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Last Updated: Friday, 25 August 2006, 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
England women extend winning run
Women's one-day international, Rose Bowl: England 132-3 (37.5 overs) bt India 131 (47.4 overs) by seven wickets

Beth Morgan bowls Amita Sharma
Beth Morgan made a mess of Amits Sharma's stumps
England's women wrapped up a 4-0 series victory over India with a comfortable seven-wicket win at the Rose Bowl.

The home side were in control from the moment Laura Marsh bowled Monica Sumra with the second ball of the match.

Medium-pacer Isa Guha claimed 3-22 and there were two wickets each for Jenny Gunn, Holly Colvin and Beth Morgan as India were bowled out for just 131.

Laura Newton top scored with 41 as England knocked off the runs with more than 12 overs to spare.

"It was a great bowling performance. I asked for 10% extra from yesterday because I thought in the field, we weren't as hot as we normally are, and they did it. I can't ask for more than that.

"We've all worked really hard. It's been a real team effort. Everyone stuck their hand up in pressure situations and for young girls of 17, 18, 19 to do that is great," said England skipper Charlotte Edwards.

She finished her first home one-day series as skipper with an unbeaten 29 but it was Player of the Series Gunn who hit the winning run.

Jenny Gunn
Jenny Gunn gave nothing away during her 10 overs

Earlier in the day, she picked up the vital wicket of India skipper Mithali Raj, who played down the wrong line and was bowled off stump for 12.

Gunn also removed Karuna Jain with the help of the first of two smart slip catches from Laura Newton and got through 10 overs for figures of 2-15.

Youngster Holly Colvin was even more economical, taking 2-14 with her left-arm spin, and only Anjum Chopra (44) and Amita Sharma (20) offered prolonged resistance to add 56 for the eighth wicket.

"It was a perfect batting wicket but we didn't utilise the opportunity," Raj said afterwards.



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