Women's World Cup: Windies captain rues decision to bat first

West Indies lost their opening game to India by a big margin, thumped Lanka by a huge margin and slumped to a heavy defeat on Tuesday against England.

updated: February 05, 2013 18:28 IST
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Mumbai: West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira on Tuesday rued her decision to bat first in her side's must-win Women's World Cup match but complimented England for a fine all-round show that helped them win by six wickets and qualify for the Super Six stage.

"The wicket helped the bowlers right through the day. The ball was swinging. There was a bit of dampness when we started. I probably should have opted to field. Given a second chance I would do so. But England came up with a good all-round show. Compliments to them," said Aguilleira after their concluding Group A match.

Opting to bat backfired for the West Indies as they were quickly reduced to 31 for six and then recovered to muster 101 which was not enough to stop defending champions England from cruising through after a brief wobble.

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