Taylor predicts tough game five
West Indies Women's captain Stafanie Taylor believes the final game of their five-match one-day international series against England Women will be tough, but backs her charges to pulling a series-clinching win.
The West Indies, playing at home, firstly at Trelawny Stadium and now at Sabina Park, are tied with the English at 2-2 heading in the fifth and final encounter tomorrow.
This follows the regional women's thrilling 42 runs win in the fourth encounter on Sunday, which levelled the series.
''We know that it will not be easy as it is the last game,'' said Taylor of the finale, which is scheduled to get underway at 9 30 a.m tomorrow. ''But, we know that we definitely want these points,'' she declared.
The match-up, which will also see the winners secure another two ICC Women Championship points, and all but secure a spot to next year's ICC Women World, was made into a decider primarily on the contribution of Taylor, who put in a player-of-the-match performance in game four.
She hit a topscore of 85 to first guide the Caribbean women to a competitive 223 for six of their allotted overs. This was with the support of opener Shaquana Quintyne, 41, and Merissa Aguilleira, 32.
Taylor, bowling her usual accurate off-spin, then bagged three for 22 of her maximum 10 overs, to lead her team in the field, a performance of which she is proud of.
''I think it (my performances) came at a good time,'' she remarked.''I think it was crucial of me to stay out there and get the team to a good target."