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May 19, 2014
ROW XI 283 for 9 (Raj 67, Lanning 59, Cross 4-48) beat MCC 242 (Edwards 70, Knight 51, Mir 4-36) by 41 runs
Mithali Raj and Meg Lanning scored half-centuries before four wickets for Sana Mir helped ensure victory for a Rest of the World XI against MCC at Lord's. Charlotte Edwards' top-scored with 70 for MCC but they fell 41 runs short in the match arranged as part of the Lord's bicentenary celebrations.
The MCC team featured a majority of current England internationals, with the retired Claire Taylor, playing for the first time in three years, and Arran Brindle joined by Holly Colvin after a break from the game. Edwards and Heather Knight put on 98 for the first wicket but only two other players made double figures.
Knight fell for 51 and MCC struggled to keep up with the rate, with Edwards becoming the fourth wicket down in the 32nd over with the score on 150. Natalie Sciver struck a 48-ball 45 but Mir worked through the middle order and MCC were dismissed with two balls remaining.
The ROW innings did not get off to the best start, with Kate Cross dismissing West Indies' Stafanie Taylor for a golden duck. Raj and Lanning, the captains of India and Australia respectively, came together with the score on 41 for 2 and added 90 runs in 12.5 overs. Lanning's Australia team-mate Ellyse Perry stroked 49 before Cross came back to complete a four-wicket haul and the total of 283 for 9 proved beyond MCC.
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