India B women v England women, Chennai February 18, 2007

Taylor and Colvin impress in warm-up

Cricinfo staff

England 260 for 6 (C Taylor 52, Edwards 46) beat India B 163 (Shweta 58, Colvin 5 for 31) by 97 runs

England warmed-up for their quadrangular tournament in Chennai with a 97-run win against India B at the India Pistons Ground. Claire Taylor led the way striking 52, as England used 13 players, then Holly Colvin impressed with the ball claiming 5 for 31.

Taylor's innings took just 40 balls and she used the sweep to good effect before retiring after completing her half-century to allow others a hit. Charlotte Edwards contributed a run-a-ball 46 and looked to dominate throughout her knock. The middle order ensured momentum was maintained and Laura Marsh capped the innings with 20 off 13 balls.

A solid bowling effort followed and was backed-up by some sharp fielding. Isha Guha made an early breakthrough but the Indians moved to 86 for 1 before Guha struck again. However, they were never in touch with the target and Colvin ran through the middle and lower order, while Beth Morgan and Laura Newton grabbed one apiece.

England's second warm-up match is on Monday when they take on India A at the main stadium in Chennai.

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