England’s Sarah Taylor slammed her fifth One Day International century yesterday to guide her team a convincing 89-run win over the West Indies in the third ODI and final ODI at Queen’s Park Oval Port of Spain, yesterday.
The victory also gave the visitors a 2-0 win in the three-match series. The first ODI was washed out last Monday and England defeated the Windies by seven wickets in the second game on Friday night.
Yesterday the England innings was anchored by Taylor’s 100 off 109 balls as they tallied a competitive 185 all out with the century-maker falling off the final ball of the innings.
The Windies crumbled in their reply, scrapping to 96 all out off 36.4 overs, with No.8 Shaquana Quintyne top-scoring with an unbeaten 36.
When the visitors were put in to bat, Taylor held the innings together with wickets falling at the other end.
She entered after her skipper Charlotte Edwards was bowled by pacer Tremayne Smartt in the fifth over and batted through until the end.
No other England batsman made it past 20 and only four, including Taylor, got to double figures as spinner Anisa Mohammed grabbed four wickets for 26 runs from her ten overs.
Taylor also smacked eight fours, including three consecutive boundaries off Deandra Dottin to get into the 90s in the penultimate over of the innings.
She brought up her ton in the final over before finding Shanel Daley at long on off the last ball.
The Windies batters could barely muster a reply to Taylor and England. Their batting problems continued last night with opener June Ogle being bowled by left-arm pacer Natasha Farrant for a seven-ball duck.
The 17-year-old England bowler who was making her ODI debut, rattled Ogle’s stumps with her fifth ball of the match before running out kety batter Stafanie Taylor for zero with a direct throw from short extra cover. That was perhaps the game decider and the England bowlers kept the pressure even though the West Indies lower order staged a fightback led by 17-year old Quintyne.
The damage had already been done however.
3RD WOMEN’S ODI SCOREBOARD
West Indies vs England
L Winfield c Knight b Mohammed 18
C Edwards b Smartt 6
S Taylor c K Knight b Daley 100
L Greenway stpd wkpr Aguilleira b Mohammed...4
T Beaumont c wkpr Aguilleira b Taylor 15
N Sciver b Munroe 9
J Gunn lbw Mohammed 1
H Colvin c (sub) Campbelle b Mohammed 11
D Hazell c&b Dottin 8
K Cross lbw b Dottin 1
N Farrant not out 1
Extras (NB1,W6, LB3, B1) 11
TOTAL (all out; 50 overs) 185
Wickets at: 8 (Edwards) 35 (Winfield), 44 (Greenway), 71 (Beaumont), 97 (Sciver), 108 (Gunn), 138 (Colvin), 161 (Hazell), 167 (Cross), 185 (Taylor)
BOWLING: Smartt 4-1-10-1 (1nb); Munroe 10-1-36-1; Taylor 7-0-35-1 (2w); Mohammed 10-0-26-4 (1w); Daley 10-0-26-1 (2w); Quintyne 6-0-29-0 (1w); Dottin 3-0-19-2
West Indies Inns
(Target: 186 off 50 overs)
J Ogle b Farrant 0
N McLean b Colvin 8
S Taylor run out (Farrant) 0
K Knight c&b Colvin 7
D Dottin c Edwards b Gunn 0
M Aguilleira c Edwards b Hazell 13
S Daley run out (Greenway) 0
S Quintyne not out 36
A Mohammed run out (Hazell) 10
T Smartt c&b Colvin 5
S Munroe stp wk Taylor b Colvin 0
Extras (W15, LB2) 17
TOTAL (all out; 36.4 overs) 96
Wickets at: 1 (Ogle), 2 (Taylor), 19 (Knight), 20 (McLean), 24 (Dottin), 24 (Daley), 40 (Aguilleira), 72 (Mohammed), 88 (Smartt), 96 (Munroe)
BOWLING: Cross 6-2-26-0 (2w); Farrant 7-2-14-1 (4w); Gunn 6-2-6-1 (2w); Colvin 8.4-2-17-4 (1w); Hazell 6-1-14-1 (1w); Sciver 3-0-17-0 (5w)
Toss: West Indies
Result: England won by 89 runs
Player of the Match: Sarah Taylor (England)
Player of the Series: Sarah Taylor (England)
Umpires: D Ramdhanie and N Duguid