Taylor Guides West Indies to Three-Wicket Victory

	 Taylor Guides West Indies to Three-Wicket Victory
Taylor Guides West Indies to Three-Wicket Victory
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West Indies Women 124-7 (Taylor 54no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 120-9 (Silva 36,Mohammed 4-26) by three wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Cayon

Stafanie Taylor stroked her second half-century in as many matches to guide the West Indies Women to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka Women in the second Twenty20 International in Cayon.

Taylor, who scored 50 in the opening game, was unbeaten on 54 as the home side sealed the series with three balls to spare after another close, low-scoring match.

Batting first, the Sri Lankans were unable to build on a good start and reached 120 for nine as Anisa Mohammed took four for 26. Opening pair Dedunu Silva (36) and Chamara Jayangani (18) put on 58 before a wicket fell and although Inoka Galagedara (17) and captain Chamani Seneviratne (11) chipped in, they were the only other players to reach double figures as Sri Lanka's innings faded badly, Taylor, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin and Cordel Jack taking a wicket apiece.

In reply, openers Dottin (4) and Pamela Lavine (5) were dismissed early and the West Indies slipped to 25 for five as Udeshika Prabodhani took a brace of wickets.

Taylor, who finished unbeaten on 54 in 45 balls, put on 44 for the sixth wicket with Daley (19) and then 51 with captain Merissa Aguillera (26 in 23 balls) to take the West Indies to the brink of victory.

There was a late twist when Aguillera was bowled by Shashikala Siriwardene but Daniele Small hit the second ball she faced for four as the West Indies went 2-0 up with one match still to play.

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