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World record broken twice in five hours

Sports Desk: England team posted the highest total in women's Twenty20 internationals as they beat South Africa - only hours after the record was set by New Zealand in Taunton on Wednesday at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

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New Zealand made 216-1 in their 66-run victory over South Africa in the tri-series opener, with kiwis skipper Suzie Bates' scoring 124 not out.

But in a few hours time, England surpassed it with a colossol 250-3 on the same Taunton wicket.

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Tammy Beaumont hit 116 off 52 balls to help England thrash South Africa by 121-run win, who could only manage 129-6 in their 20 overs.

Beaumont's century, off 47 deliveries, was the second fastest in women's T20 history and she equalled the record of 22 boundaries in a T20 innings, set by Australia's Meg Lanning.



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