10 with and Beckford 1 for 12 with their respective offspin while Ramjit ended with 1 for 18.
In reply, USA's only wicket fell via runout when Nadia Gruny was dismissed for 8 in the third over of the chase. Fellow opener Erica Rendler ended unbeaten on 21 with two fours while Sindhu Sriharsha struck three boundaries in her 19 not out.
USA Women are back in action on Tuesday against a Trinidad & Tobago Women's XI before playing a pair of T20s on Wednesday against Trinidad & Tobago Women in the morning and ICC Americas Development XI in the afternoon. USA Women then has an off day on Thursday before their first ever women's T20I against Canada on Friday at the Central Broward Regional Park.