IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI: Mithali Raj’s fifty goes in vain as England thrash India by 8 wickets

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IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI: Mithali Raj’s fifty goes in vain as England thrash India by 8 wickets – England opening batsman Tammy Beaumont scored 87 runs while Sophie Ecclestone picked three crucial wickets to help host beat the Indian women’s team by 8 wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the County Ground, Bristol on Sunday.

Chasing a below-par total of 202, England lost an early wicket of Lauren Winfield in the fifth over of the innings. India veteran Jhulan Goswami drew the first blood for the visitors. But on the other hand, Tammy was going on guns blazing. She was striking the ball above 100. Tammy scored 87 runs in 87 balls with the help of 12 beautiful boundaries and a massive six.

Ekta Bisht was the only other bowler who picked a wicket. Ekta removed England’s captain Heather Knight in the 16th overs of the innings of 18.

Tammy was then joined by England’s number four Natalie Sciver who also played a beautiful innings of 74 ball 74. She smashed 10 boundaries and one six in her innings.

With this win, England took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second game will be played on June 30 Wednesday.

Indian women’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj feels the side needs to address the issue of dot balls before the visitors play against England in the second ODI.

Half-centuries from Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver helped England women’s team register an easy win over India in the first ODI on Sunday.

India scored 201 in the 50 overs and had a total of 181 dot balls in their innings. Mithali said India lacked intent in all three departments in the first ODI against England.

“I think we lacked intent in all three departments. Could have had another from the top five stay there and get some runs. The bowlers could have been more consistent in their lengths, and our fielding needs a lot more effort. [Dot balls?] Something we need to address by the next game,” said Mithali after the completion of the first ODI.

England Women Innings 202/2 (35 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Lauren Winfield c T Bhatia b J Goswami 16 20 2 0 80.00
Tammy Beaumont Not out 87 87 12 1 100.00
Heather Knight (C) b E Bisht 18 30 2 0 60.00
Natalie Sciver Not out 74 74 10 1 100.00
Extra 7 (b 0, w 3, nb 2, lb 2)
Total 202/2 (35)
Yet To Bat AE JonesSIR DunkleyKH BruntS EcclestoneA ShrubsoleS GlennKL Cross
Jhulan Goswami 6 1 25 1 4.17
Shikha Pandey 5 0 30 0 6.00
Pooja Vastrakar 4 0 23 0 5.75
Ekta Bisht 8 0 55 1 6.88
Deepti Sharma 7 0 32 0 4.57
Harmanpreet Kaur 4.5 0 35 0 7.24
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
L Winfield 1-24 4.4
HC Knight 2-83 15.5

IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI Live Score: Mithali Raj’s fifty helps India set 202 target for England – Follow Live Updates 

Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj smashed an outstanding fifty against England to help her side reach 201/8 after 50 overs in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the County Ground, Bristol on Sunday.

England won the toss and asked India to bat first. India lost both their openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana in quick time as England bowlers Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole strike.

Verma who was making her ODI debut failed to make an impact and was sent back by Brunt on 15 while Mandhana was clean bowled by Shrubsole on 10 in the 10th over of the innings.

Mithali alongside Punam Raut builds a partnership to help India get out of the trouble after losing early wickets. However, in the 26th over Raut was removed on 32 by Kate Cross. Then Harmanpreet Kaur fell prey to Sophie Ecclestone.

After the wicket of vice-captain Deepti Sharma and Raj stitched together a partnership for the fifth wicket. Both these batters took India’s score near 150. Just when it looked like India will start dominating, Sharma lost her wicket against Anya Shrubsole in the 42nd over. All-rounder Pooja Vastrakar added 15 runs to the tally before getting out.

For the hosts, Ecclestone picked three while Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole picked two wickets each. Kate Cross chipped in with one wicket.

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India Women Innings 201/8 (50 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Smriti Mandhana b A Shrubsole 10 25 1 0 40.00
Shafali Verma c A Shrubsole b KH Brunt 15 14 3 0 107.14
Punam Raut c S Ecclestone b KL Cross 32 61 4 0 52.46
Mithali Raj b S Ecclestone 72 108 7 0 66.67
Harmanpreet Kaur c AE Jones b S Ecclestone 1 7 0 0 14.29
Deepti Sharma lbw b A Shrubsole 30 46 3 0 65.22
Pooja Vastrakar lbw b S Ecclestone 15 17 2 0 88.24
Taniya Bhatia (WK) st AE Jones b KH Brunt 7 12 0 0 58.33
Shikha Pandey Not out 3 7 0 0 42.86
Jhulan Goswami Not out 1 3 0 0 33.33
Extra 15 (b 0, w 9, nb 0, lb 6)
Total 201/8 (50)
Yet To Bat E Bisht
Katherine Brunt 10 0 35 2 3.50
Anya Shrubsole 8 3 33 2 4.13
Natalie Sciver 7 0 32 0 4.57
Kate Cross 7 1 23 1 3.29
Sophie Ecclestone 10 1 40 3 4.00
Sarah Glenn 8 0 32 0 4.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Shafali Verma 1-23 4.5
S Mandhana 2-27 9.4
PG Raut 3-83 25.2
H Kaur 4-84 27.2
DB Sharma 5-149 41.3
M Raj 6-180 45.3
P Vastrakar 7-192 47.2
T Bhatia 8-197 48.4

IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI Live Score: Toss

England captain Heather Knight won the toss and opted to field first against Mithali Raj’s Indian women’s team in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the County Ground, Bristol on Sunday. All eyes will be on Shafali Verma who will be making her ODI debut in this game while for the host Sophia Dunkley makes her ODI debut. Indian team is ranked fourth in the ODIs while England is above them at third.

IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI Live Score Teams:

India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Ekta Bisht

England Women (Playing XI): Lauren Winfield Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones(w), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross

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IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI Live Score: Which TV channels will IND W vs ENG W Series broadcast?

The live telecast of the series will be provided by Sony Sports Network in the Indian subcontinent. Which channel will carry the feed is yet to be announced.

IND W vs ENG W 1st ODI Live Score: IND W vs ENG W live streaming: How to watch IND W vs ENG W live scores?

The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the IND W vs ENG W LIVE Streaming on SonyLIV. For IND W vs ENG W live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard,

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IND W vs ENG W Series: Full Schedule

1st ODI – June 27- 3:30 PM
2nd ODI – June 30- 6:30 PM
3rd ODI – July 3- 3:30 PM

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IND W vs ENG W Test Series: Squads

India’s squad:
Mithali RajCPT, Taniya BhatiaWKT, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Priya Punia, Sneh Rana, Punam Raut, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Indrani Roy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav

England Squad
Heather KnightCPT, Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill