England beats West Indies Women

West Indies cricketer, Kycia Knight.
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West Indies Women were beaten again in their second Twenty20 match against England Women at Northampton recently.

England cruised to a 42-run victory against the West Indies women as they claimed a record 14th consecutive win across all formats.

Danni Waytt’s knock of 81 off 55 balls included 10 fours and propelled the hosts to a competitive 180-6.

In response, Linsey Smith dismissed Hayley Matthews with the fifth ball of the match but some big-hitting from Stacy-Ann King (43) and Chedean Nation (32) looked like it may have been enough to take the West Indies towards their first win of the tour.

However, the paid fell in the same over-King picking out Wyatt on the deep square leg boundary going for one big shot too many before Nation was run out by substitute fielder Fran Wilson, as the visitors collapsed from 96-4 to 138-9.

The win extended England’s unbeaten run in 14 games in all formats, stretching back to the third ODI against India in Mumbai on February 28.

A shocking display of poor fielding proved costly for the West Indies Women as they leaked many runs to Amoy Jones and Wyatt, who should have been easily stumped when on 10, but Kycia Knight failed to collect cleanly behind the stumps before Chinelle Henry shelled the England opener two overs later from 17 at extra cover.

West Indies’ chase got of to a miserable start with Haley Mathews being out and Britney Cooper trapped lbw by Ana Shrubsole for a first-ball duck. Stafaine Taylor was run out for 19.

Three overs later, Brunt bowled Knight (7) and McLean (9) as the Windies’ innings trailed off without much of a fight from the lower order.

England leads the three-match Twenty20 series 1-0, after the first match was washed out because of rain.

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