RESULT
3rd ODI, Worcester, July 03, 2021, India Women tour of England
(47/47 ov) 219
(46.3/47 ov, T:220) 220/6

IND Women won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
75* (86)
mithali-raj
Player Of The Series
8 wkts
sophie-ecclestone
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
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Comms: Valkerie Baynes
Scorecard summary
England Women 219/10(47 overs)
India Women 220/6(46.3 overs)

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

46.3
4
Brunt to Raj, FOUR runs

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!

46.2
1
Brunt to Goswami, 1 run

length ball on off stump, she dabs it to the leg side and a single to get Raj back on strike

46.1
1
Brunt to Raj, 1 run

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!!"

end of over 468 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 214/6CRR: 4.65 RRR: 7.00
Mithali Raj70 (84b 7x4)
Sophie Ecclestone 10-2-36-2
Katherine Brunt 7-0-39-0
45.6
W
Ecclestone to Rana, OUT

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!

Sneh Rana b Ecclestone 24 (22b 3x4 0x6 28m) SR: 109.09
45.5
Ecclestone to Rana, no run

clipped towards mid on, gathered

45.4
4
Ecclestone to Rana, FOUR runs

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!

45.3
1
Ecclestone to Raj, 1 run

driven through mid on and they'll take another

45.2
2
Ecclestone to Raj, 2 runs

floating onto middle, she clears cover, Beaumont throws in, they scamper through for two

45.1
1
Ecclestone to Rana, 1 run

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

end of over 456 runs
IND-W: 206/5CRR: 4.57 RRR: 7.50
Sneh Rana19 (18b 2x4)
Mithali Raj67 (82b 7x4)
Katherine Brunt 7-0-39-0
Nat Sciver 6-0-34-1
44.6
1
Brunt to Rana, 1 run

fuller, on middle and leg, she works it to the leg side and they'll take another

44.5
1
Brunt to Raj, 1 run

length ball, on middle, she turns it towards fine leg, another much-needed single

44.4
1
Brunt to Rana, 1 run

on a length, just outside off, dabbed to point, they challenge Beaumont's arm and get there swiftly

44.3
1
Brunt to Raj, 1 run

fuller, outside off, she tips that wide of fine leg and they scurry through

44.2
1
Brunt to Rana, 1 run

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

44.1
1
Brunt to Raj, 1 run

back of a length, dabbed in front of point, they'll take one, an important one!

end of over 4412 runs
IND-W: 200/5CRR: 4.54 RRR: 7.00
Sneh Rana16 (15b 2x4)
Mithali Raj64 (79b 7x4)
Nat Sciver 6-0-34-1
Sophie Ecclestone 9-2-28-1

Here's Valkerie Baynes for the game's conclusion. It's gonna be a close one!

43.6
2lb
Sciver to Rana, 2 leg byes

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!

43.5
Sciver to Rana, no run

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.

43.4
4
Sciver to Rana, FOUR runs

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!

43.3
1
Sciver to Raj, 1 run

another cutter. Angling in this time. Worked to deep midwicket, but just one as the fielder runs in to stop the temptation of two

43.2
4
Sciver to Raj, FOUR runs

cutter, slower ball, wide outside off. But Raj waits for it and times a lofted drive beautifully over extra cover!

Best performances - batters
M Raj
M Raj IND-W
75 runs (86)
8 fours0 six
Control
93%
Productive shot
cover drive
21 runs
1 four0 six
410262411810
S Mandhana
S Mandhana IND-W
49 runs (57)
8 fours0 six
Control
95%
Productive shot
cover drive
18 runs
4 fours0 six
5193651010
Best performances - bowlers
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
4.7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
S Ecclestone
S Ecclestone ENG-W
O
10
M
2
R
36
W
2
ECO
3.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
TossIndia Women, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
IND Women
Mithali Raj
Player Of The Series
ENG Women
Sophie Ecclestone
Series resultEngland Women won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberWODI no. 1200
Match days03 July 2021 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
England
Nigel Llong
England
Russell Warren
TV Umpire
England
Graham Lloyd
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
England
Wayne Noon
PointsIndia Women 2, England Women 0
Language
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