Howe: Indian Women’s Cricket Team has won the first ODI match against England Women’s Cricket Team by 7 wickets. Indian opener Smriti Mandana scored 91 runs and lost her wicket in this match. He missed the chance to score a century.
India Women’s Cricket has toured England for a series of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team had earlier lost the T20I series by 1-2. The ODI series started today (September 18).
The match was played at the County Cricket Ground in Hove. The Indian team won the toss and chose to bowl. Batting first, England scored 227 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. Deepti Sharma took the maximum 2 wickets for the Indian team.
The Indian team chased down the target of 228 runs to win. Opener Shefali Verma lost his wicket for 1 run. Smriti Mandhana put on a partnership of 96 runs with Yastika Bhatia who came next. Bhatia departs after scoring 50 runs. Smriti later put on a partnership of 99 runs with incoming captain Harmanpreet.
Smriti lost her wicket after scoring 91 runs. This is his highest score against England in a single match. At the end of 44.2 overs, the Indian team won by scoring 232 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Captain Harmanpreet remained unbeaten on 74 runs. With this win, the Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.
Smriti Mandhana bagged the Player of the Match award for her splendid run knock
A clinical run-chase from #TeamIndia to beat England by wickets and go 1-0 up in the series