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Taylor record sets up England win

2nd NatWest Women's one-day international, Bath:
England 103-0 (24.3 overs) beat India 102 (45.1 overs) by 10 wickets

Sarah Taylor
Taylor showed attacking intent from the start of her innings

Sarah Taylor became the youngest woman to pass 1,000 runs in one-day internationals as England cruised to a 10-wicket win over India at Taunton.

The 19-year-old from Sussex reached the milestone on 16 and went on to hit a six and seven fours in an unbeaten 75.

Caroline Atkins played the supporting role with 24 as England reached 103-0 with over half their overs to spare.

Holly Colvin (4-20) and Katherine Brunt (3-14) had earlier done most of the damage as India were all out for 102.

It was a another hugely disappointing effort by the tourists, who only managed 124 in Saturday's opening game at Bath.

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Brunt had Sulakshana Naik caught by Charlotte Edwards off the second ball of the match and, after a brief rain interruption, the tourists were soon in dire straits on 11-4.

Captain Mithali Raj showed the necessary resolve, batting for over two hours for an unbeaten 53, but Asha Rawat (11) was the only other batter to reach double figures.

Left-arm spinner Colvin made short work of the tail for her best one-day figures, leaving England with what looked like a straightforward task.

So it proved as Taylor and Atkins steered England to a 2-0 lead in the series, with three games to play.




see also
England women extend winning run
30 Aug 08 |  Women's cricket
Edwards seals England clean sweep
23 Aug 08 |  Women's cricket
England women v WI, SA & India 2008
22 Aug 08 |  Women's cricket


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