Monday 3 May 2010 

England, Pakistan, New Zealand Take Warm-Up Wins

England, Pakistan, New Zealand Take Warm-Up Wins
England, Pakistan, New Zealand Take Warm-Up Wins
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ICC Women's World Twenty20 warm-ups, Saint Kitts

Reigning champions England beat India by 25 runs, Sarah Taylor marking her return from injury with an innings of 35 in 40 balls as they posted 133 for seven from their 20 overs. In reply, India were held to 108 for seven, after being reduced to 94 for five thanks to an accomplished display in the field by England.

"It’s been a great day for us, we have started the tour as well as I would have liked,"captain Charlotte Edwards said. "It was a really solid performance, a good day at the office today."

Pakistan beat the West Indies for the second time in a row, chasing down 118 to win with 11 balls to spare. Stafanie Taylor top scored with 41 as the West Indies reached 117 for six as they were held in check by three wickets from Sania Khan. Nain Abidi then hit 48 from the top of the order and Bismah Maroof 28 to steer Pakistan home.

New Zealand overpowered Australia to win by 18 runs. Suzie Bates hit 51 in 45 balls and Sara McGlashan scored 26 as the White Ferns posted 136 for six.

Australia were then restricted to 118 for five, captain Alex Blackwell making an unbeaten 44, as Sian Ruck picked up two for 11.

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by four wickets. After restricting the South Africans to 93 for nine, Sri Lanka reached their victory target with ten balls to spare.

© Cricket World 2010

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