Sunday, August 1, 2021

Women’s cricket: England beat India by 5 wickets in the second ODI; clinch the series 2 nil

In Women Cricket, England beat India by 5 wickets in the second ODI to take a 2-0 series-clinching lead at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England. For England, Sophia Dunkley (73 not out) and Katherine Brunt (33 not out) shared 92 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket to chase down the target of 222 with 15 balls to spare. Opener Lauren Winfield-Hill (42) was the other notable contributor for England.

For India, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav took two wickets for 63 runs while veteran Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Sneha Rana got one wicket each. Earlier, captain Mithali Raj top-scored with 59 off 92 balls and stitched a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Harmanpreet Kaur (19) as India were all out for 221 after being put in to bat.

Young opener Shafali Verma contributed 44 off 55 balls. For England, pacer Kate Cross was the most successful bowler with impressive figures of 5/34. She was declared Player of the Match. The third and final ODI will be played at  Worcester in England on 3rd July, 2021.

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