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  • 9:51 PM IST

    THATS IT! India Women beat England Women by 35 runs.

    Final wicket to fall was of Anya Shrubsole for 11. Deepti Sharma was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets for 47 runs. The match was set up by Indian’s batswomen who shined. Sadly for England it was just Heather Knight and Fran Wilson that provided some resistance in the middle.
  • 9:35 PM IST

    Live, England Women 229/8: OUT! Another run out this time it is Jenny Gunn. She was well short of the crease. Cruel for Fran Wilson. It was a similar dismissal like the one we witness in the Champions Trophy for Rohit Sharma. The bat bouncing off the ground with the bails being dislodged. Wilson made a valiant 81 off 75.

  • 9:25 PM IST

  • 9:23 PM IST

    Live, England Women 214/5 : This has been a super partnership between Fran Wilson and Katherine Brunt. While Fran has been clinical, Katherine has been all about power. Sadly for India both Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey have been taken for quite a few runs. Onus, now on Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav to bring India to a win.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    Live, England Women 188/5 : Fran Wilson has continued to muster runs for her. She brought up her first ODI fifty in 57 balls. Earlier, Danielle Wyatt was caught by Deepti Sharma of her own bowling for a 9-ball 9. Fran has now Katherine Brunt to support her.

  • 8:50 PM IST

  • 8:45 PM IST

    Live, England Women 150/4 : Fran Wilson after the fall of Heather Knight has taken charge and looking solid in the middle. She has been joined by Danielle Wyatt. Heather was run out for 46 off 49 balls. It was an excellent throw and pick up by Harmanpreet Kaur of her own bowling.

  • 8:07 PM IST

    Live, England Women 85/3 : England are managing to survive in the middle against Indian spinners. In the last over Heather Knight was lucky to be dropped of a stumping chance by the keeper. Fran Wilson on the other hand is opting for the wait and watch approach.

  • 7:49 PM IST

    This was off the first-ever DRS decision in Women’s cricket
  • 7:46 PM IST

    Live, England Women 67/2 : Both Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight have settled in the middle. Both Batswomen are looking to take the game to India. Mithali have called upon Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav on to bowl. Their is some worrying news for India, as Smirti Mandhana is seen treating her knee.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    Live, England Women 43/2 : England are in a spot of bother. Sarah Taylor’s wicket means England will now have go slow and make progress. Shikha Pandey picked her second wicket when she got Sarah for 22. Natalie Sciver in the middle. FYI, Heather Knight averages 19 vs India.

  • 7:21 PM IST

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Live, England Women 33/1 : Shikha Pandey provides India with the breakthrough. Tammy Beaumont goes for the drive and perishes in the process. She gives a simple catch to first slip for 14. Heather Knight is out in the middle.

  • 7:09 PM IST
  • 6:59 PM IST

    Live, England Women 24/0 : Nervous start for England, yet their are runs on the both. Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor have been able to sneak in few fours for themselves in between good bowling by Ekta Bisht and Shikha Pandey.

  • 6:50 PM IST

    Live, England Women 13/0 : This has been quite the start of the second innings; dropped catch, cheeky boundaries. Tammy Beaumont was lucky to survive the Ekta Bisht over, while Sarah Taylor took charge against Jhulan Goswami in her second over.

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Live, England Women 1/0 : Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont are out in the middle for England. Jhulan Goswami to start the proceedings for India. Remember she is the highest wicket taker in Women’s ODI cricket. This will a record chase for England if they win.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 281/3 : For India, it was the in-form pair of Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut that exploded on to international stage with a mammoth 142-run stand. Both sadly missed on respective hundreds. But it was world-record holder Mithali Raj that played a cameo of 71 runs to power India to 281 for 3 in 50 overs.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 251/2 : FIFTY! Mithali Raj creates yet-another world record. Brings up her 7th successive ODI half-century; 47th overall. This is the perfect time for Harmanpreet Kaur to be in the middle with the well set Mithali going all guns blazing.

  • 5:50 PM IST

  • 5:43 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 223/2 : OUT! Poonam Raut falls for 86. In an attempt to score big runs, Poonam gives away her wicket. Danielle Hazel flights the ball a bit too much and it does the trick, Poonam’s sweep falls right in the hands of the fielder. Harmanpreet Kaur is out in the middle.

  • 5:34 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 208/1 : India Women have quite comfortably crossed the 200-run mark and with 10 overs to go and 9 wickets in hand they must feel very confident of scoring 300. It is now time for both Poonam and Mithali to score freely, specially the latter knowing that Harmanpreet Kaur, Mona Meshram and Deepti Sharma are waiting in the wings.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 176/1 : Mithali Raj and Poonam Raut are now running for cheeky singles and making it more frustrating for England. It is now the perfect time for Mithali to move into 5th gear, while Poonam slowly moves closer to her century.

  • 5:00 PM IST

  • 4:56 PM IST

    LIVE, India Women 150/1 : India continues to pile on runs even after the fall of Smriti Mandhana. Mithali Raj like a boss is batting with a Floppy Hat against the likes of Katherine Brunt and co. Poonam, meanwhile looks solid on the other hand.

  • 4:53 PM IST

  • 4:49 PM IST

  • 4:44 PM IST

    LIVE, India 144/1 : Mithali Raj comes out in the middle. Smriti Mandhana who was looking so good in the middle gets out to a sluggish short. Hardly any pace on the ball, Smriti pulled on straight to the fielder at short mid wicket off Heather Knight.

  • 4:39 PM IST

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket updates of the second match of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. I am Vishal Mehra, and I will bring all the lives updates of the high-octane contest between Indian Women and England Women, at Derby. India Women may not have won the title, but they have a captain who is the second-most run-scorer and a pacer who has the most wickets in women’s cricket. Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami will play a pivotal role in the flagship tournament in the pursuit of winning their first ever title. England, on the other hand, are used to emerging triumphant in this flagship tournament. They have won it thrice and finished runners-up as many times.

Good news for England Women is the return of Sarah Taylor, their wicketkeeper-batsman who had taken an indefinite break after the 2016 WT20 due to stress. Her return will only bolster England’s ammunition. Meanwhile, Heather Knight is back in the pink of her fitness after sustaining stress fracture in April. All in all, England look quite dominant to get the better of India Women. That said, Raj has a team that can give a tough time to the hosts.

Given the way conditions and tracks panned out in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, not much swing will be witnessed as the ball ages. India, for that matter, have a spin quartet – their best suit – in Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma. Although England too have a spin quartet, the Indian Women – class-apart and wristy – are excellent players of spin. If England are to stay ahead, their pacers will have to dent India’s top order.

Squad

India: Mithali Raj (c), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween (wk), Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wk)

England: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (wk), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, enjoys weekly dose of anime, monthly viewing of sitcoms apart from being a full-time cricket aficionado.)