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July 11, 2012
England Women 124 for 4 in 36 overs (Greenway 37*) beat India Women 152 for 8 in 50 overs (Kaur 40, Elwiss 3-17) by 29 runs (D/L method)
England Women completed their sterling comeback in the five-match ODI series, recording their third straight win against India Women, in Wormsley, to win 3-2. Chasing 153, England were a rather comfortable 124 for 4 after 36 overs when the rain came down to end the match, and as per Duckworth-Lewis calculations they had won by 29 runs.
England chose to bowl, and had India in trouble straightaway at 2 for 3. Harmanpreet Kaur made sure India got into triple digits with a hard-fought 40, before lower order cameos got them to 152 for 8. The most damage was inflicted by England's opening bowlers, Georgia Elwiss and Katherine Brunt, who took five wickets between them while conceding only 36 runs in their 20. Later Elwiss, who claimed six wickets in the series, was named Player of the Series.
India struck an early blow in the chase, Jhulan Goswami removing captain Charlotte Edwards, the double-digit cameos that followed from the rest of the top order were enough to give England the game. The most effective of the lot came from Sarah Taylor, who knocked off 21 at more than a run a ball. Lydia Greenway top scored with an unbeaten 37.
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