WI women crash to another defeat
Derby – England overcame a middle-order wobble to claim a comfortable 47-run win against West Indies in the second T20 and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series at the Incora County Ground.
England were in danger of squandering a strong start after slipping to 96-6, with Stafanie Taylor taking 2-12, but Sarah Glenn’s aggressive 26 from 19 balls lifted England to 151-8.
West Indies reached 72-1 and looked relatively untroubled before Glenn removed Deandra Dottin for38 and the tourists stumbled to 96-8.
Regular wickets and a lack of big shots saw West Indies finish their 20 overs on 104-8.
This was a much improved West Indies performance with the ball and keeper Shemaine Campbelle was excellent to claim two stumpings.
However, they let England back into the match in the final overs, and they once again struggled to make an impact with the bat.
When Dottin was trapped lbw, defeat felt inevitable, with no batter able to take the attack to a fine England bowling attack.
England can clinch the series on Saturday in the third match.
England Women 151 for seven off 20 overs (Sarah Glenn 26, Amy Jones 25; Stafanie Taylor 2-12, Shakera Selman 2-32). West Indies Women 104 for eight off 20 overs (Deandra Dottin 38, Stafanie Taylor 28; Mady Villiers 2-10, Sophie Ecclestone 2-19). England Women won by 47 runs.