Edwards and Taylor guide England home
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England claimed the 50-over world cup back in March this year and cruised to a 10-wicket victory in their opening World T20 clash with the Indians.
The women's competition is running in parallel with their male counterparts and, as England's men were being thrashed by South Africa, Charlotte Edwards was leading her side to a comprehensive victory in England's opening fixture.
The hosts are favourites for the tournament and they did well to restrict India to 112-8 in their 20 overs.
Holly Colvin starred with the ball taking 3-30, while Katherine Brunt conceded just 14 runs in her four over at Taunton.
England's openers then knocked off the runs with few alarms as Edwards finished unbeaten on 61 and Sarah Taylor finished 50 not out.
And the skipper was pleased with the way his side reacted to being touted as one of the sides to beat in the tournament.
"This is our biggest game and, hopefully, the win will clinch our semi-final spot," said Edwards.
"Everyone wanted to see how we would react to the tag of favourites. Whenever there is a bit of pressure on this team the players come out fighting."