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.

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