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India Eves keep the record of winning home series against England; Raj now has the most 50+ scores

The Indian Women’s team have never lost a home series against England. This time they completed a 2-1 home series victory over their World Cup conquerors. In the last match of the series, India had a comfortable 8-wicket victory with 28 ball to spare.

Deepti Sharma

England had a dismal start to their innings as veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami removed the two England opener Danilelle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont within the first 10 overs. England was always in trouble except Amy Jones’s 94 from 119 and captain Heather Knight’s 36 from 59 balls. They helped England to reach a score of 201 for 9. Off-spinner Deepti Sharma, left-arm orthodox bowler Rajeshwari Gayakwad and leg spinner Poonam Yadav took 2 wickets each.

While chasing, opener Smriti Mandhana gave a brisk start to the Indian innings with a brilliant 53 from 67 balls. He veteran of many innings, Indian captain, Mithali Raj once again showed her class by breaking the record of achieving the most number of 50+ scores in the history of Women’s cricket. She reached her 50th fifty in 93 balls and guided India to the victory. Deepti Sharma chipped in with the bat too with a 61 balls 54.

Smriti Mandhana

India had won the first match by one wicket while England had levelled the series after they defeated the hosts by eight wickets in the second game. The third game was a decided and India won it in style.

Deepti Sharma and Smriti Mandhana were adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ and the ‘Player of the Series’ respectively.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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