Taylor stars in England win

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Sarah Taylor top scored with an unbeaten 65
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Sarah Taylor top scored with an unbeaten 65

England's women secured a World Twenty20 semi-final date with New Zealand after a sparkling half-century from Sarah Taylor helped secure a seven-wicket victory over Australia in their Group A clash in Galle.

Taylor struck 65 not out from 53 balls, sharing an unbroken 63-run stand with Danielle Wyatt (33no from 17) as England posted 146 for three in response to Australia's 144 for five.

Opener Meg Lanning earlier led the way with 39 for Australia, while Lisa Sthalekar contributed 38, before both were dismissed by Anya Shrubsole (two for 32).

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