After half-centuries from all-rounder Deepti Sharma and opener Smriti Mandhana, India defeated England by 16 runs in a thrilling third and final low-scoring One Day International (ODI) as India defeated the hosts for the first time. dust on his ground.
After half-centuries from all-rounder Deepti Sharma and opener Smriti Mandhana, India defeated England by 16 runs in a thrilling third and final low-scoring One Day International (ODI) as India defeated the hosts for the first time. dust on his ground. England are chasing a target of 170 at Lord’s in 43.3 overs in front of the sharp bowling of Renuka (4 for 29), Jhulan Goswami (2 for 30) and Rajeshwari Gaikwad (2 for 38). En route to 153 runs, India won the series 3-0.
This was veteran pacer Jhulan’s last international match. The series was a memorable one for Jhulan, who made his international debut with a win against England in Chennai on 6 January 2002. Charlie Dean scored 47 runs for England. He hit five fours in his 80-ball innings. Captain Amy Jones (28) and opener Emma Lamb (21) failed to convert good starts into big innings. Earlier, India were bowled out for 169 in 45.4 overs despite half-centuries from Deepti (68 not out in 106 balls, seven fours) and Smriti (50 off 79 balls, five fours).
Apart from these two, only Pooja Vastrakar (22) managed to reach double figures. Charlie Dean and Freya Davis (10 not out) added 35 runs for the 10th wicket to lift England’s hopes of victory. However, Deepti (one wicket for 24 runs) showed a sense of urgency to run Charlie Dean out on his own ball. Freya Davis struck and the ball was in Deepti’s hand. When Deepti went on to bowl, Charlie Dean went long at the bowling end even before she could bowl and the Indian bowler gave her the win by running her out.
Earlier, when the Indian team chose to bat after losing the toss, it lost wickets at Lord’s at regular intervals. The team had a very poor start and they lost four wickets for just 29 runs. Smriti and Deepti tried to end the innings with a 58-run partnership for the fifth wicket. But soon after completing her half-century, Smriti was bowled by fast bowler Kate Cross. Deepti found a good partner in the form of Pooja Vastrakar (22). Both added 40 runs for the seventh wicket to bring the team’s score close to 150 runs.
It didn’t take long for the Indian innings to collapse after Charlie Dean broke the partnership leg before Pooja. However, Deepti managed to finish her half a century earlier and came back undefeated. Fast bowler Kate Cross performed superbly for England, taking four wickets for 26 runs. Freya Camp (2 for 24) and Sophie Ecclestone (2 for 27) also took two wickets each.
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