IND W vs ENG W 2nd ODI: Harmanpreet Kaur’s blistering 143 powers India to a historic Series win


IND W vs ENG W 2nd ODI: Harmanpreet Kaur’s blistering 143 powers India to a historic Series win

IND W vs ENG W 2nd ODI: India Women rose to glory as they registered their first bilateral ODI series win in England in 23 years after defeating the hosts by 88 runs in the second ODI at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. The victory marked India Women’s first ever ODI series win in England since 1999. Riding on the back of Harmanpreet’s unbeaten 143 runs off 111 balls, India registered a glorious triumph over England in the second ODI, thereby clinching the series by 2-0.

Harmanpreet heroics with the bat guided India to a historic Win

The match unfolded with England winning the toss & opting to bowl first. India get off to a poor start as Shafali Verma (8) got dismissed cheaply in the powerplay overs. However, Smriti Mandhana then joined hands with Yashtika Bhatia (26) to help India Women recover from the early jolt. By smashing four fours & one six, Smriti scored 40 runs off 51 balls. In the process, Smriti crossed the 3000 ODI-run mark. After Mandhana’s dismissal in the 20th over, India’s scoreboard read 99-3.

But Mandhana’s dismissal didn’t affect India much as its skipper Harmanpreet was going strong at the other end. Harmanpreet in the company of Harleen Deol registered 113-run stand for the fourth wicket in the en-route to a massive total. Deol got dismissed in the 40th over after scoring 58 runs off 72 balls but Harmanpreet was there on the crease to keep things under control for India.

Harmanpreet displayed a quintessential show with the bat & helped India to register their highest ODI score, 333 against England. She took the England bowlers to cleaners & scored an unbetaten 143 runs off 111 balls in an inning embellishes with six 18 boundaries & 4 sixes & recorded the highest ever individual score by an Indian women batter in ODIs. In the last three overs, England conceeded 62 runs with Freya Kemp becoming the prime victim of Harmanpreet’s onslaught in the death overs as she conceded huge 82 runs for 1.

Indian Bowlers over-shadowed Wyatt-Capsey’s crucial contribution

In reply, England got off to a disastrous start as both their openers Tammy Beaumont(6) & Sophia Dunkley (1) were dismissed in the powerplay overs to reduce England to 12-2 in just four overs. Emma Lamb & Alice Capsey tried to show some resistance & kept the scoreboard ticking for hosts. However soon their innings were cut shot when Emba Lamb was dismissed for LBW to reduce England to 47-3 in the eighth over.

Capsey & Danni Wyatt then led the fightback by playing some meaty shots. Alisa Capsey scored 39 off 36 balls while Dyani Wyatt registered her half-century & smashed 65 runs off 58 balls. However, the duo was sent packing off Deepti Sharma & Renuka Yadav’s delivery to leave England reeling for runs.

Later Amy Jones (39 of 51 balls) & Charlotte Dean (37 off 44 balls) tried to keep England alive in the chase but failed to do so as India kept scalping wickets at regular intervals. They returned with three wickets in 32 balls to wrap up England’s innings for 245 runs in 43 overs.

For India Renuka Singh & D Hemlatha starred with the ball by returning with figures of 4-57 & 2-6 respectively.

The third & the final ODI of the series will be played on Saturday at Lords which will also mark as the farewell game for ace-pacer Jhulan Goswami.

IND W vs ENG W 2nd ODI Brief Scores:

India 333/5 in 50 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 143*, Harleen Deol 58; Smriti Mandhana 40; Charlotte Dean 1-39, Sophie Ecclestone 1-64) beat England 245 in 44.2 overs (Danielle Wyatt 65, Alice Capsey 39, Charlotte Dean 37; Renuka Singh 4-57, D Hemalatha 2-6) by 88 runs

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