Dottin, Taylor Too Good For England

Stafanie Taylor hits out during her half-century against England
Stafanie Taylor hits out during her half-century against England
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Deandra Dottin celebrates one of her four wickets
Deandra Dottin celebrates one of her four wickets
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West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
ICC Women's World T20 2014 Group B, Sylhet

All-rounders Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin played starring roles as the West Indies Women beat England Women by nine runs in their opening ICC Women's World Twenty20 match in Sylhet.

Taylor struck 56 as the West Indies posted 133 for seven and Dottin took four for 12 as England were held to 124 for nine in reply.

Charlotte Edwards top scored with 44 at the top of the order before England's innings fell away.

West Indian openers Taylor (56 in 45 balls) and Kycia Knight (43 in 42 balls) put on 87 together in 12.3 overs to set an excellent platform for their side.

England hit back through Natalie Sciver, who took the wickets of Taylor, Dottin (9) and Kyshona Knight (2), to return three for 18.

Anya Shrubsole also took two for 25, Rebecca Grundy one for 20 and Jenny Gunn one for 24 as Merissa Aguilleira, with 11, was the only player to reach double figures.

England's innings plotted a similar course as Edwards struck seven fours to hit 44 in 39 balls as she and Sarah Taylor (17) put on 42 together.

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However, once Taylor was run out by Dottin and Lydia Greenway was bowled by Shanel Daley for 14 England started to slide.

Their inexperienced middle order couldn't offer Edwards much support and she fell in the 16th over to leave the score 94 for five after Sciver (7) and Tamsin Beaumont (2) were both bowled by Dottin.

Heather Knight fell to Tremayne Smartt for six and Dottin had her fourth wicket when she trapped Jenny Gunn in front for two.

Some late blows from Danielle Hazell (11 not out) and Anya Shrubsole (10) came too late for England, as the West Indies had left them with too much to do.

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Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets