Women’s T20 WC: England beat West Indies by 7 wickets© AFP
England’s batsmen smashed a potentially challenging goal in Saturday’s Women’s T20 World Cup match at Boland Park in Paarl to secure seven wins against the West Indies. England won by 136 points, 5.3 points clear of victory. Opener Sophia Dunkley set the tone as she bowled 34 off 18 balls before being bowled by Chinelle Henry herself. The West Indian fast bowler clung to a full-blood drive on the follow-up.
Dunkley and Danny Wyatt (11) took 37 for 3.3 overs in the first wicket. Alice Capuccirecovering from a broken collarbone, before fast 13 natural science-Brunt (40 not out) and captain Heather Knight (32 not out) finished the win with an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership of 67.
The West Indies chose to play in scorching heat of up to 38C. They were 7 for 135 from the field, with captain Hayley Matthews hitting 42 of 32 balls, including eight fours.
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Sherman Campbell 34 for 37 were also excellent as the England bowlers and fielders had to contend with the afternoon game.
left arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone was England’s most successful bowler, taking three for 23, her second-to-last two wickets when batsmen attempted ambitious strikes.
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