India nicked the three-match ODI Women series against England winning the final fixture against the visitors at Nagpur. England Women challenged India with the score of 201 batting first. The team lost early wickets of Tammy Beaumont and Dannielle Wyatt by the seventh over, even if the start was strong with boundaries from both the openers. Amy Jones steered the rest of the inning batting until the ultimate over, pulling her knock to the last ball. She scored 94 off 119, while the rest of line up slogged their wickets to India bowlers.
Jones and Heather Knight partnered for 16 overs hauling the score adding 73 runs. In the stretch, Knight scored 36 off 59. The rest of the players could not bring up any partnership losing wickets once in a while. The first inning of the women ODI was dominated by India bowlers with Jhulan Goswami spearheading the attack. She nicked the early wickets of inning taking down the openers. Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad scalped the lower order shortening the score tally. In the ultimate over, Deepti Sharma took down Sophie Ecclestone in the first ball and Jones in the last.
After a strong bowling showdown in the women ODI match, India batters proved their might on the pitch. India played 45.2 overs to nick the win off England. Visitor bowler Anya Shrubsole took down Jemimah Rodrigues nicking a catch to Tammy Beaumont in the first over. The next wicket to fall was Veda Krishnamurthy, taken down by the same bowler after the sixth over. Smriti Mandhana played with an excellent form scoring her half-century before retiring hurt in the match. She scored 53 off 67 balls knocking 6 fours.
India Women featured three half centuries in the inning including that of Mandhana’s. The batswomen partnered with skipper Mithali Raj until she retired hurt. Raj played to wreak her half-century, scoring 74 off 124 balls. The skipper remained unbeaten to hauling the chase to the victory mark. Deepti Sharma paired up with Raj knocking an unbeaten half-century of 54 runs. She took the chase to the victory mark with a six. Mithali Raj is the women cricketer with the highest number of half-centuries pulling her numbers to 56.
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