England Women go 2-1 up in ODI series
West Indies Women will have to come from behind if they are to top their five-match one-day international series against England Women after going down by 112 runs in game three at Sabina Park yesterday.
Asked to get 221 for victory the West Indies, who won game two to level the series, imploded, and were dismissed for 108 with 13.2 overs remaining.
Yesterday's win handed England a 2-1 lead in the series with game four set for tomorrow at Sabina Park.
"It was a tough match," West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said after the game and indeed it was, as England gradually took control after winning the toss and batting.
England started cautiously and were 24 for two in the eighth over.
However, led by opener Lauren Winfield, England posted what was their biggest total of the series.
Winfield scored 79 and got good support from Natalie Sciver who made 58.
The two shared a 94-run fourth wicket stand which took the total from 72 for three to 167 for four.
Bowling for the West Indies Shaquana Quintyne took three for 36.
When the West Indies batted they had a fair start and were 35 for one in the 13th over. However, as soon as captain Stafanie Taylor was bowled for nine by pacer Jenny Gunn to break a 20-run stand with opener Quintyne, it triggered a mini-collapse from which the home team never recovered.
Quintyne hit a topscore of 21, and Shermaine Campbell got 20.
Gunn, two for eight, left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, two for 24, and pacer Laura Marsh, two for 31, ended as England's leading bowlers.
"For us, it was just the kind of performance we were hoping for," said England's captain, Heather Knight.
"Our batters did a good job to get us to a very competitive total, and when we bowled we kept the pressure up from the get-go."
L. Winfield b Dottin 79
T. Beaumont c King b Connell 4
G. Elwiss b Dottin 3
*H. Knight c Cooper b Fletcher 22
N. Sciver c Dottin b Fletcher 58
D. Wyatt b Quintyne 17
+A. Jones c Campbelle b Matthews 12
K. Brunt c Fletcher b Quintyne 2
J. Gunn b Quintyne 7
L. Marsh st Aguilleira b Matthews 0
A. Hartley not out 1
Extras (lb2, w12, nb1) 15
Total (all out; 49.5 overs) 220
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-24, 3-72, 4-167, 5-185, 6-208, 7-210, 8-213, 9-214, 10-220.
Bowling: Connell 8-0-42-1 (w1), Dottin 10-0-45-2 (w6, nb1), Fletcher 10-1-39-2 (w1), Mohammed 5-0-19-0, Quintyne 8.5-0-36-3, Matthews 4-0-20-2.
WEST INDIES WOMEN
H. Matthews lbw b Brunt 5
S. Quintyne c Knight b Gunn 21
*S. Taylor b Gunn 9
D. Dottin c Brunt b Knight 20
+M. Aguilleira run out 0
B. Cooper lbw b Marsh 4
S. Campbelle b Hartley 18
S. King lbw b Elwiss 8
A. Fletcher c Knight b Hartley 0
A. Mohammed c Elwiss b Marsh 9
S. Connell not out 2
Extras (lb3, w9) 12
Total (all out; 35.4 overs) 108
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-35, 3-47, 4-48, 5-64, 6-69, 7-94, 8-94, 9-105, 10-108. (Mohammed, 35.4)
Bowling: Brunt 5-1-11-1 (w1), Sciver 4-0-13-0, Marsh 9.4-1-31-2 (w1), Gunn 5-0-8-2 (w4), Hartley 7-0-24-2, Knight 4-0-16-1, Elwiss 1-0-2-1 (w1).
Result: England Women won by 112 runs.
Series: England Women lead five-match series 2-1.
Toss: England Women.
Umpires: G. Brathwaite, N. Duguid.