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Final ODI Abandoned Due To Rain

No play was possible at Lord's
No play was possible at Lord's
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England Women v India Women - no result
Third One-Day International, Lord's

England Women and India Women were unable finish their series on the pitch at the home of cricket as the third and final One-Day International at Lord's was abandoned due to rain.

After two wins in Scarborough, England had wrapped up the series but with ICC Women's Championship points to play for, both sides were left frustrated.

A point apiece does get India off the mark in the race to qualify for the 2017 World Cup, which will be held in England.

England now lead Australia by a point having played one game more.

England won the opening game of this series by 42 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method and then held on to score a 13-run win in the second match.

They will next be in action when they take on South Africa in a three-match Twenty20 Internationals series that begins next week.

Speaking after the match was abandoned, England captain Charlotte Edwards said she was pleased with the series win.

"This has been a very professional performance by the girls," she said.

"India showed what a strong side they are during the Kia Women’s Test Match and I am really pleased with how quickly we bounced back from that disappointment and delivered when it counted in the ICC Women’s Championship matches. 

"Clearly we would have liked to secure the full six points available from the three matches, but the rain here at Lord’s today hasn’t allowed that to happen. 

"We are however happy to take five points into the next round of the ICC WC, and to be off to a strong start on the road to qualification for the 2017 World Cup.
"We still have three NatWest Twenty20 Internationals to play this summer against South Africa in September, so our focus will now be on winning that series."

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