England Women On Course For Series Clean Sweep

England Women On Course For Series Clean Sweep
England Women On Course For Series Clean Sweep
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England Women 154-3 (Greenway 61no) beat
West Indies Women 70-8 by 84 runs
Fourth Twenty20 International, Hove

England Women kept on course for a series whitewash against West Indies Women with a convincing 84-run victory in the fourth Twenty20 International at Hove. Batting first, they made 154 for three from their 20 overs thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Lydia Greenway. 

Greenway added 98 for the third-wicket with newly-crowned ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the year Sarah Taylor (43 off 36 balls) after the loss of both openers in consecutive overs. The pair scored at a good pace, taking just 69 balls over their partnership, as Greenway ended on 61 not out off only 45 balls and hit seven boundaries.

In reply, the West Indians never got close as only Stafanie Taylor reached double figures. She ended on 40 not out of 56 balls, but could hit only a single boundary, as England's bowlers bowled three maidens between them and restricted them to 70 for eight. Danielle Hazell, who had struck first by removing Juliana Nero for two, finished with figures of four for 12 from her four overs, while Holly Colvin took two wickets and Arran Brindle and Danielle Wyatt one apiece.

The final match in the series is tomorrow at Arundel, after which the two sides depart for Sri Lanka and the ICC Women's World Twenty20 , which begins on 26th September.

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