After loss, Taylor promises strong comeback

October 15, 2016
Stafanie Taylor plays square into the offside during the second One-day International between West Indies Women and England Women at the Trelawny Stadium.

Captain Stafanie Taylor says while West Indies Women may be down, they are definitely not out of their five-match one-day international series against England Women heading into the fourth and penultimate match at Sabina Park tomorrow.

The West Indies are 2-1 down in the series after falling to a 112 runs loss at the hands of their opposition in their third match-up, which was also played at Sabina Park, yesterday.

"We were not our usual self today. We were not as sharp as we would have liked to have been in the field, and our bowling could have been much better,'' said Taylor.

"Our batting, as well, never quite got out of first gear. But it's just one of those days. We know what we are capable of and have the players to stage a comeback, and come, the fourth game, that is our intention.''

Winning the toss and electing to bat, England kept in command throughout the third match, and in the end, posted 220, with one ball remaining in their innings.

The biggest total by either team in the series thus far, England were led by opener Laura Winfield, 79; the in-form Natalie Sciver, 58; and to a lesser extent, captain Heather Knight, who scored 22.

Shaquana Quintyne, bowling part-time spin, in the meantime, was the top wicket-taker on the day for the regional women with figures of three for 26, with all-rounder Dottin, leg-spinner Afy Fletcher, and Hayley Matthews taking two wickets apiece.

When the West Indies batted, only three players made it to double figures in Quintyne, 21; Dottin, 20; and Shermaine Campbell, 18.

Pacer Jenny Gunn, two for eight; left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, two for 24; and Lauren Marsh, two for 43, were England's top bowlers.

"We will have to look at the areas where we went wrong as we are at home and don't intend to lose and will have to fight back.''

Game Five will be held on Wednesday.

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