Dottin half-century not enough
DERBY – Deandra Dottin’s second half-century in three innings proved futile as West Indies Women produced another haphazard run chase in a 20-run defeat to England Women, to slip to another Twenty20 International series defeat here yesterday.
Chasing England’s total of 154-6, the West Indies’ approach was again muddled and they crawled to 63 for two at the half-way stage and were restricted to 134-5 off their 20 overs at the County Ground.
The result gave England a 3-0 lead in the five-match cricket series with the fourth match carded for tomorrow at the same venue.
Dottin was the only bright spark amidst the gloom. She made an attacking 63 – including nine fours and a six – off 56 balls at the top of the order.
Dottin was the top-scorer in the first two games with 69 and 38 and now has 170 runs at an average of 56 to be the leading scorer in the series.
The 28-year-old Barbadian had earlier snatched two wickets in the first bowl since her return to the side. (CMC)
England 154 for six off 20 overs (Natalie Sciver 82, Heather Knight 29; Shamilia Connell 2-13, Deandra Dottin 2-29). West Indies 134 for five off 20 overs (Deandra Dottin 63, Hayley Matthews 21; Sarah Glenn 2-18, Katherine Brunt 2-29). England won by 20 runs.