WORCESTER - England women made their highest one-day total and secured the series against Pakistan with an emphatic 212-run win at New Road.

They hit 39 fours and 11 sixes in 378-5, with 132 made in the final 10 overs. Openers Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont scored maiden ODI centuries in a stand of 235 and Natalie Sciver struck six sixes in a 33-ball 80. Anya Shrubsole took 4-19 as Pakistan were bowled out for 166 in the 48th over, despite Bismah Maroof's 61.

England will attempt to complete a series whitewash in the final match of the series at Taunton on Monday. A three-match Twenty20 series starts at Bristol on 3 July.

The England openers seized on wayward bowling from the seamers and spinners, which was compounded by some often abysmal ground fielding. Beaumont, with an elegant, wristy follow-through, used her feet in assured fashion and Winfield, high of backlift and fierce of intent, capitalised on anything short as the century stand arrived in the 16th over and the 200 came up in the 35th.

Sciver accelerated superbly, taking full advantage of the 55m boundaries and reaching fifty from only 22 balls, a feat bettered only once in the women's game by West Indian Deandra Dottin, who took one ball fewer. A frantic final five overs saw 86 amassed and, having previously never hit more than two sixes in an ODI innings, England smashed three in one over from diminutive spinner Nina Dar, who conceded 78 from her seven overs.

Pakistan's reply was not helped by a run-out in the third over, Dani Wyatt superbly throwing down the stumps from backward point to leave the recalled Nahida Khan short of her ground at the striker's end. Sciver also impressed with the ball, taking a wicket with a full toss heaved to deep mid-wicket, where Georgia Elwiss slid forwards to take a superbly judged low catch. Left-hander Bismah struck some belligerent shots around the ground, with eight fours in her 10th ODI half-century, as Pakistan made their highest total against England, before she was the fifth wicket to fall, caught at mid-wicket off Katherine Brunt.

Fast bowler Brunt added a second wicket to move above Clare Taylor on 103 wickets, second only to Jenny Gunn (120) on the England all-time ODI list. Victory earned England two points and lifted them above New Zealand and into third place in the ODI Championship, behind Australia and West Indies.

Scoreboard

 

ENGLAND WOMEN:

L Winfield c Bismah b Maham     123

TT Beaumont c Sadia b Maham  104

GA Elwiss c Sidra b Sadia               17

NR Sciver run out             80

HC Knight b Asmavia Iqbal            26

DN Wyatt not out            12

EXTRAS: (lb 3, w 12, nb 1)             16

TOTAL: (5 wickets; 50 overs)       378

FOW: 1-235, 2-239, 3-279, 4-363, 5-378

BOWLING: Asmavia Iqbal 10-0-88-1, Maham Tariq 10-0-63-2, Sana Mir 10-0-71-0, Sadia Yousuf 10-0-51-1, Nida Dar 7-0-78-0, Bismah Maroof 3-0-24-0.

PAKISTAN WOMEN:

Nahida Khan run out      5

Sidra Ameen lbw b Shrubsole     11

Javeria Khan c Elwiss b Sciver      26

Bismah Maroof c Knight b Brunt                61

Iram Javed c Brunt b Sciver          5

Sana Mir run out              21

Sidra Nawaz b Brunt       4

Nida Dar c Elwiss b Shrubsole      8

Asmavia Iqbal not out    8

Sadia Yousuf c Knight b Shrubsole            1

Maham Tariq lbw b Shrubsole    2

EXTRAS: (lb 3, w 11)        14

TOTAL: (all out; 47.4 overs)          166

FOW: 1-8, 2-19, 3-68, 4-76, 5-137, 6-140, 7-146, 8-156, 9-162, 10-166

BOWLING: KH Brunt 10-2-27-2, A Shrubsole 8.4-2-19-4, KL Cross 7-0-32-0, LA Marsh 7-1-27-0, NR Sciver 5-2-12-2, HC Knight 7-0-26-0, GA Elwiss 3-0-20-0.

TOSS: Pakistan Women

UMPIRES: DJ Millns and AG Wharf

TV UMPIRE: MJ Saggers

MATCH REFEREE: DT Jukes

RESERVE UMPIRE: S Redfern