West Indies women were recently in England for a T20 series. While the shortest format meant close finishes, English women ensured that they dominated all the five matches. This is not to suggest that Windies didn’t have their moments in the game. We shall walk across the numbers that emerged from the five encounters and relive the one-sided, yet engaging affair.
Clean Sweep – Series Summary
A quick look at the results of the five matches will bring to us the difference between the sides. For the world that we live in, victory margins of around 45 odd runs signal domination and one-side play on the ground. English side got the better of their West Indian counterparts by 47 runs in the first and the second match. The third match went to their side by 20 runs and the series was sealed for the hosts. The fourth match saw England making 44 runs more than the Windies batting. It was only in the last match that Windies came closer to a maiden win on the tour. The result, however, went with the English team and it was a clean sweep indeed. The matches saw decent scores as the English side crossed 160s twice and 154 and 151 came too in their 120 deliveries.
Numbers will tell us that though a win was not a result of the touring party, there were a lot of positives to be worked upon. The form of experienced Deandra Dottin was one of them. In her five innings, she got a total of 185 against her name. Her batting average was 37 and she clubbed two half-centuries as well. Tammy Beaumont from the English camp got her share of runs as well. She got 120 at an average of 24 in her five outings. She got one half-century against the visitors too. Heather Knight comes in 3rd with 117 runs as the highest scorer in the series. Her highest score was 42. Nat Sciver was best with the bat as she got 82 as the highest score by a batter in five matches. She got 10 boundaries to her name. Dottin makes her mark felt as she smashed 69 and 63 as well.
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Deandra Dottin’s excellent form with the bat continues. She completes the 2500 T20I Run mark in the 3rd T20 against England.
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Sarah Glenn was the pick of the bowlers for the English side. She got a handful of seven grabs in the outings. She bowled 15 overs in total and gave 84 runs. Her best stint with the ball was 2/21. Shamilia Conell comes in next with 7 wickets as well but with a higher economy rate. She bowled 16 overs in the series for 135 runs. Her best spell was 3/14. Katherine Brunt with her tight spells comes in third as she got six wickets for her side and conceded less than 5 runs per over. Shamilia and Shakera Selman had the best days with the ball in hand as they got three wickets each in their respective outings. Mady Villiers got two wickets at an unbelievable rate of 3.33 runs per over as well.
As said above, individual performances were the highlights of the tour for Windes Women and the only requirement will be to click as a side and build upon the moments. English would, on the other hand, not wish to play with their winning combination and look to build on their victory form.