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England Women smash IT20 record with massive total against South Africa

Tammy Beaumont and Danni Wyatt put on 147 for the first wicket and Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt refused to lose the momentum as the hosts piled on a huge 250 for three at Taunton

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Tammy Beaumont hit a blistering century for England against South Africa

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England Women hit the highest IT20 score in the history of the game - and Tammy Beaumont the second-fastest IT20 ton - as they stamped their mark on the Vitality Tri Series with a 121-run victory over South Africa.

Beaumont and Danni Wyatt put on 147 for the first wicket and Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt refused to lose the momentum as the hosts piled on a huge 250 for three at Taunton.

Wyatt fell for 57 but Beaumont raced along to bring up her three figures in just 47 balls, second only to Deandra Dottin's record of 39 balls.

Brunt and Sciver's cameos were equally aggressive, with their innings and Beaumont's ranking as England's quickest knocks for all innings over 25.

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South Africa conceded 250 for three and 216 for one in the same day

South Africa had a long way to go to threaten England's target but despite a good knock from captain Dane van Niekerk they never got close.

England's 121-run victory is the highest winning margin in women's IT20 cricket.

Remarkably - on a day that was all about the batters - Anya Shrubsole bowled two maidens and went for only eight runs. 

For the tourists, it was a day to forget.

In a double-header, South Africa had earlier played New Zealand and conceded what was, at the time, the largest women's IT20 total of 216 for one.

Report courtesy of the ECB

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