Tamil Diplomat

West Indies v England women: Tourists collapse to defeat

An extraordinary England collapse of six wickets for three runs gave West Indies a 38-run win in the second one-day international in Montego Bay. Chasing 149, England were coasting at 107-4 before Nat Sciver holed out off Afy Fletcher.

Deandra Dottin took three wickets in an over, then trapped Amy Jones lbw to bowl out England for 110. West Indies earlier scrapped to 148, captain Stafanie Taylor making 56 and Alex Hartley taking 4-31.  The third game of the five-match series is at Sabina Park on Friday at 15:30 BST.

It is the nature of the defeat that will be most disappointing to England, who now travel to Kingston level at 1-1. Playing on the same slow surface on which they won the first ODI by five runs, the visitors were sensibly managing a pursuit of a reachable target.

But captain Heather Knight top-edged leg-spinner Fletcher to short fine leg for 26 with the score on 93, then Sciver patted a tame catch to cover to depart for 27. Dottin blew away the tail and, in the blink of an eye, West Indies were celebrating victory.