England 318 for 9 (Knight 94, Jones 91) kick West Indies 110 (Nation 42*) by 208 runs
Before this match, West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor had bemoaned a miss of so most as a full-time masseuse within her team’s set-up. And, as a array of a visiting players stood turn their cave grimacing and clutching during aches and heedfulness after a vehement afternoon in a field, it was transparent most some-more would be indispensable to heal their ills.
Not that Taylor was creation any excuses in her vehement talk with ESPNcricinfo, in that she also suggested that her passion as a aspirant mostly brought her to tears usually articulate about her game. Taylor described her team’s messy opening in a margin on Thursday as “atrocious”. England could also urge in a field, with 4 chances missed, though a disproportion between these dual sides was towering as her conflicting number, Heather Knight, and Amy Jones led an considerable group performance.
Katherine Brunt was during her best, claiming dual wickets in dual balls, while Sophie Ecclestone and Laura Marsh claimed 3 every as West Indies were bowled out for a insignificant 110, Chedean Nation using out of partners with an dominant 42.
On a basement of this display during Grace Road, most will need to change – presumably too most – for West Indies to be rival in a second compare of their three-ODI array in Worcester on Sunday.
Knight and Jones fell agonisingly brief of centuries but, by both reaching a nineties, they set West Indies an indomitable aim – England’s 318 for 9 was their highest ODI measure opposite West Indies – and done an fatiguing matter to ICC Women’s Championship list leaders Australia forward of subsequent month’s Ashes.
Tammy Beaumont set a foundation, saying a round distinctively to pillage 32 off 28 balls, including 6 fours, though her innings came to a beforehand finish when she lofted Hayley Matthews over mid-on usually to find Shakera Selman usually inside a boundary. Beaumont and Jones had taken England past 50 inside 7 overs with Jones hinting during her form when she smacked a initial round of a innings – a Selman full toss – over a leg-side range for six.
It was one of dual maximums for Jones, who also strike 10 fours on a good batting wicket with a quick outfield. After Sarah Taylor fell cheaply, Jones and Knight took sum control and during passages of play seemed to be picking off bounds during will. Jones brought adult her fourth half century in a quarrel though usually quickly lifted her bat to symbol a moment. Her lass ton stays fugitive after she fell on 91, 3 runs bashful of her best score, pulling Matthews towards mid-off where Stacy-Ann King jumped and lifted her left palm above her conduct to roughly accidentally bravery a round from a air.
Knight reached 94 off as many balls with 13 fours and seemed angry with her tame dismissal, a tip corner off Afy Fletcher that went true to Shamilia Connell during glorious leg. But she and Jones had put England in an glorious position and a neat cameo from Nat Sciver bumped a measure adult further.
As her group threw themselves about for small prerogative amid a flurry of uncharacteristic miss-fields, Taylor had a splendid impulse when she purify bowled Brunt, who attempted to pound a round onto a leg side though found herself out of position as a round took a tip of her off-stump. England mislaid 4 wickets in a final 5 overs and Knight was unhappy a sum wasn’t nearer 340 but, opposite a opposition, they had some-more than enough.
“It’s tough to swallow,” Taylor told Sky Sports. “I didn’t consider we bowled to a devise and we consider it cost us. The English girls are utterly good when we demeanour during their batting lineup, it will take a lot some-more fortify to get those girls out.
“The fielding was inhuman currently … it’s unhappy to say. It’s a matter of going into a group room and discus what we need to discus and let it out and let this diversion go. We have dual some-more games to go so hopefully we can rebound back.”
Brunt had a shining opening spell with total of 5-2-6-2, claiming a wickets of Matthews and Shemaine Campbelle with a fourth and fifth balls of a eighth over of a innings.
West Indies never unequivocally got going and when Ecclestone uprooted Kycia Knight’s off-stump to explain her initial wicket, there was worse to come for a visitors. Ecclestone had Kyshona Knight and King out in uninterrupted overs and West Indies were 73 for 6 after 25. Marsh got among a wickets and, when she knocked over Connell’s off-stump it was diversion over.
Knight said: “We’ve talked about attack a belligerent using in series, something that hasn’t substantially been a strength of ours as a squad, so to put in that arrange of opening in a initial diversion of a summer, I’m unequivocally chuffed.
“I consider we’re indeed unhappy with 318 in a end. If one of me and Amy was there in a final 5 overs we could have pushed that adult to arrange of 340 and we wish to keep pulling that bar in terms of scoring big.”