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RESULT
3rd ODI, Lord's, September 24, 2022, India Women tour of England
(43.3/50 ov, T:170) 153

IND Women won by 16 runs

Player Of The Match
4/29
renuka-singh
Player Of The Series
221 runs
harmanpreet-kaur
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Scorecard summary
India Women 169/10(45.4 overs)
England Women 153/10(43.3 overs)
Renuka Singh4/29 (10)
Amy Jones 28 (50)
Jhulan Goswami2/30 (10)

6.30pm: Well, what a way to end the summer! India sealed the series and capped off Jhulan Goswami's storied career with an eventful final chapter at Lord's. Deepti Sharma should get the plaudits for her battling fifty, as well as a vital wicket (or two); and Goswami can rightly be feted for her contribution to the game. A word, too, for Kate Cross and Charlie Dean, who shone for England on an all-too-rare appearance for the women's team at Lord's. Sudarshanan's report is in - or at least the top of it is - and we'll have more reaction to come from Valkerie at the ground. Thanks for your comments, all hail quick-thinking bowlers... Bye!

6.15pm: Anyway, India have completed a 3-0 series sweep - the first time they've managed that in England. Time for the presentations, starting with Player of the Match Renuka Singh: "Whenever I go back I talk to my coach, he motivates me and gives me confidence and tells me how to improve. [Goswami retirement] I used to look at her all the time, everyone gets inspired by her and her work ethic. Excited to play at Lord's, there's a board for five wickets - so maybe next time."

Amy Jones: "Not happy with the result. I think we bowled well and needed a bigger partnership there through the middle. The last dismissal divides opinion. I'm not a fan but it depends how India feel about it. It's within the rules, hopefully doesn't take the shine off the summer. Been a massive learning for me, not much experience captaining, learnt the hard way in the second ODI. Great opportunity and the girls have been supportive and I've really enjoyed it. The average age of this group is really low and not much experience. Been an exciting summer for long talent. We've got an exciting future ahead of us. [Dean] She absorbed the pressure and knuckled down - not sure she was getting out any other way. [Keightley leaving] Thank you to Lise, she's been brilliant. What she's brought to the group we'll remember and move forward with. All the best for the future but we'll miss having her around."

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur is Player of the Series: "This wicket was not easy to bat on, our batters did a decent job. We were looking for 170 after losing four wickets. After that we knew we have the pace attack and spin attack to take the wickets. We never thought we were out of the game. [Dean run out] It's part of the game I don't think we have done something new. It shows your awareness, what batters are doing. I will back my players, she hasn't done something outside the rules. After the first game we discussed, we wanted to do really well, we have that much potential. We want to continue this kind of cricket. [Form] I'm enjoying my time, I want to be there for the team because if I'm there the team is in a positive mode. Today was unfortunate, but otherwise I was watching the ball and batting accordingly. [Goswami] When I debuted she was a leader, before the game I told her when I was going through the best time people supported me but when I was in a rough time she was the one who supported me. I wanted to thank her and tell her she is always with us. She is a go-to person, I always called her at low times and she was someone always guiding me."

6.05pm: Some will undoubtedly find fault, but Deepti was squarely within the Laws there. MCC updated them earlier this year to try to further de-stigmatise Mankading run-outs backing up - but surely didn't imagine getting such a vivid demonstration of the principle in front of a packed house at the home of cricket (and for the last wicket in a nail-biting chase, too). The India players are doing a lap of honour, although there have been boos from the crowd, according to TV comms. Plenty of reaction to come on this, I should think

Here's Avinash: "About time this is given a run out...Always seemed unfair for fielding side the batsman backing up...hopefully this feels like a norm going forward."

JB: "Was Dean out of her ground when the ball would have been expected to leave the bowlers hand? I am not sure. She was not aggressively backing up. The mankad rules need to be updated otherwise slow bowlers should be trying it 3/4 times an over in the latter stages of a game? Do we want that?"

"Why are you calling this controversial? It's within the rules." It is, Manav. But the divided reaction tells you it is controversial (even if that controversy is misplaced)

Rob: "The wording of the Law is clear, but it is, nevertheless, a cheap wicket, requiring what is in my opinion unsportsmanlike deception. The spirit of the game has in the past required the bowler to give a warning, and at this stage of the game, Dean had a million thoughts going through her brain. A poor end to the game, not likely to gain India many friends."

Ram: "I completely disagree with what Lydia Greenway is saying about India 'choosing' to end the game this way. If anything, Charlie Dean 'chose' to end it this way by rather carelessly ambling out of the crease. In my opinion, it doesn't matter if she was trying to or not - she was getting an unfair advantage."

Here's the wording of MCC Law 41.16.1: "If the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be Run out. In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out Run out if he/she is out of his/her ground when his/her wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler's hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered."

43.3
W
Sharma to Davies, OUT

tight lines, spinning in on off stump, 50mph and worked square. The gap has been blocked




Dean has been run out backing up! Ice cold from Deepti... the umpires are going to check this, but Dean knows she was out of her ground. Deepti simply holds on to the ball as she starts her action, then turns and breaks the bails. England are aghast, the crowd didn't seem happy either - but the third umpire has given it out. Dean is in tears but shakes hands with the India players. The visitors have won in controversial circumstances, and Jhulan Goswami can be chaired from the field victorious in her final international appearance

Charlie Dean run out (Sharma) 47 (106m 80b 5x4 0x6) SR: 58.75
43.2
Sharma to Davies, no run

floated up on the stumps, tucked to short midwicket

"Lot of complacency here," squeaks Chinna, "com'on girls do it for Jhulan one last time. She deserves it!!!"

43.1
1
Sharma to Dean, 1 run

dollied on middle and off, Dean is shuffling around the crease and tucks it leg side for one

Harman goes back to Deepti. England need 18

end of over 435 runs
ENG-W: 152/9CRR: 3.53 RRR: 2.57 • Need 18 from 42b
Freya Davies10 (27b 1x4)
Charlie Dean46 (79b 5x4)
Dayalan Hemalatha 5-0-25-0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10-1-38-2

Here's Mayank, as the game gets tight: "Getting Panicked at crunch time has been the issue with this Indian team. Be it WC finals, CWG22 or other important ones, India have lost many easy games in past "

42.6
Hemalatha to Davies, no run

tossed up a bit higher and Davies strokes calmly towards extra cover

42.5
Hemalatha to Davies, no run

pushed through outside off and chopped towards point

42.4
Hemalatha to Davies, no run

dotted on off, 42mph/68kph and Davies gets in behind it

42.3
1
Hemalatha to Dean, 1 run

lobbed up straight, cushioned down the ground for an easy single

England pass 150, the requirement is below 20. Long-on and long-off back now

42.2
4
Hemalatha to Dean, FOUR runs

scampers down and larrups it over the top! Dean gets to the pitch and comfortably clears the leaping figure of Harmanpreet at mid-off!

42.1
Hemalatha to Dean, no run

tosses up an offbreak outside off stump, defended

Hemalatha continues

end of over 422 runs
ENG-W: 147/9CRR: 3.50 RRR: 2.87 • Need 23 from 48b
Freya Davies10 (24b 1x4)
Charlie Dean41 (76b 4x4)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10-1-38-2
Dayalan Hemalatha 4-0-20-0

"Too many easy singles through that cover region," gulps Utsav. "Gayakwad and Hema have been too short."

41.6
Gayakwad to Davies, no run

gives it some air, 45mph/72kph outside off, calmly tapped towards mid-off. England have seen off another bowler

41.5
Gayakwad to Davies, no run

tossed up on the stumps, Davies blocks back to the bowler

41.4
Gayakwad to Davies, no run

full and threatening the stumps, Davies jams it away to leg with bat close to pad

41.3
1
Gayakwad to Dean, 1 run

angled in flatter and straighter, Dean jabs it away through midwicket

41.2
1
Gayakwad to Davies, 1 run

full and driven into a gap for one

41.1
Gayakwad to Davies, no run

looped up outside off and bunted to cover. Davies thinks she's missed out there

Gayakwad's last over

end of over 418 runs
ENG-W: 145/9CRR: 3.53 RRR: 2.77 • Need 25 from 54b
Freya Davies9 (19b 1x4)
Charlie Dean40 (75b 4x4)
Dayalan Hemalatha 4-0-20-0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 9-1-36-2

This partnership worth 27 in 5.4 overs. When do India start getting nervous...?

40.6
1
Hemalatha to Davies, 1 run

flighted wide of the stumps and Davies drives confidently to the covers sweeper

"India's bowling options have reduced drastically…" gulps Nitin. "Eng batters can sense that!"

40.5
1
Hemalatha to Dean, 1 run

uses the feet, steers a full ball wide of mid-off for one

40.4
Hemalatha to Dean, no run

tossed up outside off and spinning back, Dean cuts into the off side

40.3
1
Hemalatha to Davies, 1 run

lobbed on the stumps, a real hand grenade if Davies misses... but she flicks calmly through midwicket

40.2
1
Hemalatha to Dean, 1 run

pushed through outside off and cut for one more

Best performances - batters
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
68 runs (106)
7 fours0 six
Control
77%
Productive shot
sweep shot
14 runs
3 fours0 six
1481110105010
S Mandhana
S Mandhana IND-W
50 runs (79)
5 fours0 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
2 fours0 six
428690120
Best performances - bowlers
KL Cross
KL Cross ENG-W
O
10
M
2
R
26
W
4
ECO
2.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Renuka Singh
Renuka Singh IND-W
O
10
M
1
R
29
W
4
ECO
2.9
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
1W
Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland Women, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
IND Women
Renuka Singh
Player Of The Series
IND Women
Harmanpreet Kaur
Series resultIndia Women won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberWODI no. 1294
Match days24 September 2022 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
England
Anna Harris
England
Martin Saggers
TV Umpire
England
Mike Burns
Reserve Umpire
England
Sue Redfern
Match Referee
England
Phil Whitticase
PointsIndia Women 2, England Women 0
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