England Women v India Women, 2nd Twenty20 June 28, 2012

England cruise to eight-wicket win

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Women 117 for 2 (Taylor 67*) beat India Women 114 (Brunt 3-18) by eight wickets
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England Women completely outplayed India Women, easing to an eight-wicket win with 17 balls to spare in Chelmsford, to take the Twenty20 series 2-0. England's wicketkeeper, Sarah Taylor, once again was key to the victory, both with bat and in the field - later, she was named Player of the Series.

After winning the toss, India chose to bat, unlike in the first game. But the line-up still could not build a sizeable total. They lost Amita Sharma in the first over, and two wickets in the space of four balls not long after, left them 38 for 3 in the eighth over. Harmanpreet Kaur and Mona Meshram then got the innings back on track with a 51-run stand, only for it to fall away rapidly at the end through a clutch of run-outs. India suffered five run-outs in all, three of them off the final three balls of the innings, and finished all out on 114. Among England's bowlers, seamer Katherine Brunt was the pick with figures of 4-1-18-3.

England's chase revolved around an unbeaten knock of 67 off 48 balls from Taylor, which included nine boundaries. She put on 85 for the third wicket with Lydia Greenway at almost eight an over, to complete India's bashing.

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