Dominant West Indies Women complete 3-0 series whitewash

Stafanie Taylor (right) picked three wickets in the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Trinidad
Stafanie Taylor (right) picked three wickets in the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Trinidad
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West Indies Women 182-8 (Taylor 55) beat
Sri Lanka Women 142 (Taylor 3-29) by 40 runs
Third One-Day International in Trinidad

Stafanie Taylor came up with a dominant all-round performance as West Indies Women successfully defended 182 runs against Sri Lanka to win the third One-Day International in Trinidad and wrap up the series 3-0.

Sri Lanka Women won the toss and decided to bowl first. The game which was reduced to 45 overs per side due to rain and the home side lost Kycia Knight (5) early.

Hayley Matthews (41) and Taylor (55) came up with the decisive partnership of 83 runs for the second that set a solid platform for the rest of the innings with the West Indies skipper reaching yet another half-century.

Shashikala Siriwardene (3-26) removed both the set players and triggered the collapse in the West Indies innings which was losing momentum quick before Merissa Aguilleira (37 not out) provided the much needed finish to take them to 182 for eight in the allotted 45 overs.

Sri Lanka got to worse possible start, losing Nipuni Hansika (0) in the first ball of the innings and they lost three more wickets in succession and were reduced to 71 for four.

Dilani Manodara (42) and Rebeca Vandort (36) were the only players to show some fight but it ended in vain as the visitors were bowled out for 142 in the 41st over. Shakera Selman (3-32) and Taylor picked three wickets each for West Indies, who claimed another crucial win to start their ICC Women's Championship campaign on a positive note.

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