England Women Clinch T20 Series

England Women Clinch T20 Series
England Women Clinch T20 Series
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England Women 103-7 beat
West Indies Women 93 (Colvin 3-13) by 10 runs
Third Twenty20 International, Northampton

England Women wrapped up their five-match Twenty20 International series against West Indies Women at the earliest opportunity with a 10-run win in the third match at Wantage Road, Northampton. On a pitch that was both slow and tired, the home side could manage only 103 for seven from their 20 overs after electing to bat, but that proved to be enough as West Indies were bowled out for 93.

England's opening pair of Charlotte Edwards and Laura Marsh had got their side off to a solid start, adding 33 for the first-wicket, but each fell in the consecutive overs - Marsh for 14 off 17 balls to off-spinner Anisa Mohammed and Edwards for 17 off 19 balls to medium-pacer Shemaine Campbelle - to make it 36 for two. Sarah Taylor then shared a third-wicket partnership of 25 with Lydia Greenway, but her dismissal for 27 off 31 balls in the 17th over stifled England's late-innings momentum and they added only 19 from the final 21 balls of their innings. 

Shanel Daley, Anisa Mohammed and Shemaine Campbell each ended with two wickets for the West Indies, while Stafanie Taylor and Shaquana Quintyne each conceded just 25 runs from their four overs of spin.

In reply, Arran Brindle, promoted to open the bowling alongside Danielle Wyatt and instead of Anya Shrubsole, removed both of the West Indies openers - including the dangerous Stafanie Taylor - in her first two overs. Holly Colvin then worked her way through much of the middle-order on her way to figures of three for 13, while Lydia Greenway's run-out of Merissa Aguilleira hardly helped the tourists' cause. Deandra Dottin top-scored for them with 24 off only 17 balls, but she was ninth out with the score on 86 and Greenway completed what has been a poor series for the West Indies by running put Anisa Mohammed in the final over.

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