England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
ICC Women's World Twenty20 2014 Group B, Sylhet
England claimed a five-wicket win over India to take a first win at the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh.
After Mithali Raj had made 57 out of India's modest score of 95 for nine, England reached their victory target with 11 balls to spare.
Sarah Taylor made 28 and Lydia Greenway 26 as England bounced back from a nine-run defeat to the West Indies in their opening game.
Raj dominated India's innings and her 57 in 56 balls kept them in the game as England's bowlers enjoyed a good day.
Anya Shrubsole returned figures of three for six in her four overs while Jenny Gunn took three for 15.
There was a wicket apiece for Rebecca Grundy and Georgia Elwiss and Sravanthi Naidu was the only other Indian to reach double figures, scoring 11.
India were at 31 for five in the ninth over but Raj held their innings together enough to get some sort of score on the board.
Even with an England side not quite at their best in opposition, it would have taken some defending.
Taylor, who faced 29 balls, and Charlotte Edwards, who hit 10 in 11, gave England a solid start with a 26-run opening stand before Edwards was caught by Shikha Pandey off Soniya Dabir.
The same pair then combined to remove Tamsin Beaumont for nought and Taylor was caught and bowled by Poonam Yadav to leave England 65 for three.
Greenway added 20 more runs with Sciver to take England close and after Sciver (13) was run out by Dabir and Greenway fell to Jhulan Goswami, it was left to Heather Knight (6 not out) and Gunn (5 not out) to complete the formalities.
England play Bangladesh on Friday (28th March) and India take on the West Indies on 1st April.
© Cricket World 2014