England Women beat Pakistan Women by 127 runs.


KARACHI -- England Women beat Pakistan Women by 127 runs to go 2- 0 up in three-match ICC Women's Championship ODI series at Kuala Lumpur's Kinrara Oval. England, after electing to bat first, scored an imposing 327 for four thanks to Natalie Sciver, who scored an unbeaten century at a strike rate of 117.64, and Fran Wilson's 49-ball 85 not out. The two crafted a blistering 146-run partnership in 14.1 overs which also saw them accumulate 67 runs from last five overs. Coming in to bat at number four, Sciver scored a brilliant 100 not out. The right-handed batter smashed 12 fours in 85 balls.

From the other end, she was supported by Wilson, whose splendid 85 not out was studded with eight fours and three sixes. Speaking about her second ODI half-century, Fran Wilson said, 'We were kind of aiming for 300. We were taking things as they came in the process. We played with this approach to see where we can get rather than thinking about it too much. 'I am really happy with the way we have started out here. It is about setting your standards and pushing for them to see where you can go. We are very happy as a unit, but still we've got a lot of games to go. Pakistan had put a dent earlier in the England innings by dismissing Danni Wyatt, one of the century makers in the last match, in the second over. Heather Knight, the England captain, denied Pakistan bowlers further inroads, despite some disciplined bowling, with a...

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