OUCH: West Indies women get marching orders in T20 tourney

Chasing a challenging target at Sydney Showground, the 2016 champions folded in the 18th over. (Photo: Windies Cricket)

West Indies have been knocked out of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup with game to spare, following a 46-run defeat to England on Sunday (March 1).

Chasing 144 at Sydney Showground Stadium, the Windies Women were dismissed for 97 in the 18th over, with their batting once again failing to come up to scratch.

Lee-Ann Kirby, batting at number seven, top-scored with 20 but no other batsman passed 15.

The Windies were 41 for one at one stage but once captain Stafanie Taylor retired hurt on 15 in the eighth over, the innings went into terminal decline with the next nine wickets going down for 55 runs.

During the match, West Indies suffered an injury blow when captain Stafanie Taylor had to be taken off while batting. (Photo: Windies Cricket)

Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone was brilliant in taking three for seven while 20-year-old leg-spinner Sarah Glenn supported with two for 16.

Natalie Sciver had earlier top-scored with 57 as England rattled up 143 for five off their 20 overs after choosing to bat.

Danni Wyatt chipped in with 29 while Amy Jones finished 12 not out.

England top the group with six points from their full complement of four matches while South Africa lie second, also on six points, with three wins from as many outings.

West Indies lie third with two defeats in three matches.