BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies beat England by eight wickets to win the Women’s Twenty20 International Tri-nation Series on Saturday night.
Playing in front a record crowd of 3,500 at Kensington Oval, the Windies raced to 119 for two wickets off 16.5 overs in reply to England’s 115 for five off their 20 overs.
Stafanie Taylor confirmed her status as the best player in the game with a superb allround display.
She had the amazing figures of 4-1-8-1 when the West Indies bowled. She opened the batting and made 51 not out off 47 balls with five fours to see her team to a great victory.
She shared an unbroken partnership of 78 off 64 balls with the powerful Deandra Dottin who raised the tempo with a number of powerful shots including a big six which cleared the long-on rope by some distance.
Dottin finished unbeaten on 46 not out off 25 balls with a six and four boundaries – including the winning shot over the bowler’s head.
Taylor received the Player-of-the-Match award while Dottin was named Player-of-the-Series for her aggregate of 156 runs at average of 39 runs per innings and a strike rate of 133.
Scores: England 115 for 5 (Sciver 36*, Taylor 28, Beaumont 13, Taylor 1-18, King 1-19)
West Indies 119 for 2 (Taylor 51*, Dottin 46*)