ENGLAND DEFEATS WI WOMEN

West Indies' Deandra Dottin in action against England during the NatWest Women's International T20 at the Arundel Cricket Club, Sussex on Sept. 16, 2012.
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West Indies Women suffer another T20 series defeat to England, with a haphazard run chase in a 20-run loss to England Women on Saturday at the Derby Cricket County Ground, England.

Asked to chase for the third straight Twenty20 International of the rive-match series, West Indies’ approach was again muddled and the target of 155 always looked improbable as they crawled to 63 at the half-way stage to see their required run rate jump to over nine runs per over.

Yet again Deandra Dottin’s half-century in three innings proved futile, scoring 63 off 56 balls, striking nine fours and a six at the top of the order.

West Indies’ Hayley Matthews plays a shot against Australia during the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.Associated Press / Bikas Das, file

Hayley Matthews was the only player to pass 20 but her 21 required 23 deliveries and when she was dismissed at the start of the 13th over, West Indies were already facing a tough task.

Dottin who only returned from a year-long leg injury last February , was the top-scorer in the first two games with 69 and 38 and now has 170 runs an a average of 56 to be the leading scorer in the series.

The 28-year-old Barbadian had earlier snatched two wickets in her first bowl since her return to the side as the hosts rattled up 153 for six off their 20 overs after choosing to bat first at the County Ground.

Natalie Sciver struck 82 off 61 balls to propel England while captain Heather Knight chipped in with 29 as they revived the innings after a poor start and then they stumbled in the middle overs.

Scores: England 154-6 (20 overs)- West Indies 134-5 (20 overs). The two other matches are carded for later this week.

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