Captain Mithali Raj’s second consecutive 50 goals was in vain because Sophia Dunkley helped the English women’s team defeat the Indian women’s team by five votes in Kate Cross’s five walks and gained an unassailable lead. After a half-century dispute, he ranked 20th in Wednesday’s three-game series. Invited to hit the ball, India can hit 221 under-par in the prescribed 50 shots, mainly based on Raj’s 92ball 59 and starting Shafali Verma’s 55ball 44. Chasing the victory of 222, England’s batsmen could not use their opening to lose. Hit five wickets for 133 times in 28.5 games, but Dunkley (73 times without outs) and Catherine Brent (33 times without outs) created a 92-run partnership for the unconquered sixth place. Take the team home with 15 balls remaining.
Lauren Winfield Hill (42) and Amy Ellen Jones (28) were the other notable contributors for England in the run chase.
Raj did not take the field during the England run chase as she developed pain in her neck and her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur led the visiting team. Radha Yadav was the substitute fielder for Raj.
Previously, the 38-year-old Raj shot 72 in the first ODI and once again performed well in 92 innings with six restrictions, but as Cross continued to work hard, he did not get the support of the other end. Attack… the porthole.
Put in to bat, Smriti Mandhana (22) and Shafali Verma (44) gave India a good start, adding 56 runs in 11.5 overs before the former played one on to her stumps to become the first victim of Cross.
Jemimah Rodrigues (8), who replaced Punam Raut in the playing XI, continued to struggle with the bat as Cross induced a leading edge from the batter to leave India at 76 for two in 16 overs.
Verma, who scored seven fours in her 55-ball innings, was then flummoxed by Sophie Ecclestone with wicketkeeper Amy Ellen Jones producing a sharp stumping in the next over.
Raj and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur then steadied the innings, sharing 68 runs off 103 balls to take India across the 100-run mark.
However, Cross again broke the partnership again, this time by getting rid of Kaul, Kaul eventually got a similar lead to Rodriguez’s and was easily engulfed by the bowler.
New hitter Deepti Sharma won a cap but paid the price for a bad shot because she was caught deep by Sophie Dunkley and Cross became the beneficiary again.
Sneh Rana, one of the star performers in the single trial, also fell in a similar fashion. When Cross claimed his fifth victim, Heather Knight seized her.
Taniya Bhatia then pushed a shot to the goalkeeper, and Shikha Pandey also fell behind as the Indian women fell to 181 points with 8 points in 44 games.
Raj then ran off while attempting to steal the second round. Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Yadav then stitched 29 runs and 22 balls to expand India’s total.