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Natalie Sciver century leads 127-run rout of Pakistan
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Natalie Sciver century leads 127-run rout of Pakistan

Natalie Sciver spearheaded an authoritative batting display for England Women with an emphatic ton as Pakistan Women crashed to a 127-run defeat in the second ODI in Kuala Lumpur.

After electing to bat first, England were jolted by the early departure of opening batter Danni Wyatt off Nida Dar's bowling.

The off-spinner struck in the second over of the innings to give Pakistan the upper hand during the first hour.

Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight steadied the ship with a stable 61-run stand for the second wicket before the former was dismissed by Nashra Sandhu.

Knight went on to register her 19th ODI fifty and was involved in a solid 84-run partnership with Sciver.

Her dismissal brought Amy Jones to the crease, who did not contribute much and soon made way for Fran Wilson.

Wilson and Sciver then launched a blistering batting charge, punishing the Pakistan bowlers for lacking the requisite discipline.

Wilson slammed a quickfire 85 not out from 49 deliveries to ensure a breezy finish to the innings as England posted an imposing 327-4 in their 50 overs - plundering 107 runs in the final 10 overs.

Sciver's 85-ball stay in the middle saw her bludgeon 12 boundaries and reach the three-figure mark on the penultimate delivery of the 50th over.

Pakistan were always behind the climbing asking rate during the course of their steep chase despite a strong foundation laid by the top-order batters.

Captain Bismah Maroof struck her second successive half-century as she showed fight with a bat owing to an attacking 65-ball 64.

Knight's double strike in the 31st over of Pakistan's chase derailed the progress made by the opposition and they subsequently stuttered to 200 all out in 44.5 overs.

The thumping win managed by England has allowed them to complete another series victory against Pakistan while they have consolidated their second position in the ICC Women's Championship table.