Stun­ning vic­tory!

Dot­tin fires as Windies Women take six wick­ets for three runs

Jamaica Gleaner - - TUESDAY SPORTS -

PLAYER OF the Match, De­an­dra Dot­tin, snatched three wick­ets in one over as Eng­land Women dra­mat­i­cally lost their last six wick­ets for just three runs in the space of 29 de­liv­er­ies, to hand West Indies Women an as­ton­ish­ing 38-run vic­tory in the sec­ond one-day in­ter­na­tional here yes­ter­day.

Seem­ingly headed for their sec­ond straight loss with Eng­land Women cruis­ing 107 for four in the 37th over in pur­suit of a mea­gre 149 for vic­tory at the Trelawny Multi-Pur­pose Com­plex, the Windies Women re­bounded spec­tac­u­larly through Dot­tin, to bun­dle the vis­i­tors out for 110 in the 42nd over.

Leg-spin­ner Afy Fletcher started the come­back when she plucked out top-scorer Natalie Sciver for 27 in the 37th over, caught by Hay­ley Matthews at cover. A when she trapped Danielle Wy­att lbw for seven in her next over, Eng­land Women were slid­ing at 108 for six in the 39th over.

LETHAL BURST

Dot­tin then pro­duced the lethal burst which stunned Eng­land Women. The right-arm seamer re­moved Kather­ine Brunt (1), Laura Marsh (0) and So­phie Ec­cle­stone (0) in the space of six de­liv­er­ies in the 40th over to dra­mat­i­cally shift the bal­ance of the con­test.

Brunt was lbw play­ing across to the first ball of the over, Marsh was yorked by the fifth de­liv­ery and Ec­cle­stone was caught at the wicket, driv­ing at the last ball.

Eng­land Women sur­vived the next six de­liv­er­ies from Fletcher, but Dot­tin struck with the fourth ball of her next over, trap­ping Amy Jones lbw for one as she played back and across, to steal a sen­sa­tional vic­tory for West Indies Women and help them tie the five­match se­ries 1-1.

Ear­lier, cap­tain Stafanie Tay­lor top-scored with 56 off 87 de­liv­er­ies and Dot­tin, 21 off 47 de­liv­er­ies, but West Indies Women suf­fered yet an­other bat­ting col­lapse af­ter choos­ing to bat first.

Open­ers Matthews and Shaquana Quin­tyne both fell cheaply for 15 to leave the hosts on 35 for two in the 14th over and it was left to Tay­lor and Dot­tin to re­pair the in­nings in a 47-run, third wicket stand.

Tay­lor struck six fours and Dot­tin, one, as they lifted the hosts to 75 for two at the half­way stage.

How­ever, Dot­tin per­ished soon af­ter­wards, lbw to lef­t­arm spin­ner Alex Hart­ley – who fin­ished with four for 31 – and her dis­missal saw three wick­ets tum­ble for the ad­di­tion of just eight runs to leave the Windies Women wob­bling on 90 for five in the 32nd over.

Tay­lor part­nered with Stacy-Ann King, who made 14, to put on 34 for the sixth wicket and push their side past the 100-run mark and lay the foun­da­tion for a fi­nal as­sault in the last 10 overs. But King fell to Brunt (2-30) off the sec­ond ball of the 41st over, spark­ing a slide which saw the last five wick­ets tum­ble for 24 runs.

Tay­lor, who reached her 24th ODI half-cen­tury off 78 balls in the 39th over, even­tu­ally per­ished at 127 for seven in the 43rd over when she was caught at mid-on off a mis­cued pull at Brunt.

WICB ME­DIA/ATHEL­STAN BEL­LAMY

West Indies’ Stafanie Tay­lor takes a run as Eng­land’s wick­et­keeper Amy Jones chases the ball dur­ing the sec­ond one-day in­ter­na­tional be­tween West Indies Women and Eng­land Women at the Trelawny Mul­ti­plex in Florence Hall, Ja­maica, yes­ter­day.

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