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England women win series as rain plays spoilsport
June 26, 2019 | 7:22 PM
by Agencies
England women clinched the series, having won the second game at Northampton by 42 runs.
 
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Derby: England women completed a 1-0 series win over West Indies women, after incessant rain forced the abandonment of the final Twenty20 international in Derby.

The first game of the three-match series was also abandoned due to rain, without a single ball being bowled. England women clinched the series, having won the second game at Northampton by 42 runs.

After Danielle Wyatt’s 81 propelled her team to a healthy score of 180, a sustained bowling effort ensured that West Indies women were restricted to 138. It was England's 14th consecutive win, across all formats, a record for the women’s team.

On Tuesday, 25 June, rain initially delayed the toss ahead of the third T20I, forcing the umpires to delay their inspection of the pitch. The downpour ensured that no play was possible, with the umpires ultimately calling off the game one and a half hours after the scheduled start.



England will now shift their focus towards the upcoming multi-format points-based Ashes, starting with the first ODI, on 2 July. Captain Heather Knight, who was supposed to sit out for the third game, owing to a sore hamstring, expressed confidence in her side ahead of their next assignment.

"You always want to win," Knight was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "As a side, the pleasing thing was that we have carried the momentum from the winter into the summer. We are as best prepared as we can be for the Aussies."



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