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Nat Sciver hits 85-ball hundred to help England to ODI series win

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

An unbeaten century from Nat Sciver helped England to a 127-run victory over Pakistan in the second ODI against Pakistan in Malaysia.


The all-rounder’s 85-ball effort was supported by Fran Wilson’s unbeaten 85 from 49 balls and Heather Knight, who hit 86 on her 100th ODI appearance. Sciver reached her third ODI century from the penultimate ball of England’s innings.

Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone and Knight all took two wickets each, as Pakistan were bowled out for 200 in reply. Bismah Maroof top-scored for Pakistan with 64. 

England have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series; centuries from Tammy Beaumont and Danni Wyatt helped the visitors to victory in the first ODI.

“I was really happy to reach three figures, from a selfish point of view, but it was just nice to take the team to a big total,” said Sciver, whose knock included 12 fours.

“Fran batted so well when she came in and she really helped us accelerate towards 300 and beyond – it was a lot of fun batting with her and she played excellently.

“It was a shame Heather didn’t get to her landmark because she batted so well and it would have been a lovely way for her to celebrate getting to 100 caps.

“Pakistan have been quite testing, they were hard to get away at points today and they were solid with the bat so we’re happy to have gone 2-0 up and won the series.”

The final ODI of the series takes place on Saturday.

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