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  1. England win by five wickets to seal 3-2 series victory
  2. Sciver 58 not out, Beaumont 34, Fletcher 2-28
  3. West Indies bowled out for 155 (won toss)
  4. Taylor 57, Hartley 4-24
  5. Eng one win away from World Cup qualification

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By Alan Jewell and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Arrivederci Jamaica

That's about it - time for us to wish you a good night, but only if you promise to set your alarms for 04:45 BST when TMS will return to the airwaves for the first Test between England's men and Bangladesh in Chittagong.

On behalf of Alan and myself, thanks for your company during the women's series, it's been a topsy-turvy series but we hope you've enjoyed it. Sleep tight.

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Why England should qualify

And here's why I reckon England can (pretty much) start booking their hotel rooms for next summer's World Cup on home soil:

  • They only need to win one game from three against Sri Lanka, the bottom side in the table, to put themselves out of reach of SA and India
  • Even if England lose all three in Sri Lanka, SA would need to win all three games against all-conquering Australia - and vastly increase their net run rate - even to draw level with them
  • Even if England lose all three in Sri Lanka, India could only overtake them by winning all six remaining games against Pakistan and West Indies - while that Pakistan series looks unlikely to happen for political reasons

England collect the ODI series trophy from Jamaican Sports Minister Olivia "Babsy" Grange - there's already been plenty of champagne sprayed around, and I'd suspect there will be more to come...

Player of the series

Stafanie Taylor's wickets and runs, Lauren Winfield's runs and Alex Hartley's wickets all get a mention on the shortlist - but it's a joint award for Alex Hartley and Stafanie Taylor.

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Player of the match

England left-arm spinner Alex Hartley: "It's always nice bowling in these conditions and it's nice to get the ball to turn."

On the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka:

"Nothing different, play the way we've played out here and hopefully dominate them."

Captain's view

England captain Heather Knight: "We're really chuffed, we came into the game with a bit of a point to prove, but the bowlers were outstanding as they've been all series, and to show that fight we did was excellent. Alex Hartley did so well with 13 wickets, Laura Marsh was brilliant as well and the bowling was great throughout the series.

"Next summer is going to be one of the most open 50-over World Cups there's been, so it's great to be at home, although we haven't guaranteed it yet, we need one more win."

Captain's view

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor: "I know that today we had to do both things right. With the batting, we didn't capitalise. Starting from there, we kind of messed up."

On choosing to bat first at the toss:

"What you do first, you've got to do it well."

On the upcoming ODI series against India:

"It's coming down to that. We know those games are crucial and we have to do better to get the points."

ICC Women's Championship

While we wait for the presentation, a quick look at the ICC Women's Championship table:

  1. Australia (Q) - Played 18, Points 30
  2. England - P18, Pts 23
  3. W Indies - P18, Pts 22
  4. New Zealand - P18, Pts 20
  5. S Africa - P18, Pts 17
  6. India - P15, Pts 13
  7. Pakistan - P15, Pts 8
  8. Sri Lanka - P18, Pts 5

(Teams get two points for a win, and play 21 games)

Player of the match

Player of the match may be an interesting call - but despite that fifty from Nat Sciver, I'd give it to Alex Hartley, who must be (with Stafanie Taylor) a contender for player of the series.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England have shown a huge amount of character. Everyone in this series has played their part. There have been little turning points in individual's careers, like Lauren Winfield playing consistently. 

A sign of a good team is showing consistency in all different kinds of situations and I'm sure they will want to carry that on when they go to Sri Lanka.

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John Brown: Well done - great job under pressure.

Dean Osborn: Congratulations ladies, a fine series win.

Hugs and high-fives all round as England's players return to their dug-out.

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Simba Sport: Re: parents following around world... I was ref-ing an U11C rugby match with Anya Shrubsole's dad today.

Well, it wasn't easy. It wasn't pretty at times. But after four successive "win toss, bat first and win game" matches, England have wrapped up a series win.

And more importantly - it means they're only one win away from clinching qualification for next summer's home World Cup. More on that in a little while.

Champagne moment


Eng 158-5

Jones hits her first two deliveries straight to fielders - but then lofts a four over the bowler's head! England win!

Eng 154-5

Sciver drills a single to long-on. Two to win. Breathe.

Eng 153-5

Sciver goes over the bowler's head, they come back for two and Amy Jones is nearly run out at the bowler's end without facing a ball! Three to win! Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring!

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

That was such a good ball, it was so full it was so hard for Georgia Elwiss to get anything on it. 


Elwiss b Dottin (Eng 151-5)

Surely not? Surely not? Dottin fires in a fast yorker which rearranges Georgia Elwiss' furniture, just when England were eyeing up a six-wicket win.

Five runs needed. Five wickets remaining Now then England... DON'T PANIC!

Eng 151-4 (target 156)

West Indies turn back to Deandra Dottin (aka "the dangerous Deandra Dottin") - but it's possibly too little, too late as it's only her fourth over, and the game is nearly gone. Sciver adds a single, while a ropey legside wide inches England even closer towards victory. Elwiss nudges a two to third man - that's the 150 up, and only five needed for victory.

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Drinks break

As the golf buggy makes a valedictory appearance in this series, we've heard earlier how Tammy Beaumont's mother has been listening to this series on TMS from the United States, while a number of the England players' parents are out in Jamaica supporting the team.

Speaking of which - I had a text earlier from my friend and long-time cricketing team-mate Neal Greenslade, who's out in Malta watching his daughter Robyn playing water polo for England Schools (best of luck to them for the tournament).

Is this one of the best perks of parenting if your offspring graduate to playing international sport - getting to follow them round the world in sunny climes? And, for the parents out in Jamaica, it's not the worst place for what will surely be a series-winning celebration tonight?

Drinks break

Eng 147-4

Sciver keeps the strike. England need nine runs from 78 balls, so... we're having a drinks break.

50 for Nat Sciver

Eng 144-4

I'd have thought we were due a drinks break about now, but perhaps they're taking the common-sense approach as England are only two or three big hits away from victory. And Natalie Sciver slog-sweeps Matthews for two, it's picked up just inside the rope but it's a very welcome half-century for the Tokyo-born all-rounder (and that's four words you don't often use together in cricket).

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England in a very strong position now. Nat Sciver has batted with maturity and has been entertaining as well, hitting the ball nice and powerfully.


Eng 141-4

Sciver whacks Mohammed over mid-off for four, while another powerful drill past the bowler takes her to 49. Elwiss takes guard and is nearly caught at short extra cover... Shemaine Campbelle dives just short of what would have been a superhuman catch. A single leaves England needing just 15 more.

Eng 135-4 (target 156)

Sciver 44, Elwiss 1

Hayley Matthews (omnipresent cap in place) on to bowl to new batter Georgia Elwiss - the pair of them are mates, and Elwiss prevailed when she dismissed the teenager earlier today. Elwiss runs a sharp single to point, while Sciver dabs one to third man.

21 needed from 15 overs. Six wickets in hand. Who's confident?

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I don't think many other people would have caught that. Cooper's got such long arms and she did well to stop that bouncing out. Some people wouldn't have even gone for that catch. 


Wyatt c Cooper b Mohammed 12 (Eng 133-4)

What a catch! Just when England were looking nailed on to knock these runs off with ease, Wyatt lifts the ball over the bowler's head and Britney Cooper, running round from long-on, dives full stretch to take a sensational catch with her fingertips.

If you remember that ODI catch which James Kirtley once took at Lord's - my immediate reaction was that it reminded me of that. Only further out towards the boundary.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Fletcher has shown consistency and control throughout the series and has been the West Indies' biggest threat, but at the moment it looks like it's not going to be enough. 

Eng 130-3 (target 156)

Fletcher 10-2-28-2

Afy Fletcher's last over - and West Indies's grip on the match (and the series) is slipping away in the Jamaican sunshine as Danielle Wyatt - in the style of Graham Gooch in that 1987 World Cup semi-final - is sweeping anything that moves. These two are also pretty rapid between the wickets which keeps the pressure on the fielders. Wyatt, in an exaggerated manner, leaves Fletcher's last delivery and the leggie's spell is ended.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

England have got themselves into a brilliant position. I am pleased Nat Sciver is playing well, I always like watching her bat. She always looks at best when she's playing by instinct. 

Eng 125-3

Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed removes her cap, before rubbing both hands in the dirt behind the stumps. Positive from Sciver, coming down the track to drill a single, while Wyatt - as her partner did last over - knows there's a single to Shamilia Connell. Sciver keeps it going. More of the same wanted by England.

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Eng 122-3 (target 156)

Fletcher's penultimate over, but Wyatt's sweeping remains as adept as ever. Meanwhile, Sciver steers a single to mid-on, she's picked out the lumbering figure of Shamilia Connell and there's normally always a single to her. Wyatt dabs another single, while Sciver clips a single through square leg (via a "stepover" from umpire Brathwaite). Fellow spinner Anisa Mohammed has had the "get loose" signal from the skipper.

Lydia Greenway

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Danielle Wyatt has done this throughout the series, she has come in and scored freely straight away. In situations like this it really helps.