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Marsh takes two wickets as England reach Women’s World Cup

Saturday 12th November 2016

England clinched a place in the 2017 Women’s World Cup on home soil by taking a 2-0 ODI series lead in Sri Lanka.

Kent’s Laura Marsh took 2/36 and claimed a run out on her return to the side and opener Tammy Beaumont scored 28 as the tourists won by 122 runs in Colombo.

The hosts won the toss and invited England to bat and they scored 295 including half-centuries through Lauren Winfield, Heather Knight and Nat Sciver.

In reply, Sri Lanka fell quickly behind the required run rate as Marsh and Dani Hazell stifled the scoring, picking up two wickets each as the home side stumbled to 87 for four at the halfway stage.

Scoreboard pressure began to tell as Hazell, Beth Langston, Sciver and Danni Wyatt picked up one wicket each to wrap up the tail to seal their spot in next year's showpiece tournament.

Scorecard

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