Women’s World Cup qualifier: England top 20-0 to set record in Jordan Taylor’s 141

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ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier, Jordan Taylor’s 141 not out set England on the way to a record smashing 20-0 win over Latvia in their World Cup qualifier in front of a bumper crowd in Corfu.

The home side reached 11 runs more than they did in that famous victory 24 years ago.

The previous best was 16, set by Australia against Bangladesh in 2013, while their maiden T20 international record will be long remembered.

They had an easier time of it than most of their men’s opponents in Corfu.

In front of a crowd of 23,190 they eased past Sri Lanka’s 22-0, West Indies’ 20-0 and then beat Ireland’s 20-0, Sri Lanka’s 17-0 and Kenya’s 16-0.

England beat Northern Ireland by nine wickets in the opening match of the World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday

Their target was to be a then English record of 32 and they fell short by 25 runs.

Lancashire all-rounder Anya Shrubsole said: “It was very satisfying. We were a bit under the weather today so when we had the chance to get out there we really gave it our all.

“There’s a lot of talent in this team, we’re not desperate to win a World Cup. This group has so much to prove and it is great to be able to do it in front of such a big crowd.

“We also set out to do the 10 things that we needed to do and that was keep the runs down, win a wicket every two overs and then the big 50 runs per over we needed.

“Today all those things came into place, it is nice to be able to make history at the end of it.

“As a squad there’s a real tight-knit feeling. Even when we’re working on our one-day cricket we’re still talking about our T20ers.”

They next face Canada in a Group B match on Sunday and again need two wins to make the World Cup later this year.

Finishing first in the pool will guarantee an early home match, but there is also a possibility of a tricky trip to the Netherlands in the second round.

The Netherlands take on last season’s runners-up West Indies in their final group match on Friday, so the teams will have plenty on their minds,

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