Monday 8 September 2008 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Sarah Taylor

England Women's wicket-keeper and opening batsman Sarah Taylor has been named as this week's Cricket World® Player Of The Week after she became the youngest woman to reach 1,000 One Day International runs against India.

She needed 16 runs to reach the milestone at the age of 19 during Monday's second One Day International and passed them early on in her innings, eventually making an unbeaten 75 as England beat India by ten wickets.

It continued England's outstanding summer of success, which also saw Taylor hit a century at Lord's as she shared a national record opening stand of 268 with Caroline Atkins, Taylor reaching her second century by posting 129.

Taylor went on to hit 24 in the third match, although failed to get off the mark in the fourth game although her keeping has been immaculate throughout the series, so far registering a catch and four stumpings.

Other contenders for this week's award included Taylor's team-mate and namesake Claire, after she marked her 100th ODI start with the winning runs and a crucial half-century in the fourth match, Mike Hussey, who scored two half-centuries as Australia steamrollered Bangladesh and Mitchell Johnson, who took six wickets in the same series.

The Cricket World ® Player Of The Week is judged by the www.cricketworld.com Editorial Team, which takes into consideration matches played in the preceding week with the final decision made on Monday morning.

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