WI Women seek to level se­ries

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Jer­maine Lan­na­man Gleaner Writer

WEST INDIES Women will be hop­ing to keep their five-match one-day in­ter­na­tional se­ries against Eng­land Women alive when the teams meet in game four at Sabina Park to­day.

The se­ries cur­rently sees West Indies trail­ing by 1-2 af­ter los­ing the third game by 112 runs last Fri­day at the same venue.

They have fought back be­fore and cap­tain Stafanie Tay­lor and her team will be look­ing to level the se­ries to­day.

Af­ter go­ing down by five runs in the opener, which was played at the Trelawny Mul­ti­pur­pose Sta­dium, the West Indies ral­lied to take game two by 38 runs.

“If his­tory is any­thing to go by, I think we should bounce back,’’ said West Indies as­sis­tant coach Ezra Mose­ley.’’ It seems as if we like to come from be­hind.’’


Look­ing at the fourth game, Mose­ley be­lieves that things will be dif­fer­ent as the team has an­a­lysed their mis­takes in game three.

“I think the play­ers re­alise the mis­takes that were made, es­pe­cially in the field,’’ Mose­ley said.’’ We dropped a few catches and al­lowed the English to run too many twos.”

Mose­ley, who is deputy to head coach Vas­bert Drakes, is also hop­ing that their bat­ting per­for­mance will im­prove.

“The pitch, hope­fully, will be an­other good one to bat on, and I am ex­pect­ing our bat­ters to come to the party,’’ he said.

Only three play­ers made it to double fig­ures in the West Indies’ pal­try score of 108. They were opener Shaquana Quin­tyne, 21, De­an­dra Dot­tin, 20, and Sher­maine Camp­belle, 18.

The team’s other front line play­ers – Tay­lor, Hay­ley Matthews and Mer­risa Aguillera – made nine, five and zero, re­spec­tively.

Mean­while, Eng­land cap­tain Heather Knight be­lieves that they can close out the se­ries to­day and, ac­cord­ing to her, that is their main in­ten­tion. West Indies cap­tain Stafanie Tay­lor is bowled for nine by Eng­land’s pacer Jenny Gunn in the third one-day in­ter­na­tional at Sabina Park last Fri­day.


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