Bristol, Jul 5 (PTI) England emerged triumphant by 68 runs despite South Africa becoming the first team to score in excess of 300 batting second in women’s ODI, in the ICC Women’s World Cup here today. Also Read - Coronavirus in UK Entering 'Period of Particular Concern' as Cases Continue to Rise

Batting first, England rode on a second-wicket stand of 275 – the highest in Women’s World Cup history and the second-highest in all women’s ODIs – to notch up 373 for five in 50 overs. Also Read - Birmingham Stabbings: Man Arrested Day After UK Police Launched Search Over Late Night Attacks Across City

Sarah Taylor (147) and Tammy Beaumont (148) both struck centuries for England, with the former’s knock coming in just 104 balls with the help of 24 boundaries. Also Read - Birmingham Stabbings: 1 Person Killed, 7 Injured; UK Police Orders Manhunt Across City

Beaumont hit 22 fours and a six during her 145-ball innings.

Needing to pull off the highest successful chase ever, South Africa managed 305 for nine, thanks to half-centuries from Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee and Chloe Tryon in a run fest at the Country Ground.

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