England Sweep To Series Success With Convincing Win

England Sweep To Series Success With Convincing Win
England Sweep To Series Success With Convincing Win
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England Women 117-2 (Taylor 67no) beat
India Women 114 (Brunt 3-18) by 8 wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Chelmsford

England Women crushed India Women by eight wickets with a dominant performance in the second Twenty20 International in Chelmsford.

They raced to a 2-0 series clean sweep by hitting 117 for two in 17.1 overs after bowling India out for 114 in their 20 overs, following up their 33-run win in the opening game.

India won the toss and chose to bat first and after Katherine Brunt had Amita Sharma caught behind for nought, Punam Rout (16), Mithali Raj (21), Harmanpreet Kaur (34) and Mona Meshram (17) all made useful contributions before the away side's innings fell away.

Brunt removed Kaur and Jhulan Goswami for two to return three for 18 and no less than five players were run out as England's fielding improved as the innings went on.

From a solid position of 89 for three, India collapsed to be bowled out off the last ball of the innings.

India bowled themselves into the game as Nagarajan Niranjana had Charlotte Edwards trapped in front for 15 and Laura Marsh was run out for five.

However, Sarah Taylor and Lydia Greenway then forged an unbroken partnership worth 85 to take England home.

Taylor, who scored an attractive half-century in the opening game, simply carried on in the same vein, hitting nine fours as she scored 67 in 48 balls.

Greenway played her part with 30 in 31 balls as England finished off the game with 17 balls to spare.

The two sides begin a series of five One-Day Internationals at Lord's on 1st July.

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