India Women vs England Women, 1st ODI: Indian women’s team suffered a middle-order collapse to be bundled out for a modest 202 by England in the opening ODI of the three-match series here on Friday. Also Read - PCB Wants Written Assurance From BCCI Regarding Clearance to Play in Two World Cups in India
Young Jemimah Rodrigues top-scored with a knock of 48, while skipper Mithali Raj hit 44 and Jhulan Goswami contributed 30. Also Read - Bangladesh All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan Regrets 'Silly Mistake' That Led to One-Year Ban
England women dished out a clinical bowling performance with pacer Natalie Sciver (2/29) and slow left-arm orthodox bowler Sophie Ecclestone (2/27) wreaking havoc on India. Also Read - Nathan Lyon Compares India-Australia Rivalry at Par With The Ashes, Says Keen to Avenge 2018-19 Loss
After a steady start, India women lost four quick wickets for 10 runs in the middle overs to slump to 95/5 at one stage.
Later veteran Mithali and wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia (25) tried to resurrect the innings with a 54-run stand for the sixth wicket.
After Mithali’s dismissal, Jhulan ensured that the hosts crossed the 200-run mark.
Georgia Elwiss (2-45) also shone with the ball and England’s fielding was also up-to-the mark as they orchestrated three-run outs at the Wankhede Stadium here.
India Women Squad
Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Mona Meshram, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
England Women Squad
Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Sarah Taylor (wk), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Danielle Wyatt, Georgia Elwiss, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley