Sophie Ecclestone's spin magic decimates West Indies
Sophie Ecclestone took three wickets versus the West Indies (Source: Twitter/@CricXtasy)
West Indies submit to Ecclestone's top-flight performance
After opting the bat first, the West Indies had achieved the desired powerplay score, smashing 47 runs for the loss of no wicket
However, as Sarah Glenn provided the first breakthrough in the form of Stafanie Taylor, there was no coming back for the West Indies as they lost their first three wickets in clusters, including that of skipper Hayley Matthews, who led by example with her 32-ball 42.
A 41-run partnership was formed by the duo of Shemaine Campbelle and Chinelle Henry but as soon as it was broken by Katherine Brunt, panic ensued as the Windies could only manage 29 runs in the last four overs, finishing their innings at 135/7.
Ecclestone shone with the ball for England, claiming a three-for while giving away 23 runs in her four overs.
A no fuss, no muss run-chase
Sciver, Heather Knight and Sophia Dunkley batted authoritatively as their imposing knocks helped England gather an easy seven-wicket victory.
While Dunkley gave England a high-flying start with their 18-ball 34, Sciver and Knight remained unbeaten as their 67-run stand for the fourth wicket got the job done for England in the 15th over.
West Indies Women: 135/7 (20)
Hayley Matthews 42 (32), Shemaine Campbelle 34 (37);
Sophie Ecclestone 3-23 (4), Sarah Glenn 1-20 (4)
England Women: 138/3 (14.3)
Natalie Sciver 40* (30), Sophia Dunkley 34 (18);
Chinelle Henry 2-30 (3.3), Afy Fletcher 1-22 (3)
England Women won by seven wickets