West Indies Women strikes back England in second ODI

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West Indies Women strikes back England in second ODI
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The second ODI between England and West Indies was low scoring. The home teamWest scored 148 batting 50 overs. However, they strongly defended the score to restrict England Women to 110 in the chase. Stafanie Taylor delivered a half century in the first inning to challenge England, while, Deandra Dottin and Afy Fletcher attacked the batsmen in the second inning. Dottin had four wickets and Fletcher had three wickets to cap the women team. The first ODI was won by England and with the victory, West Indies has levelled the five-match series by 1-1.

Although West Indies openers were able to guard their wickets, they could not build up a good score. In the partnership stretch of 8.6 overs between Hayley Matthews and Shaquana Quintye, the players could score only 24 runs. Earlier, Matthews struck two boundaries, but she was trapped by Laura Marsh. A little momentum in the inning was delivered by skipper Stefanie Taylor. The player scored 56 off 86 in the inning, batting till the 43rd over, while the others could not stand up for a partnership.

England had no wickets for more than 15 overs, even if the run rate was slow for West Indies. This impasse was broken by Alex Hartly, who took the away three wickets in 3 overs. In the 30th over she dismissed all-rounder Deandra Dottin and Sharmaine Campbelle at consecutive deliveries. The next wicket, Britney Cooper, was removed after an over. The next slog for West Indies was after about 8 overs when three more players, including Taylor, were dismissed in a similar manner. Stacy-Ann King was stumped at the over from Katherine Brunt and in the next ball Afly Fletcher was run out. Taylor was caught after a couple of overs by Brunt.

The chase was slow as West Indies bowlers were successful to check the momentum right from the beginning. The top score for England came up as 27 by Natalie Sciver. Skipper Heather Knight partnered with the player to add 26. Before the stretch, England was at 3 for 56 being attacked by Erva Giddings, Taylor and Anisha Mohammad. Alfy Fletcher broke the partnership taking down both Sciver and Knight at the Gap of two overs. With Sciver's wicket in the 37th over, the chase fell to 5 for 107.

The rest was easy for West Indies. The lower order was scalped by Dottin removing three wickets in a single over. Amy Jones, Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone were dismissed in the 40th over. England hanged by two last wickets of Alex Hartley and Amy Jones. Dottin struck again after two overs to trap Dottin and wrapped up the inning. England's chase lived for 41.4 reaching 110 for 10 wickets.

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