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Windies prevail

Sylhet: West Indies women beat England women by nine runs in a Group B encounter of the World T20, here, on Monday.

The Windies looked set for a big total after Stafanie Taylor (56) and Kycia Knight added 87 for the first wicket. But they slumped from 108 for one to finish on 133 for seven as Natalie Sciver took three for 18.

Captain Charlotte Edwards led England’s chase with 44 from 39 balls but fell with 40 still needed as Deandra Dottin (4/12) ripped through the middle order to shock the group favourites.

Brief scores

West Indies 133/7 in 20 ovs (S. Taylor 56; N. Sciver 3/18) England 124/9 (D. Dottin 4/12) West Indies won by 9 runs