Dottin, Taylor Level Series For West Indies

Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor took a brace of wickets and then scored 59 not out
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West Indies Women 125-2 (Taylor 59no, Dottin 51) beat
Sri Lanka Women 124-5 by eight wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Colombo

Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor scored half-centuries during a 101-run partnership to help West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International in Colombo.

Dottin made 51 and Taylor remained unbeaten on 59 as they helped West Indies recover from losing Hayley Matthews for seven, chasing 125 to win.

They got there in the 19th over to cap a solid display after they had earlier restricted Sri Lanka to 124 for five, in the process levelling the three-match series at 1-1.

Dilani Manodara (30), Chamari Atapattu (27), Shashikala Siriwardene (26) and Nipuni Hansika (21) all made starts for Sri Lanka, but they were pegged back by West Indies.

Taylor returned two for 20 and there was a wicket apiece for Anisa Mohammed and Matthews.

Matthews was bowled by Udeshika Prabodhani but Dottin, who made 51 in 45 balls, and Taylor, whose 59 came off 49 deliveries, steered the tourists from 10 for one to 111 for two.

They shared 15 boundaries before Dottin was caught by Siriwardene off Maduri Samuddika.

Britney Cooper (6 not out) then helped Taylor complete the formalities and set up a decider tomorrow (26th May).

Sri Lanka won the opening match by five runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

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