Women's World Cup 2017: Heather Knight & Sarah Taylor help England past Sri Lanka in warm-up

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England captain Heather Knight
Women’s World Cup warm-up, Chesterfield:
Sri Lanka 155 (47.2 overs): Atapattu 33, Shrubsole 3-27, Brunt 2-44
Sri Lanka batted on, scoring 165 in 50 overs
England 156-2 (30.2 overs): Taylor 49 not out, Winfield 35
England batted on, scoring 348-5 in 50 overs
England won by eight wickets

England captain Heather Knight and wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor enjoyed valuable time in the middle as their World Cup preparations continued with a comfortable warm-up win over Sri Lanka.

The visitors batted first but struggled against seamers Anya Shrubsole (3-27) and Katherine Brunt (2-44) and were bowled out for 155 at Chesterfield.

England passed the target for the loss of two wickets with nearly 20 overs to spare, but batted on for the full 50 overs to reach 348-5. Knight reached her century while Taylor fell for 86.

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