Monday 4 November 2013 

Taylor Ton As England Make History With Series Win

Sarah Taylor hits out for England
Sarah Taylor hits a four during her century in Trinidad
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England Women 185 (Taylor 100) beat
West Indies Women 96 (Colvin 4-35) by 89 runs
Third One-Day International Trinidad

Sarah Taylor scored a century as England Women beat West Indies Women by 89 runs in the third and final One-Day International in Trinidad sealing a historic 2-0 series win.

Taylor scored 100 as England were bowled out for 185 and by bowling the West Indies out for 96 in reply, they became the first team to beat the West Indies at home in a series since 2005, when the women's team was brought under the control of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Debutante Natasha Farrant picked up two wickets and Holly Colvin took four for 26 to end the West Indies' chances of levelling the series.

Taylor was the last player to be dismissed as England batted first, shortly after reaching her fifth ODI century - among compatriots, only Charlotte Edwards and Claire Taylor have more.

Anisa Mohammed took four for 26 but the home side were soon in trouble in their reply as Farrant and Jenny Gunn (2-14) as well as Colvin left them reeling.

They eventually failed to reach triple figures and ended their home series of matches against England and New Zealand with a crushing defeat, although they did beat New Zealand in an earlier ODI series and won the Twenty20 International tri-series.

England finished their final series ahead of the Women's Ashes strongly and will head to Australia with plenty of confidence after their success.

© Cricket World 2013


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Fixtures & Results

6th October: 1st ODI, Kingston
NZL 225-8 beat WIN 224 by 1 run
8th October: 2nd ODI, Kingston
WIN 148 beat NZL 59 by 89 runs
10th October: 3rd ODI, Kingston
WIN 238-6 beat NZL 143 by 95 runs
14th October: West Indies v New Zealand
WIN 104-6 beat NZL 81 by 23 runs
16th October: England v New Zealand
ENG 111-5 beat NZL 109-6 by 5 wickets
18th October: West Indies v England
WIN 140-6 beat ENG 129-6 by 11 runs
20th October: West Indies v New Zealand
NZL 101-7 beat WIN 92-8 by 9 runs
22nd October: England v New Zealand
ENG 125-8 beat NZL 106 by 19 runs
24th October: West Indies v England
WIN 118-7 & 9-0 beat ENG 118-7 & 6-1 (Super Over)
26th October: Final - West Indies v England
WIN 119-2 beat ENG 115-5 by 8 wickets
29th October: 1st ODI, Trinidad
ENG 5-0 v WIN - no result, rain
1st November: 2nd ODI, Trinidad
ENG 127-3 beat WIN 126 by 7 wickets