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 - INDW vs ENGW 2021 Match Report: Debutants Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma Secure Thrilling Draw For India Women Against England in One-Off Test
Young Jemimah Rodrigues top-scored with a knock of 48, while skipper Mithali Raj hit 44 and Jhulan Goswami contributed 30. Also Read - WTC Final IND vs NZ Match Report: Virat Kohli, Openers Give India Early Advantage Against New Zealand on Day 2 in Southampton
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 - WTC Final: Team India Playing XI vs New Zealand Was Picked to Take Conditions Out of Equation, Says Fielding Coach R Sridhar
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