West Indies seal series in fine style
West Indies 235 for 7 (Taylor 70, Dottin 66, Egging 4-56) beat Netherlands 155 (Salomons 70*) by 80 runs
Another day, another victory for West Indies who remain unbeaten in all matches this European tour. Their latest win, by 80 runs, came in the third ODI against Netherlands, leaving them 3-0 up with one to play.
Stefanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin's strong opening partnership of 105 swung things West Indies' way from the moment they were inserted. Taylor ended with 70 and Dottin 66 as West Indies climbed to 235 for 7 at Deventer. West Indies' batting has not always fired as a unit this tour - they have recently relied on the efforts of various lone hands - but on Monday they worked well together to build a total well beyond Netherlands' reach. Lotte Egging took a consolation four wickets, her best haul in one-dayers.
Chedean Nation gave eight of her bowlers a go and it was Stacy-Ann King who was the most successful with 3 for 33 from 7.3 overs. Caroline Salomons gave Netherlands' total some respectability but her unbeaten 70 of the 155 once again pointed to some batting vulnerability; they have not yet topped 180 this series.
The sides meet again on Wednesday for the final ODI where Netherlands will have the task of salvaging some pride. West Indies will be looking to be on the right side of another whitewash - as opposed to their men, who lost 5-0 to Australia on Sunday.