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Williams Impressive With 54* But England Take Series

England Women’s Tour of the West Indies 2022

Series: CG United ODI Series

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua

Result: England Women won by 142 runs

Scorecardhttps://bit.ly/wiwveng2odi

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – England Women took and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the CG United One Day International series against the West Indies Women, winning the second match by another big margin on Tuesday night. England won the toss and elected to bat first on the pitch that yielded them 300+ in the first CG United ODI, which they won comfortably by 142 runs and secured two ICC Women’s Championship points.

England found it difficult to get the scoring going as the West Indies bowlers were more accurate in their lines and lengths that the first match. The opening pair of Tammy Beaumont and Emma Lamb who replaced the injured Alice Capsey, posted 42 before Lamb was run out by Shemaine Campbelle for 25.

Sophia Dunkley got her Caribbean campaign off to a start when she shared a 51-run partnership with skipper Heather Knight who made 25 with two fours  off 30 balls to get the English tally going. At this point England were 133-4 in the 25th over. Dunkley carried on reaching her fifth ODI half-century, she eventually fell for 57 off 56 balls with seven fours. Amy Jones came in at No.6 and lifted the total with a breezy 70 which required just 63 balls and included eight fours as England reached 260 all out in 48.1 overs. Hayley Matthews led the way with the ball, finishing with figures of 9.1-0-50-3 followed by Afy Fletcher 10-1-41-2 and Aaliyah Alleyne 8-0-47-2.

In their run chase, West Indies got off to bad start as skipper Hayley Matthews and Kycia Knight both fell in the second over to Lauren Bell. Both batters were enticed to drive the ball, Matthews caught at first slip and Knight by the keeper.

The West Indies top order slumped to the English bowling attack. They lost five wickets inside of seven overs with the score on 28. Chinelle Henry batting at No. 7 and Rashada Williams were the only pair that looked the part to carry a fight until the end of the innings, putting on 35 runs together before Henry fell for 13. Prior to that partnership, Williams added 20 with Chedean Nation (17) and 21 with Shabika Gajnabi.

Williams brought up her second ODI half-century to remain on 54 not out off 80 balls which included four fours and a six as the West Indies were all out for 118 in 31.3 overs. Lauren Bell was the pick of the England bowlers, finishing with figures of 8-0-35-2 followed by Charlie Dean with 3.3-0-9-2. Jones for her top score and four catches behind the stumps was named the CG United Player-of-the-Match.

West Indies Women’s head coach Courtney Walsh was disappointed by the performance, telling CWI Media,

“In both games we haven’t batted well. We were a lot better with the ball in this game on a good batting track and for the score where we had them at 260, I thought we would have batted better. We lost those early wickets and just never recovered. The batters can take a lot from Rashada’s performance, I am pleased with how she went about it and showed that it can be done. We have a lot at stake with one game remaining and we need to get championship points. Our momentum is good but performance and execution, we have to try and get better.”

The teams meet again on Friday December 9 at the same venue for the 3rdd CG United ODI in a Day/Night encounter. First ball is at 2:00pm Eastern Caribbean/1:00pm Jamaica time.

The third CG United ODI in Antigua will be free for local and visiting fans as it falls on V.C. Bird Day, a national holiday in Antigua and is being supported by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. ​ Fans who purchase tickets will receive their tickets securely into their online Windies Tickets account to save to their mobile device or print out for presentation at the stadium, avoiding the need to queue at or travel to the stadium ticket offices. Ticket offices at each venue will be open on the day of each match.

All matches will be available to view in the West Indies live on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel as well as on the ESPN Play app. Fans in the UK will be able to view on BT Sport with fans based in the USA able to watch live on ESPN+. 

-CWI

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