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England Women vs India Women, Match 15 Commentary, Live Updates

EN-W vs IN-W, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
136/6 (31.2/50)
134 (36.2/50)
England Women beat India Women by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Charlotte Dean
    4/23(8.2)
That's a wrap to this lopsided game. England Women are off the mark now and have got a better NRR than the two teams above them on the table. They would be hoping to ride the momentum from here on. For India Women, it was a mediocre batting show that cost them the game but they will take a lot of positives from their effort in the field. On Thursday, 17th March 2022, New Zealand Women will clash with South Africa Women at 6.30 am IST (1 am GMT). You can tune in early for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Heather Knight, the skipper of England Women, says that they needed this win and it is nice to get over the line. She hopes that this will bring momentum. Mentions that they were brilliant with the ball and they showed a lot of fight and character. Shares that the pitch was a bit slow. States that she didn't score much in the last few games and desperately wanted to finish things off in this game. Mentions that the cricketing gods were with them and praises Natalie Sciver for her knock as well. Knight also congratulates Jhulan Goswami for completing 250 wickets in ODIs and calls it a great achievement.
Mithali Raj, the captain of India Women, says that they failed to get partnerships up the order and this is something that didn't go their way despite having the chance to bat first. Adds that when you lose, you always think you were a few runs short. Feels that a total above 200 would have been challenging and the match would have gone either way. Tells that they have improved their bowling and fielding. Mentions that they have to work on their batting and need to be at their best against Australia Women who are on a winning spree. Regarding Jhulan Goswami completing 250 wickets in ODIs, Mithali replies that it's an honour to play alongside her and it's not easy for a fast bowler to play at the highest level consistently.
Charlotte Dean (8.2-1-23-4) is chosen for the Player of the Match award. Says that she was not expecting this at the start of the game and is very happy with her performance. Adds that she tried to keep it simple and tried to stay with her strength. Mentions that it gets quite easy to bowl alongside Sophie Ecclestone and adds that it is great to be around her on and off the field. She dedicates the award to her father.
Presentation time...
In pursuit of a below-par target, England Women suffered a couple of early setbacks as the Indian players showed a lot of intensity in Powerplay 1. It was all about absorbing the pressure at that time for the defending champions and the presence of Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver offered them the experience to exactly do that. They combined for a 65-run stand and then Knight formed another alliance with Amy Jones to take England closer to the target. Towards the end, Sophia Dunkley played a nice cameo and England Women crossed the line, although by losing a few unnecessary wickets.
This win was set up by the English bowlers who vindicated the decision of Heather Knight to bowl first on a good batting deck. Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole stuck to fuller-length deliveries and got decent movement to keep the Indian batters in check. The spin duo of Sophie Ecclestone and Charlotte Dean then joined forces in the middle overs and completely sucked the life out of the Indian innings. They bowled tidily along with picking wickets and never allowed India Women to recover.
Relief in the camp of England Women as they finally open their account in this edition of the ICC Women's World Cup. After losing three close games, Heather Knight and her girls will be taking a huge sigh of relief to end the drought and perhaps the bad luck as well. Fielding - Tick. Bowling - Tick. Heather Knight's form - Tick. England Women successfully fixed all the issues. This kind of commanding performance in all the facets of the game will pack them with immense confidence as they move ahead in this journey to defend their title.
End Of The Over 31.2 : 136/6
5 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 1 WD31.2
  • 431.2
S. Ecclestone
5 (6)
H. Knight
53 (72)
M. Singh
7.3-3-26-3
31.2
4
Meghna Singh To Sophie Ecclestone
FOUR! Here come the winning runs! Meghna Singh bends her back to go short and delivers it around off, Sophie Ecclestone rides the bounce and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. England Women win by 4 wickets and 112 balls to spare!
31.2
wd
Meghna Singh To Sophie Ecclestone
Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Sophie Ecclestone tries to flick but misses.
31.1
0
Meghna Singh To Sophie Ecclestone
Fuller and around off, pushed down to mid on.
End Of The Over 31 : 131/6
2 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
H. Knight
53 (72)
S. Ecclestone
1 (4)
J. Goswami
7-1-21-1
30.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
Fullish and around off, punched down the ground but straight to mid off.
Harmanpreet Kaur seems to have hurt herself! The physio is out there and she gets some treatment on her left leg. She is getting up now but seems to find it hard to walk. Harmanpreet Kaur is going off the field now and it is a good decision as she is a very important player for India and there is no point risking her here.
30.5
1
Jhulan Goswami To Sophie Ecclestone
Fine stop by Harmanpreet Kaur but she has injured herself in the process. Fullish and on middle, Sophie flicks it to the right of mid on. Kaur moves in that direction, puts in a slide but her left knee gets stuck on the ground. A single is taken and Harmanpreet Kaur has stayed down.
30.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Sophie Ecclestone
Back of a length, close to off, Sophie Ecclestone plays it down from the back foot point. Looks for a run but it's not on.
30.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Sophie Ecclestone
Angling it in around middle and leg, Sophie Ecclestone flicks it off her pads but finds mid-wicket.
30.2
1
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
Fuller and closer to off, Heather Knight eases it gently through covers and takes a single. 5 needed more.
30.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
Width there outside off, Heather Knight cuts but finds the point fielder.
End Of The Over 30 : 129/6
1 Runs
  • W29.1
  • 029.2
  • W29.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
S. Ecclestone
0 (1)
H. Knight
52 (69)
M. Singh
7.1-3-21-3
29.6
0
Meghna Singh To Sophie Ecclestone
Another short-length delivery by Singh. Sophie Ecclestone looks to pull but misses. There is an appeal but the umpire is not interested. Just an over-optimistic appeal!
29.5
1
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Shorter delivery on off. Knight pulls it to fine leg for a single.
29.4
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
On a length, on off. Knight blocks it out.
Sophie Ecclestone is the new batter.
29.3
W
Meghna Singh To Katherine Brunt OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another wicket for Meghna Singh and another catch taken by Richa Ghosh. Singh has bowled quite well today. This is banged in short on middle. Brunt looks to pull it but gets a huge top edge. The ball goes in the air behind the stumps and Ghosh takes a good catch moving across to her left. Two wickets in the over but still it is England's game. India would have loved a few runs more.
29.2
0
Meghna Singh To Katherine Brunt
A length delivery, on off. Brunt defends it from her crease.
Katherine Brunt comes in next.
29.1
W
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! So just 7 needed to win but India Women have got another wicket! Back of a length, outside off. Sophia Dunkley looks to guide it towards the off side but gets a thick outside edge. The ball catches the outside edge of her blade and Richa Ghosh takes a good low catch to her right. Sophia Dunkley walks back disappointed but it is a little too late for India.
End Of The Over 29 : 128/4
6 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 428.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 128.6
S. Dunkley
17 (20)
H. Knight
51 (67)
S. Rana
3-0-19-0
28.6
1
Sneh Rana To Sophia Dunkley
A single this time! Flatter delivery on middle, Sophia Dunkley works it towards square leg for an easy single.
28.5
0
Sneh Rana To Sophia Dunkley
A flatter delivery on middle. Sophia Dunkley works it towards the leg side.
28.4
0
Sneh Rana To Sophia Dunkley
Another tossed up delivery, on off. Sophia Dunkley blocks it out.
28.3
4
Sneh Rana To Sophia Dunkley
FOUR! This is a lovely little cameo from Sophia Dunkley! Slower in the air, around off. Sophia Dunkley gets to the pitch off the ball and drives it through covers for a boundary.
28.2
0
Sneh Rana To Sophia Dunkley
Slower in the air, on middle. Sophia Dunkley works it towards the leg side.
28.1
1
Sneh Rana To Heather Knight
Tossed up on middle. Knight works it square on the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 28 : 122/4
13 Runs
  • 427.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 427.5
  • 027.6
S. Dunkley
12 (15)
H. Knight
50 (66)
M. Singh
6-3-20-1
27.6
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
A length delivery, on middle. Sophia Dunkley blocks this towards the leg side. Just 13 needed now.
27.5
4
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
FOUR! Edged but another boundary for England! On a good length, outside off. Sophia Dunkley pushes forward to defend but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes through to the third man region for a boundary.
27.4
4
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
FOUR! Another short ball but this time she provides the width! A shorter delivery, outside off. Sophia Dunkley jumps and slams it over point for a boundary.
27.3
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
Bangs this one short on off. Sophia Dunkley ducks under it.
27.2
1
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Fifty for Knight! The skipper is back in form, fine innings from her! A length delivery, around off. Knight steers it towards third man for a single.
27.1
4
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
FOUR! Knight finds the gap and England are looking to get these runs quickly now! Fullish delivery on off. Knight drives it through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 27 : 109/4
5 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 426.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
S. Dunkley
4 (11)
H. Knight
45 (64)
R. Gayakwad
7-1-35-1
26.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Sophia Dunkley
Slower in the air, on off. Sophia Dunkley defends it nicely again.
26.5
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Sophia Dunkley
Tossed up, around off. This time a solid front-foot defence.
26.4
4
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Sophia Dunkley
FOUR! Up and over! This is fuller on off. Sophia Dunkley gets under it and hits this over mid on for a boundary.
26.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Sophia Dunkley
A flatter and quicker delivery on off. Sophia Dunkley defends this by going deep in her crease.
26.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Sophia Dunkley
Nicely flighted delivery on off. Sophia Dunkley waits for it and then defends it from her crease.
26.1
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Fuller delivery on middle and leg. Knight goes down to sweep but fails to middle it properly. It heads in front of square leg and they cross for a run.
End Of The Over 26 : 104/4
0 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
S. Dunkley
0 (6)
H. Knight
44 (63)
M. Singh
5-3-7-1
25.6
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
Another solid block. A length delivery on off. Sophia Dunkley blocks it out.
25.5
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
Slower delivery on middle and leg. Sophia Dunkley just defends this towards the leg side.
25.4
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
On a length, on middle. Sophia Dunkley defends it watchfully yet again.
25.3
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
A length delivery on middle. Sophia Dunkley blocks it out.
25.2
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
A fullish delivery and around leg. Sophia Dunkley looks to clip it but misses. The ball hits her pads and there is an appeal but it is going down leg.
Meghna Singh is back into the attack.
25.1
0
Meghna Singh To Sophia Dunkley
A length delivery on middle. Sophia Dunkley works it towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 25 : 104/4
9 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 624.2
  • 024.3
  • W24.4
  • 024.5
  • 224.6
H. Knight
44 (63)
S. Dunkley
0 (0)
R. Gayakwad
6-1-30-1
24.6
2
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Short in length and outside off, cut through point for a couple of runs.
24.5
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
Sophia Dunkley walks in at number 6.
24.4
W
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That's a brilliant catch from Harmanpreet Kaur. A wicket against the run of play. Floated one from Rajeshwari Gayakwad despite going for a biggie previously, it's full and around middle, Amy Jones skips down the track and tries to hammer it over mid on but it comes from the toe end of the bat. Harmanpreet Kaur backtracks from mid on, keeps her eyes on the ball, jumps and tries to take it with both hands but it ends up sticking in her right hand. Brilliant. 33 needed more.
24.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Fuller and around off, pushed gently to covers.
24.2
6
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
SIX! Dismissed! Rajeshwari Gayakwad sends across a flighted ball, full and around off, Amy Jones shimmies down the track and launches it behind the bowler's head for a biggie.
24.1
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Flighted one, full and on middle, it's kept out in the gap at square leg for a run.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5-1-21-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 24 : 95/3
7 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 423.5
  • 123.6
H. Knight
41 (60)
A. Jones
4 (25)
D. Sharma
2-0-13-0
23.6
1
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
A low full toss around leg, it's helped in front of square leg for a run. Easy going for England Women, they have their first win of this edition in sight.
23.5
4
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
FOUR! Sublime! Loopy and full, landing around middle, Heather Knight kneels down and sweeps it sweetly behind square leg for a boundary.
23.4
0
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
Fuller and around off, clipped away to mid-wicket.
23.3
1
Deepti Sharma To Amy Jones
Uses her feet to come down the track and eases a low full toss to deep mid-wicket for a single.
23.2
0
Deepti Sharma To Amy Jones
A half-tracker around off, Jones punches but finds the cover fielder.
23.1
1
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
Loopy and full, around middle, Knight gets across the stumps and works it to square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 23 : 88/3
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
A. Jones
3 (23)
H. Knight
35 (56)
J. Goswami
6-1-19-1
22.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Full in length and outside off, Jones strokes it off the front foot but finds the fielder at the edge of the circle at covers. Maiden!
22.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Short in length and around off, Jones goes back to pull but finds the mid-wicket fielder. Deepti Sharma has an immediate shy at the bowler's end but misses.
22.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Fuller and around off, Jones drives it firmly past the bowler but fails to beat mid off.
22.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it down to mid on. Three dots now. Will that make Amy Jones try something different?
22.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Lands it on a length and close to off, Jones stays back and pushes it with an angled bat to point.
22.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Back of a length, around off, Amy Jones defends it from the back foot to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 22 : 88/3
6 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 421.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
A. Jones
3 (17)
H. Knight
35 (56)
D. Sharma
1-0-6-0
21.6
1
Deepti Sharma To Amy Jones
Shortish and on off, turning in, Jones goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
21.5
0
Deepti Sharma To Amy Jones
Amy tries to emulate Knight's reverse sweep but fails to connect cleanly. It takes her pads and rolls on the leg side.
21.4
0
Deepti Sharma To Amy Jones
Short and on off, Jones goes back to punch but finds extra cover.
21.3
1
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
Slightly short in length, around middle, Heather Knight tucks it to square leg for a run.
21.2
4
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
FOUR! Quality shot from a quality batter! Floated and full, around off, Heather Knight nails her reverse-batted shot and beats backward point with ease. A boundary results. Under 50 needed now.
21.1
0
Deepti Sharma To Heather Knight
Too full in length, around off, Knight flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
Deepti Sharma is brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 21 : 82/3
2 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
A. Jones
2 (14)
H. Knight
30 (53)
J. Goswami
5-0-19-1
20.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
A crunching square drive from the bat of Amy Jones but she picks out the point fielder. A dot ball to end the over. 53 needed more.
20.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
On a good length, on top of off, Amy Jones punches it from the back foot but straight to covers.
20.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Full and around off, angling in, Jones pushes it defensively to covers.
20.3
1
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
Shortish and outside off, Knight steers it wide of point for a single.
20.2
1
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
A touch short and wide outside off, Amy Jones hangs on the back foot and eases it to the left side of the point fielder for a single.
20.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Amy Jones
Delivers it on a length and outside off, Amy forces it off the back foot but finds the cover fielder.
Jhulan Goswami returns for her second spell. 1 for 17 in her 4 overs so far.
End Of The Over 20 : 80/3
6 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 419.5
  • 019.6
H. Knight
29 (52)
A. Jones
1 (9)
R. Gayakwad
5-1-21-0
19.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Tossed up nicely on off. Knight defends it towards the off side.
19.5
4
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
FOUR! A valiant effort by Deepti Sharma in the deep but her fingers touch the fence as she tries to keep the ball in the playing area. This is slower in the air, around off. Knight opens the face of her blade and guides it through to the third man region. Sharma chases it but fails to stop the boundary.
19.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Slower in the air, on off. Knight drives it to the cover fielder this time.
19.3
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
A fuller delivery on off. Jones pushes it towards covers for a single.
19.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
An appeal but turned down by the umpire! Flighted delivery around off. Jones tries to do what her skipper did on the last ball but ends up missing it. The ball hits her pads but the impact looks outside off.
19.1
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Tossed up, around off. Knight paddle-sweeps it to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 19 : 74/3
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
A. Jones
0 (7)
H. Knight
24 (48)
P. Vastrakar
5-0-22-1
18.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Amy Jones
Much better! A length delivery, on off. Split finger variation from Pooja Vastrakar. Jones defends it by going deep in her crease.
18.5
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
On a length and around off. Knight opens the face of her blade and guides it towards third man for a single.
18.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
This is on a length, on off. Knight defends this watchfully towards the off side.
18.3
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
A very full delivery, outside off. Knight digs it out towards point.
18.2
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
FOUR! Classy from Knight! Pooja Vastrakar provides the width this time, it is full and outside off. Knight drives it through covers for a boundary.
18.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
A length ball, on off. Knight blocks this off the front foot.
End Of The Over 18 : 69/3
0 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
A. Jones
0 (6)
H. Knight
19 (43)
R. Gayakwad
4-1-15-0
17.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Maiden over! Just the over you need after a wicket to keep the pressure on! Flighted delivery on off. Jones decides to defend it yet again.
17.5
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Slower in the air, on middle. Jones is solid in her front-foot defence again.
17.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Another lovely delivery! It's tossed up again, on off with a bit of drift. Jones defends it off the front foot.
17.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Tossed up nicely on off. Jones blocks this off the front foot.
17.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to covers.
17.1
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Amy Jones
Flighted and full, around middle, Amy Jones defends it back.
Amy Jones is the new batter. 66 needed more.
End Of The Over 17 : 69/3
9 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 416.5
  • W16.6
N. Sciver
45 (46)
H. Knight
19 (43)
P. Vastrakar
4-0-17-1
16.6
W
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Ohh...a wicket against the run of play! Sciver will be mighty disappointed but India Women will take this. Third wicket goes down now. A touch short in length and around middle. The ball holds on the surface a bit this time. Sciver looks to work it towards the leg side but is early into her shot. It takes the top edge and loops up in the air towards mid-wicket. Jhulan Goswami takes her 68th catch in ODIs and a wicket here for Pooja Vastrakar.
16.5
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Second boundary in the over and India are feeling the heat now! Length delivery on off. Sciver just lifts this over mid on for a boundary.
16.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
A length delivery on off. Sciver blocks this off the front foot solidly.
16.3
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
On a length and around off. Knight opens the face of her blade and guides it towards the deep backward point region for a single.
16.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
On a length, on off. Knight blocks this off the front foot.
16.1
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
FOUR! So boundaries are coming thick and fast for England now! Fuller in length around off, Knight drives it through covers, it's in the gap, and the ball races away for a boundary.
Pooja Vastrakar (0/8 in 3 overs) is back into the attack. Change of ends for her.
End Of The Over 16 : 60/2
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
N. Sciver
41 (43)
H. Knight
14 (40)
R. Gayakwad
3-0-15-0
15.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Slower and tossed up around off. Sciver pushes it towards the off side.
15.5
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Slower in the air, on off. Knight drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
15.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
Quicker on middle and leg. Knight works it towards the leg side.
15.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
A flatter and slightly shorter delivery on off. Knight punches this off the back foot towards the off side.
15.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
A fuller delivery on off. Knight drives it to covers.
15.1
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Heather Knight
A fuller delivery around leg. Knight looks to sweep it but misses. There is an appeal for lbw but it is going down leg.
Drinks! Indian seamers did well to get rid of English openers early but since then, this experienced duo of Knight and Sciver has taken England to safer shores. India need wickets and need them quickly to garner any hopes of pulling off a win in this game while England would just look to bat normally and it doesn't seem a difficult task from hereon. Do we have any twist in the tale here? Looks unlikely but you can never rule out surprises in cricket!
End Of The Over 15 : 59/2
11 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 414.5
  • 414.6
N. Sciver
41 (42)
H. Knight
13 (35)
S. Rana
2-0-13-0
14.6
4
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Natalie Sciver is running away with the show now! Too full and wide outside off, Sciver reaches out and squeezes it past backward point. It races away to the fence. 11 from the over, 76 needed more.
14.5
4
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Struck really well to bisect the two fielders in the deep on the leg side. The 50-run stand comes up! Too full and outside off, Natalie Sciver kneels down and powers her sweep for a boundary. No chance for deep mid-wicket or deep square leg.
14.4
1
Sneh Rana To Heather Knight
Tossed up around off, Knight uses her feet and tickles it towards square leg for one.
14.3
1
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Allows the ball to turn back in from around off and tucks it through square leg for a run. 50 up for England Women!
14.2
0
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Fuller and outside off, Natalie drives it back. A bit uppish but doesn't carry back to the bowler.
14.1
1
Sneh Rana To Heather Knight
A touch short in length and around off, turning in, Knight goes back and helps it in front of square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 14 : 48/2
5 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 413.5
  • 013.6
N. Sciver
32 (38)
H. Knight
11 (33)
P. Vastrakar
3-0-8-0
13.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Pitches it up and around off, Sciver defends it watchfully. She is not going after every ball, picking it quite judiciously.
13.5
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Bang! Short in length, around off, Natalie Sciver turns inside the crease and hammer-pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
13.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
A low full toss on off, it's hit across the line but straight to mid-wicket.
13.3
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
On a length and around off, Heather Knight goes back and taps it down to point for one.
13.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Serves it full and around off, Heather Knight drives it down towards mid off.
13.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Fuller in length, close to off and angling in, Knight defends it towards point.
End Of The Over 13 : 43/2
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
N. Sciver
28 (35)
H. Knight
10 (30)
S. Rana
1-0-2-0
12.6
0
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Tossed up, landing around off and turning in slowly, Sciver defends it by getting across the stumps.
12.5
0
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
A touch quicker and flatter through the air, landing full around off, it's defended watchfully.
12.4
1
Sneh Rana To Heather Knight
Loopy and full, around off, Heather plays the paddle sweep towards long leg and rotates the strike.
12.3
1
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Flighted and outside off, Natalie Sciver fetches it from there and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
12.2
0
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Keeps it full and around off, Sciver drives it back to the bowler.
12.1
0
Sneh Rana To Natalie Sciver
Starts with a full ball around off, Natalie Sciver knocks it down to mid on.
Sneh Rana is into the attack now. She replaces Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
End Of The Over 12 : 41/2
2 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
H. Knight
9 (29)
N. Sciver
27 (30)
P. Vastrakar
2-0-3-0
11.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Fuller in length and wide outside off, Heather Knight forces her drive square of the wicket on the off side but finds the point fielder.
11.5
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
A near-yorker around off, angling in, Knight pushes it away to cover-point.
11.4
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Pooja Vastrakar goes short and outside off, Natalie Sciver hangs back and cracks it to sweeper cover for one.
11.3
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Very full and around off, Natalie Sciver keeps it out from the toe end of her bat to mid on.
11.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Angling in from a fuller length around off, NS defends it by covering the angle.
11.2
wd
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Wide! Serves it very full and wide outside off, flirting with the tram line. Natalie Sciver leaves it alone. The keeper fails to collect and deflects it off her gloves to short third man.
11.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
Lands it on a length and outside off, Natalie Sciver drives but finds the cover fielder.
End Of The Over 11 : 39/2
5 Runs
  • 210.1
  • 010.2
  • 210.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
N. Sciver
26 (26)
H. Knight
9 (27)
R. Gayakwad
2-0-14-0
10.6
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Quicker one, full and around leg, Natalie sweeps it through square leg and keeps strike with a single.
10.5
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Slower through the air, full and on off, Natalie Sciver defends it with gentle hands to the off side.
10.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Walks forward to a full ball and eases it down to mid on. Dot.
10.3
2
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Flighted and full, outside off, Natalie Sciver stretches forward and guides it past short third man for two.
10.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Nicely looped up, full and around off, Natalie Sciver defends it by getting forward.
10.1
2
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Loopy and full, around leg, it's swept through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over, if the match lasts till then. India Women though are attacking by keeping the field up, understandably so.
End Of The Over 10 : 34/2
1 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
H. Knight
9 (27)
N. Sciver
21 (20)
P. Vastrakar
1-0-1-0
9.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Lovely bowling! She keeps this on a tight line, on off. Knight defends this watchfully. England are 34/ 2 after Powerplay 1!
9.5
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
On a length, on off. Knight blocks this off the front foot towards the off side.
9.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Pulls her length back a little this time. Knight drives again but finds the fielder again at cover-point.
9.3
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Heather Knight
Overpitched delivery, around off. Knight drives it to cover-point.
9.2
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
On a good length again, around off. Sciver opens the face of her blade and steers it towards third man for a single.
9.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Natalie Sciver
On a good length, around off. Sciver leans forward and defends it towards the off side.
Pooja Vastrakar to run in from the other end.
End Of The Over 9 : 33/2
9 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
N. Sciver
20 (18)
H. Knight
9 (23)
R. Gayakwad
1-0-9-0
8.6
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
A full delivery on off. Sciver pushes it to long on for a single. 9 from the first over of spin!
8.5
4
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Another sweep and another boundary! We are in Powerplay 1 and Sciver is taking full advantage of the field restriction. Fuller delivery on middle, Sciver sweeps it but off the top edge and it flies over backward square leg. No protection in the deep and it's a boundary.
8.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Goes short and flatter on off. Sciver goes back and pushes it towards the off side.
8.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Tossed up, on off. Sciver leans forward and defends it.
8.2
4
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Natalie Sciver looks in good touch here! This is on middle and leg. Sciver sweeps and sweeps it well and gets it through the backward square leg region for a boundary. Nice shot!
8.1
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Natalie Sciver
Rajeshwari Gayakwad starts with a tossed-up delivery on middle. Sciver drives it back to the bowler.
Bowling change. Rajeshwari Gayakwad is introduced into the attack. One slip in place...
End Of The Over 8 : 24/2
3 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
H. Knight
9 (23)
N. Sciver
11 (12)
M. Singh
4-2-7-1
7.6
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
A length delivery, around off. Knight drives it to cover-point.
7.5
1
Meghna Singh To Natalie Sciver
Overpitched on middle. Sciver drives it to mid on. Kaur dives to her left and stops a certain boundary. Just a single taken.
7.4
0
Meghna Singh To Natalie Sciver
A good-length delivery, around off. Sciver blocks this off the front foot.
7.3
1
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Goes for the yorker this time, on middle and leg. Knight digs it out towards the leg side for a single.
7.2
1
Meghna Singh To Natalie Sciver
Shorter and wider outside off. Sciver cuts it towards the deep backward point region for a single.
7.1
0
Meghna Singh To Natalie Sciver
Singh serves a full delivery, around off. Sciver drives it back to the bowler. Singh half-stops it and the ball goes towards mid off.
End Of The Over 7 : 21/2
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
H. Knight
8 (21)
N. Sciver
9 (8)
J. Goswami
4-0-17-1
6.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
A full delivery on off. Knight drives it to mid off. A dot ball to end the over and five runs from it.
6.5
4
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
FOUR! Good shot by Knight and this will ease some nerves! Shorter length delivery on off. Knight goes back and pulls it towards the backward square leg region for a boundary.
6.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
On a length, on off. Knight blocks it out.
6.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Heather Knight
Ohh.. beats the outside edge of Knight's blade with a lovely outswinger! A fullish delivery, outside off. Enticing a drive and Knight goes for it but the ball swings away to beat her.
6.2
1
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
This is full, outside off. Sciver drives it to mid off and takes a quick single.
6.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
On a length, around off. Sciver dabs it towards point.
End Of The Over 6 : 16/2
0 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
H. Knight
4 (17)
N. Sciver
8 (6)
M. Singh
3-2-4-1
5.6
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
On a length, on off. Knight is solid in her defense this time.
5.5
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
This time she targets the stumps, on middle. Knight looks to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge towards the off side.
5.4
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Nice shape again! A fullish delivery and swinging away, around off. Knight drives it to covers.
5.3
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
On a good length and shaping away a bit. Knight pushes it towards point this time.
5.2
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
This is fullish, on off at 109 kph. Knight drives it to covers.
5.1
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
A good-length delivery, around off. Knight goes back and defends it.
End Of The Over 5 : 16/2
8 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 04.6
N. Sciver
8 (6)
H. Knight
4 (11)
J. Goswami
3-0-12-1
4.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
On a length, around off, Natalie Sciver defends it near her body.
4.5
4
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Shot! Goswami drags her length short and delivers it on middle, Natalie Sciver gets on top of the bounce and pulls it powerfully through wide mid on for a boundary.
4.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
LUCKY SCIVER! Jhulan Goswami hurls across a full ball around middle, Natalie Sciver tries to defend but gets an inside edge. It brushes her pads and rolls behind to touch the stumps. The bails though remain in their grooves. Lucky, very lucky and Natalie Sciver has a big smile on her face.
4.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
Shortish and around off, played down to short third man.
4.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
Around off, fuller in length, that is defended solidly off the front foot.
4.1
4
Jhulan Goswami To Natalie Sciver
FOUR! Great timing and Sciver also gets a boundary. Jhulan Goswami delivers it full and around off, Natalie Sciver drives it on the up and threads the gap at covers for a boundary. The outfield is lightning quick.
End Of The Over 4 : 8/2
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
H. Knight
4 (11)
N. Sciver
0 (0)
M. Singh
2-1-4-1
3.6
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Knight gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it down safely.
3.5
4
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
FOUR! Heather Knight opens her account with a boundary. This one is pitched up and outside off, Heather Knight leans forward and caresses it through cover-point for a boundary.
3.4
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Fuller and close to off, it's blocked from the back foot.
3.3
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to covers.
3.2
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
The batter has just blocked that from his crease.
3.1
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
On a length and around off, Knight defends it to the off side.
Natalie Sciver is the next batter in.
Review! India have taken a review for LBW against Tammy Beaumont! The replays roll in and the UltraEdge shows that it is pad first. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows three reds so the decision will be overturned. Tammy Beaumont has to walk back.
End Of The Over 3 : 4/2
1 Runs
  • 1 WD2.1
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • W2.6
T. Beaumont
1 (10)
H. Knight
0 (5)
J. Goswami
2-0-4-1
2.6
W
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont OUT!
OUT! LBW! Excellent review from India Women and they have now removed both the English openers. Jhulan Goswami has done the trick in her second over. Serves a length ball, close to off and gets it to shape in slightly. Tammy Beaumont is forward as she brings her bat and pad together in defense. Jhulan Goswami feels that it's pad first and appeals. The umpire thinks otherwise and shakes her head. Mithali Raj gets convinced to take the DRS. The UltraEdge confirms that it's pad first and Ball Tracking reflects three reds. Jhulan Goswami becomes the first woman cricketer to get 250 wickets in ODIs!
2.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
In the channel outside off, shaping away, Tammy Beaumont shoulders arms.
The keeper is upto the stumps now! This will make her stay inside her crease as she has been standing well outside her crease to negate the swing here.
2.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
A touch short in length and on middle, with the keeper standing up to the stumps, Tammy remains back-footed as she defends it to mid-wicket.
2.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Stretches well forward to a length ball around off and dead-bats it on the surface. It's all about absorbing the pressure at the moment for England Women!
2.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Angles in a length ball on off, Tammy blocks it solidly after taking a few steps down the track.
2.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Fuller and around off, Tammy Beaumont tries to drive but it takes the inner edge and rolls away to mid on.
2.1
wd
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Wide! Drifting down the leg side, Tammy Beaumont allows it through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 2 : 3/1
0 Runs
  • W1.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
H. Knight
0 (5)
T. Beaumont
1 (4)
M. Singh
1-1-0-1
1.6
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
That is defended solidly off the front foot. Top over by Singh, a wicket maiden.
1.5
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Edged but safe! Meghna Singh is getting some good shape going. It's on a length around middle, Heather Knight tries to play straight but is squared up. The outside edge flies behind but doesn't carry to first slip.
1.4
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Full and around off, Heather Knight gets behind the line and defends it with a straight bat.
1.3
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Delivers it on a good length, close to off, Heather Knight defends it from the back foot to cover-point.
1.2
0
Meghna Singh To Heather Knight
Around off, on a fuller length, defended to the off side.
The skipper, Heather Knight walks in at number 3.
1.1
W
Meghna Singh To Danni Wyatt OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That's an exceptional catch by Sneh Rana and India Women get the start they needed! Meghna Singh hurls it across on a good length outside off. The ball lands and shapes away with some extra bounce. Danni Wyatt stays on the back foot and commits herself to push inside the line. She tries then to withdraw her bat but is late and the outside edge takes the ball to the right of first slip. Sneh Rana reacts quickly, jumps with her two hands across and completes a fantastic catch.
Meghna Singh to start from the other end. So India opting for pace from both ends.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 WD0.2
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
T. Beaumont
1 (4)
D. Wyatt
1 (2)
J. Goswami
1-0-3-0
0.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Serves it full and on off, Tammy presses forward and strokes it to the off side. Not in the gap. A tidy start from Jhulan but India Women will be hoping for wickets from her.
0.5
1
Jhulan Goswami To Danni Wyatt
Fuller in length and around off, Danni pushes it gently in the gap at cover-point for a brisk single.
0.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Danni Wyatt
Close to off, on a good length, Danni Wyatt stays back and defends it to covers.
0.3
1
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Too full and on middle, this one is whipped through square leg for the first run off the bat.
0.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Around off, on a fuller length and nipping in, Tammy defends it by getting half forward.
0.2
wd
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Wide! Jhulan Goswami loses her radar and slips a length ball down the leg side. Tammy Beaumont lets it be.
0.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Tammy Beaumont
Starts well. Jhulan keeps it full and around off, Tammy Beaumont defends it near her front pad.
Match Info
  • Venue Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss England Womenwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result England Women beat India Women by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Charlotte Dean
  • Umpire Kim Cotton (NZ), Paul Wilson (AUS) and Claire Polosak (AUS)
  • Referee Gary Baxter (NZ)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Alyssa Healy AU-W50956.55
Rachael Haynes AU-W49762.12
Natalie Sciver EN-W43672.66
Laura Wolvaardt SA-W43354.12
Meg Lanning AU-W39456.28
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Sophie Ecclestone EN-W213.83
Shabnim Ismail SA-W144.02
Jess Jonassen AU-W134.04
Marizanne Kapp SA-W124.73
Ayabonga Khaka SA-W125.01
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