England beats WI in rain-curtailed final T20I, completes cleansweep

In a five-over dash, England defeated West Indies by three wickets in the fifth and final T20 to end the series 5-0.

Shamilia Connell was the player of the match for her bowling spell of 3 for 14. - TWITTER (@windiescricket)

In a rain-curtailed final women's T20I at Derby, England defeated West Indies by three wickets to complete a 5-0 clean sweep.

Chasing 42 in five overs, England snuck home with three balls to spare.

After heavy rain lashed and delayed the start for nearly two and a half hours, the host decided to bowl first. Deandra Dottin forced a powerful start, smashing her 100th six in women's T20Is en route to 11 (7b). She fell in the second over to fast bowler Katherine Brunt in her attempt for a big stroke.


Windies captain Stafanie Taylor (15) and Natasha McLean (14 n.o.) were the other main contributors as the side finished at 41 for 3.

Frantic chase

In a frenzied chase, England lost two early wickets as Windies pacer Shamilia Connell removed skipper Heather Knight (4) and Wicket-keeper Amy Jones (0) in a span of three balls in the first over.

Tammy Beaumont (9) was dismissed soon after and England was struggling at 17 for 3.

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Connell returned in her second over and helped effect a run-out to remove Nay Sciver (7). Katherine Brunt was dismissed off the very next ball of Connell, skipper Taylor completing a spectacular diving catch at cover as England slumped further.

With seven needed off the final over, England lost two more as Sarah Glenn and Fran Wilson were run-out. However, Shakera Salman bowled two no-balls in a row to hand England a nervy win.

Shamilia Connell was named Player of the Match for her spell of 3 for 14, while leg-spinner Glenn was Player of the Series for her all-round performance.

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