Tammy Beaumont celebrating the partnership with Lauren Winfield © Getty Images
Tammy Beaumont celebrating the partnership with Lauren Winfield © Getty Images

Opening batting for England Women, Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont both slammed hundreds in the second Women’s ODI against Pakistan Women at New Road, Worcester. England Women had already won the first of the 3-ODI series following a 7-wicket win at Grace Road, thanks to an excellent all-round performance by newly appointed captain Heather Knight. Tammy and Lauren added 235 for the first wicket in 38.3 overs before the former fell for a 116-ball 104 (10 fours, 2 sixes). Two balls later Lauren followed, for a 117-ball 123 (15 fours, 2 sixes), opening bowler Maham Tariq accounting for both wickets. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England Women vs Pakistan Women 2016, 2nd ODI at Worcestershire

The 235-run stand between Lauren and Tammy is the fourth-highest opening stand in a Women’s ODI. There have been only 7 double-hundred opening stands in history.

200+ opening stands in Women’s ODI

Stand

Opener 1

Opener 2

Team

Against

Venue

Season

268

Sarah Taylor

Caroline Atkins

England W

South Africa W

Lord’s

2008

258*

Reshma Gandhi

Mithali Raj

India W

Ireland W

Milton Keynes

1999

246

Enid Bakewell

Lynne Thomas

England W

International XI W

Hove

1973

235

Lauren Winfield

Tammy Beaumont

England W

Pakistan W

New Road

2016

220

Lindsay Reeler

Ruth Buckstein

Australia W

Netherlands W

Perth

1988-89

219

Belinda Clark

Lisa Keightley

Australia W

Pakistan W

Melbourne

1996-97

204

Stafanie Taylor

Juliana Nero

West Indies W

Ireland W

Savar

2011-12

This was also the 7th time both openers scored hundreds in a Women’s ODI. Interestingly, there has never been a double-hundred stand when one of the openers missed out on a hundred.

Both openers scoring hundreds in a Women’s ODI

Opener 1

Opener 2

Team

Against

Venue

Season

Enid Bakewell

101*

Lynne Thomas

134

England W

International XI W

Hove

1973

Lindsay Reeler

143*

Ruth Buckstein

100

Australia W

Netherlands W

Perth

1988-89

Belinda Clark

131

Lisa Keightley

156*

Australia W

Pakistan W

Melbourne

1996-97

Reshma Gandhi

104*

Mithali Raj

114*

India W

Ireland W

Milton Keynes

1999

Sarah Taylor

129

Caroline Atkins

145

England W

South Africa W

Lord’s

2008

Stafanie Taylor

107

Juliana Nero

100

West Indies W

Ireland W

Savar

2011-12

Lauren Winfield

123

Tammy Beaumont

104

England W

Pakistan W

New Road

2016

Note:

– Enid Bakewell and Lynne Thomas were both making their debuts.

– Reshma Gandhi and Mithali Raj were both making their debuts.