Vice-captain Amy Jones registers 70 not out, before Lauren Bell claims four wickets; England follow up victory in first ODI under new head coach Jon Lewis with another dominant success over the West Indies in Antigua to win three-match series
Wednesday 7 December 2022 15:50, UK
Amy Jones struck 70 not out before Lauren Bell took four wickets as England Women picked up a second thumping ODI win on their tour of the West Indies to clinch the three-match series.
Having won the toss and chose to bat first at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, England posted 260.
Wicketkeeper-batter Jones led the way but ran out of partners as England were dismissed with 11 balls to spare in their innings with Hayley Matthews taking 3-50.
But the hosts were on the back foot early on in their reply as new-ball pair Bell (4-33) and Kate Cross (2-35) reduced them to 8-4 inside the first four overs.
Despite Rashada Williams' unbeaten 54, West Indies were dismissed for just 118 in 31.3 overs to give England victory by 142 runs, the same margin as in the opening match of the series.
Earlier on, England openers Tammy Beaumont and Emma Lamb quickly made good on the decision to bat first as they made 37 off the first eight overs before Lamb was run out for 25.
That brought Sophia Dunkley to the crease and she set about punishing the bowling of Aaliyah Alleyne with a series of boundaries to increase the run-rate.
After Beaumont went for 21, Nat Sciver made only five but Heather Knight added 25 before Dunkley departed for 57, bowled by Afy Fletcher.
But things did not get any easier for the hosts as Jones replaced her in the middle, hitting eight boundaries in an unbeaten stand of 70 cut short when England were dismissed for 260 off 48.1 overs.
The West Indies knew they would be up against it in their reply and got off to a terrible start as Bell took two early wickets, removing Matthews for one with the first ball of the second over and Kycia Knight two balls later for a duck.
The day failed to improve for the hosts when Alleyne was caught behind off Cross for two before Bell trapped Shemaine Campbelle lbw for three, leaving the West Indies on 8-4.
Chedean Nation was the only batter able to keep the scoreboard moving, but she went for 17, caught behind off Cross to make it 28-5.
Williams made some headway for the West Indies but at the other end Shabika Gajnabi faced only four balls before departing for a duck.
A slow stand of 13 runs off 41 balls from Chinelle Henry was the sole positive from there as the rest of the tail was cleaned up by the 31st over, with the hosts all out for 118.
A second dominant win gave new head coach Jon Lewis another performance to be happy about and sealed victory in his first series in charge, with the former England and Gloucestershire seamer having succeeded Lisa Keightley in the role.
England will look to seal a series sweep in the third ODI in Antigua on Friday, before taking on the West Indies in five T20 internationals.