Sarah Taylor, Atkins win no-contest for England
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Scorecard:England Women v Australia Women
Player:SJ Taylor, HL Colvin, KH Brunt, CMG Atkins, RM Farrell, LK Ebsary
Event:Australia Women in England 2009

DateLine: 29th June 2009


The England women, riding on some fine bowling from Holly Colvin and Katherine Brunt, followed up by a 119-run opening stand between Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins, crushed Australia by nine wickets in the first of five One-day Internationals.


Batting first, Australia were set back by right-arm medium-pacer Brunt and left-arm spinner Colvin. Losing their first wicket without a run on the board, Australia were 7/57 after 22.3 overs, threatening to fall for less than a hundred.


It took and innings of 39 not out from Rene Farrell and 23 runs from Lauren Ebsary to get the Aussies anywhere close to a 100. No. 11 Sarah Andrews contributed 16 runs.


For England, Colvin claimed 3/27 and Brunt 2/22.


In reply, Taylor scored 68 runs off 74 balls with eight boundaries while Atkins ended up 48 not out as England walked away with the honours.


Wicketkeeper Taylor, who also had two catches and a stumping to her credit, was named player of the match.