ARUNDEL, England (CMC):
West Indies women's coach Sherwin Campbell has described lower-order batswoman Deandra Dottin as explosive and unstoppable, following her match-winning half century to avert an England whitewash in their Twenty/20 five-match series yesterday.
Dottin spurred the Windies Women to a consolatory three-wicket victory to end England's 21-match unbeaten sequence in T20Is, as the hosts won the series 4-1.
Barbadian Dottin led the way with a brutal 62 off 34 balls to rescue West Indies from a mid-innings stumble.
"Deandra is very explosive at this level and once she can get a start and get going, there are very few teams that can stop her," said Campbell.
"She turned up in this game and she played a very good innings, as we know she can. Once she can become consistent and play an innings like this every game or every other game, we will win more games on a consistent basis."
Dottin came to the crease with West Indies struggling on 47 for five and batted aggressively to repair the damage and carry her side within sight of victory before she was bowled.
The hard-hitting batswoman has the distinction of scoring the first century in a women's Twenty20 International in 2010.
"She has been hitting the ball very well in the nets, but she just could not put a meaningful innings together until now. On her day, I back her to hit the ball all around the park," said the former West Indies men's opening batsman.
"At the end of the day, it comes down to the self belief of the individual and once she continues to show that self belief, she will continue to score many runs."
West Indies travel over the next few days to the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo before starting the World T20 against New Zealand on September 27.