Tammy Beaumont’s opening gambit steers England to victory over West Indies

A half-century from Tammy Beaumont, looking at home, back at the top of the order, led England to a comfortable 47-run victory over West Indies in the first T20I of their five-match series in Derby, on Monday.

Beaumont’s 62 from 49 balls was more than enough, despite the England line-up falling away from a promising start, steering the hosts to 163 for 8 before West Indies managed just 116 for 6 in reply in the first international women’s match between full-member nations since the T20 World Cup in March.

Deandra Dottin’s 69 from 59 balls was in vain as England’s bowlers kept West Indies well contained, refusing to let them get near the run-rate required. While wicketless, Katherine Brunt, England’s veteran seamer, conceded just eight runs from her four overs, while Nat Sciver took 2 for 16 and Sophie Ecclestone 2 for 19.

Summarized rescores: England 163 for 8 (Beaumont 62, Selman 3-26) beat West Indies 116 for 6 (Dottin 69) by 47 runs

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