5th T20I (N), Derby, Sep 30 2020, West Indies Women tour of England
(5/5 ov)
(4.3/5 ov, target 42)
ENG Women won by 3 wickets
Player Of The Match
West Indies Women
ENG-W Innings
Full commentary

9.50pm And with that, Knight helps herself to the series trophy, wanders off to post for a photo "with her mates", and hoists it afloat to an empty ground with a few echoing cheers on the balcony! That's the end of the festivities, the end of the weirdest but one of the most oddly uplifting international summers of all time. It looked like being a damp squib ending, but it ended up being a fittingly ludicrous contest. Well done everyone. On to the next one!

And for England's women, that looks like being New Zealand in February, with a stop-over at the WBBL in the immediate future. But for us at ESPNcricinfo, we've still got the T20 Blast knock-outs to come. Join us then, but from Miller, Matt, Alan, Valkerie and Paul Muchmore on drums, goodnight!

Heather Knight had flashbacks to Canterbury in the Ashes. Less said the better. "We've seen some real progress, taking the game on and being positive. We want to keep getting better as a team and peak at the right time."

"We've been very lucky as players to get some cricket on, grateful to Derby, to West Indies, we managed to get some cricket in which might not have been the case earlier in the summer. it's been tough living in the bubble but they've been outstanding the way they've conducted themselves."

Stafanie Taylor "A brilliant game, one of the best I've played so far. I enjoyed it."

On her catch: "we call it a blinder, in the sense that you don't see it!"

"This was an impromptu tour, but we had a good few weeks to get ourselves in. It's for others to reflect and see where they can improve. But you get to spend time working with coaches on skills and that's something to look at going forward."

Next up, the Big Bash for many of West Indies women. They had a tough tour, but there's gratitude for them coming over in the first place.

Sarah Glenn is Player of the Series. Wickets and key runs. "Amazing, especially not playing cricket for so long, it's very special, and at my home ground. Credit to the girls and the staff for getting us ready for this tournament. Having more opportunity to get up the order has gained me more experience."

Shamilia Connell is Player of the Match for her three wickets. "Being our last game we had to give it our all, the captain gave me a job to do." She enjoyed the skiddy conditions, hitting the gloves hard.

9.34pm Well, that was fun! I had visions of the Super Over when England were kamikazeing their way through that final over, but they made it in the end. The rookies Sarah Glenn and Sophia Dunkley holding their nerve through the tricky middle overs (all two of them) to recover from some slightly headless slogging from their seniors. What would you rather be doing at 9.30 on a Wednesday evening in nearly October?

David: "Well done England, windies just not good enough though "

kmac: "This somehow reminds me of first Women's Ashes ODI. 5 wides off Brunt. Total anti-climax. *facepalm*"

Richard: "Without wishing to sound too harsh, those no balls are unforgivable..." I fear Selman's skipper feels the same...

Selman to Dunkley, 1 no ball
a high wide no-ball and England win it in anticlimactic fashion! Oh lordie, Selman just lost her bottle at the crucial moment there. She was emotionally gone before the ball was bowled, and though Dunkley can't connect on the pull, it matters not! England seal 5-0!

At last, the fielders come in from the rope to defend the single. Selman looks like she's eaten her cat

Venky vootla: "Batswoman not batsman"... as far as I am aware, they still call themselves batsman, or batters at a pinch ...

Selman to Ecclestone, (no ball) 1 run
hoicked to the leg side... and another no-ball! Oh lordie, that's scandalous. Stafanie Taylor is aghast. It's a free hit, and one from three now!

Sophie Ecclestone can hold a bat...

Selman to Wilson, 1 run, OUT
another flog across the line, another suicidal second! An easy single to make it three for three, but the girls have been watching Stokes in the World Cup final too closely, and keep burning their wickets! Wilson can't make her ground. This is getting squeaky again!
FC Wilson run out (Matthews/†Campbelle) 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies have far too many players back on the rope! Singles will win it...

Selman to Glenn, 1 run, OUT
a gallop to the pitch, a drill to cover, another easy single, but Glenn takes on the second run, and loses! Henry with the shy, Campbelle with the gather... off come the bails. And it's been a fine effort from the rookie, but did she need to risk the second? Dunkley is off strike with a new batsman in
S Glenn run out (Henry/†Campbelle) 8 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Selman to Glenn, 2 runs
that's the shot to midwicket, picked off with a swish to the leg side, and Dunkley drops her head and charges for the crucial first run, making time to canter back for the second!

Selman to finish it off... no extras now... there's no midwicket, which is a careless hole in these circumstances

Nick T: "Yes, John T, England's senior players have panicked."

end of over 48 runs
ENG-W: 35/5CRR: 8.75 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 runs from 6b
Sarah Glenn5 (4)
Sophia Dunkley3 (3)
Deandra Dottin1-0-6-0
Shamilia Connell2-0-14-3

Sven : "Call off the wedding!!! A frosty night ahead in the Brunt-Sciver household. " Gosh, I hadn't considered that added factor in the run-out!

Dottin to Glenn, 1 run
very full, swinging out to square leg. This is good from England, singles every ball, but a boundary would really settle any nerves.
Dottin to Dunkley, 1 run
good delivery again, following Dunkley as she makes room to leg, an under-edged hoick to backward square