New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team led by Harmanpreet Kaur defeated England by 88 runs in the second ODI. With this, the Indian team won the ODI series. Team India is now 2-0 ahead in the three-match series.
Earlier, the Indian women’s team scored a mammoth score of 333 for five against England with the help of captain Harmanpreet Kaur (143 not out) and a half-century from Harleen Deol (58 runs). Facing 111 balls, Harmanpreet hit 18 fours and four sixes in his unbeaten innings. Harleen played 72 balls which included five fours and two sixes. Both of them shared a 113-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
After being invited to bat, India got the first blow in the second over when Shefali Verma (08 runs) was bowled by Kate Cross. Then Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia played a half-century (54 runs) partnership for the second wicket. But Bhatia was the second player of the team to be dismissed in the 12th over, who scored 26 runs.
Mandhana then contributed 40 runs in 51 balls with four fours and a six. Pooja Vastrakar scored 18 runs and Deepti Sharma remained unbeaten on 15. The five England bowlers, Lauren Bell, Katie Cross, Freya Kemp, Charlie Dean and Sophie Ecclestone got one wicket each.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 22, 2022, 00:49 IST