India clinch ODI series; Mithali sets another record


Mithali Raj | Photo By Harrias - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Mithali Raj | Photo By Harrias - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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.

Toss

England won the toss and elected to bat first.

England Innings

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.

India Innings

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.

Disappointing Coverage

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.

Squads

England SquadIndia Squad
Alex HartleyDayalan Hemalatha
Alice Davidson RichardsDeepti Sharma
Amy Ellen JonesDevika Vaidya
Anya ShrubsoleEkta Bisht
Bryony SmithHarmanpreet Kaur
Danielle HazelleJemimah Rodrigues
Danielle WyattJhulan Goswami
Fran WilsonMithali Raj (c)
Heather Knight (c)Pooja Vastrakar
Jenny GunnPoonam Yadav
Kate CrossRajeshwari Gayakwad
Katie GeorgeShikha Pandey
Natalie SciverSmriti Mandhana
Sophie EcclestoneSushma Verma
Tammy BeaumontVeda Krishnamurthy
Tash Farrant


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