England win third T20 to claim touring series against West Indies

England’s women added a Twenty20 series victory to go with their 3-0 one‑day international sweep after defeating West Indies by 17 runs in Bridgetown.

Heather Knight, the England captain, won the toss and elected to bat, hitting 43 off 27 balls herself with able assistance from Sophie Dunkley who hit six boundaries before she was run out for 44.

England were six down for 157 at the change at Kensington Oval, with West Indies set a run-rate of 7.85 just to tie. Hayley Matthews did her best to lead the way as the captain nudged 35 off 31 deliveries before being stumped by the England wicketkeeper Amy Jones.

Rashada Williams, batting at No 4, steadied the ship with her side on 63 for two, with the Jamaican blasting 38 off 29 before Sophie Ecclestone got her out lbw.

Ecclestone finished on 28 for two, while the all‑rounder Charlie Dean had a double-wicket maiden as part of her four-for as the hosts lost eight en route to a final score of 140.

The final match of the series will be at the same ground on Thursday.