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This is number one - Taylor

Sarah Taylor said winning the Women's Ashes in Australia was the best moment of her career.

The star batter, just 24, has won the World Cup, World Twenty20 and the Ashes but said this recent triumph eclipsed anything she has achieved in the game.

An elated Sarah Taylor celebrates after Charlotte Edwards hit the winning runs to see England Women to Ashes glory in Hobart following a nine-wicket success"It has to be my number one," she told ecb.co.uk.

"Turning around and seeing her [Charlotte Edwards] with her hands in the air will be a lasting memory."

Taylor joined Edwards in the fifth over of the pursuit with the score 37 for one and a further 114 needed to win.

It ended up being a straight-forward run-chase as Edwards made 92 from 59 balls with Taylor playing a key support role by making 50 not out, her 11th format half-century.

When Edwards hit the winning runs there were still 13 balls remaining and it sparked wild celebrations from the tourists.

"Elated would be the word," said Taylor.

"After a disappointing two losses (in the second and third one-day internationals), to win, finally, the one we needed and to retain the Ashes in Australia is fantastic. The manner in which we did it was brilliant.

"We knew one of us had to bat through, especially chasing one of those totals; it was a biggish total. The ground was like lightning and the wicket was brilliant. We knew it had to be one of us and it was nice it was both of us.

"We had to get off to a good start and even if there were wickets we had to continue that form of scoring between six and eight an over.

"As soon as I got in Lotte just said 'just play and get at least six (an over) and we will be in and around'. We kept looking at par and were ahead of it, then further ahead. We kept putting the bad balls away and were ruthless."

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