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Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    But that's it for us from now. Join us on Wednesday, then there's a little matter of a Test match on Thursday. Bye for now.

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    England are back in action on Wednesday, taking on South Africa in Bristol. Next Sunday it's Australia on the same ground.

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    England captain Heather Knight: "We're really pleased. It was a very good wicket and thought we might have let them get a few too many, but actually we bowled pretty well.

    "I'm really chuffed for Sarah Taylor. We knew she was batting well but to see her do it in the middle was really nice to see.

    "It's great to have Loz back. The batters are playing well and making selection very difficult."

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    Player of the match Laura Marsh: "It's always hard to miss out, but it's great to get a chance today and it's brilliant to get some wickets.

    "It's always nice when it turns. They had a few left-handers so it's good to get it turning away from the bat.

    "The team is playing really well. We'll take lots of confidence going into the next game."

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    Yep, it's the next three games that will really shape England's World Cup campaign. South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. At least one win needed from those games.

  6. England win by seven wickets

    Eng 206-3

    And that's all she wrote. Sarah Taylor strolls down the track, lofts the ball to the straight boundary and shakes some hands. England have bounced back from losing to India with two big wins. South Africa next. The real business begins.

  7. Eng 202-3

    Nat Sciver the new batter, but might not face a ball. Taylor pulls for four. Only three to win. This won't go into the next over...

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    That's an anti-climax. Quite possibly, Heather might have got a little too excited. The skipper's in a rich vein of form though.

    Knight out

    Knight c Madhavi b Atapattu 82 (Eng 198-3)

    What a way to go. Heather Knight can't finish the job, somehow pulling a Chamari Atapattu long hop straight to Harshitha Madhavi. The skipper, though, has followed up a ton with this knock. Her team are pretty much there.

  10. Eng 192-2

    Full toss. Four. Start the car.

  11. Eng 188-2

    Sarah Taylor is toying with the Lankans now. Inside-out over cover for four, then a reverse sweep. Back-to-back boundaries. England have taken six fours in 10 balls.

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    The England coach Mark Robinson must be so pleased with this performance, it's been almost exactly what he would have wanted to see.

  13. Eng 180-2

    Target 205

    Heather Knight looks like she might be keen to get this one done now. Shots at most deliveries, a four carved through the off side, then a whip off the pads behind square on the leg side, a full toss helped around the corner. Three boundaries underneath the golden Taunton sun. Only 25 needed now.

  14. 50 for Sarah Taylor

    Eng 166-2

    Welcome back, Sarah Taylor. A year away from international cricket, Taylor posts a half-century in her third game back. A hug from Heather Knight, applause from her team-mates. Now to see it home with a red-inker.

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    David Wallace: So good to see Sarah Taylor batting strongly again. 8 wkts victory would be terrific

  16. Eng 161-2

    Target 205

    Oh yes. Heather Knight could bring the end of this about pretty quickly. A full-bunger from Madhavi, easily picked up over the deep mid-wicket fence to a big cheer from the Taunton crowd. Taylor wants a second run that would take her to a half-century, but Knight turns it down. Sensible.

  17. Eng 152-2

    Target 205

    The TV commentators are noting how well Heather Knight deals with the captaincy. She certainly seems like she's in control of everything - from the cover drive to the expectation of a World Cup on home soil.

    Anyway, Stephan Shemilt's back to see you through to the end of this match.

  18. England's Knight in shining armour

    And here's the shot I said should be played to all kids out there. Master this one and you're halfway there. Gorgeous execution.

  19. Eng 144-2

    Target 205

    If I had to pick a clip to sum up Heather Knight's innings, it's this one. She's made the tricky look easy. Miss this and she's out - but she was never going to miss it, was she?

  20. 50 for Heather Knight

    Eng 141-2

    A 12th ODI half-century for Heather Knight, who is averaging more than 100 in this calendar year. Stepping up when it matters.