West Indies Women again beaten by 142 runs as England Women win series


England thrashed West Indies by 142 runs to secure a dominant one-day international series win in Antigua.

Chasing 261, the hosts were bowled out for 118 with Lauren Bell taking her best international figures of 4-33.

Bell and Kate Cross, who took 2-35, tore through a fragile West Indies batting line-up as the hosts slipped to 49-5 inside the first 10 overs of their chase.

It was another extremely one-sided encounter, with England taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. England also won the first game by 142 runs.

England’s 260 all out looked below par at the halfway stage, after they chose to bat first on a flat pitch on which they scored 307 two days ago.

Sophia Dunkley made 55 and Amy Jones was left stranded on 70 not out as West Indies put in a much-improved display with the ball and in the field – captain Hayley Matthews leading the way with 3-50.

Opener Emma Lamb was run out for 25 on her return to the side as she replaced Alice Capsey, who has returned to the UK after breaking her collarbone in the first ODI.

But the hosts’ batting crumbled once again, with Rashada Williams’ unbeaten half-century the only contribution of more than 20.

Bell took two wickets in the first over, including the prized wicket of Matthews, to spark a dramatic West Indies collapse, and spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean took two wickets apiece to complete the win.

The third and final ODI takes place at the same venue on Friday from 14:00h. (BBC Sport)

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