Very apt that Taylor has got the winning hit. She went down the pitch and whipped it through midwicket. A very aggressive knock from Claire. As Wasim Akram has reminded us a million times, she is the World No 1 ODI batsman. Atkins too played a fine innings, steering England to a comprehensive win.
ENG WMN won by 9 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
A disciplined bowling performance allowed them to restrict India to a below-par score before they batted aggressively to reach the target with more than 11 overs to spare. That's it from us. Thanks for logging on.
dropped as she hits real hard back at the bowler who is unable to hold on
cuts away to point region for a single
full toss and swept to deep midwicket
full and outside off, single to covers
just 5 more to win as Claire Taylor gets down the track and swings on a bent knee over long-on. Much fun.
another lob outside off, on the back foot and cuts to third man
bit of a rubbish delivery outside off .. almost lobbed across but too wide
the sweep shot is out now and she picks up two runs
thrashed down the ground to long-off
short delivery and another cut shot. They seem to be on a auto-pilot here. No problem whatsoever.
cut away for a single
dipping in on the foot, turned past square leg
Claire Taylor is indulging herself out there. Another charge down the pitch, another neat lofted shot over mid-off to pick up four runs
on the middle stump line, pushed to the off side
on the back foot and taps to the on side
pushes that one through quickly, flicked to short fine leg
tossed up without any loop or dip and driven easily to long-off
|North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Toss||England Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WODI no. 689|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.10, Interval 13.10-13.55, Second Session 13.55-17.05|
|Match days||10 March 2009 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||England Women 2, India Women 0|
Atkins and Taylor lead England to massive victory
|CMG Atkins||not out||69||124|
|SC Taylor||not out||69||65|
|Extras||(b 4, lb 1, w 2)|
|Total||172(1 wkt; 38.4 ovs)|