England beat West Indies in second women's T20 – as it happened

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Sarah Glenn was player of the match as England won by 47 runs to take a 2-0 series lead over the tourists

That’s it from me, with thanks as ever for your company. Hope you’re OK – you seem a little subdued. If you’re in Britain, don’t forget to put the telly on at 1pm on Saturday, when women’s international cricket returns to the BBC after a 27-year gap. And if you’ve got a young girl in the family, do encourage her to watch with you: she could be the next Sarah Glenn.


The Player of the Match is Sarah Glenn, and rightly so – she picked up quick runs and two wickets. On camera, she too is modest. “My biggest thing is consistency, that’s what I’m aiming for now.” She doesn’t mention that she out-Brunted Brunt by whacking 26 off 19 balls. And then got rid of both the dangerwomen, Dottin and Taylor.

“What a find she’s been,” says Charlotte Edwards. “Can’t think of the team without Sarah Glenn in it now.”

Sarah Glenn of England with her player of match award.
Sarah Glenn of England with her player of match award. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images


“Really pleased,” says Heather Knight. “Great to see Sarah Glenn with her top score in international cricket.” Not content with leading England to victory again, Knight is now spotting stats that have eluded the OBO.

“The batters just didn’t come to the party,” says Stafanie Taylor. She is too modest to mention that she did her bit by adding 61 with Deandra Dottin.

“England will be happy,” says Charlotte Edwards, “but not satisfied.” Because of the batting wobbles, and some sloppiness in the field.

An email! From our old friend Geoff Wignall. “Good evening Tim,” he says, “wot no live scoreboard? Still, it’s only the ladies. Please, have a word, would you?” I will.


England win by 47 runs

20th over: West Indies 104-8 (Selman 6, Fletcher 4) A few more singles, and that is that. England win by 47 runs, which is one more than the other night. West Indies started brightly, with Dottin and Taylor going well, but the other batters again had nothing to add. England got away with a couple of collapses because they added 52 off the last five overs, with Sarah Glenn leading the way, and then their bowlers were uniformly good, with the three spinners taking two wickets each. Glenn is one of those three, so if she doesn’t win Player of the Match, there’ll be trouble.

19th over: West Indies 100-8 (Selman 4, Fletcher 2) Brunt returns, and West Indies manage to get through an over without losing a wicket. They even bring up the hundred, which is something.

18th over: West Indies 96-8 (Selman 2, Fletcher 0) Alleyne managed a cut for three, which would have been four had Tammy Beaumont not hurled herself into the foam at third man. England have been far too professional.

Wicket! Alleyne lbw b Ecclestone 5 (West Indies 96-8)

Ecclestone gets enough turn to convince Graham Lloyd, and DRS confirms that he’s got it right. It’s all over bar the reviewing.

Wicket! Cooper b Ecclestone 0 (West Indies 91-7)

A big mow, a small clink, and the procession continues.

17th over: West Indies 90-6 (Cooper 0, Alleyne 1) So Villiers has two for 10 off three overs, and four of the six wickets have fallen to the spinners. England are on their way to an even bigger win than the first one.

Wicket! Henry lbw b Villiers 7 (West Indies 89-6)

Given out, which looks harsh to me, as the ball turned – but it’s umpire’s call, so another one bites the dust.

16th over: West Indies 87-5 (Henry 5, Cooper 0) Henry was dropped by Jones, off a steepler, but it hardly mattered as Campbelle fell next ball. The rate required is now 16 an over, and there’s nobody who looks like hitting a four.

Wicket! Campbelle c Wilson b Shrubsole 5 (West Indies 86-5)

Campbelle holes out to deep square, but more importantly, she collides with Shrubsole in mid-pitch, adding injury to insult. She walks off, wincing.

England’s Anya Shrubsole collides with West Indies’ Shemaine Campbelle as she is caught out.
England’s Anya Shrubsole collides with West Indies’ Shemaine Campbelle as she is caught out. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


15th over: West Indies 83-4 (Campbelle 4, Henry 2) Another tidy over from Villiers, and West Indies need 69 off 30 balls. In other words, they’re doomed.

14th over: West Indies 79-4 (Campbelle 2, Henry 0) Only three off the over, and the big wicket: oh dear.

Wicket! Taylor st Jones b Glenn 28 (West Indies 79-4)

Noooo! Knowing it’s all down to her, Taylor gives Glenn the charge, changes her mind, tries to cut a wide one, misses – and hands Jones another stumping. The game is up, surely.

13th over: West Indies 76-3 (Taylor 26, Campbelle 1) Knight seized the chance to bring on Mady Villiers’ off-breaks, and it paid off handsomely. West Indies are only half-way in terms of runs: Taylor has to go large.

Wicket! Kirby st Jones b Villiers 1 (West Indies 75-3)

Another one! This is so tight that it would never have been given in the past, but the replays show that Kirby, after getting her foot down, then lifted it up again, so she’s got to go. Credit to Amy Jones for swift reactions and silky glovework.

England’s Amy Jones stumps West Indies’ Lee-Ann Kirby.
England’s Amy Jones stumps West Indies’ Lee-Ann Kirby. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


12th over: West Indies 72-2 (Taylor 24, Kirby 0) That was a great response from Glenn, who had just been cut for four by Taylor. West Indies need 80 off the last eight. The maths is simple, the task anything but.


Wicket! Dottin lbw b Glenn 38 (West Indies 72-2)

The big one! A loopy non-turning leg-break strikes Dottin on the thigh, but she’s gone down low to sweep and it looks plumb. She reviews, “more in hope than expectation” as Mark Butcher rightly observes, but she’s got to go, and she probably takes her team’s chances with her.

England’s Sarah Glenn celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Deandra Dottin.
England’s Sarah Glenn celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Deandra Dottin. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


11th over: West Indies 67-1 (Dottin 38, Taylor 19) Knight keeps on shuffling the pack, and it’s working pretty well. She sends for Shrubsole, who has a good record against Taylor, and is rewarded with a miserly over, just three from it. West Indies need 85 off 54 balls and the rate has risen to almost 9.5 an over, which may be too much even for Dottin.


10th over: West Indies 64-1 (Dottin 37, Taylor 17) Ecclestone is back but even she goes for four as Dottin shovels a pull. She reviews for LBW against Dottin, and it’s a good ball, straightening nicely, but it was going over the stumps and England are out of reviews. At the halfway stage, West Indies are behind the rate, with 88 needed, but they have plenty of wickets in hand.

9th over: West Indies 58-1 (Dottin 31, Taylor 17) Taylor reaches 3000 runs in T20 internationals, in her 105th match – only the second woman to reach that landmark, after Suzie Bates of New Zealand. After Dottin pulls Glenn for four, Taylor finds the boundary too with a delicate lap. Eleven off the over.

8th over: West Indies 47-1 (Dottin 25, Taylor 12) Nat Sciver returns and she’s getting good lift with her nip-backers. She thinks she’s got Taylor LBW, and even reviews, but it was too high and the impact was outside the line too. Then there’s yet another extra run as a throw goes astray. West Indies are getting them in overthrows. Taylor adds a cut for four, but the required rate is climbing – they need 105 off 12 overs, which won’t be easy even with Dottin there.

7th over: West Indies 40-1 (Dottin 25, Taylor 6) Glenn, who batted so well at the death, comes on to bowl her leg-breaks. The first ball is too short and Taylor seizes on it with a cut for four, but then Glenn fights back with five dots, and England are slightly on top. Glenn strikes me as having a very good temperament.


6th over: West Indies 36-1 (Dottin 25, Taylor 2) Heather Knight trusts Ecclestone to bowl her slow left-arm during the Powerplay, and she’s right to as the seven runs from this over are mostly leg byes, including one more overthrow. So the Powerplay ends with honours just about even. Brunt was immense, but Dottin is still there, with 25 off 23 balls. The minute she’s out, West Indies’ hearts will sink.


5th over: West Indies 29-1 (Dottin 24, Taylor 1) Brunt heads off to bask in her impeccable figures and gives way to Nat Sciver, who happens to be her fiancée. She too finds the leading edge, of Dottin’s bat this time, but it lands safely. Sciver is then let down by Sophie Ecclestone, whose midfield at short fine leg lets Dottin take a second. To celebrate, Dottin upper-cuts for four, then steals three off an overthrow. She has 24 off 19 balls and if there was a crowd in, none of them would be going to the bar while she was still there.

West Indies’ Deandra Dottin in action.
West Indies’ Deandra Dottin in action. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


4th over: West Indies 19-1 (Dottin 15, Taylor 0) Shrubsole is getting lavish inswing, which allows Dottin to clip for two. Then there’s a slower ball, and Dottin, spotting it, swings it over midwicket for six. A shot of some authority.


3rd over: West Indies 11-1 (Dottin 7, Taylor 0) On Monday, West Indies couldn’t score off Brunt, but didn’t get out to her either. Tonight, they’ve managed a few singles, but she has a scalp. From six overs in the series, she has a magisterial one for 12.

Matthews c Knight b Brunt 3 (West Indies 11-1)

Poor old Matthews – a leading edge, a simple catch, and she’s gone. On the plus side, a chance to get some treatment.

Heather Knight of England catches Hayley Matthews of West Indies.
Heather Knight of England catches Hayley Matthews of West Indies. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images


There’s a delay as Hayley Matthews has tweaked her back. The physio comes on – in PPE, but with his mask round his neck – and she decides to continue, albeit still moving gingerly.

2nd over: West Indies 8-0 (Matthews 2, Dottin 5) On comes Anya Shrubsole, swinging it the other way (back in), and she thinks she’s got Matthews dropped behind by Jones. Ultra-Edge disagrees, saying that the ball flicked the pad. Dottin opens her account with a powerful pull for four.

1st over: West Indies 1-0 (Matthews 1, Dottin 0) Katherine Brunt, who found some form with the bat, is now finding some swing with the ball. Hayley Matthews reads it and pushes to mid-on for a single. She’s accurate too, delivering four dots to Dottin.

The England players are out there and so is Deandra Dottin, who may well hold the key to this match.

England finish on 151

20th over: England 151-8 (Glenn 26, Ecclestone 8) Glenn couldn’t get the strike, but she didn’t need to as Sophie Ecclestone flicked her first ball for a rather flukey four, then straight-drove the second with a much more satisfying ring to it. She hits the last ball down the ground too, and they may as well go for the second, but Henry’s throw does for Glenn. Still, that’s 11 off the last over and 52 off the last five. England, who started strongly, then wobbled horribly, will be the happier team at the break.

England’s Sophie Ecclestone hits a boundary.
England’s Sophie Ecclestone hits a boundary. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


Wicket! Glenn run out 26 (England 151-8)

Glenn sacrifices herself off the last ball, but she’s done a great job.

Brunt b Selman 18 (England 142-7)

Brunt gives herself room and misses Selman’s yorker, which thuds into off stump to end an excellent stand.

19th over: England 140-6 (Brunt 16, Glenn 26) Glenn is on fire here – she cuts Connell for four, then chips her for three. Brunt joins in, albeit with a great big nick for four. Then there’s a wide that is so wide it’s called as a no-ball (how does that work?), so Brunt bunts the free hit for four more, almost a six over extra-cover. That’s 19 off the over and this partnership is 44 off 29 balls. It may well have swung the match.

18th over: England 121-6 (Brunt 5, Glenn 19) Selman returns and gets rather too warm a welcome from Glenn, who flicks for four, then cuts for four more, to make it a good over for England. Charlotte Edwards, who knows all about international captaincy, reckons Taylor has got the field wrong – too evenly split.

17th over: England 111-6 (Brunt 4, Glenn 10) Taylor has Glenn dropped, by Campbelle behind the stumps, a tough one to her right that may also have been a missed stumping. But that’s still a pretty good over for West Indies: Taylor finishes with immaculate figures, 4-0-12-2.


16th over: England 108-6 (Brunt 3, Glenn 9) It’s about time we had a good shot, and Sarah Glenn provides it with an artful chip off Afy Fletcher – inside out, over mid-off, very Jos Buttler. That’s Fletcher done, with one for 25 off her four overs.

England’s Sarah Glenn in action.
England’s Sarah Glenn in action. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


15th over: England 99-6 (Brunt 2, Glenn 1) After missing her first three balls of the series, Brunt finally connects with a slog-sweep for two. But West Indies are on top – they’ve played this so well, apart from those early drops, which didn’t cost much.


Wicket! Wilson st Campbelle b Taylor 4 (England 96-6)

Another one! It’s a wide from Taylor, possibly deliberate, and Wilson is so far down that Campbelle has time to elude the bails with her first attempt before dislodging them with her second. We have another collapse.


14th over: England 95-5 (Wilson 4, Brunt 0) Here’s Katherine Brunt, who faced one ball on Monday and got stumped. Facing another here, she stays in the crease, but still can’t connect.

Wicket! Knight c Cooper b Fletcher 17 (England 94-5)

A slog sweep off the leggie, and that’s what looks like a very cool low catch by Cooper at deep square. She’s sure she got it cleanly, but Knight is staying put ... the soft single is out, and so is the England captain.

13th over: England 94-4 (Knight 17, Wilson 3) Heather Knight knows that England have to get a move on. She cuts Henry for four, handsomely, but then nearly perishes to a chip over cover, which the sweeper, Britney Cooper, may not see in time.

12th over: England 86-4 (Knight 11, Wilson 1) That was an interesting one-two. First Matthew bowled a ball so slow that Jones set herself for the reverse-sweep and had time to change her mind, play an orthodox sweep, and still get four. But Matthews had a plan – she made the next ball 17mph quicker, and Jones couldn’t control the reverse. Lovely stuff.

Wicket! Jones c Kirby b Matthews 25 (England 85-4)

Jones tries a reverse-something, it loops up and Kirby takes a nice catch to her left at short third man. For the second time this week, Jones has to settle for a cameo.

11th over: England 76-3 (Knight 10, Jones 18) Henry restricts England to two singles from the first five balls of this over, so Knight knows she has to go big. She misses – and so does Campbelle, and the ball dribbles away for four byes. They all count.

10th over: England 70-3 (Knight 9, Jones 17) England’s score is looking a little sickly with there halfway mark approaching, so Jones flings herself at Fletcher and lofts her for a straight six. The last two overs have been good for England, and they needed to be.

England’s Amy Jones hits for six.
England’s Amy Jones hits for six. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


9th over: England 60-3 (Knight 8, Jones 8) Knight, by the way, wasn’t to blame for the run-out –she was right to send Wyatt back. She gets into the groove now by sweeping Henry for the first boundary for some time.

8th over: England 51-3 (Knight 3, Jones 4) Amy Jones started superbly the other night, and now she comes in in very different circumstances, needing to rebuild. She content herself with a few singles for now. Taylor takes the opportunity to bring on her leg-spinner, Afy Fletcher, who keeps the pressure on with a tidy over. England at least manage not to fall on their swords.


7th over: England 46-3 (Knight 1, Jones 1) Somewhere in that over, Heather Knight was also dropped – at short third man, where the fielder did well to reach the ball, diving forward, but couldn’t cling on. This T20 is brought to you by Kamikaze Collapses plc.


Wicket! Wyatt run out 14 (England 45-3)

England are doing their best to offer a chance every ball – and Wyatt’s gone too! Run out, by some way, as Campbelle does well again. This is now officially a collapse.0

Danni Wyatt of England is run out by Shemaine Campbelle of the West Indies.
Danni Wyatt of England is run out by Shemaine Campbelle of the West Indies. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images


Wicket! Sciver st Campbelle b Taylor 8 (England 44-2)

Well those drops were not expensive. Next ball, Sciver finally goes, giving the spinner the charge, missing, and finding the bails are off before she can even change direction. West Indies are in business.

Shemaine Campbelle of West Indies celebrates after stumping Natalie Sciver.
Shemaine Campbelle of West Indies celebrates after stumping Natalie Sciver. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images


6th over: England 44-1 (Wyatt 14, Sciver 8) Sciver, who has been getting her eye in with some comfy singles, suddenly whips Selman past short fine leg for four. And then she’s dropped – by the bowler, who did everything right with her off-cutter but couldn’t hold on when Sciver’s bunt came straight back to her. And maybe dropped again, next ball, as a lap lands near the keeper’s feet. It’s all not happening. So the Powerplay ends with England edging back on top, but not having it all their own way.

5th over: England 37-1 (Wyatt 13, Sciver 2) It’s back to off-breaks as Taylor brings herself on. She’s thrifty too, allowing only three singles. Game on.

4th over: England 34-1 (Wyatt 12, Sciver 0) So Taylor gets her reward for taking Matthews off and bringing on Shakera Selman, who starts strongly. Only four off the over, and the wicket West Indies wanted most.

Wicket! Beaumont c Henry b Selman 21 (England 34-1)

Godder! Beaumont dances down the track to Selman, doesn’t quite get hold of it, and falls to a fine running catch at deep mid-on.

3rd over: England 30-0 (Beaumont 17, Wyatt 12) Beaumont chips Connell over the covers for three, which allowd Danni Wyatt to come to the party and clip for six. England already have as many sixes today as they managed on Monday.

2nd over: England 20-0 (Beaumont 14, Wyatt 5) A surprise at the other end as Taylor hands the new ball to Hayley Matthews for some gentle off-breaks. She manages a few dots but then Beaumont tucks in, with a reverse sweep, a pull and an orthodox sweep, all for four. This innings is rocking already, and West Indies have to get Beaumont out before this game goes the same way as the last one.


1st over: England 8-0 (Beaumont 2, Wyatt 5) It’s Shamilia Connell to start things off. She goes short to Tammy Beaumont, then fuller to Danni Wyatt, who strokes the first boundary, on the up through the woman at cover point – a shot glowing with confidence.


Everyone takes a knee. The players also have BLM on their shirts.

England’s Tammy Beaumont takes a knee.
England’s Tammy Beaumont takes a knee. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA


The players are out on the field and there’s even some watery sunshine – but the floodlights are on.

Teams: as you were

No change for either side.

England 1 Beaumont, 2 Wyatt, 3 Sciver, 4 Knight (capt), 5 Jones (wkt), 6 Wilson, 7 Brunt, 8 Villiers, 9 Ecclestone, 10 Shrubsole, 11 Glenn.

West Indies 1 Matthews, 2 Dottin, 3 Taylor (capt), 4 Kirby, 5 Campbelle (wkt), 6 Cooper, 7 Henry, 8 Alleyne, 9 Fletcher, 10 Connell, 11 Selman.


Toss: West Indies win and bowl

Stafanie Taylor is sounding admirably relaxed. “Given the conditions and stuff,” she says, “we thought we’d have a bowl.”

Heather Knight says she would have batted anyway.



Afternoon everyone and welcome to my sofa for the second T20 in England’s series of five against West Indies. This morning, as our Indian summer suddenly gave way to autumn, the match was looking like a total wash-out, but now the Met Office has relented and decided that Derby has only a 10% chance of rain for each hour of the evening. Duckworth/Lewis may play a part and the captain who wins the toss will therefore be tempted to bowl first, even though electing to bat worked a treat for Heather Knight on Monday.

England were far too good then, from Tammy Beaumont’s opening salvo, via carefree cameos from Knight and Amy Jones, through to incisive spells from Nat Sciver and Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt making up for a flop with the bat by being a right old Jimmy with the ball (4-1-8-0). For West Indies, there was just too much rust, which showed up in chances missed, batters who only reached double figures in the balls column, and one comedy moment when they did their best to conjure two run-outs off the same delivery. But at least they had Deandra Dottin, who showed why she holds the record for the fastest women’s T20i hundred by smashing 69 off 59 balls, while her team-mates could manage only 30 off 61. She hit two sixes, which was one more than the whole England team. I can’t wait to see her when she’s not feeling her way back from a shoulder injury.

Tonight West Indies need to stay in the game, as David Lloyd likes to say, and then see if they can scrape a win. England can just take up where they left off on Monday, though they’ll be looking to make a better fist of finishing their innings. After Beaumont fell, Jones got becalmed and only 27 were added off the last four overs, rather than their usual 40.

The game that matters most in this series will be the third, and not because it might seal victory for England. It’s going to be on BBC2, the first women’s international to be shown live on terrestrial TV in this country since the 1993 World Cup final, a whole generation ago. What a crying shame that is – but here’s our chance to do something about it. If you have a young daughter or granddaughter, sister or niece, do sit down with her on Saturday afternoon, from 1pm, and give her the chance to be intrigued. Got to see it to be it, as my daughter keeps telling me when we’re watching the IPL. (Did you catch Jofra hitting four sixes off two balls?)

But first there’s tonight’s game, which starts at 6pm BST, all being well. I’ll be back about 5.35 with the toss and teams.



Tim de Lisle

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