West Indies Women knocked out of T20 World Cup

England teammates celebrate the wicket of West Indies' Lee-Ann Kirby during their Women's T20 World Cup cricket match in Sydney, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

West Indies Women were knocked out of the semi-finals of the WomenTwenty20 World Cup in Australia when they were suffered a 46-run defeat to England in a one-sided contest on Sunday.

Needing a victory to remain in the tournament, West Indies once again struggled with the bat, failing to chase down 144 at the Sydney Show Ground Stadium and crashing to their second defeat in three games to remain third in Group B on two points.

West Indies’ Britney Cooper catches out England’s Fran Wilson during their Women’s T20 World Cup cricket match in Sydney, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Lee-Ann Kirby, batting at number seven top scored with 20 but no other batsman passed 15, as left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone grabbed 3 for 7 and leg-spinner Sarah Glenn, with 2 for 16, undermined the innings with brilliant spells.

At one stage, the West Indies were well-placed at 41 for 1 but once Captain Stafanie Taylor retired hurt on 15 in the eighth over, the innings went into decline with the next nine wickets going down for 55 runs.

Player-of-the-Match Natalie Sciver had earlier top-scored with 57 as England ratchet up 143 for 5 off their 20 overs after choosing to bat.

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