Basseterre – Deandra Dottin made an immediate impact on the Women’s 6ixty, helping to fire Trinbago Knight Riders to a 29-run victory over Barbados Royals on Thursday.
The Barbadian all-rounder missed the opening matches on Wednesday, but wasted little time in finding her stride with 46 off 34 balls and TKR gathered 92 for three off their 10 overs.
In reply, Royals stumbled to 63 for five from their allotted 10 overs with West Indies Women’s batsman Chinelle Henry hitting the top score of 37 from 29 balls.
The victory for TKR was their first after two defeats on Wednesday.
Dottin was at the heart of TKR’s enterprise, punching three fours and two sixes, and she posted 35 for the first wicket with Lee-Ann Kirby and a further 56 for the second wicket with South African Sune Luus, who struck two sixes in a 17-ball knock.
Royals were never in the hunt, slumping to six for three in the second over with 18-year-old American pacer Geetika Kodali bagging 3-6 to hurt the run chase.
Henry came to her side’s rescue, striking five fours and a six and put on 52 for the fourth wicket with opener Reniece Boyce, but the stand proved insufficient.