Women's World T20: England hold nerves to beat West Indies by one-wicket off last ball

England chased down the 109-run target set by West Indies with a wicket to spare off the last ball, qualifying for the semi-finals of the Women's World T20.

hidden March 25, 2016 09:36:03 IST
Women's World T20: England hold nerves to beat West Indies by one-wicket off last ball

Dharamsala: In a nail-biting finish, England had to rely on a bye off the last ball to beat West Indies in a ICC Women's World T20 tie at HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.

Batting first, West Indies scored 108 for four in 20 overs in the 14th match of the T20 meet. The English side got the winning run off a bye on the last ball to finish at 109 for nine.

The West Indies Women, who had won the toss and elected to bat, were off to a good start and were at nine for no loss after the first over. But they lost the wicket of Hayley Matthews in the second over to Katherine Brunt.

Womens World T20 England hold nerves to beat West Indies by onewicket off last ball

Charlotte Edwards (above) scored 30 runs and 59-run opening stand with Tammy Beaumont. Getty Images

Shaquana Quintyne then joined Stafanie Taylor at the crease. She looked in great touch and got the boundaries that her team needed in the power-play as the West Indies raced to 34 for one in six overs.

But the England Women put a check on their scoring and slowly the run rate came down with West Indies at 44 for one after nine overs.

As England bowlers started bowling in the right areas, Quintyne was the next to go after she was caught by Jenny Gunn off the bowling of Natalie Sciver. She scored 29 off 28 balls.

The West Indies were soon 62 for two in 12 overs and needed some runs in the final overs of the innings. But Deandra Dottin and Taylor were finding it tough to find the boundaries.

However, a good 17th over yielded 11 runs and gave a boost to the West Indies Women. For England, Rebecca Grundy finished without taking a wicket while conceding 22 runs, while Katherine Brunt finished with figures of 1/26. Anya Shrubsole ended with figures of 1-11.

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