England Women record their first win in the ICC Women’s World Cup; defeat India Women by 4 wickets

England Womens World Cup Squad
Photo Credits: England Cricket Twitter

It was a splendid display in all three departments by England Women who registered their first win of the tournament today.

They were up against India Women who had just defeated West Indies women.

England won the toss and decided to field first.

India had a very rocky start to their innings as Anya Shrubsole dismissed opener Yastika Bhatia and in the process achieved the milestone of 100 ODI wickets.

Mithali Raj got caught out and Deepti Sharma was run-out after a brilliant throw from Kate Cross.

India were reeling pretty badly with wickets falling at regular intervals. Only Smriti Mandhana offered a decent resistance to the English bowling attack.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Sneh Rana edged their way to the wicket-keeper and Mandhana was lbw by Sophie Ecclestone and departed for 35.

Pooja Vastrakar too only stayed at the crease for a short while.

Lastly, it was Richa Ghosh and Jhulan Goswami, stitching a 37 run partnership.

India however, were all out for a meagre 134.

In the second innings, England too had a rocky start as they lost both openers in quick succession and were 4/2. In their powerplay overs, England could muster only 34/2.

Meghna Singh was the pick of the bowlers with 3/26.

Nat Sciver and Heather Knight powered England for some time before Sciver was taken up by Goswami.

Goswami used the DRS to her benefit after she appealed for lbw against Tammy Beaumont and was awarded her 250th ODI wicket.

But Heather Knight kept up her impressive show and England eventually won the game by 4 wickets to spare.

To Top