West Indies depart Women's World Cup with heavy defeat against England

Heather Knight

Heather Knight

Laura Marsh, batting at number nine, chipped in with a valuable unbeaten 31 while veteran Jenny Gunn scored 24 not out.

Earlier, England opener Lauren Winfield could only manage 11 before she went in the 10th over, caught at deep square leg to give 16-year-old left-arm seamer Qiana Joseph a first one-day global wicket.

The prime architects of this victory were skipper Heather Knight, who scored a fine 67, that enabled them to recover from 105/5 and finish with a total of 220 after being put in by Windies.

In the next over, Sarah Taylor edged a sharp catch to Matthews at slip off medium pacer Deandra Dottin, to depart without scoring at 54 for two in the 11 over.

Knight was eventually bowled by Matthews, having struck five boundaries in her 13th one-day worldwide half-century, with Katherine Brunt adding 14 before Gunn and Marsh helped put on a few late runs to boost England's total.

The lbw calls continued to come, and all-rounder Sciver clinched her third wicket in three overs after Fletcher played all-round her legs.

Chedean Nation shovelled Sciver's first ball, a long hop, to deep square, where Beaumont held a brilliant running catch, then Merissa Aguilleira was pinned in front, one of seven LBWs in the innings, a record for a Women's One Day International.

Sciver's four-over spell ended with three wickets for just three runs, and one maiden.

Matthews added 34 for the first wicket with Kycia Knight who made 17 before she was run out in a mix-up over a non-existent single in the 10 over.

The ninth wicket pair of Anisa Mohammed and Kyshona Knight only delayed the inevitable with a stand that lasted 73 balls, but could not manage to challenge the hosts.

England look in excellent form, with bat and ball and having ensured they avoided holders and arch rivals Australia in the semi-finals, they will be confident of reaching the final at Lord's.

Beaumont said: "We fielded and bowled well and won by 92 runs in the end so it's good for us".

"That character is really nice to see, in this tournament we have found our way out of sticky situations".

West Indies skipper Taylor did not ask for a review at her dismissal, with replays showing the ball was in fact heading down leg side.