King proves queen as West Indies' reign continues

West Indies 127 for 8 (King 79*) beat Netherlands 69 for 9 (Seetahal 3-12) by 59 runs

West Indies continued their unstoppable form against Netherlands to win by 58 runs despite a continual procession of wickets after choosing to bat in Deventer. Stacy-Ann King proved the difference, her unbeaten 79 rescuing them much as Juliana Nero's fifty had in their last match, the 2nd ODI on Friday, and in the end they posted 127 for 8.

King flayed her 79 from 57 balls, with seven fours and a six, as she offered much entertainment. She received some support from Deandra Dottin (16) - their partnership of 26 the largest of the match.

Helmian Rambaldo (17) and Caroline Solomons (16) were the sole batsmen to reach double figures as Netherlands' reply fell away. They eventually crawled to 69 for 9, to record a heavy loss.

Seventeen-year-old debutante Gaitri Seetahal returned West Indies' best figures of 3 for 12 and she was backed up by fellow first-timer Charlene Taitt who helped herself to 2 for 7 from three. The other four bowlers each had a wicket for their troubles.

Netherlands have two further chances to get a win under their belts. The ODI series resumes on Monday and concludes on Wednesday with West Indies already 2-0 up. West Indies then head to England for a series which opens with back-to-back ODIs on Friday and Saturday at Loughborough.

Neth Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13CFF OudolfVCE Wattenberg
2nd3CA SalomonsVCE Wattenberg
3rd24HW RambaldoCA Salomons
4th6HW RambaldoAS Tanke
5th6HW RambaldoDM Braat
6th11HW RambaldoMEC de Fouw
7th0MEC de FouwM Kornet
8th3MEC de FouwJ Pashley
9th0L EggingJ Pashley
10th3J PashleyD Hannema