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Taylor sets up T20 triumph
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Sarah Taylor’s first fifty of the summer underpinned England’s crushing 70-run win in the first of two NatWest Twenty20 internationals today at Loughborough.
Sarah Taylor eases towards 57 from 50 deliveries as England beat Pakistan by 70 runs in first of two T20 internationals today
Wicketkeeper-batter Taylor, who played in England’s two one-day international defeats of the same opponents this week, hit 57 from 50 balls as the hosts posted 145 for seven after winning the toss.
Taylor and captain Charlotte Edwards, who made 46 from just 33 deliveries, shared a second-wicket stand of 57 until the latter was bowled by Javeria Rauf. T20I debutante Natalie Sciver chipped in with 19 before England lost late wickets, including Taylor, as they upped the ante.
Three economical breakthroughs from off-spinner Danni Wyatt, who opened the bowling and ended her second spell with 3-16 from four overs, and two scalps in an over from Nathasha Farrant, en route to figures of 2-15 from four on England debut, undermined Pakistan’s reply.
Nahida Khan top-scored for the tourists on 28 not out but it was too little. The sides meet again this afternoon.