Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) West Indies have defeated England in a super over after scores tied in the final preliminary match of the Women's Twenty20 International Tri-nation series at Kensington Oval.
Deandra Dottin blasted two fours off consecutive balls as West Indies scored nine without loss in reply to England's six for one wicket in the super over Thursday after both teams scored 118 for 7 in a thrilling precursor to Saturday's final, reports CMC.
Stand-in captain Stafanie Taylor, the player of the match who top scored with 40, was also the leading wicket taker with three scalps, including two off consecutive balls, to extend the early damage done by Anisa Mohammed.
Mohammed removed Laura Winfield for 18 in her second ball and had Sarah Taylor caught behind by substitute wicket keeper Shermaine Campbelle who performed brilliantly behind the stumps.
Lydia Greenway top scored for England with 36, a crucial innings which kept the visitors in the game and eventually helped to force the super over.
A poor over by Deandra Dottin for 11 runs left England to get 19 from 18 balls.
With four required off the final delivery, the batters scrambled through for three runs after Danielle Hazell edged to third man to even the scores.
Dottin delighted the appreciative crowd by hitting two fours from her first two balls of the super over and with a no ball, secured victory for her side, replying to England's six for one.
West Indies scored slowly and were restricted by the England bowlers after winning the toss and opting to bat first.
They also lost early wickets and plunged from 15 for one in the 5th over to 65 for three after 15 overs.
However a quick-fire partnership for the third wicket between Taylor and crowd favourite Dottin (26) produced 34 runs and helped the West Indies to build their total.
West Indies and England have already qualified for Saturday's final.
West Indies 118/7 (Stafanie Taylor 40, Deandra Dottin 26, Jenny Gun 2/11), super over 9/0. England 118/7 (Lydia Greenway 36), super over 6-1.