England women lose ODI to Windies
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England have missed the chance to secure the one-day women's cricket series against West Indies after batting collapse saw them fall to a 42-run defeat in Kingston.
Chasing 224 to win the fourth one-day international and take an unassailable 3-1 lead, England were coasting at 1-133, with openers Lauren Winfield (51) and Tammy Beaumont (57) having hit half-centuries on Sunday.
But the tourists lost 9-47 runs as they were bowled out for 181 to leave the five-match series locked at 2-2.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor hit 85 in her team's total of 6-223.
Winfield's second successive half-century helped England off to the perfect start but her run out, having been sent back by Heather Knight, started the collapse.
Natalie Sciver was caught at midwicket for three before Danni Wyatt was run out without scoring following a mix up.
Knight was involved in two more run outs, Georgia Elwiss and Katherine Brunt both returned to the pavilion cheaply, before England's captain was out for 36 when Taylor took a terrific return catch - her third wicket.
That left England 8-165 for eight and - after 16 more runs were added - the innings fittingly ended with some fine work from Taylor and another run out as Laura Marsh fell to the Windies captain's direct hit.
The final game of the series is in Kingston on Wednesday.