Sensational win for Windies Women
FALMOUTH, Jamaica, CMC:
Player of the Match Deandra Dottin snatched three wickets in one over as England Women dramatically lost their last six wickets for just three runs in the space of 29 deliveries, to hand West Indies Women an astonishing 38-run victory in the second one-day international here yesterday.
Seemingly headed for their second straight loss with England Women cruising 107 for four in the 37th over in pursuit of a meagre 149 for victory at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Complex, the Windies Women rebounded spectacularly through Dottin to bundle the visitors out for 110 in the 42nd over.
Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher started the comeback when she plucked out top-scorer Natalie Sciver for 27 in the 37th over, caught by Hayley Matthews at cover, and when she trapped Danielle Wyatt leg before wicket for seven in her next over, England Women were sliding at 108 for six in the 39th over.
Dottin then produced the lethal burst which stunned England Women. The right-arm seamer removed Katherine Brunt (1), Laura Marsh (0) and Sophie Ecclestone (0) in the space of six deliveries in the 40th over to dramatically shift the balance of the contest.
Earlier, captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 56 off 87 deliveries and Dottin, 21 off 47 deliveries, but West Indies Women suffered yet another batting collapse after choosing to bat first.
The five-match series is now locked at 1-1 after the opening two encounters.