In the first game of the Women's Caribbean Premier League, Trinbago Knight Riders beat Barbados Royals by one run because veteran all-rounder Deandra
Dottin kept her cool during a tense last over. Four days ago, the Royals beat TKR in the final of the Women's Sixty at Warner Park.
To get back at them, TKR successfully defended 115. The Royals needed 11 runs from the last over, so captain Dottin got rid of Afy Fletcher
for eight with the first ball and kept Qiana Joseph, who was still not out, from scoring with the next ball.
But Joseph hit the third ball over the boundary to tie the game. Then, Dottin gave up just two runs in the next three balls to put TKR over the top.
"It's great to get off to a good start," said Dottin, who just stopped playing international cricket.
"We've been working really hard, staying positive, and getting out there to play cricket. It's good to cross the line for the first game."
TKR chose to bat first, and after 20 overs, they got to 114 for 7. Player-of-the-Match Lee-Ann Kirby scored the most runs, with 30.
Dottin and Hayley Jensen, who is from New Zealand, both scored 20.