England Women complete Windies whitewash in ODI series

West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor.
West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor.

West Indies Women suffered the embarrassment of a whitewash with a heavy defeat to England in the final three-match series of the One-Day International (ODI) last week, wrapping a miserable outing in the ICC Women’s Championship.

Chasing a revised target of 267 off 39 overs in the rain-affected match at Essex County Ground, West Indies were once again let down by their batting and collapsed to 131 all out, with eight deliveries remaining.

Left-hander Kycia Knight, batting at number three, top-scored with 38 off 59 balls while Stacey-Ann King chipped in with 26 off 38 delivers down the order but they were the only batters to pass 20.

Hayley Matthews (6) and Britney Cooper (2) fell cheaply to leave the regional team on 27 for 2 in the sixth over before Knight repaired the damage in a 40-run third wicket partnership with Natasha McClean (18).

Captain Stafanie Taylor was unable to bat after taking a blow to her hand towards the end of the England innings.

Earlier England had got half centuries from opener Amy Jones (80) and wicketkeeper Sara Taylor (70) as they defied rain to get up to 258 for four off 39 overs.

Jones notched six fours and a six in a 63-ball knock while Taylor faced 61 balls and struck seven fours.

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