Sarah Taylor sparkles in English win
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 1st July 2009
Sarah Taylor continued her fine form, cracking a fine run-a-ball 120 with the aid of 12 boundaries as England drubbed Australia convincingly by 55 runs to go 2-0 ahead in the five-match ODI series.
England scored 269/6 and then restricted Australia to 204 in 43.4 overs.
Batting first after winning the toss, the Englishwomen lost Claire Atkins early but Taylor found great partners in Claire Taylor, Beth Morgan and Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent as they notched up one partnership after the other.
In reply, Australia lost Leah Poulton early, but Lisa Sthalekar was involved in two partnerships, with Shelley Nitshcke and Karen Rolton.
However, once these stands were broken, things fell away for the Australians, and only Lauren Ebsary showed some resistance down the order.
For England, Nicki Shaw and Laura Marsh claimed three wickets each.