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Maiden ODI tons from Beaumont, Winfield give England Women 2-0 series lead

Tammy Beaumont scored 104 off 116 deliveries.
Tammy Beaumont scored 104 off 116 deliveries.
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England Women 378-5 (Winfield 123) beat
Pakistan Women 166 (Maroof 61) by 212 runs
Second One-Day International, Worcester

Riding on maiden One-Day International hundreds from Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont, England Women set a target of 379 runs before bowling Pakistan Women out for 166 runs to secure a massive 212-run victory in the second ODI in Worcester and claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

After Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first, both Winfield (123) and Beaumont (104) started off strongly and took England to 67 without loss in just 10 overs. The pair settled down nicely in their 235-run opening partnership.

Beaumont was the first to bring up a fifty, getting there in 51 balls and soon after the 100-run opening stand came up, Winfield also completed her own fifty.

At the halfway mark, England were placed strongly at 147 without loss. The 200-run stand came up in the 35th over and moments later, Winfield completed her maiden ODI century.

Beaumont then brought up her first-ever ODI ton in the 38th over. Maham Tariq (2-63) struck twice in the 39th over to remove both the England openers.

Four overs later, Georgia Elwiss (17) fell to Sadia Yousuf (1-51). Heather Knight (26) and Natalie Sciver (80) took the scoring rate to the next level with an 84-run stand which came up in just 5.2 overs.

Sciver also completed a 22-ball fifty in the process before Knight and Sciver fell in the last two overs as England piled on a total of 376 for four.

In the chase, Pakistan lost Nahida Khan (5) and Sidra Ameen (11) in the first six overs as the England bowlers restricted the score to 31 for two in 10 overs.

Javeria Khan (26) and Bismah Maroof (61) added 49 runs for the third wicket. Javeria and Iram Javed (5) were dismissed by Sciver (2-12) in the 17th and 19th overs respectively.

Maroof joined with Sana Mir (21) to share a 61-run stand and at the halfway mark, Pakistan needed 280 runs with six wickets in hand.

The fall of Maroof in the 34th over triggered a collapse as Pakistan went from 137 for four to being bowled out for 166 in 47.4 overs.

Anya Shrubsole (4-19) accounted for the last three wickets as Pakistan succumbed to a massive 212-run defeat.

England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series and gained two points in the ICC Women’s Championship. Both Beaumont and Winfield shared the player-of-the-match award.

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