India Women vs England Women, 2nd ODI Highlights: Harmanpreet's Mammoth Ton Gives India Series Win
IND-W vs ENG-W, 2nd ODI Highlights: India took an unassailable 2-0 in the three-match series after beating England by 88 runs in the second ODI at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury
IND-W vs ENG-W, 2nd ODI Highlights: India took an unassailable 2-0 in the three-match series after beating England by 88 runs in the second ODI at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. Chasing a total of 334, England were bowled out for a paltry total of 245. Earlier, Harmanpreet Kaur slammed an unbeaten 143 off just 111 balls as India posted a massive 333 for five against England. After being put into bat, Idnai lost the wickets of Shafali Verma (8) and Yastika Bhatia (26) early. Smriti Mandhana (40) and Harmanpreet put in a brief partnership of 33 runs before the former was dismissed. Harleen Deol then joined the India captain in the middle as the player went on to stitch 113 runs, with both reaching the 50-run mark in quick succession. Deol was dismissed on 58 but Harmanpreet raced past the 100-run mark as India exploited two England debutants -- Lauren Bell and Freya Kemp. Earlier, England Women won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the second ODI of the three-match series at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury. The visitors made a promising start to the three-match ODI series against England, with a thumping seven-wicket win on Sunday, at the County Ground in Hove. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side is eyeing to seal the deal with a win in this game while England will be looking to equalise the series. This series will also serve as a farewell to veteran seamer Jhulan Goswami, who would bow out of international cricket after the third ODI on September 24. (SCORECARD)
IND-W vs ENG-W 2nd ODI Live Scorecard
Right then! That's all we have from this game. India Women have sealed the series in an emphatic style and will be aiming to complete a whitewash, whereas England Women will be looking to finish the ODI series on a positive note. The third and final ODI will be played at the Home of Cricket, Lord's on Saturday 24th September. The action is all set to begin at 3.30 pm IST (10.00 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up. For now, it's goodbye.
Harmanpreet Kaur the captain of India Women is also the Player of the Match. She says that when they came to England their goal was to win the series. Adds that whenever she is leading she is always in the game and she is really enjoying her role. Mentions that it was not easy to bat early in the innings as the bowlers were bowling well, but later on, she was well-set and gave herself the freedom to play all those shots towards the end. Says that all the bowlers, who came to bowl provided them with the breakthrough. On Jhulan Goswami she says that she might announce her retirement at Lord's, they feel great to have a senior like her on the team and they will miss her. Concludes by saying that the last game is very special firstly because it is being played at Lord's and secondly cause Jhulan Goswami will play her final game there.
Amy Jones the skipper of England Women says it is a tough loss but she feels they didn't switch and lacked some big partnership. Adds that Harmanpreet Kaur was finding the boundary everywhere. Reckons it will be a great learning for the bowlers as they are a young group. Shares that there is inexperience in the bowling side and coming up against India was always going to be challenging. Adds there is still a game to play and hopes to turn things around. Says it's been a long season and they want to turn up for the last game at Lord's.
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Earlier in the game, India Women were put in to bat first and that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They scored a mammoth total of 333, courtesy of a world-class knock of 143 from the skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur. All the English bowlers were taken to the cleaners. They also gave away 24 wides while bowling. It was always going to be a mountain to climb for England Women after the first innings. They did put in a fight while batting, but none of their batters stuck around till the end. Eventually, they were defeated by 88 runs.
India Women got off to a bright start as they grabbed three wickets within the first Powerplay and put England Women under the pump early on in the innings. Post that, the English batters, Alice Capsey and Danni Wyatt steadied the ship with a 55-run stand before the former perished after a positive start. Danni Wyatt continued her merry way and stitched another solid stand of 65 runs with skipper, Amy Jones. However, once that partnership was broken England lost wickets in a heap and let the game slip away. It was Renuka Singh who grabbed four wickets for India and destroyed the batting lineup. The English tail did wag a little and delayed the inevitable, but they saved England Women from suffering a heavier defeat.
It's been yet another dominant performance from the visitors. They have not only clinched the game but have also secured a series in England after 1999! India Women had made it clear they want to win the series only for the evergreen, Jhulan Goswami and she certainly will get a winning farewell. Well for, England Women they have lost a bilateral series for the first time since 2007. A lot to ponder for them now.
OUT! STUMPED! India Women women win the series! Dayalan Hemalatha floats this full and outside off. Dean dances down the track as she looks to smash it across but misses and Yastika Bhatia has a simple job behind the stumps. An excellent win for India as they win by 88 runs.
Short and wide of off. Charlotte Dean cuts it towards point.
Another tossed-up delivery, around middle. Lauren Bell works it away towards long on. No run taken there.
Oh, that has missed by a whisker! A loopy ball, spinning in, around the off pole. Lauren Bell looks to heave this one but she misses it. The ball goes just over the off pole.
Outside off, fuller one, Lauren Bell drives it towards cover.
Swing and a miss! Outside off, a fuller ball. Lauren Bell looks to drive this one over cover but she fails to get any bat on it.
Nicely tossed up, full and outside off. Charlotte Dean tonks it in front of the fielder at long off. A single taken.
A fuller ball, darting it on the pads. Lauren Bell tucks it towards square leg for a single.
An overpitched delivery, outside off. Charlotte Dean presses forward and drives it towards extra cover. A midfield there allows the batter to take a single.
Yorker-length delivery, outside off. Lauren Bell squeezes this one out towards point and takes a run.
Outside off, very full on this occasion, Lauren Bell slices this one through point for a couple of runs.
Pitches this one up, around off. Charlotte Dean strokes it down to long off and takes a single.
Shorter ball, around off, this has been pushed towards cover.