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Cricket news - Sciver ton delivers all-round England to series win

Sciver made 100* off 85 balls.

Sciver made 100* off 85 balls.

Following an emphatic 127-run victory in the second ODI on Thursday (December 12), England women clinched the ODI series against Pakistan, with one more game remaining in the series which is part of the ICC Championship.

Natalie Sciver's unbeaten century, a 49-ball 85 not out from Fran Wilson and skipper Heather Knight's knock of 86 helped England post 327 for 4 after they opted to bat at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur. In reply, Pakistan could only reach 200 before they were bowled out, with Bismah Maroof's fighting effort (64) not quite a match for a collective bowling performance from England.

Nida Dar dismissed Danielle Wyatt in the second over of the game, which was followed by a 61-run stand between Tammy Beaumont and Knight that set a good platform for England. While Beaumont's stay came to an end on 21, Knight went on to bring up a 49-ball fifty and added 84 runs in partnership with Sciver.

Pakistan fought back through the wickets of Knight and Amy Ellen Jones in quick succession but Sciver and Wilson ensured a blitzy finish to the innings by putting on an undefeated 146-run stand, with as many as 127 runs coming in the last 10 overs of the innings. While Sciver hit 12 fours during her 85-ball stay, Wilson struck eight fours and three sixes as they sent the Pakistan bowlers on a leather hunt in the death overs.

Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan came up steady knocks but England kept chipping away at the wickets, which meant that Pakistan lacked a proper base to the chase. A middle-order collapse took the game further away from them - from 140 for 3, Pakistan slipped to 145 for 6. Maroof's knock only delayed the inevitable as England eventually registered a comprehensive win.

Brief scores: England 327/4 in 50 overs (Natalie Sciver 100*, Heather Knight 86, Fran Wilson 85*; Nida Dar 2-67) beat Pakistan 200 in 44.5 overs (Bismah Maroof 64; Sarah Glenn 2-37, Anya Shrubsole 2-31) by 127 runs.

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