Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur played spectacular innings of 143 runs on 111 balls and not out. Indian team scored 333-5, the second highest ever against England in ODIs.
England won the toss and elected to bowl first, and the Indian team took this opportunity and made an unbeatable score of 333 on the loss of 5 wickets.
Kate Cross bowled out Shafali Verma with her third ball of her first over and got the first wicket for the England team. Later, Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia took up and made a half-century partnership.
Charlie dean broke the partnership and got Yastika’s wicket, but along the way, Mandhana became the third Indian after Mithali Raj and Kaur to score 3,000 ODI runs.
Later in 20th over, Sophie Ecclestone got Mandhana’s wicket, and finally, England got a breakthrough from the Indian batting line. Later, Kaur and Harleen Deol charged and made a 113-run partnership, and Harleen got out by Lauren Bell in 40th over.
Later, Kaur made her century in the 47th over, and after it, she made 43 runs off 11 balls. Kaur made 143 runs not out, and the Indian team set a target of 333 on the loss of 5 wickets for England to win.
After the first innings, Kaur said, England has a very good batting lineup, and we knew if we scored 300, that may be chaseable. That’s why in the last five or six overs, we were looking at maximum runs, she said.
England team made a poor start to the innings, as they lost three wickets on 47 runs inside the powerplay. Tamsin Beaumont got run out by Kaur, Sophia Dunkey and Emma Lamb got by Renuka Singh.
Later, Danni Wyatt and Alice Capsey charged and made a half-century partnership, which Deepti Sharma broke in the 17th over by taking Capsey’s wicket.
Danni revived the innings by making 65 runs off 58 balls, and Renuka got her wicket in the 30th over. Later, Ammy Jones and Sophie Ecclestone made some important runs to chase the score, but all of England’s team got out in 45th over.
India won the match and series by 88 runs over England. It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on, and I didn’t try too many shots, too many things, just kept it very simple, Kaur said.