England’s Women complete series sweep after five-over blitz

SUMMARY: England 42-7 in 4.3 overs (Beaumont 9, Connell 3-14) beat West Indies 41-3 in 5 overs (Taylor 15*, McLean 14*, Dottin 11) by three wickets


England’s Women completed a T20 series whitewash against West Indies Women in a thrilling fifth and final match that was reduced to five overs per side in Derby on Wednesday, owing to rain.

West Indies batted first for the first time in the series and posted 41-3 off the allotted five overs with Stafanie Taylor scoring 15 not out, Natasha McLean an unbeaten 14 and Deandra Dottin 11.

Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone took a wicket each for England, who limped to 42-7, winning with three balls to spare.

Shamilia Connell took 3-14 to claim the Player-of-the-Match award as England suffered three run outs. Notably, Guyanese Cherry Ann-Fraser made her international debut in the game, but did not bat nor bowl.

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