England Tour of India
The final match of the Paytm Women’s ODI Series was played in Nagpur on 12th April. With the series level 1-1, the third and final ODI became the series decider.
England won the toss and elected to bat first.
As England lost two early wickets, it was Amy Jones who finally anchored their innings with a stellar 94 off 119 balls. She struck important partnerships, leading her team to a total of 201/9 in 50 overs.
The in-form Smriti Mandhana once again gave India the stable start that they needed. Despite losing the early wickets of Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy, a partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj helped build India’s innings. Deepti Sharma then played an aggressive knock of 54* off 61 balls. With an unbeaten 74*, Mithali Raj remained the highest scorer for India. A day after being named the leading woman cricketer in the world by Wisden Almanack, she set another record – that of the most 50+ scores in women’s ODIs.
Most 50+ Scores in Women's ODIs
India won the match by 8 wickets, and with that the series too. After a disappointing home season for India, this series win will be a confidence booster for them.
Deepti Sharma was declared the Player of the Match for her all-round performance. Being the highest run scorer in this series, Smriti Mandhana was named the Player of the Series.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) April 12, 2018
In an eagerly awaited series, most of us were disappointed over the glitches that surrounded the live stream. The stream on BCCI’s official website was dubbed by many as a ‘trickle’ as it not only slowed down at various points but also stopped towards the end of the match, denying the fans the opportunity to witness a number of milestones.
Sharma hits a six to win the match and bring up her fifty.
India 202/2 win by 8 wickets with 28 balls remaining to win the series 2-1.
India have still never lost a bilateral ODI series at home to England.
— hypocaust (@_hypocaust) April 12, 2018
|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|