England women just miss out

  • Last Updated: September 16 2012, 19:09 BST

England's women just missed out on a clean sweep of their five-match Twenty20 series against West Indies, Juliana Nero ensuring a consolation win for the tourists at Arundel Castle.

Juliana Nero: Struck the winning run

Having won the first four matches England were undone on the final ball of the match, Nero taking the required single off Anya Shrubsole to claim a three-wicket win.

England were asked to bat first and posted 139 for seven, Katherine Brunt top-scoring with 35, one more than captain Sarah Taylor's effort from number three.

The wickets were well spread between the Windies' attack, Tremayne Smartt, Shemaine Campbell and Anisa Mohammed each picking up two wickets.

Shrubsole accounted for both West Indies openers, bowling Stafanie Taylor and running out Smart.

But Deandro Dottin proved a more difficult prospect at number three and produced the innings of the match, smashing five sixes and three fours on her way to 62 in 34 balls.

Holly Colvin eventually ended Dottin's assault but the damage had been done.

Shrubsole took the last over with six needed for the West Indies win. She succeeded in taking it to the last ball, and also saw Kycia Knight run out with two deliveries left, but Nero (27 not out) held her nerve.