slightly over-pitched just oustide off, she pierces the off side, in front of point and there it is! India have won! Four wickets the margin, three balls to remaining, what a thriller!
19.45 "Pretty please, anser this question before you guys go.So how will the points combined of all the 3 formats serve? Will it decide the overall series winner? or will it serve some purpose in a championship? What am I missing?" It's like the Women's Ashes, Vibhu. So at the end, they can say they won the multi-format series overall, having been tested across all three formats. I do hope that answers your question.
With that I'll say a big thank you and goodbye from myself, Sreshth and Thilak and we look forward to bringing you the T20 leg of the series.
19.30 Unsurprisingly, Mithali Raj is Player of the Match. She tells Sky Sports: "I never gave up in the middle. It's being in the middle, because you can't win the match sitting out in the dugout. I wanted to win the game for the team."
"I just needed to get the partnership to take it to the last. That's something that kept me going through the innings. I knew in the middle overs I could manage the game. When you have young players in the side, you need to guide them along, that's a responsibility."
On becoming the highest run-scorer in women's internationals: "I'm just happy, thank you."
Player of the Series is Sophie Ecclestone for her returns of 3-40, 3-33 and 2-36 in the one-day matches. Speaking to Sky Sports, Ecclestone says: "A bit of a disappointing end for us, but nice to get two wins first up."
On Mithali Raj: "She batted really well today, she's hard to bowl at."
Deepti Sharma did well also to help contain England with her 3-47 and involvement in a couple of run outs.
England captain Heather Knight says: "A little bit of a disappointment to finish like that. It was a great game, helped by the crowd cheering us on. A few runs short on a slow wicket, batting was quite hard, assessing that. Boundaries were hard to get. Having a set batter in that last 10 [overs] we didn't have that. It's nice to be tested, and then probably a bit of composure at the end with the ball."
19.15 A captain's knock if ever you saw one. Mithali Raj, on the day she became the highest run-scorer in women's internationals, she sees her side home in a nail-biter with an unbeaten 75. India reach 220 for 6 in reply to Engalnd's 219 and secure two points in this multi-format series, it's now England leading 6 points to 4 with three T20Is, each worth two points for a win, remaining.
Jithu: "It amazes me to see how Mithali ups her strike rate every time without any bludgeoning!! A Federer in Women Cricket for sure. "
Wilson: "Can someone tell me what this 6-4 score-line? Have I missed something? " It's the multi-format series. The sides got two points each for the drawn Test, England won the first two ODIs, worth two points each, and India get two points from this one.
Here's some Mithali Raj numbers for you.
And, that's Raj's 84th win as skipper, making her the most successful captain in Women's ODIs
length ball on off stump, she dabs it to the leg side and a single to get Raj back on strike
back of a length, outside off, cut to point where Beaumont collects, a single puts Goswami on strike
Two experienced hands at the crease, Raj and Jhulan Goswami. Experience from Engalnd too, Katherine Brunt to bowl the last over...
ash : "6 off 6 balls now, stress levels high!!"
oh wow! Rana tries to go BIG over deep square leg, pitching on middle, she swings hard, is beaten and it crashes into the top of leg stump! So important for England. India need six off the last six balls!
clipped towards mid on, gathered
drifting onto leg stump she lofts that over long on, Kate Cross is running towards it, can't get a hand on it and it takes one bounce just inside the rope. Valuable runs!
driven through mid on and they'll take another
floating onto middle, she clears cover, Beaumont throws in, they scamper through for two
on off and middle, clipped through mid on, one run down
India need 14 from the last two overs, now then, Ecclestone on for her final over
fuller, on middle and leg, she works it to the leg side and they'll take another
length ball, on middle, she turns it towards fine leg, another much-needed single
on a length, just outside off, dabbed to point, they challenge Beaumont's arm and get there swiftly
fuller, outside off, she tips that wide of fine leg and they scurry through
back of a length, just outisde off, she cuts to point, Tammy Beaumont is right there, it gets to her on the half volley though
back of a length, dabbed in front of point, they'll take one, an important one!
Here's Valkerie Baynes for the game's conclusion. It's gonna be a close one!
fullish, outside leg, and hits her pad, and rolls away to short fine leg. But overthrows! Throw from short fine is wayward with bowler not backing up, and Ecclestone at mid on fumbles on the back up. They steal another!
good length, outside off. Defended towards the off side, and wants the run, but Sciver runs across to stop Rana from considering it
22 off 20.
straight back! Full, on off. She makes room and hammers a shot past the bowler! Sciver can't get a hand to it, and neither can long on who runs across to her left to stop it!
another cutter. Angling in this time. Worked to deep midwicket, but just one as the fielder runs in to stop the temptation of two
cutter, slower ball, wide outside off. But Raj waits for it and times a lofted drive beautifully over extra cover!
|County Ground, New Road, Worcester|
|Toss||India Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||England Women won the 3-match series 2-1|
|Match number||WODI no. 1200|
|Match days||03 July 2021 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||India Women 2, England Women 0|