Mithali Raj shines as India women defeat England women by 4 wickets
A sensational batting performance from Mithali Raj and a smart bowling performance have helped India women defeat England by 4 wickets and earn a consolation victory in the ODI series.
England Women 219/10 (47 ov)
India Women 220/6 (46.3 ov)
India Women won by 4 wickets
Mithali Raj went on to a unbeaten 75 runs with the help of 8 boundaries while Smriti Mandhana chipped with crucial 49 runs.Mithali Raj won the toss and opted to field first in overcast conditions against Heather Knight’s England women Worcester.
The toss decision favoured Team India as Shikha Pandey struck for India early by departing England’s opener- Tammy Beaumont for a duck. Barring the knocks of Natalie Sciver (49) and Heather Knight (46), it was primarily Team India’s bowling show who kept scalping wickets at regular intervals. While the whole of Team India’s bowling unit did disciplined economical bowling, it was Deepti Sharma who took the highest (three) wickets for the Indian side.
England - Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tammy Beaumont - 1.4 ov), 2-68 (Lauren Winfield - 16.4 ov), 3-110 (Heather Knight - 24.5 ov), 4-151 (Amy Jones - 33.6 ov), 5-163 (Natalie Sciver - 37.3 ov), 6-177 (Katherine Brunt - 40.6 ov), 7-192 (Sophie Ecclestone - 43.5 ov), 8-196 (Sophia Dunkley - 44.3 ov), 9-197 (Anya Shrubsole - 44.5 ov), 10-219 (Sarah Glenn - 46.6 ov)
India - Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Shafali Verma - 8.6 ov), 2-66 (Jemimah Rodrigues - 15.5 ov), 3-81 (Smriti Mandhana - 20.5 ov), 4-131 (Harmanpreet Kaur - 33.2 ov), 5-164 (Deepti Sharma - 39.2 ov), 6-214 (Sneh Rana - 45.6 ov)
England - Heather Knight (c), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill
India - Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Indrani Roy (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav
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