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MATCH REPORT: England v Australia

In front of a roaring crowd of over 4,000, England battled to a vital win to leap to the top of the table, with one foot now in the semi-finals.

England won the toss on a bright morning in Bristol and chose to bat, making one change to their team - with Fran Wilson nursing a minor ankle injury, they chose to sacrifice a batsman and bring in Jenny Gunn; whilst Australia recalled strike bowler Megan Schutt and captain Meg Lanning, both of whom had been rested for last week's victory against Pakistan.

Lauren Winfield went early - after swinging and missing once in Jess Jonassen's first over, she played across the line to Megan Schutt and was caught at midwicket.

This brought Sarah Taylor to the crease, who looked to continue mining the rich vein of form she has found in this World Cup with a pair of delicious cover-drivers for 4 off Jonassen. That saw-off the left-armer temporarily, as Meg Lanning brought Ellyse Perry on for an over; but she fared little better - Taylor hitting t…