England women beat India to win T20 series 2-0

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Published: Friday, June 29, 2012, 11:42 [IST]
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England women beat India to win series

Chelmsford, Jun 29: Sarah Taylor was once again the star with the bat as England women won the two-match Twenty20 International series 2-0 against Indian women here at the County Ground on Thursday.

Taylor's unbeaten 67 helped England ease to a eight-wicket victory. With this, England have remained unbeaten in 15 successive T20 Internationals. Taylor won the Player-of-the-match and Player-of-the-series awards. Taylor had scored 69 in the first game.

England had won the opening match of the series by 33 runs in Canterbury.

India's batting disappointed, scoring just 114 all out in 20 overs. England overhauled the target in 17.1 overs.

Harmanpreet Kaur was the top scorer with 34 runs off 38 balls with a four and a six. Katherine Brunt took three wickets for 18 runs in four overs.

Chasing 115, England were in early trouble at 32/2 in 6.2 overs. But Taylor and Lydia Greenway associated for an unbroken partnership of 85 to guide the hosts home.

Taylor was brilliant for the second successive match. She hit nine boundaries in her 48-ball knock. Greenway had two fours in her 31-ball 30 not out.

England and India will now play in a five-match ODI series, with the first match at Lord's on July 1.

England captain Charlotte Edwards was delighted with her team's performance.

"I'm delighted. Today was about us getting a result to win the series and we did that convincingly," she told England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) website.

"I'm really pleased that it's been an all-round team performance, though obviously Sarah Taylor has been a huge standout for us.

"It's a really good ground for us here at Chelmsford; we've been successful here in the past so it's nice to continue that and a nice way to wrap up the series."

Brief Scores: India 114 all out in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 34, Mithali Raj 21, Katherine Brunt 3/18) lost to England 117/2 in 17.1 overs (Sarah Taylor 67 not out, Lydia Greenway 30 not out, Nagarajan Niranjana 1/18).


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