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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

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