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Monday, 21 October 2013 14:55

England women lose in Twenty20 Tri-series

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The West Indies beat England in the Women’s Twenty20 Tri-series in Bridgetown, Barbados and continue a run of defeats against the West Indies which is now up to eleven.

The West Indies made 140 runs from 20 overs for a loss of six wickets. England could only muster 129 runs for eight wickets and therefore lost the match by eleven runs. The match started off very promising for the visitors and and going in to bat, one would have been tempted on betting on England breaking their long run of defeats. However, from a good position of 82 for one wicket, it quickly all went downhill to 96 runs for eight wickets, as England’s final score was a woeful 129 for eight wickets lost after the 20 overs.

At the start of the game, West Indies lost the toss and was sent in to bat. Danielle Hazel, a Yorkshire spinner took 3 wickets for nineteen runs from four overs; and Jenny Gunn, a Nottinghamshire seamer, got two wickets for twenty four runs. The West Indies batting was not bad, with Stafanie Taylor making 40 runs, Deandra Dottin made 32 from 19 balls which included three massive sixes, and finally Stacy-Ann King fought for another 24 runs from 10 balls to make the final score 140-6.

England met the challenge with Charlotte Edwards (Kent captain) and Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire) making up 36 runs from 25 deliveries, which made up an impressive opening partnership of 69 runs from just under ten overs. But England could not build on this good start, as the 17 year old West Indies leg spinner, Shaquana Quintyne got rid of both of them and England never really recovered from the loss. Shaquana had an impressive game as the youngster picked up 5 wickets for 16 runs!

England then quickly lost Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Tamsin Beaumont (Kent) and Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire) in ten deliveries - and even with the ninth wicket stand of 36 between Danielle Hazel (Yorkshire) and Holly Colvin (Sussex), they could not turn the tide of the match and eventually lost as they fell short by 11 runs.

England must now get over this defeat and prepare for the next match, which is against New Zealand. The English squad has already beaten New Zealand in their opening game, and hopefully can do the double against the Kiwis.