1st ODI: India Win a Thriller Against England
The Paytm Women’s ODI Series which is part of England’s tour of India, kicked off on 6th April in Nagpur, India. After a great performance in the warm-up match against India A, England looked confident coming into the ODI phase.
England won the toss and chose to bat first.
Openers Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont set up a good opening partnership, taking the score to 71 in 11.3 overs. But then Poonam Yadav struck and claimed the crucial wickets of Danielle Wyatt and Amy Jones in the same over. As the spinners continued to claim wickets, it was Fran Wilson’s 45 and a 33 by Danielle Hazell that took England to 207/10 in 49.3 overs.
With a 4-wicket haul, Poonam Yadav was the highest wicket-taker for India.
The in-form Smriti Mandhana led India’s chase with a spectacular knock of 86 off 109 balls. However, in what seemed like a 2017 World Cup final deja vu, India’s batting order collapsed, leaving the 10th wicket partnership to chase the final 18 runs off 18 balls. In a display of grit and confidence by Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav, the duo chased down the target in the death overs leading India to a thrilling win.
India won by 1 wicket.
India Lead Series
Bagging a win in the 1st ODI, India now lead the series 1-0.
|Practice Match||3rd April 2018||India A||vs||England||9:00 am IST||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||Nagpur|
|1st ODI||6th April 2018||India||vs||England||9:00 am IST||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||Nagpur|
|2nd ODI||9th April 2018||India||vs||England||9:00 am IST||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||Nagpur|
|3rd ODI||12th April 2018||India||vs||England||9:00 am IST||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground||Nagpur|
|England Squad||India Squad|
|Alex Hartley||Dayalan Hemalatha|
|Alice Davidson Richards||Deepti Sharma|
|Amy Ellen Jones||Devika Vaidya|
|Anya Shrubsole||Ekta Bisht|
|Bryony Smith||Harmanpreet Kaur|
|Danielle Hazelle||Jemimah Rodrigues|
|Danielle Wyatt||Jhulan Goswami|
|Fran Wilson||Mithali Raj (c)|
|Heather Knight (c)||Pooja Vastrakar|
|Jenny Gunn||Poonam Yadav|
|Kate Cross||Rajeshwari Gayakwad|
|Katie George||Shikha Pandey|
|Natalie Sciver||Smriti Mandhana|
|Sophie Ecclestone||Sushma Verma|
|Tammy Beaumont||Veda Krishnamurthy|