England Women won the toss and elected to field © Getty Images
England Women won the toss and elected to field © Getty Images

 

Aug 21, 2014

 

England Women and India Women will meet in Scarborough in the first ODI on Thursday. They will then play in Scarborough on August 23 before facing each other in the third ODI at Lord’s on August 26. Catch the live blog of the India Women vs England Women 1st ODI here.

 

England captain Charlotte Edwards is excited to be leading her team in one of the first fixtures of the new tournament. ”As players, the new ICC Women’s Championship is a fantastic concept,” she said, adding, “It gives us real structure leading into the ICC Women’s World Cup in England in 2017, and makes every ODI series that we play between now and then significant. Whenever I step out to play for England I want to win, but now more than ever before, every result really does matter. I cannot wait to lead the England women’s team against India in our first round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship this summer.” Catch the live streaming of the India Women vs England Women 1st ODI here.

 

Looking forward to the ICC Women’s Championship, India captain Mithali Raj, who leads the women’s ODI batting rankings, said, “The India team and management is really excited to be playing in this inaugural competition and we are extremely focused and determined to kick off the series well in Scarborough. It is a new and exciting development for women’s cricket and it is great that the ICC is supporting a stronger structure for the game leading into the ICC Women’s World Cup England 2017.”

 


Toss: England, elect to field Umpires: Jeff Evans and Steve O’Shaughnessy


Player of the Match: Heather Knight

India Women    R B 4s 6s
Thirush Kamini  c Taylor b Shrubsole 2 13
Smriti Mandhana  run out Jenny Gunn 74 99 8
Karuna Jain  c Knight b Shrubsole 1  7
Mithali Raj  c Taylor b Gunn 34 59 6
Harmanpreet Kaur  c Edwards b Knight 8 31
Jhulan Goswami  run out Jenny Gunn 2 7
Vellaswamy Vanitha  c Taylor b Knight 27 37  4
Nagarajan Niranjana  b Knight 4 8
Shikha Pandey  not out 21 14  3
Ekta Bisht  not out  8 7  1
 Extras  b 2, lb 6, w 4  12
Total 193/8
Overs 47

 

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Thirush Kamini, 3.4 overs), 2-13 (Karuna Jain, 5.1 overs), 3-77 (Mithali Raj, 21.1 overs), 4-108 (Harmanpreet Kaur, 31.6 overs), 5-154 (Smriti Mandhana, 39.6 overs), 6-158 (Jhulan Goswami, 41.5 overs), 7-159 (Vellaswamy Vanitha, 42.1 overs), 8-174 (Nagarajan Niranjana, 44.5 overs)

 

Bowling  Overs  W
 Katherine Brunt  7 1 25  0
 Anya Shrubsole  8 1 47  2
 Danielle Hazell  10 1 32  0
 Jenny Gunn  10 1 36  1
 Natalie Sciver  5 1 17  0
 Heather Knight 7 0 28  3

 


 

 

England Women  R B 4s 6s
Charlotte Edwards b Bisht 57 64 9
Heather Knight c Vanitha b Rajeshwari 53 71 6
Sarah Taylor  not out 20 24 1
Lauren Winfield c Mandhana b Goswami 15 19 2
Lydia Greenway  not out 1 4
 Extras lb 5, w 1, nb 1 7
Total 153/3
Overs 30.1

 

Fall of wickets: 1-110 (Charlotte Edwards, 20.1 overs), 2-127 (Heather Knight, 24.2 overs), 3-148 (Lauren Winfield, 28.5 overs)

Bowling  Overs  W
Jhulan Goswami 6.1 1 21 1
Nagarajan Niranjana 6 0 42 0
Shikha Pandey 6 0 37 0
Ekta Bisht 5 1 20 1
Shivanand Rajeshwari 5 0 17 1
Harmanpreet Kaur 2 0 11 0