Reigning champs England drooped to a second misfortune at the Women's Cricket World Cup on Wednesday as underdogs the West Indies proceeded with their sparkling start to the competition. The West Indies, who shocked has New Zealand in the competition opener, crushed England by seven runs in a spine chiller at Dunedin's University Oval. Britain's tail-enders put forth a fearless attempt to pull in the West Indies' 226-run target however missed the mark, leaving their title safeguard on the edge. They batted outstandingly at us on a good wicket and played some brilliant shots," England captain Heather Knight said.
"We felt like we were in a good position but I guess the last 10 overs cost us."
Four-time champions England, who lost to Australia in their initial match, face a difficult task to make the best four of the eight-group competition and shield their 2017 title.
The West Indies made an energetic beginning subsequent to winning the throw and picking to bat, dashing to 81 without misfortune prior to discarding three wickets in a single over.
Spinner Sophie Ecclestone started the scaled down breakdown when she excused Hayley Matthews for 45, then, at that point, Deandra Dottin was run out, before Ecclestone hit again with the following ball.
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Ecclestone quelled the West Indies' hitters through the center of the innings before Shemaine Campbelle and Chedean Nation organized a late charge.
Their 123-run association gave the West Indies a cutthroat aggregate yet England would have been predominant had they not dropped a huge number of chances as the getting burdens that defaced the new series against Australia returned.
There were no getting issues for West Indies allrounder Dottin, who excused England opener Lauren Winfield-Hill for 12 with an awesome diving effort.
Nat Scriver, a century producer in England's first-match misfortune against Australia, left for two, passing on Tammy Beaumont to attempt to modify the innings with 46 from 76 balls.
Her takeoff left England on 94 for five yet Sophia Dunkley and Danni Wyatt increased the rhythm and scored 38 and 33 separately to keep English expectations alive.
At 156 for eight, it then, at that point, tumbled to tailenders Ecclestone and Kate Cross to pursue the last 70 runs.
They came close, scoring 33 not out and 27 separately, however Cross' excusal finished any expectations of a miracle finish.