Taylor: We weren’t good enough


England Women’s wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has conceded that her team where nowehere near as good as they need to be to beat Australia in their second ODI in Coff’s Harbour.

England were humbled as they fell 75 runs short of Australia’s adjusted total in a rain-reduced second match of the three match series.

Australia were powered to a mammoth 296 for 6 by a consistent top order and an explosive batting display from stand-in skipper Rachel Haynes.

Haynes bashed 89 from just 56 balls and was well supported by Nicole Bolton, Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry who all went past the fifty mark.

England fell short in almost every department against a clinical Australia team who appear to be back to their best after their less than stellar World Cup showing in England.

Taylor said after the defeat that England will be looking to pick themselves up after this defeat and not dwell on the performance.

“We were nowhere near, we weren’t good enough,” said Taylor.

“We spoke after the game and said that it’s one of those that you just take and don’t overanalyse or overthink.

“I think that’s almost what we have to do – brush it under the carpet and know that that performance wasn’t us, that wasn’t good enough.

“We’ll try not to dwell on it and look ahead to Sunday.”

The third and final ODI will take place on Sunday in a multi-format series that sees points collected from ODIs a single Test and three T20Is.