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England women beat Windies in ODI

AAP logoAAP 8/10/2016

The England women's cricket team have bowled West Indies out for 144 to win the first one-day international by five runs in Jamaica.

The tourists' prospects looked bleak when they were bowled out in the last over for 149, Deandra Dottin taking three wickets as Danielle Wyatt top-scored with 44.

Hayley Matthews and Shaquana Quintyne put on 53 for the West Indies' first wicket but they slumped to 5-110 and wickets continued falling regularly.

England were 5-62 at Trelawny Stadium before Wyatt and wicketkeeper Amy Jones put on 45 for the sixth wicket.

Jones made 20 and Katherine Brunt offered further support with an unusually restrained innings of 17 as Wyatt at least gave England something to bowl at.

Sophie Ecclestone removed both West Indies openers after their strong start and Alex Hartley sent back Stafanie Taylor on her way to figures of 3-26.

Brunt removed the dangerous Dottin and, though Shemaine Campbelle and Afy Fletcher looked set to pull out victory for the hosts, Laura Marsh removed the latter and Brunt (3-24) took the final two wickets.

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