Women's World Cup 2017: England Cruise To Win Over Sri Lanka

England secured their second win of the Women's World Cup with a routine seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor (74 not out) struck her first half-century since she returned to cricket following a break from the game with anxiety issues.

Taylor shared a third-wicket stand of 148 with captain Heather Knight (82) as England reached their target with nearly 20 overs to spare at Taunton. Sri Lanka had been restricted to 204-8 as spinner Laura Marsh took 4-45.

Elsewhere in the tournament, West Indies were bowled out for 48 at Leicester as South Africa romped to a 10-wicket win in only 38 deliveries, while unbeaten Australia beat New Zealand by five wickets at Bristol and India beat Pakistan by 95 runs in front of a sell-out crowd at Derby.

Brief scores:

ICC Women's World Cup, Taunton:
Sri Lanka 204-8 (50 overs): Perera 46, Kanchana 34 not out, Marsh 4-45
England 206-3 (30.2 overs): Knight 82, Taylor 74 not out
England won by seven wickets

Courtesy:BBC


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