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India Move Into 2-0 Series Lead With 15-Run Win

India Move Into 2-0 Series Lead With 15-Run Win
India Move Into 2-0 Series Lead With 15-Run Win
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India Women 129 (Sharma 42no, Brunt 4-20) beat
England Women 115 (Goswami 4-17) by 14 runs
Second One-Day International, Taunton

India Women followed up success in the opening One-Day International against England Women at Lord's with a 14-run success in the second match in Taunton.

Batting first, they were dismissed for 129 as Katherine Brunt took four for 20 but they hit back to bowl England out for 115 in reply as Jhulan Goswami also took four wickets.

Amita Sharma top scored for India with 42 not out, facing 87 balls as she helped her side recover from a score of 46 for seven.

Harmanpreet Kaur (21), Nagarajan Niranjana (12) and Gouher Sultana (22) helped Sharma repair the innings and England will rue the tenth-wicket partnership between Sharma and Sultana, which took the score from 71 for nine to their eventual effort.

Brunt removed Punam Raut (3), Veda Krishnamurthy (5), Goswami (0) and Sulakshana Naik (0) and there was a brace of wickets apiece for Georgia Elwiss and Laura Marsh.

However, despite the struggles they have had with the bat, they put England under immediate pressure with the ball as Goswami removed England's top players Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor without scoring.

Tamsin Beaumont made 31 in 89 balls, mirroring the anchor role played by Sharma earlier but her departure left England in trouble at 77 for five after Arran Brindle (11) and Heather Knight (10) also fell.

From there, England slumped to 89 for nine as Jenny Gunn (20) was caught and bowled by Goswami, Marsh was caught behind for three and Krishnamurthy struck twice to remove Brunt (1) and Danielle Hazell (0).

England then launched a final fightback through Danielle Wyatt and Elwiss, the former making 19 not out and Elwiss finally falling for ten when she was bowled by Goswami.

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