Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Windies women lose 1st T20I by 47 runs

Deandra Dottin top-scored for the West Indies in the 1st T20I against England women at Derby. (Photo - Cricket West Indies)

Deandra Dottin top-scored for the West Indies in the 1st T20I against England women at Derby. (Photo - Cricket West Indies)

West Indies went down by 47 runs in the opening match of their five-math T20I series against England women on Monday at Derby.

Set 164 for victory, only the inform Deandra Dottin got in double figures for West Indies women.

Opening the innings, Dottin hit six fours and two sixes in her 59-ball 69 and was fifth out, with the West Indies on 112-5 off 18.3 overs.

Natalie Sciver (2/19) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/19) were decisive for England women as the West Indies women were restricted to 116/6 off their 20 overs.

Earlier, Tammy Beaumont (62) set up England's 163/8 with a key 52-run partnership with Heather Knight (25).

Amy Jones hit 24 for England women, while Shakera Selman (3/26) was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies women.

Hayley Matthews (2/25) and Stefanie Taylor (2/34) were also were among the wickets for Windies women.

Responding to the loss West Indies women skipper Stafanie Taylor said the match did not feature one of their best performances.

"We didn't adapt well to the pitch. Tammy batted really well and set the game up nicely for them. Looking back at that, we thought we were always behind and had to gain some momentum going into the batting," said Taylor.

Taylor identified positives in the batting of Deandra Dottin and some elements of their bowling.

"Some bowlers bowled well in patches but... not the best, really. Deandra batted well, but she needed someone to stay there with her. We thought too many dot balls strangled us a bit," she said.

The Windies women's skipper said it is back to the drawing-board for the team.

"We needed to go back to the footage and assess it, and see areas we can improve on. We have a training day tomorrow just to fine tune for Wednesday's game. I'm not sure if there will be many changes," added Taylor. 

The second T20I is on Wednesday at Derby.

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