England fall short in final
An excellent all-round performance from Stefanie Taylor condemned England Women to an eight-wicket defeat in the Tri-Nation Twenty20 tournament final against West Indies.
Taylor returned economic bowling figures of 1-8 from four over as England set a total of 115-5, which the hosts chased down with ease in Bridgetown thanks in no small part to the all-rounder's unbeaten half-century.
Natalie Sciver top scored for England with 36 from 33 balls, but they struggled to recover from a poor start which saw them lose their first three wickets before five overs had been bowled.
Sarah Taylor held things together somewhat at the top of the order by contributing 28 but by the time she was dismissed at the end of the 18th over, England had just 89 runs on the board.
Sciver and Jenny Gunn did accelerate the scoring in the closing stages, but the total always had a modest look about it.
Stefanie Taylor dominated from the start during the Windies chase and when she came together with Deandra Dottin in the seventh over, the match was soon taken away from England.
Taylor ended on 51 with Dottin contributing 46 in an unbroken partnership of 78 as West Indies wrapped up the win with 19 balls to spare.