HOVE—West Indies Women’s miserable Twenty20 tour of England continued here yesterday when they crashed to their fourth straight defeat at the hands of the hosts with an 84-run loss. Chasing 155 for victory, West Indies were never in the hunt and crumbled to 70 for eight from their allotted overs. World number two batsman Stafanie Taylor stroked a defiant unbeaten 40 but found no support as no other batsman reached double figures. They were undermined by off-spinner Danielle Hazell who took four for 12 while left-arm spinner Holly Colvin finished with two for 18. The latest defeat came on the heels of disappointing results at Chester-le-Street, Old Trafford and Northampton. Opting to bat first, England charged to 154 for three with Lydia Greenway hammering an unbeaten 61 from 45 balls while Sarah Taylor chipped in with a breezy 43 from 36 deliveries. Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 24 from 19 balls in posting 30 from 28 balls for the first wicket with Laura Marsh (5).
Both fell in the space of six balls with three runs added to leave England 33 for two in the sixth over, but that was the tourists’ last real sign of success as Greenway and Taylor put on 98 for the third wicket. The left-handed Greenway hit seven fours in her knock while Taylor counted five boundaries. Stafanie Taylor, who earned two for 23 with her off-spin, broke the stand in the 18th over when she had her namesake caught at the wicket. West Indies then lost wickets steadily and failed to dig themselves out of the rut despite Taylor’s enterprise. The right-hander, who opened the innings, faced 56 balls and hit one four as wickets tumbled around her. West Indies will try to avoid a clean sweep when they face England in the final T20 International at Arundel tomorrow. (CMC)
C Edwards run out 24
L Marsh lbw b Taylor 5
+S Taylor c wkp Aguilleira b Taylor 43
L Greenway not out 61
A Brindle not out 11
Extras (lb6, w3, nb1) 10
TOTAL (3 wkts, 20 overs) 154
Did not bat: D Wyatt, J Gunn, T Beaumont, K Brunt, H Colvin, D Hazell
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-33, 3-131.
Bowling: Selman 2-0-16-0 (nb1), Daley 3-0-22-0,Taylor 4-0-23-2, Campbelle 3-0-21-0 (w3), Mohammed 4-0-21-0, Quintyne 2-0-20-0, Munroe 2-0-25-0
WEST INDIES WOMEN
S Taylor not out 40
J Nero b Hazell 2
D Dottin c & b Colvin 3
S Campbelle c Brunt b Hazell 7
+M Aguilleira c (sub) b Brindle 1
B Cooper c (sub) b Colvin 7
S Daley c Gunn b Wyatt 1
S Quintyne lbw b Hazell 2
A Mohammed lbw b Hazell 0
S Selman not out 0
Extras (lb4, w3) 7
TOTAL (8 wkts; 20 overs) 70
Did not bat: S Munroe.
FOW: 1-16, 2-25, 3-41, 4-44, 5-61, 6-64, 7-70, 8-70.
Bowling: Brunt 4-1-8-0 (w2), Wyatt 4-0-13-1, Hazell 4-1-12-4, Colvin 4-0-18-2 (w1), Marsh 2-1-7-0, Brindle 2-0-8-1.
Result: England won by 84 runs.
Series: England lead five-match series 4-0.
Player of the Match: L Greenway.
Umpires: G Lloyd and P Willey.