Women’s World Cup: England lose to India by 7 wickets
Mount Manganui: India lost to England in the 15th league match of the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket ODI World Cup. Mitali Raj’s team? India lost by 4 wickets to England. Despite the record of experienced Jhulan Goswami, India have lost. England have lost three consecutive World Cup matches. But with a win against India, England have signaled a return to rhythm.
The Indian women’s team batted first and managed only 136 runs. In reply, England lost their target by 112 wickets before 112 balls to reach their target. Heather Knight, the captain of the English team, played an unbeaten 53 and played a key role in the victory. Nat Squire, 45, Amy Jones 10, Sophia 14, among others, were able to do so. For India, Meghna Singh top-scored with three wickets, while Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gaekwad and Pooja Bhastra had one each. Jhulan holds the world record after dismissing Tami Bement (1) of the England Open today. She became the first woman to record 250 wickets in a women’s day. Jhulan is also the first woman in the world to take more than 200 wickets in a day. He was followed by Australia’s Katharine Fitpatrick (180), West Indies’ Anisa Mohammad (180), South Africa’s Shabnam Ismail (18) and England’s Catherine Brent (18). Despite Jhulan’s record, India lost by eight wickets to England today. India lost the toss and elected to bat first in today’s match. However, the team faced a batting disaster from the start. Mandhana top-scored with 35 runs in the opener against West Indies, while Richa Ghosh scored 33 and Harmanpreet 17 runs. In the final over, Jhulan Goswami scored 20 runs and India were bowled out for 136 in 38.2 overs. Chasing a 135-run target, England also suffered a batting disaster. Even the team lost two wickets for 7 runs. However, captain Knight’s unbeaten 53 and 45, respectively, squared off 45 runs in all India’s hopes. India lost to Pakistan in the first match of the current World Cup. But in the second match, they lost to New Zealand. In the third match, the team won a one-sided victory against the West Indies. Today the team has to lose again.