Anya Shrubsole provided early break for England Women © Getty Images
Anya Shrubsole provided early break for England Women © Getty Images


Aug 21, 2014

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England Women 153/3 | Overs 30.1 | Sarah Taylor 20 (24), Lydia Greenway 1 (4)

So its all over. Play has been abandoned due to rain. No prospect of further play today.In D/L method the target for England was 112 at 30.1 overs. Eventually England Women win by 42 runs (D/L method) and take 1-0 lead in the three match series.

England Women 153/3 | Overs 30.1 | Sarah Taylor 20 (24), Lydia Greenway 1 (4)

Rain stops play again with England Women require another 31 runs with 7 wickets and 11.5 overs remaining. They are 42 runs ahead in D/L.

England Women 148/3 | Overs 28.5 | Sarah Taylor 18 (21)

OUT! Winfield c Mandhana b Goswami 15 (15)

Another one gone. Third wicket for India Women. Goswami takes the wicket of Lauren Winfield. England Women require another 36 runs with 7 wickets and 13.1 overs remaining. Still a comfortable situation for England.

England Women 127/2 | Overs 24.2 | Sarah Taylor 12(11)

OUT! Knight c Vanitha b Gayakwad 53 (90)

Second one down for England. But its too late now. England only need 57 more runs to win.

England Women 122/1 | Overs 22 | Heather Knight 50(63) | Sarah Taylor 9(6)

Heather Knight reaches her sixth ODI fifty. England Women 62 runs.

England Women 118/1 | Overs 21 | Heather Knight 48(59) | Sarah Taylor 7(4)

OUT! Charlotte Edwards b Ekta Bisht 57(63)

Charlotte Edwards departs, she has played on. Ekta Bisht breaks the partnership. A bad shot from the England skipper. Exactly what India needed. Sarah Taylor the next batswoman and a poor misfield costs India a boundary.

England Women 101/0 | Overs 19 | Charlotte Edwards 53(59) | Heather Knight 42(56)

Tenth ODI fifty for Charlotte Edwards. England Women also brings up 100, the good first-wicket partnership.

England Women 82/0 | Overs 15 | Charlotte Edwards 41(46) | Heather Knight 35(45)

England are well settled. They are cruising ahead. India are looking sad and lonely.

England Women 51/0 | Overs 6 | Charlotte Edwards 27(31) | Heather Knight 23(23)

England have reached 50 mark and they are going strong. Heather Knight and Charlotte Edwards are well settled.

England Women 45/0 | Overs 6 | Charlotte Edwards 23(21) | Heather Knight 21(24)

Match has been reduced to 42 runs. Only one run off the over.

Match has been reduced to 42 overs. Target is 184, according to Duckworth-Lewis method.

Heather Knight and Charlotte Edwards have been on their money. England Women are well ahead in Duckworth-Lewis method, as rain halts play for the third time today. England need 151 runs to win.

England Women 44/0 | Overs 5 | Charlotte Edwards 22(18) | Heather Knight 21(12)

Short and half-volleys are costing India. Current run-rate is 9.55.


England Women 19/0 | Overs 3 | Charlotte Edwards 9(11) | Heather Knight 12(7)

England Women openers are off to a good start. 19 runs off the first three overs and already four boundaries have been smashed. Things are not looking good for India Women. India need quick wickets now.

India set a target of 195 (D/L) for England Women. Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Vellaswamy Vanitha looked dangerous, however, England bowlers dominated as they kept on picking up wickets at regular intervals.

India Women 193/8 | Overs 47 | Shikha Pandey 21 (14) Ekta Bisht 8 (7)  

Shikha Pandey played an important knock on her debut in One-day International (ODI) cricket. She and Ekta Bisht got India past 190 mark. India finish with 193 for eight. Good comeback in the late overs by England. Though they need to bat well to reach 194 on this track.

India Women 174/8 | Overs 44.5 | Shikha Pandey 10 (8)

OUT! Nagarajan Niranjana b Knight 4 (11)

Another wicket gone for India. Niranjana out to Knight. Third wicket in the match for her.

India Women 159/7 | Overs 42.1 | Nagarajan Niranjana 0(0)

OUT! Vellaswamy Vanitha c Taylor b Knight 27 (37)

Seventh wicket gone for India, and it is the important wicket of Vellaswamy Vanitha, who was batting well.

India Women 158/6 | Overs 42 | Vellaswamy Vanitha 25(31) | Nagarajan Niranjana 0(0)

OUT! Jhulan Goswami run out Jenny Gunn 2(7)

Another bad call by the striker and Jhulan Goswami is ran out by Jenny Gunn.

India Women 154/5 | Overs 40 | Vellaswamy Vanitha 25(31)

OUT! Smriti Mandhana run out Jenny Gunn 74(99)

Both Smriti Mandhana and Vellaswamy Vanitha hitting boundaries were hitting boundaries, until a poor run-out took away the wicket of Smriti.

India Women 144/4 | Overs 39 | Smriti Mandhana 69(96) | Vellaswamy Vanitha 21(28)

Lovely shot by Smriti Mandhana. Danielle Hazell hit for a boundary. Smriti Mandhana uses her feet. No chance for the fielder to reach. Anya Shrubsole gave away 13 runs from her over. There was an appeal for LBW but inside edge. Matured batting from the Indians. Vanitha looks comfortable at the other end.

India Women 122/4 | Overs 36 | Smriti Mandhana 57(90) | Vellaswamy Vanitha 11(16)

India Women moving slowly. Heather Knight has been hard to tackle. Charlotte Edwards sticking with spinners.

India women 108/4 | Overs 32 | Smriti Mandhana 53(82) | Vellaswamy Vanitha 0(0)

OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur c Charlotte Edwards b Heather Knight 8(31)

Heather Knight is introduced into the attack and a horrible ball by her and played poorly by Harmanpreet Kaur as Charlotte Edwards takes the catch at leg slip.

India women 106/3 | Overs 30 | Smriti Mandhana 52(75) | Harmanpreet Kaur 8(26)

Smriti Mandhana brings her second ODI fifty. She has been the backbone of the Indian innings till now. Good front foot move.

India women 78/3 | Overs 22 | Smriti Mandhana 32(48) | Harmanpreet Kaur 1(5)

OUT! Mithali Raj c Sarah Taylor b Jenny Gunn 34(59)

Jenny Gunn breaksthrough the partnership between Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana. Good captaincy by Charlotte Edwards. A little nick, Mithali Raj caught behind by Sarah Taylor. Harmanpreet Kaur next batswoman to come in.

India women 66/2 | Overs 19 | Smriti Mandhana 30(46) | Mithali Raj 25(48)

Natalie Sciver into the attack and wide from the first ball. Partnership between Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana is now 53 runs from 85 balls. A boundary in the over.

Match has been reduced to 47 overs per side. Rain has stopped. England Women practicing at the ground. Outfield is being roped by the to take moisture off.


Things are not looking good at Scarborough.


India women 60/2 | Overs 18 | Smriti Mandhana 29(44) | Mithali Raj 21(44)

Rain comes down again at Scarborough. Covers are on. Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana partnership – 47 runs from 12.5 overs.

India women 52/2 | Overs 16 | Smriti Mandhana 26(37) | Mithali Raj 16(39)

Good shot by Smriti Mandhana. Perfect balance and excellent timing off Jenny Gunn. 50 up for India Women.

India women 40/2 | Overs 14 | Smriti Mandhana 21(31) | Mithali Raj 10(33)

Mithali Raj tries to go over the top, find the middle of the bat and one bounce to the boundary. Otherwisde, good tight bowling from Jenny Gunn and Danielle Hazell.

India women 34/2 | Overs 11 | Smriti Mandhana 19(28) | Mithali Raj 6(18)

Danielle Hazell into the attack. Good international career she has had till now. Only two runs from the over. The partnership is now 21 runs from 35 balls. Jenny Gunn to follow.

India women 26/2 | Overs 8 | Smriti Mandhana 12(17) | Mithali Raj 5(11)

Good first over by Katherine Brunt. Maiden after rain restarts following rain halted play. Anya Shrubsole continues. Good Work in the outfield by England Women players. Smriti Mandhana sneaks a couple of runs. Lovely shot by Smriti Mandhana. She moves to 11. Another four from her. She waits for the ball, and hits it.

The players are back on the field. India Women are struggling at the moment. Katherine Brunt to continue.

Rain getting heavier at Scarborough as umpires decide to stop the play. Good first six overs for England Women, good toss won by Charlotte Edwards. Thirush Kamini and Karuna Jain back in the pavilion. Mithali Raj has nicked a four and Smirti Mandhana finding it little hard to kick off.

India women 17/2 | Overs 6 | Smriti Mandhana 5(11) | Mithali Raj 5(5)

OUT! Karuna Jain c Knight b Shrubsole 1(7)

Karuna Jain goes! Brilliant bowling from Shrubsole and fantastic catch from Heather Knight at slip. Mithali Raj walks in next with a big smile on her face. Watchful start from India. At the other end, Katherine Brunt is getting the length a little bit wrong. Leg-bye and one of the ball is pushed by Karuna Jain for four. Rain has picked up a little bit. Mithali Raj pushes one for four, slow and smooth. Elegant. Shrubsole was looking for the yorker.

India women 7/1 | Overs 4 | Smriti Mandhana 4(9) | Karuna Jain 0(2)

OUT! Thirush Kamini c Sarah Taylor b Anya Shrubsole 2(13)

Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt are able to swing the ball a lot. The ball is swinging too much. Low scoring wicket. Thirush Kamini edges one of the ball and well caught by Sarah Taylor. Thirush Kamini not moving her feet.


India Women 4/0 | Overs 1 | Smriti Mandhana 4(6) | Thirush Kamini 0(0)

Thirush Kamini and Smriti Mandhana are all set to bat. Katherine Brunt to bowl the first over. And there is swing! Good fielding by Lydia Greenway in the over. Glorious shot by Smriti Mandhana as the ball runs away to the boundary.




It is cold out at Scarborough. And here is the India Women playing eleven –


India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Thirush Kamini, Smriti Mandhana, Karuna Jain (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur, Vellaswamy Vanitha, Jhulan Goswami, Nagarajan Naranjana, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Shivanand Rajeshwari.




England Women have won the toss and skipper Charlotte Edwards have opted to field first. Following are the playing eleven of both the teams –


England Women: Charlotte Edwards (c), Heather Knight, Sarah Taylor (wk), Lauren Winfield, Lydia Greenway, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt.







Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the first One-Day International between India women and England women at Scarborough. I am Sudatta Mukherjee and I will be bringing the live updates of the match. Indian women’s team is on a high after the Test win at Wormsley a few days back. It was an inspiring performance from the Indians. They were playing a Test after eight years with as many as eight debutants.

Though England are a strong team on paper, the only Test showed that things can be different in reality. Indian women would’ve taken a lot of confidence from that win and they will surely carry it along in the limited overs matches.

The team is scheduled to play three ODIs in the series. Two of them will be played at Scarborough and the tour will end with the third ODI at Home of Cricket, Lord’s. The series is part of the Women’s World Championships. So far one match has been played in the championship with Australia defeating Pakistan convincingly at Brisban today.

Here are some of CricketCountry’s features ahead of the ODIs:

Test win motivation for India to improve ODI record

Challenges for the women’s team ahead