Dottin Denies England Series Whitewash

Dottin Denies England Series Whitewash
Dottin Denies England Series Whitewash
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West Indies Women 140-7 (Dottin 62) beat
England Women 139-7 (Mohammed 2-23) by 3 wickets
Fifth Twenty20 International, Arundel

West Indies Women won a last-ball thriller in Arundel to deny England Women a clean sweep of the five-match Twenty20 International series. The tourists had looked to have the edge in the 17th over at 123 for four, needing just 17 to win, but Holly Colvin ended Deandra Dottin's excellent innings at 62 off 34 balls. 

Shemaine Campbelle departed in the next over to leave the equation reading a less favourable 14 off 14 balls, but Juliana Nero held her nerve in spite of the last-over run out of wicket-keeper Kycia Knight and they got home off the final ball with three wickets to spare. Nero ended on 27 not out of 36 balls, having shared a fifth-wicket stand of 76 of 53 balls with Dottin, while Danielle Hazell was once again the pick of the England attack, conceding just 15 runs from her four overs.

England had earlier been put into bat by the West Indies and lost opener Tammy Beaumont in the second over to Tremayne Smartt. However, they recovered thanks to an excellent 34 off 30 balls from Sarah Taylor and 35 off 31 balls from Katherine Brunt to post a respectable 139 for seven from their 20 overs. Besides Smartt, Shemaine Campbell and Anisa Mohammed each took two wickets for the visitors.

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