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England beat Windies to claim ODI series
Sarah Taylor’s even hundred yesterday guided the England Women to a crushing 89-run victory over the West Indies Women, as the visitors clinched the three-match One-Day International Series 2-0 at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.
On Friday, Taylor also led the English charge with an unbeaten 55 to guide her team to a seven-wicket win in the second ODI, after the first match on Tuesday was abandoned due to rain. This time Taylor got enough time to get her century, getting there in the last over as the visitors posted a competitive 185 all out in 50 overs. Taylor was the last batter out, caught at the long on boundary. Taylor’s knock came off 109 balls, which included eight fours.
Taylor came to the crease with the score on 8/1 and carried the team on her shoulders. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, that left England on 108/6 after 31 overs in desperate need of a partnership. Taylor then found an able partner in Holly Colvin, the pair sharing in a 30-run partnership. Taylor was strong on both sides of the wicket, hitting boundaries and rotating the strike. With the score on 138, spin bowler Anisa Mohammed got the break through, as Colvin was caught in the covers. Mohammed was the pick of the Windies bowlers, grabbing 4/26 in her 10 overs.
West Indies was hoping to reduce England to below 150, but Taylor, who continued to play her shots, found another able partner in Danielle Hazell. In the 44th over, Taylor got innovative, flicking one to the fine leg boundary in T20 style.
Two wickets in quick succession from part time bowler Deandra Dottin, left England on 169/9 after 48 overs, with Taylor on 86 not out. Taylor needed something special to get to the precious landmark and she did just that. In the 49th over, Taylor struck three fours through the square leg region off Dottin in a 14-run over as Taylor got to 99 with six balls remaining. With three balls left, Taylor brought up her hundred in front of the small Queen’s Park crowd. Taylor was the last batter out, caught on the long on boundary off the final delivery.
In reply, the Windies who struggled on Friday in the second match, were quickly reduced to 24/5 when star batter Dottin was dismissed. The tail offered some resistance, but the top order left them with too much work to do. The home team was eventually dismissed for 96 in 36.4 overs, as young Shaquana Quintyne top-scored with an unbeaten 36.
England 185 all out (50 overs)
L Winfield c K Knight b A Mohammed 18
C Edwards b T Smartt 6
S Taylor c K Knight b S Daley 100
L Greenway st M Aguilleira b A Mohammed 4
T Beaumont c M Aguilleira b S Taylor 15
N Sciver b S Munroe 9
J Gunn lbw b A Mohammed 1
H Colvin c sub b A Mohammed 11
D Hazell c and b D Dottin 8
K Cross lbw b D Dottin 1
N Farrant not out 1
Extras: 1nb 6w 3lb 1b 0pen 11
Bowling: T Smartt 4-1-10-1, S Munroe 10-1-36-1, S Taylor 7-0-35-1, A Mohammed 10-0-26-4, S Daley 10-0-26-1, S Quintyne 6-0-29-0, Dottin 3-0-19-2
West Indies 96 all out (36.4 overs)
J Ogle b N Farrant 0
N McLean b H Colvin 8
S Taylor run out(N Farrant) 0
K Knight c and b H Colvin 7
D Dottin c C Edwards b J Gunn 0
M Aguilleira*+ c C Edwards b D Hazell 13
S Daley run out(L Greenway) 0
S Quintyne not out 36
A Mohammed run out(D Hazell) 10
S Munroe c and b H Colvin 5
T Smartt st S Taylor b H Colvin 0
Extras: (0nb, 15w, 2lb, 0b) 17
Bowling: K Cross 6-2-26-0, N Farrant 7-2-14-1, J Gunn 6-2-6-1, H Colvin 8.4-2-17-4, D Hazell 6-1-14-1, N Sciver 3-0-17-0
Result: England won by 89 runs.
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