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Nero scores her first century in ODI Cricket

Nero scores her first century in ODI Cricket

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Vincentian Juliana Nero struck her maiden One Day International (ODI) century last Monday in the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World Cup 2013 qualifiers taking place in Bangladesh, versus Ireland.{{more}}

It took Nero fifty visits to the crease to reach the elusive milestone.

Nero, 32, took a liking to the bowling of the Irish, as she made her even 100 off 100 balls, with 13 fours and three sixes, to move her career tally to 992 runs.

She shared in a record opening stand of 204 in 37.3 overs with Stafanie Taylor, as the West Indies amassed 276 for 4 off their 50 overs at the Krira Shikkha Protisthan Ground.

Taylor, the most successful batter and all rounder in West Indies women’s history, was forced to play second fiddle, as Nero took charge in the early part of the innings.

Taylor made 107 off 154 balls, with nine fours and a six. It was Taylor’s third ODI century as she moved her career tally to 1,575 runs, which is the most by a West Indian woman.

The West Indies women then dismissed Ireland for 66.

Pearl Etienne took 3 for 16, while left-arm spinner Shanel Daley and left-arm seamer Stacy Ann King both took two wickets.

The West Indies was set to play Pakistan in their second match yesterday, Thursday. (RT)

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