West Indies slump to record T20I low as England complete 5-0 sweep

Freya Davies in her action
December 23, 2022

England 44 for 2 (Sciver 20*) beat West Indies 43 (Davies 3-2, Davidson-Richards 3-5, Dean 2-8) by eight wickets

West Indies slumped to their lowest total in women's T20Is as England completed a 5-0 whitewash over them in the five-T20I series with an eight-wicket win in Bridgetown.

England only took 16.2 overs to bowl West Indies out, with Freya Davies and Alice Davidson-Richards taking three wickets apiece while Charlie Dean chipped in with two. In response, England reached the 44 target in quick time, wrapping up the game inside the powerplay, in 5.3 overs.

West Indies chose to bat in search of a maiden win in the five-match series, but after an uneventful first over, they lost wickets in each of the next three overs, and one more inside the powerplay. Davies made breakthroughs with the dismissals of Hayley Matthews and Rashada Williams, while Nat Sciver and Issy Wong accounted for Aaliyah Alleyne and Shabika Gajnabi respectively. Dean then removed middle-order batters Trishan Holder and Kyshona Knight just after the powerplay.

At that stage, West Indies were 24 for 6 in 9.1 overs, and that would soon be 30 for 8 when Davidson-Richards picked off both Afy Fletcher and Djenaba Joseph (11) - the top-scorer for West Indies with 11 - in the same over. Davidson-Richards and Davies then cleaned up the tail to return combined figures of 6 for 7.

The England chase began with a 22-run partnership between Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley. Dunkley, and Wyatt later, fell, but Sciver finished the game off with a flourish, hitting three fours in her 12-ball 20 not out.

Davies was named Player of the Match for her 14-ball spell that had 12 dots, one maiden over, and three wickets for only two runs.

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