England v India, 5th Women's ODI, Wormsley July 11, 2012

Hat-trick of wins gives England series

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • John on July 14, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    @agupta429 on (July 13 2012, 00:49 AM GMT) India doing well and lost to Rain? So we can say that England did well in India but lost to humidity?

  • RK on July 13, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    What tendulkar is to our men's cricket, Mithali is to women's cricket. Another selfish cricketer who plays for records rather than for her team....

    Another example for how often figures and stats can be misleading.... I'd rather say, it was only due to Mithali's knocks and her poor strike rates, India lost the series. The tall asking rates after her exit only added immense pressure on the subsequent batswomen triggering wickets fall in a heap. By no means, Mithali played selfless cricket.

  • AYush on July 13, 2012, 0:49 GMT

    @karn.. why is mirchy's comment sad? i understand his frustration. I remember India doing well in ODI series in England but losing to the rain. you simply cannot plan for the match when you take your time and bat under the sun and then all of a sudden the opposition gets a comparatively low D/L total after rain because the ist inning batters weren't in a hurry.

    D/L system is only number based. where is the human aspect in it?

    but also agree.. England women deserved this with every match being a must win situation.

  • AYush on July 13, 2012, 0:43 GMT

    Wow impressive show by english women.. 3-2 win after a 0-2 deficit.

  • Dummy4 on July 12, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    @mirchy - I haven't seen such a sad statement over years. Even though I'm an Indian, I find it hard not to respond to your blatant foolishness. Okay, when Indian team played ODIs in England, rain did favor the poms once or twice, but c'mon, in this women's tournament, which was very well fought for by both the teams, rain was no deciding factor. The better team won. Period.

  • Satish on July 12, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    @mirchy : As if they get rain as per their wish.. Lets be fair dude.. They played better and won.. As simple as that..

  • Jay on July 12, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    Can England win anything at home without it being rain-effected? The moment they leave their own shores and are forced to play in climes that allow a full game and where players don't need hand warmers, they get white washed or at best lose by a healthy margin. Maybe England should play at neutral venues to establish their actual standing.

  • John on July 12, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Well played both sides for playing such a close , hardly fought series. Congrats England

  • Satish on July 12, 2012, 6:49 GMT

    Decent work ladies.. But sad that you couldn't finish it off after being 2-0 up.. Has we came back from behind and ended where we are, it would have been a good show.. But being 2-0 and losing the series hurts a lot.. Why take pedal off when on lead..

  • Praveen on July 12, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Congrats England!! Hard Luck India team. But anyways proud of you India women team.

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