Ladies’s T20 WC: England defeat West Indies by 7 wickets© AFP
England’s batters made mild of a doubtlessly difficult goal to safe a seven-wicket win in opposition to the West Indies of their Ladies’s T20 World Cup match at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday. Set to make 136 to win, England raced to victory with 5.3 overs to spare. Opener Sophia Dunkley set the tone, pounding 34 off 18 balls earlier than falling to a spectacular catch off her personal bowling by Chinelle Henry. The West Indian quick bowler clutched on to a full-blooded drive whereas following by means of.
Dunkley and Danni Wyatt (11) placed on 37 in 3.3 overs for the primary wicket. Alice Capsey, recovered from a damaged collarbone, made a rapid 13 earlier than Nat Sciver-Brunt (40 not out) and captain Heather Knight (32 not out) accomplished the win with an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership of 67.
West Indies selected to bat in scorching warmth of as much as 38 levels Celsius. They posted 135 for seven with captain Hayley Matthews hitting 42 off 32 balls, together with eight fours.
Matthews dominated a gap stand of 47 with fit-again Stafanie Taylor, who made solely three.
Shemaine Campbelle additionally batted brightly in making 34 off 37 because the England bowlers and fielders needed to deal with a day match.
Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone was England’s most profitable bowler, taking three for 23, with two of her wickets falling within the penultimate over as batters tried formidable strokes.
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