It was indeed a proud moment for all the Indians, watching the women’s team beating out the World Champions of England. India’s score was 202 in 49.4 overs, and England’s score 136 runs all out in 41 overs; with India winning by a lead of 66 runs.
After setting the target of 203, team India smoothly swept away 7 wickets of England just at the score of 135 (with 40 overs completion). Next, came in Ekta Bisht who bowled the 40th over and took 3 wickets leading India to win the series.
India Beats England at the ODI Championship Series
Bisht’s bowling, however, stood out on the game, and it was the sole thing which made the second-half more interesting. It took the game on one side and another making it hard for England’s to chase the target.
Start- England won the toss, and chose to bowl first.
India came in for their batting and made a score 202 by the end of 49.1 overs.
Next, came England for batting with the target score of 203 runs. The sad part was that Englands starting losing their wickets too quickly, where at one point their score was 135 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. In the next over – Ekta Bisht enters in and takes all of the remaining wickets leaving England’s score as 136.
The first England team’s wicket was of the opener Amy Jones, that went LBW bowled by Shikha Pandey. First wicket in the second over. Heather Knight continued to lose her partners and entered into the last 10 overs with 3 wickets remaining and target of 68 runs.
41st over, Ekta Bisht makes the entry and turns down the game with taking off all the remaining 3 wickets in just one over. She dismissed Sophie Ecclestone, the vice-captain Anya Shrubsole, and Alex Hartley everyone for ducks. This way England’s score went to an all-out stage with the score of 136 runs and 41 overs completion.
It’s a three-match series for the ICC Women’s Championship and will continue on Monday.