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November 7, 2009
West Indies women have fancied their chances of winning the final ODI against England in St Kitts and taking the series 2-1. Their coach, the former opener Sherwin Campbell, said the team was upbeat ahead of the final match at Warner Park and were confident of an upset.
"We now have the final ODI on Saturday and I believe we have a realistic chance of beating England and winning the series," he said. "There is self-belief in this team and a lot of confidence."
West Indies won the first ODI by 40 runs and narrowly lost the second by 13 runs. The loss on Thursday led England to level the series one all. Rainford-Brent made 72 opening the batting and had solid support from Jenny Gunn, who was promoted to No. 3 and scored 57, as England reached 232 for 5 having chosen to bat first. Stafanie Taylor proved a handful with the ball, collecting 3 for 29 from her ten overs, but she was unable to carry that momentum into the West Indies innings when she was the first out for 2.
West Indies were unable to chase despite a cautious 57 from opener Pamela Lavine. Merissa Aguilleira kept the scorecard ticking with her 44 but was run out by Holly Colvin in the 46th over.
Campbell was pleased with his team's effort despite the loss. "On Thursday we could not complete the job but I thought we played well," he said. "There was a bit of panic there at the end and I felt our inexperience at this level is what beat us."
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