ARUNDEL, England (CMC) — Deandra Dottin smashed a match winning half century as West Indies Women defeated England Women by three wickets in the final Twenty20 International of the five-match series at Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground here yesterday.
Dottin top scored with a brutal innings of 62 from 34 balls to rescue West Indies and avoid a whitewash after England were a class above the visitors in winning the first four matches.
Dottin came to the wicket with West Indies tottering on 47 for 4 chasing England's 139 for 7.
The consolation win for the Caribbean side, preparing for the ICC Twenty/20 tournament later this month, also ends England's 21-match Twenty20 unbeaten run.
Dottin hit three fours and five sixes and led a middle order fight back that put her side on course for victory before she was bowled with 17 still required from 20 balls.
Tense moments ensued with West Indies needing 11 from 12 balls and then six from the final delivery.
However, Juliana Nero who scored 27 not out, was a model of composure as she guided her side to victory.
Earlier, Sarah Taylor again led the England innings with 34 from 30 balls while Katherine Brunt top scored with 35.
The main wickets takers for West Indies were Anisa Mohammed, Tremayne Smartt and Shemaine Campbelle who each grabbed two wickets as England lost their first fixture in 21 matches.
Wes Indies begin their World T20 campaign against New Zealand on 27 September.