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CRICKET: WI Women win toss, bat first in series decider

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 11:28 AM

West Indies Women have won the toss and have elected to bat against England Women in their fifth and final One-Day International rubber at Sabina Park.

Both teams have named an unchanged squad for the contest with the series tied at 2-2.

The teams are also playing for additional World Cup qualification points with the winner of the match-up all but securing a place in next year's 50-overs showpiece event.

The West Indies are second on 24 points on the ICC Women Championship, a World Cup qualifying event, with England in third on 23.

Australia, the only early qualifier thus far, leads with 30 points, while New Zealand are fourth on 20.

A total of two points are awarded for a win, and one for a no-result.

The top four teams of the eight-team championship earn an automatic qualifying spot to the World Cup.

West Indies Women - H Matthews, S  Qintyne, S Taylor, D Dottin, M Aguilleira, B Cooper, S Campbelle, S King, A Mohammed, A Fletcher, S Connell

England Women - L Winfield, T Beaumont, H Knight, N Sciver, D Wyatt, G Elwiss, A Jones, KH Brunt, J Gunn, L Marsh, A Hartley