England continue dominance over West Indies women

By June 22, 2019
Danielle Wyatt of England hits the ball to the boundary during the 2nd Vitality Women's IT20 match between England and the West Indies at The County Ground on June 21, 2019 in Northampton, England. Danielle Wyatt of England hits the ball to the boundary during the 2nd Vitality Women's IT20 match between England and the West Indies at The County Ground on June 21, 2019 in Northampton, England.

England Women have continued to show dominance over the touring West Indies, claiming the second T20 international between the teams by 42 runs on Friday in Northampton. 

Choosing to bat, England, thanks to 81 from player of the match, Danielle Wyatt, scored 180-6 from their 20 overs before restricting the West Indies women to 138-9.

England got off to as good a start as they could have hoped for with Amy Jones, 37, and Wyatt beginning with a 67-run partnership that happened very quickly, putting the West Indies very much on the back foot.

The West Indies got a moment of respite, grabbing some hope from the dismissal of Tammy Beaumont for just two, but some good batting from Natalie Sciver, 31 from just 19 deliveries and Heather Knight, 22 from 11, pushed them back again.

England achieved their total against an all-round bowling performance with Shamilia Connell, 1-34, Hayley Matthews, 1-28, Chinelle Henry, 1-33, and Afy Fletcher, 1-29, all getting into the wickets column.

Stafanie Taylor had a tough time with the ball, ending with figures of none for 42 from her four overs.

A total of 180 is a big one, but not an unreachable one.

However, the West Indies women would get off to the worst possible start, as Britney Cooper would go for a duck, and Matthews for two.

Taylor, 19, and Stacy-Ann King, 43, tried to pull off a recovery but when the former was run out, there was to be no further resistance save Chedean Nation’s 32 from 20 deliveries. When she was also run out, the result was never in question.

Lindsey Smith’s 2-22 from four overs represented the pick of the bowling from the England side, while Katherine Brunt had the same figures but from three overs.

There was a wicket apiece for Anya Shrubsole, 1-16, Sophie Eccleston, 1-29, and Sciver, 1-19.

The result means England take a 1-0 lead into the final of three T20Is to be played.

The teams are in action again on Tuesday in Derby with the West Indies hoping to even the series after the first game washout.

Paul-Andre Walker

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