OLD TRAFFORD, England (CMC) — West Indies women lost to England by 28 runs in their second of a five-match series as part of their preparations for the world Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this month.
Although it was a far better performance than their opening loss, the Caribbean side still limped to 122 for 6 in their effort to chase down 150 for 3 posted by their English counterparts.
Although Shanel Daley did well to remove England's openers a third wicket stand between Sarah Taylor and Arran Brindle put England back in control of the game at Old Trafford.
Taylor and Brindle added 78 in 10 overs for the third wicket and laid the foundation for an unreachable target.
Taylor, who worked the ball around superbly, scored 53 runs struck seven boundaries and faced 37 balls while Brindle was unbeaten on 42.
After Taylor's departure West Indies did well to deny England any boundaries in the final four overs of the innings.
But a total of 150 was always going to be a tough task for a side held to 71 for 8 in the previous match.
Windies opener Tremayne Smartt, who did not wear a helmet, withstood some bouncers from Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole.
However, as in the England innings, spin brought the breakthrough as Juliana Nero was stumped by Taylor aiming a slog-sweep at Danielle Wyatt.
A diving catch by Holly Colvin and an even better one-handed effort by Shrubsole at mid-off removed the dangerous Daley and Deandra Dottin respectively as England took a firm grip on the game
Captain Merissa Aguilleira top scored with 37 and Britney Cooper chipped in with 20 as England took a 2-0 series lead.
*C Edwards c Mohammed b Daley 21
L Marsh b Daley 15
+S Taylor st Aguilleira b Campbelle 53
A Brindle not out 42
D Wyatt not out 11
Extras (b3, lb3, nb2) 8
TOTAL (3 wkts; 20 overs) 150
Did not bat: J Gunn, T Beaumont, S Rowe, K Brunt, H Colvin, A Shrubsole
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Edwards, 4.2 overs), 2-44 (Marsh, 6.2), 3-122 (Taylor, 16.1)
Bowling: Smartt 3-0-34-0 (nb2), Munroe 1-0-12-0, Mohammed 4-0-19-0, Daley 4-0-21-2, Quintyne 4-0-27-0, Campbelle 4-0-31-1
WEST INDIES WOMEN
J Nero st Taylor b Wyatt 11
T Smartt c Gunn b Wyatt 25
*+M Aguilleira st Taylor b Marsh 37
S Daley c Colvin b Marsh 2
D Dottin c Shrubsole b Brindle 1
B Cooper c Rowe b Brindle 20
S King not out 9
S Campbelle not out 13
Extras (lb1, w3) 4
TOTAL (6 wkts, 20 overs) 122
Did not bat: A Mohammed, S Munroe, S Quintyne.
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Nero, 5.4 overs), 2-41 (Smartt, 7.1), 3-55 (Daley, 10.4), 4-56 (Dottin, 11.3), 5-96 (Cooper, 17.5), 6-101 (Aguilleira, 18.3)
Bowling: Brunt 3-0-17-0 (w2), Shrubsole 3-0-27-0, Wyatt 4-0-25-2 (w1), Colvin 4-0-23-0, Marsh 3-0-17-2, Brindle 3-1-12-2.
Result: England won by 28 runs.
Series: England led the five-match series 2-0.
Player of the Match: S Taylor.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: M Gough, T Robinson; TV - R Bailey.