England wrapped up the womenâ€™s One-day International against Pakistan with a resounding 212-run victory in the second game at Worcester on Wednesday.
After Pakistan opted to bowl first at the County Ground, openers Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont both hit maiden ODI centuries as England posted a mammoth 378-5 in 50 overs â€” their highest total against Pakistan.
Winfield bettered her previous best one-day score of 31 by reaching 123 off 117 balls with 15 boundaries and two sixes, while Beaumont improved her 70 in Tuesdayâ€™s series opener by contributing 104 off 116 (10 fours and two sixes) in the first-wicket stand of 235.
Natalie Sciver then punished the bowling with a 33-ball innings of 80 that included seven fours and six sixes.
Pakistan, in reply, mustered 166 all out in 47.4 overs. Bismah Maroof offered some resistance with an 81-ball 61 (eight boundaries). Seamer Anya Shrubsole was the chief wicket-taker with figures of 4-19.
The final ODI will be played on Monday at Taunton.
ENGLAND 378-5 in 50 overs (L. Winfield 123, T.T. Beaumont 104, N.R. Sciver 80, H.C. Knight 26; Maham Tariq 2-63); PAKISTAN 166 in 47.4 overs (Bismah Maroof 61, Javeria Khan 26, Sana Mir 21; A. Shrubsole 4-19, N.R. Sciver 2-12, K.H. Brunt 2-27).
Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2016