Match Centre

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

7.40pm: Right, thanks for keeping us company throughout an engrossing match, which has raised the curtain on this Women's World Cup in style. We'll have a full report on the sterling efforts of Mandhana, Raj and co shortly - until then, here's a gallery of the day's events. Cheerio for now, I'll leave you with the thoughts of Hypocaust: "Brilliant performance by India. Their recent record suggests they will have wanted to chase but that didn't deter them. They looked switched on and well-prepared. As for England, the major concern was a lack of any competitive cricket in 2017. That must have played a part in this performance?"

7.30pm: Time for the captains, starting with Heather Knight: "We thought it would do a bit more but to be honest we didn't put it in the right areas, didn't hit our lines and lengthes and made it easier for them. We bowled too short and let them get away. We pulled it back in the middle, backed ourselves to chase that score but lost a few too many wickets and struggled. I thought we were in the game throughout, we got a couple of partnerships going, definitely when Fran and Katherine were going we were confident. It was a brilliant match, credit to India, they outplayed us. Nice to gave a good game but disappointing to lose."

And India's Mithali Raj: "It's important you get a good start, it was a brilliant partnership from the openers, so we knew we could post 250-plus. I realised the wicket didn't assist the bowlers but the spinners bowled in the right areas. [Plan to take batting Powerplay early?] Both batters were hitting the ball well, getting boundaries every over, so we decided to taker the Powerplay while they were set."

5.25pm: That is a statement performance from India, big runs from their top order and then a solid effort with the ball and in the field to constrict a powerful England side. It's also their first ODI win over England since 2012, so doubly noteworthy.

Let's hear from Player of the Match Smriti Mandhana: [How's injury?] "It's not the knee, it's the hamstring, so should be okay [for the next match]. I think I enjoyed batting with Punam. We were both at the right ends, facing inswingers, and had a very good partnership, hopefully we can continue going forward. The last five and a half months have been tough but the team physios were incredible in making me [fit to] play."

47.3
W
Sharma to Shrubsole, OUT, superbly taken, that's sealed it! Heaved leg side and the sub fielder, Veda Krishnamurthy, runs in from deep midwicket and throws herself forward to take a wundercatch and complete an impressive 35-run win for India over the hosts in their WWC opener

A Shrubsole c sub (V Krishnamurthy) b Sharma 11 (17m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

47.2
6
Sharma to Shrubsole, SIX runs, and Shrubsole clubs the next ball over the ropes at long-on! Taken nonchalantly in the crowd by Jenny Gunn's dad, so it appears
47.1
2
Sharma to Shrubsole, 2 runs, dropped! A dolly to long-off, straight in and out of the hands... Should have been finished off there

Three overs to go and England need a miracle 44 runs for an unlikely win

END OF OVER:
47 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG-W: 238/9 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 14.66)

  • Anya Shrubsole3 (8b)
  • Alex Hartley1 (2b)
  • Poonam Yadav10-0-51-1
  • Deepti Sharma8-0-39-2

"England seem to be running out of ideas and legs. Exactly a year after Brexit. I don't make up the facts." Yes, Vivekananda Raj has gone there...

46.6
1
Poonam Yadav to Shrubsole, 1 run, comes forward and punches one through mid-on
46.5
0
Poonam Yadav to Shrubsole, no run, gives it some air, driven along the carpet to mid-off
46.4
1
Poonam Yadav to Hartley, 1 run, flighted, Hartley gets down to sweep and connects well but Meshram does brilliantly on the boundary to cut it off

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33SJ TaylorTT Beaumont
2nd9SJ TaylorHC Knight
3rd25HC KnightNR Sciver
4th67HC KnightFC Wilson
5th20DN WyattFC Wilson
6th62KH BruntFC Wilson
7th13JL GunnFC Wilson
8th0JL GunnA Shrubsole
9th7A ShrubsoleD Hazell
10th10A ShrubsoleA Hartley