result
3rd ODI, Mumbai, Feb 28 2019, England Women tour of India
(48.5/50 ov, target 206)208/8
ENG Women won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Katherine Brunt
England Women
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Katherine Brunt, Danielle Wyatt help England seal tense win

England slipped to 49 for 5 in their chase of 206, but their lower order led by Wyatt helped them recover

Match centre 
Scorer: Deemanth
Commentator: @captainshanky
Scorecard summary
India Women205/8(50 overs)
England Women208/8(48.5 overs)

4.27pm Mithali Raj: "Next series we should do something before the third ODI, because we've been consistent in losing the third ODI in our series! Jhulan comes with a lot of experience and helps other bowlers. Shikha Pandey has evolved under her wings. After the partnership between Smriti and Punam there was a collapse, but later we had another partnership. I'll give credit to Brunt for her very good spell."

Heather Knight: "Today was all about fighting for us, it was all about showing character. Katherine was brilliant, outstanding. We (Wyatt and her) had a little bit of pressure coming in. We tried to have a clear game-plan. Danni was outstanding. One of our strengths is having people bat all the way down. It's a really handy thing to have. And our seam attack today was outstanding, led by Katherine of course."

No surprise that Katherine Brunt is the player of the match. "I think it's been a really tough tour up until now. India have played brilliantly, they've adapted to their conditions best. But we showed a lot of character, even while losing games, so we've got a lot to be proud of. Happy to get one win. There was a little bit of seam and nip early on. I worked on moving it. It seems to have paid off for me."

Smriti Mandhana is the Player of the Series. "It's been quite good, the last couple of months I've been timing the ball well. Whenever I go out to bat I feel I need to contribute to the team winning. The more the responsibility, the better. I think captaincy (in the T20Is) might help me not throw my wicket away."

That's all we have for you from this ODI series. This is Saurabh Somani, signing off on behalf of Shashank and Deemanth.

4.15pm It was nervy, but England's depth has finally prevailed. Lower order has held their own to squeeze past the target after it looked for large parts as if India would complete a series whitewash. Who knows what could've been had Shikha Pandey held on to a simple return catch with England needing 30 off 43? They would've been eight down with the last two having to face up to India's spinners. That said, India can be proud of the fight, England can reflect on their batting depth finally, after all much of the focus in the build-up to the series was about their batters.

Could India have fared better if they had Bisht's fizz over Gayadwad's flight? Lots of questions can be asked, of course, but they went in with a combination they believed would serve them well. India also strengthened their middle order, but the more they try to reinforce the batting, the more they collapse. An area coach WV Raman will want to work on as they build forward.

48.5
4
Poonam to Shrubsole, FOUR runs

whips this uppishly and it's into the gap at cow corner. England pull one back!

48.4
W
Poonam to Brunt, OUT

she's hit this straight to midwicket. Is there life in the game yet? Half-tracker, sat up nicely and Brunt slapped this for Raut to take an excellent catch

Katherine Brunt c Raut b Poonam Yadav 18 (26m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90
48.3
1
Poonam to Elwiss, 1 run

swept firmly to deep midwicket

48.2
1
Poonam to Brunt, 1 run

gentle little nudge into the leg side as they scamper a single, only three needed

48.1
1
Poonam to Elwiss, 1 run

waits, waits and pull to midwicket where there's a misfield, one run where they shouldn't have got it

end of over 487 runs
ENG-W: 201/7CRR: 4.18 RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Katherine Brunt17 (18)
Georgia Elwiss31 (51)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad10-0-41-0
Jhulan Goswami9-0-41-3
47.6
Gayakwad to Brunt, no run

uppish but on the bounce to cover.

47.5
Gayakwad to Brunt, no run

beaten by square turn

47.4
1
Gayakwad to Elwiss, 1 run

top-edges this sweep, over the keeper's gloves as she leapt to collect this. Tough chance, a single added to the kitty

47.3
1
Gayakwad to Brunt, 1 run

cuts wide of point, down to the sweeper.

47.2
4
Gayakwad to Brunt, FOUR runs

clobbered into the gap between deep midwicket and wide long-on. Took a step out, got underneath the flight and swept her against the turn

47.1
1
Gayakwad to Elwiss, 1 run

swept all along the ground to deep midwicket

12 runs, 18 balls. Easy you'd think but pressure can do strange things. Gayakwad for her final over

end of over 478 runs
ENG-W: 194/7CRR: 4.12 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Katherine Brunt12 (14)
Georgia Elwiss29 (49)
Jhulan Goswami9-0-41-3
Poonam Yadav9-0-34-1
46.6
2
Goswami to Brunt, 2 runs

down the track, but this was short enough to still allow her to pull to deep midwicket and pick up a couple

46.5
Goswami to Brunt, no run

beaten. goes for a big booming drive, but connects with air. The ball just misses the stumps

46.4
2
Goswami to Brunt, 2 runs

diving stop on the third man boundary saves two. This was too wide outside off, allowed her to throw her bat at it and she connected well. But good work by Shikha on the fence

46.3
1
Goswami to Elwiss, 1 run

back of a length outside off, steered to third man

46.2
2
Goswami to Elwiss, 2 runs

full ball, driven through cover

46.1
1
Goswami to Brunt, 1 run

back of a length, she rocks back and pulls to deep midwicket

20 runs off four overs. Two of those overs will be delivered by Jhulan.

Sriram: "Reminds me of WC final when these two met at Lords. Infia could not handle the pressure then. Can England do it again? Or has India learnt their lessons?"

end of over 462 runs
ENG-W: 186/7CRR: 4.04 RRR: 5.00 • Need 20 from 24b
Georgia Elwiss26 (47)
Katherine Brunt7 (10)
Poonam Yadav9-0-34-1
Deepti Sharma10-1-47-1
45.6
Poonam to Elwiss, no run

goes right across to paddle it but the ball sneaks under bat. Taniya Bhatia stops it, so no run.

45.5
Poonam to Elwiss, no run

down the track and tries to pat it to long-on but gets a thick inside edge to midwicket

45.4
Poonam to Elwiss, no run

swing and a miss. saw the flighted delivery and went down on on knee to slog-sweep but the dip defeated her

Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossIndia Women, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland Women tour of IndiaICC Women's Championship
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Katherine Brunt
Katherine Brunt
Series resultIndia Women won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 1147
Match days28 February 2019 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
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P Jayapal
TV Umpire
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Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsEngland Women 2, India Women 0