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November 4, 2013
England Women 185 (Taylor 100, Mohammed 4-26) beat West Indies Women 96 (Colvin 4-17) by 89 runs
Sarah Taylor's century followed by a four-wicket haul from Holly Colvin helped England seal the three-match ODI series against West Indies with a resounding 89-run victory. The series finished 2-0, after the first match was rained out.
Offspinner Anisa Mohammed got West Indies off to an assured start after they chose to bowl, denting England with four wickets in a tidy spell. England were simply unable to compose meaningful partnerships, but at her end No. 3 Sarah Taylor was immovable. She stuck around to craft a century under pressure, building on her unbeaten 55 from the previous match. She was dismissed by Shanel Daley on 100 off the last ball of the innings, the rest of the England line-up managing only 85 among them, extras included.
The chase began terribly for the hosts; effective bowling combined with a couple of run-outs meant they were quickly reeling at 24 for 6. They never recovered. Only three batsmen were able to reach double figures as England's bowlers kept a tight grip on proceedings. Holly Colvin was the stand out bowler for England, taking 4 for 17 in 8.4 overs. Despite the best efforts of Shaquana Quintyne, who scored 36, West Indies eventually folded for 96 in the 37th over.
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