England Women vs India Women 2014, 2nd ODI at Scarborough
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A spectator read a book during the second ODI at Scarborough © Getty Images
India Women face England Women in the second One-Day International match at Scarborough and also the second match of the ICC Women’s Championship match. Charlotte Edwards scored an amazing world record ninth ODI century.
Her innings of 108, helped England put up a challenging target, as England went on losing wickets at regular interval. Charlotte’s century included 11 fours and she was unbeaten for almost three hours, as she faced the first and last ball of England Women’s innings.
India Women won the toss and opted to field on a day which looked less gloomy than the first ODI. There was a bit of spin in the pitch.
Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight made a very slow start for the England Women. Jhulan Goswami and Nagarajan Niranjana were impressive with their bowling, and did not give much room for scoring. After 10 overs, England’s score stood 26 for the loss of no wicket. There were a couple of run out chances and soon Heather Knight went for a single which turned out to suicidal, as Shikha Pandey completed a good direct hit.
Sarah Taylor came in next and she played a lot of bottom-handed shots. However, soon she played on one of the deliveries by Shivanand Rajeshwari, as she flighted the ball, which hit the bat of Sarah and jumped and dropped on the wicket.