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Taylor stars in England whitwash

MCC Women's Young Cricketer Sarah Taylor became the youngest women to pass 2,000 ODI runs, scoring a century as as England whitewashed New Zealand.

Charlotte Edwards' tourists completed a second successive series whitewash on their New Zealand tour with a six-wicket win in the third and final ODI, at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.

England, ranked number one in both ODI and T20 cricket, are now 14-matches unbeaten, having produced a similarly dominant performance in South Africa before Christmas.

Taylor, 22, recorded her fourth international century in her 66th ODI, putting on 201 with Lydia Greenway for the third wicket.

Her YC teammate Danni Wyatt had earlier taken 3-36 with her off-spin as England dismissed the hosts for 220 to set up the victory.

The win secured a 3-0 series win, after England earlier romped to a 4-0 win in the T20 matches.


Taylor, who also keeps wicket for England, made her international debut as a 17-year-old in 2006 and quickly established herself as one of the most talented cricketers in the women's game.

She has already played a part in an Ashes defence, as well as collecting the women's World Cup and World T20 titles in a glittering career.

After a sabbatical last winter, which resulted in her missing England's Ashes defeat Down Under, Taylor joined the YCs in order to give herself the best possible chance of regaining her England spot.

She was duly reinstated for last summers quadrangular tournaments against India, Australia and New Zealand, playing an important role as England won both tournaments.

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