Mithali Raj | Mithali Raj hits 56th ODI fifty in England Women vs India Women 1st ODI INDW vs ENGW
Mithali Raj  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Indian Women vs England Women
- Both the teams met in the first ODI
- Captain Mithali Raj scored a fifty
Bristol: The Indian women’s cricket team and England clashed in the first match of the three-match series on Sunday. England won the toss and invited India to bat first. However, India had a disappointing start and lost the wickets of openers Shefali Verma (15) and Smriti Mandhana for a total of 27. In such a situation, for Team India in trouble, Captain Mithali Raj (72) took the lead and saved India from faltering soon.
Mithali made this important partnership
Mithali, who came out to bat at number four, kept the Indian innings ahead with Poonam Raut (32) for a long time. The duo faced the English bowlers in a stout manner, but the partnership broke after Raut was dismissed in the 26th over. Both added 56 runs for the third wicket. Mithali then shared a 65-run partnership with Deepti Sharma (30) for the fifth wicket and then a 31-run partnership with Pooja Vastrakar (15) for the sixth wicket.
Mithali hits 56th half-century
On the one hand Mithali made important partnerships and on the other hand also scored a half-century. He made his fifty in 95 balls with the help of 4 fours. He tried to score fast after reaching fifty, but his innings came to an end after reaching 72. He faced 108 and hit 7 fours. He was bowled by Sophie Ecclestone in the 46th over and gave India the sixth blow. She returned to Pavilnay on a total score of 180. This is the 56th half-century of Mithali’s ODI career.
India scored 201
The players did not lose their spirits when Mithali returned to the pavilion and took the Indian team’s score beyond 200. India scored 201 runs for the loss of 8 wickets at the end of the stipulated 50 overs. In the end, wicket-keeper batsman Tania Bhatia contributed 7 runs in 12 balls. At the same time, Shikha Pandey remained on 3 and Jhulan Goswami scored 1 run.
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