ODI Women’s Cricket: India won the series in England after 23 years, defeated England by 88 runs in the second match
New Delhi, 21st September (H.S.). Indian women’s cricket team won the second ODI against England by 88 runs. With this, the Indian women’s cricket team has repeated history by winning the series after 23 years in England. In the second match of the series played on Wednesday, India’s star opener batsman Smriti Mandhana became the fastest Indian player to score three thousand runs in women’s ODIs.
The second match of the series was played in Canterbury, England. In this match, the Indian team, who came to bat first, scored 333 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. This is Team India’s highest ODI score against England and the second highest score in Women’s ODIs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur has scored a stormy century. Kaur played an unbeaten innings of 143 runs. He hit 18 fours and 4 sixes in his innings of 111 balls. His 5th century in ODI cricket. She is the first captain in Asia to score a century in women’s ODIs in England. In the second ODI, Mandhana scored 40 runs off 51 balls. With this, Mandhana has become the third Indian batsman to complete 3000 runs in ODIs. Before him, Mithali and current captain Harmanpreet Kaur have scored three thousand runs.
In reply to the Indian team’s 333 for five, the England team did not start well. Three England batsmen got out for just 47 runs. Alice Capsi rectified the situation but she too was dismissed for 39 off 36 balls. The England team could only manage 187 runs for eight wickets in 34 overs. Entire England team got out after scoring 245 runs in 50 overs. Against England, Renuka Singh took four wickets while Dayalan Hemalatha got two wickets and Deepti and Shefali got one wicket each.
It is noteworthy that the Indian women’s cricket team has so far won two matches in the three-match series being played in England. The Indian women’s cricket team has won the ODI series in England after 23 years. Earlier, the Indian women’s team had captured the series 2-1 in England for the first and last time in 1999.