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CRICKET: WI Women’s team get major boost ahead of Tri-Nation inal

Published:Friday | October 25, 2013 | 7:12 AM

West Indies secured a major boost going into the Women’s Twenty20 International Tri-Nation Series Final by beating England via the Super Over last night in the final preliminary round match at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The two teams had already qualified to contest the final going into the game.

The final will be played tomorrow, also at Kensington Oval.

Electing to bat in the day/night contest West Indies posted 118 for seven off their allotted 20 overs with stand-in captain Stafanie Taylor of Jamaica top scoring with 40 off 43 balls.

Deandra Dottin was the next best scorer with an attacking 26 off 12 balls, while teenaged Jamaican batter Chinelle Henry in her debut match for the West Indies scored 12.

Shemaine Campbelle also made 12.

Needing 119 for victory, England also made 118 for seven as the West Indies, with Lydia Greenway top scoring with 36 from 26 balls.

Taylor was the most successful bowler for the West Indies with three for 15 off three overs, while Anisa Mohammed supported with two for 16 from her four allotted overs.

In the Super Over, England scored six for one, and West Indies replied with nine off two balls. Deandra Dottin scored all the runs in the Super Over.

Victory represents the second for West Indies over England in the series.

The Caribbean side won the first meeting by 11 runs on October 19.


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