After sealing the three-match ODI series in the first two matches itself, Mithali Raj and Co. succumbed to a two-wicket loss in the final ODI in Wankhede, thanks to Danielle Wyatt’s fifty. The Indian eves will now take on England in a three-match T20I series, which will all be held in Guwahati.
The complacency ahead of the inconsequential match was pretty evident from the begging when India came on to bat. Jemimah Rodrigues was sent back to the pavilion on the very second ball of the first innings by Katherine Brunt. Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut steadied the ship following that as they scored 66 and 56 runs respectively, with India’s second wicket falling at the score of 129.
However, once Mandhana was dismissed Raut, Mithali Raj, and Mona Mesharam fell one after another with India reduced to 140-5 in the 33rd over. India desperately needed a
206 was never a stiff target for England and they could afford to take some liberties here and there to reach it. Goswami drew the first blood of the second innings in the fifth over in the form of Amy Ellen Jones, and England experienced a calamity of calamitous proportion with the batting order reduced to 49-5 in the 15th over.
The visitors were looking at yet another defeat but skipper Heather Knight got
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