WI Women lose ODI series to England Women
West Indies Women lost the fifth and final ODI against England Women on Wednesday in Jamaica, and with it the series 3-2.
England Women pulled off an easy five-wicket win with 11.1 overs to spare. Final scores: West Indies Women 155 all out off 47.1 overs; England Women 158-5 off 38.5 overs.
Batting first, West Indies Women were led by Stafanie Taylor’s 57, which came off 101 balls and included three fours and a six. Britney Cooper and Hayley Matthews were the only other batters to cross 20, making 23 and 22 respectively as the visiting bowlers kept a tight grip on the host’s batters.
Alex Hartley, who was later named Player-of-the-Match, claimed 4-24, while Katherine Brunt had 3-35.
England Women’s victory charge was led by Natalie Sciver, who anchored the chase with an unbeaten 58 (74 balls; 6x4s), while Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight supported with 34 and 29 respectively.
Afy Fletcher picked up 2-28.
Photo caption: Stafanie Taylor targets the on-side during her knock on Wednesday