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England women take series lead in West Indies

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England women v West Indies women – 3rd One-Day International Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

England women won the toss and elected to bat

England women – 220 (Lauren Winfield 79, Natalie Sciver 58, Shaquana Quintyne 3-36)

49.5 overs

West Indies women – 108

35.4 overs

England women won by 112 runs

England women secure 2 ICC Women’s Championship points


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Lauren Winfield hit 79 as England Women thrashed West Indies by 112 runs in the 3rd ODI in Jamaica.

The Yorkshire opener put on 95 with Natalie Sciver, who made 58, as England made 220 at Sabina Park. The recalled Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley then took two wickets apiece to help bowl West Indies out for 108.

The victory, which put England 2-1 up in the series, also counted towards ICC Women’s Championship points and two more wins will mean automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup.

With Monday’s stunning collapse – England lost six wickets for just three runs – still raw in the memory, there understandably might have been a few nerves when Heather Knight won the toss and opted to bat.

The early departure of Tammy Beaumont and Georgia Elwiss – the latter undone by a lethal inswinging yorker from Deandra Dottin – would have caused further flutters.


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Winfield and Knight regrouped and put on a patient 46 but it wasn’t until Sciver arrived at the crease did England begin to motor.

Exchanging singles early on in their partnership, Winfield and Sciver grew in confidence and began to hit boundaries.

Winfield signalled her intentions by flamboyantly cracking Shamilia Connell over extra-cover for four while Sciver struck the only maximum of the innings when she launched the same bowler over midwicket.

But, having added 95 at five-an-over, the pair succumbed in quick succession; Winfield bowled by Dottin and Sciver caught at backward point after middling a reverse sweep.


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Danni Wyatt and Amy Jones scurried well as boundaries dried up but England’s tail made a mess in the final overs, losing their last five wickets for just 12 runs.

With momentum with the hosts, Katherine Brunt’s opening spell helped England wrest back control.

The Yorkshire quick pinned Hayley Matthews in front before Gunn justified her selection by bowling the dangerous Stafanie Taylor and teasing Shaquana Quintyne to chip straight to cover.

West Indies were reeling at 64 for five when Danni Wyatt ran out Merissa Aguilleira and Marsh trapped Britney Cooper lbw.

Knight struck a crucial blow when Dottin picked out Brunt on the legside boundary and England wrapped up victory soon after.

Middlesex spinner Hartley dismissed Shermaine Campbelle and Afy Fletcher in the same over, taking her total to nine wickets in the series, before Elwiss and Marsh finished it off in clinical fashion.

England women’s schedule for West Indies tour:

Date Format Venue Result
8.10.16 1st ODI Trelawny Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica England won by 5 runs
10.10.16 2nd ODI Trelawny Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica West Indies won by 38 runs
14.10.16 3rd ODI * Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica England won by 112 runs
16.10.16 4th ODI * Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
19.10.16 5th ODI * Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Report courtesy of the ECB