West Indies women stumble in World Cup opener

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West Indies women stumble in World Cup opener

After Sophie Ecclestone had led the way with the ball to hold West Indies to 135/7, England made easy work of the chase, with Nat Sciver-Brunt top-scoring with a classy 40 and both Sophia Dunkley (34) and Heather Knight (32*) also impressing..

The power of England’s top three has been much-heralded leading into the tournament, and Dunkley lived up to her reputation as she tore into the West Indies attack in the Powerplay.

Danni Wyatt did fall for 11 from 9, but England brought up their fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup inside five overs.

It was going to take something special to remove Dunkley, and Henry delivered, snaffling a stunning return catch to send the opener packing for 34 from just 18 balls.