2nd over: England 12-1 (Beaumont 11 , Sciver 0 ) From the City End Alleyne, hair divided in two, a bun on the top of her head, a pony tail behind, struggles with her run up a couple of times. She stutters, re-steps it out, then finds her rhythm. Wyatt is watchful, but she strikes Wyatt on the thigh before tempting her into a cut that wasn’t there. Smashing bowling.
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WICKET! Wyatt c Campbelle b Alleyne 0
Wyatt tries to cut, bat horizontal, tissues a catch behind.
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1st over: England 11-0 (Beaumont 11 , Wyatt 0 ) A tasty start for England. Beaumont cuts Connell through gully very first ball and then repeats the shot ,but with even more style. I can’t be sure, but she might be wearing two shirts.
Derby in late September – nobody could accuse Mark Butcher of only doing the glamorous gigs. He’s made a major error by not zipping up his jacket, unlike Ebony Rainford-Brent and Lydia Greenway. Stafanie Taylor leads out the West Indies… and the players take the knee.
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Asked about the cancellation of the World Cup, she doesn’t mince her words: “I was really frustrated, when you see what New Zealand is like you realised that if it’s not going to happen there, it’s not going to happen anywhere, because of Covid until we get a vaccine. It’s very disappointing, though obviously we’ve got a lot of time to prepare now.”
England: Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight, Amy Jones, Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Mady Villiers, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole.
Sophia Dunkley replaces Fran Wilson – her first England game for 18 months.
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shermaine Campbelle, Shenata Grimmond, Leeann Kirby, Hayley Matthews, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack
West Indies make three changes: Aaliyah Alleyne, Shabika Gajnabi and Karishma Ramharack replace Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry and Afy Fletcher.
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England win the toss and will bat
For the fourth game in a row!
Good evening! Tonight we return to Derby, where the fourth iT20 game between England and West Indies bursts into life at 6pm.
England have already sealed the five-match series after their 20-run victory at the same ground on Saturday – disappointingly for those of a statistical bent who were hoping for clean-sweep of 47 run wins, just for the heck of it. Women’s cricket in England is on a bit of a high at the moment, what with victory in this series and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on Sunday, won by Souther Vipers and live on the BBC for the first time since players wore skirts.
West Indies have had a disappointing run over the last few years since winning the T20 World Cup in 2016. This armchair fan hopes they’ll win the toss this evening and get stuck in, with Deandra Dottin lighting her firework box of potential.