Taylor, Dottin set up WI Women victory against Sri Lanka women

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Seasoned campaigners Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin both lashed unbeaten half-centuries as West Indies Women rebounded to beat Sri Lanka Women by 18 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the third one-day international of the four-match series here yesterday.

Opting to bat first at the R Premadasa Stadium, West Indies rallied to 215 for three off their 50 overs, with vice-captain Taylor stroking 86 not out and Dottin, 69 not out.

The pair added an entertaining 151 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand, which pulled West Indies Women around from a tentative position of 64 for three in the 22nd over.

In reply, Sri Lanka finished on 170 for eight after they were set a revised target of 189 off 40.2 overs, following a rain interruption.

Twenty-year-old left-hander Nipuni Hansika stroked 50 not out, while opener Chamari Jayangani chipped in with 25.

Off-spinners Afy Fletcher (2-25) and Anisa Mohammed (2-30) picked up two wickets apiece to inspire the West Indies attack.

The victory handed West Indies a 2-1 lead in the four-match series, and also gave them their first International Cricket Council (ICC) Championship points of the campaign. West Indies Women won the series opener by five wickets last Wednesday, but failed to gather any points, with only the last three games of the series counting for Championship points.

They went down by six wickets in the second game on Saturday.