Indian eves drop two crucial World Cup qualification points
Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team failed to earn a series whitewash against England after losing the third ODI at the Wankhede on Thursday. England beat India by two wickets in a low-scoring affair. India would have wanted two more crucial points in the race for direct qualification for the 2021 World Cup, but that didn't happen. Here is more.
India suffer batting collapse yet again
Batting first, Indian eves lost Jemimah Rodrigues for a nought, but Smriti Mandhana (66) and Punam Raut (56) added 129 runs for the second wicket. After their dismissal, India suffered a middle order collapse and were reduced to 150/7. Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey added some crucial runs and helped India get to 205/8 in 50 overs.
Brunt picks up five wickets in England's victory
Katherine Brunt was the pick of the bowlers for England with figures of 5/28. She picked up her fifth five-wicket haul in ODIs and raced to 141 career wickets. In reply, England were reduced to 49/5. England skipper Heather Knight (47) calmed the nerves alongside Wyatt. Georgia Elwiss (33*) made the difference in the end.
Smriti Mandhana slams her 16th career ODI fifty
Smriti Mandhana was the star for India in the series. She bagged scores of 24, 63 and 66. Mandhana has amassed 1,951 runs in 50 ODI matches. She needs just 49 more to get to the feat of 2,000 ODI runs. She also hit her 16th career ODI fifty. Meanwhile, Jhulan Goswami (3/41) now has 218 ODI wickets to her name.
ICC Women's Championship: India drop points
Prior to this loss, India had grabbed four crucial points in the ICC Women's Championship after winning the first two games. India had the chance to seal two more points, but England got the same instead. It was crucial for India given the fact that they are unlikely to play against Pakistan in this qualification cycle. This will lead to forfeiture of six points.