Jenny Gunn bowls England Women to win over Pakistan

Jenny Gunn
Jenny Gunn
First one-day international, Louth:
England 222-7 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 116 (41.2 overs) by 111 runs
Match scorecard

Jenny Gunn took her 100th England wicket as her 5-22 helped beat Pakistan by 111 runs in the first one-day international at Louth.

England openers Charlotte Edwards and Arran Brindle put on 112 to help the hosts to 227-7 in Lincolnshire, with Sadia Yousuf taking three for 33.

Pakistan's top order offered resistance as Javeria Khan top scored with 39.

But Gunn took two wickets in three balls to trigger a collapse as eight wickets fell in 10 overs for 16 runs.

Right-arm seamer Gunn's haul saw her move to 102 one-day wickets for England,

After Edwards won the toss, she and Brindle took England past the 100 mark before local favourite Brindle, playing in front of her home crowd, departed for 55 from 102 balls, stumped by Batool Fatima off Yousuf.

Sarah Taylor fell to Yousuf for 15 but Edwards struck back-to-back fours off Nida Dar to bring up the 150 with 10 overs left.

She was finally bowled by Sumaiya Siddiqi for a knock of 83 which featured seven boundaries, but Lydia Greenway made 38 from 29 balls to lift England's total.

Pakistan started steadily, if slowly, in response as Khan put on 58 with opening partner Nahida Khan (23) and 35 with Bismah Maroof (20).

That took them to 101-2 but Gunn ripped out Javeria and Maroof with no addition to the score to spark the spectacular collapse.

Match scorecard

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