West Indies v England, 3rd women's Twenty20, St Kitts November 12, 2009

England earn consolation win

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England women 120 for 4 (Gunn 35) beat West Indies women 119 for 6 (Lavine 61) by six wickets
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After losing the one-day and Twenty20 series, England women rounded off their tour of the West Indies by beating the hosts by six wickets in St Kitts. Katherine Brunt and Holly Colvin helped set up the win with tidy bowling displays to keep West Indies down to 119 before Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn led the chase with brisk cameos.

West Indies rested three players - Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed and Cordel Jack - and opted to bat but failed to post a challenging score. Brunt and Holvin kept them in check, taking 2 for 27 and 1 for 15 in their four overs respectively. Brunt put West Indies on the back foot early, dismissing Merissa Aguilleira with her third delivery. Isa Guha didn't get a wicket but was very economical and West Indies were 40 for 3 after ten overs.

The hosts didn't succeed in putting together big partnerships and their most productive stand was 47 for the fifth wicket between Pamela Levin and Stacy-Ann King. Lavine top scored with 61 from 49 balls with five fours and a couple sixes.

England had no real problems in the chase, with the first pair adding 49 in quick time. Edwards, the captain, made 29 hitting three fours before she was dismissed, caught behind by Aguilleria off Shakera Selman's medium pace. West Indies hit back by running out Rainsford-Brent for 19, but Gunn's 26-ball 35 boosted the chase. She was dismissed with an athletic catch from King, but Caroline Atkins and Brunt guided England to victory by six wickets in the 19th over.

"It's been a tough two weeks of cricket but it will be incredibly valuable moving forward," said Edwards after the game. "We have been able to expose some of our younger players to a lot of international cricket in a short space of time and have learnt a lot, not just about the West Indies and how they play but about ourselves as a team. I would like to congratulate the West Indians, they outplayed us and deserved to win but we'll be back in May determined to retain the World Twenty20 and this trip has been important part of our preparations."