India women defeat England Women in 2nd WODI: ENG-W vs IND-W 2nd ODI: England beat India in second women’s ODI as well, Kate Cross becomes star, England women beat Indian women cricket team in second Women’s ODI at Taunton
England Women beat India Women in second ODI at Taunton (ICC)  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Indian women’s cricket team tour of England 2021 – Women’s ODI series
- In the second ODI match played in Taunton, the Indian women’s team defeated the England women’s team.
- Mithali Raj, Shefali Verma and Jhulan Goswami win hearts of fans with their performances
Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj again scored a half-century but she did not get support from the other end and Kate Cross’s deadly bowling caused India to lose all wickets in 50 overs in the second women’s day-night ODI on Wednesday for 221 runs. Was able to make In reply, England women’s team easily chased down the target in 47.3 overs, losing 5 wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The third and final ODI match of the series will be played in Worcester on 3 July.
The Indian team, which lost the previous match by eight wickets, made three changes to the playing XI with Jemima, Sneh Rana and Poonam Yadav in place of Poonam Raut, Pooja Vastrakar and Ekta Bisht. England did not make any changes in their team. In the match, Mithali Raj scored 59 runs in 92 balls with the help of seven fours before being run out. She had given priority to scoring runs in comparison to the previous match but she also came under pressure due to the fall of wickets from the other end. Medium pacer Krauss took five for 34 while left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone took three for 33.
Shefali gave a good start
Shefali Verma (44 off 55 balls) and Smriti Mandhana (22 off 30 balls) put on 54 runs for the first wicket after India were invited to bat first but the team came under pressure after losing three wickets in 21 runs. . Later Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur (19 runs off 39 balls) added 68 runs for the fourth wicket but the team fell like a pack of cards as soon as the partnership broke. India again let go of many empty balls which is a matter of concern for them.
Great bowling by Kate Coss
Kate Cross took the ball as the second change in the 12th over and showed Mandhana and Jemima Rodrigues (eight) the way to the pavilion as they came. Mandhana went into the wickets trying to cut her good length ball while Jemima’s timing was not right and the ball was tossed in the air with the edge of her bat. When Shefali was on 21, Lauren Winfield Hill dropped her easy catch at midoff off Katherine Brunt. The 17-year-old, who was batting in her natural style, could not take advantage of it and was stumped in an attempt to play Ecclestone’s delivery ahead.
Mithali and Harmanpreet then took charge. Mithali got the runs with ease and in the meantime got some good shots but Harmanpreet struggled from the beginning. In the second spell of the cross, he also rewarded his wicket by waving the ball in the air like Jemima. Cross then took five wickets in the match for the second time in his career by dismissing Deepti Sharma (five off 12 balls) and Sneh Rana (five off seven balls).
In the end Jhulan Goswami scored 19 runs
Mithali completed her 57th half-century of her ODI career in 80 balls, but the wickets falling from the other end did not stop, whose pressure was clearly visible on her. She was eventually run out in an attempt to steal the third run. Jhulan Goswami (19 not out off 19 balls) and Poonam Yadav (10 runs off 15 balls) added 29 runs off 22 balls for the last wicket as India reached a respectable score.
A befitting reply from England’s batsmen
The target of 222 runs was in front of the English team to answer. The Indian bowlers gave England 4 blows within 92 runs. Four top batsmen, including captain Heather Knight (10), had returned to the pavilion. However, opener Lauren Winfield-Hill gave some relief to the team with an innings of 42 runs before being dismissed. After this, Amy Jones (28) and Sophia Dunkley put the team back on track through excellent innings and partnership. Sofia scored a half-century while Katherine Brunt also supported her well. Sofia played an unbeaten 73 from 81 balls while Brunt played an unbeaten 33 not out to help his team win by 5 wickets in 47.3 overs.
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