Comfortable Win As England Women Begin India Tour
England Women 273-9 (Greenway 81, Taylor 52) beat
Indian Board President's XI 132 (Edwards 3-14) by 141 runs
Tour game, Bangalore
England Women opened their tour of India with a comfortable 141-run win over an Indian Board President's XI in Bangalore.
Batting first, the reigning world champions scored 273 for nine with Lydia Greenway retiring having hit 81 and opener Sarah Taylor making 52. Beth Morgan (21), Caroline Atkins (25), Jenny Gunn (32) all got starts before the innings was given a boost late on by Laura Marsh, who made an unbeaten 19 in nine balls.
In reply, the Board XI then crumbled to be bowled out for 132 in 41.2 overs, England not looking back once they reduced their opponents to 33 for three.
The early wickets were taken by Katherine Brunt and Isa Guha, who snapped up one apiece before Marsh and Nicki Shaw took two each and the innings was finished off by captain Charlotte Edwards, who returned three for 14 to complete an emphatic win.
England take on India in five One-Day Internationals, the first of which is in Bangalore on 19th February, and three Twenty20 Internationals.
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