England Girls defeated India Girls within the second One-Day Worldwide (ODI) and took an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection on the Cooper Associates County Floor in Taunton on Wednesday.
Kate Cross’ five-wicket haul and Sophia Dunkley’s preventing half-century guided the English group to victory with one match left within the collection.
Chasing a paltry goal of 222, the hosts had been struggling at one stage once they misplaced 5 wickets for 133 in 29 overs. Nevertheless, then Sophia and Katherine Brunt took the group out of sizzling waters and steadied the ship. The duo went on to type an unbeaten 92-run stand for the sixth wicket to guarantee that Heather Knight-led aspect cross the end line.
Sophia scored 73 not out off 81 deliveries with the assistance of six boundaries, together with a six. Alternatively, Brunt made an unbeaten 33 from 46 balls, together with three boundaries. Other than the pair, opener Lauren Winfield Hill additionally made a invaluable contribution with 42 runs off 57 deliveries.
Poonam Yadav was the decide of the bowler for India, taking two wickets for 63 runs in her quota of 10 overs.
Earlier, Cross utterly dominated the proceedings and helped her aspect bundle out the guests at a below-par rating of 221 runs. The Lancashire bowler picked up a five-wicket haul for 34 runs in her quota of 10 overs. She bagged prized scalps of Smriti Mandhana (22), Jemima Rodrigues (8), Harmanpreet Kaur (19), Deepti Sharma (5) and Sneh Rana (5).
Other than Cross, Sophie Ecclestone additionally impressed along with her bowling. She took three scalps for 33 in her quota of 10 overs, together with 2 maidens.
Indian skipper Mithali Raj was as soon as once more the one standout participant within the batting line-up. She scored a much-needed half-century and held her finish for as a lot as potential. Mithali scored 59 runs from 92 deliveries, together with six boundaries.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Congrats @katecross16 – the epitome of onerous graft, willpower and persistence – and getting rewards on the finish of it. What an inspiration 👊👊 to @dunkleysophia as effectively who’s an absolute star ⭐️ #ENGvIND
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) June 30, 2021
Sophia Dunkley certainly is the following celebrity in world cricket. Scored a fifty on debut in Take a look at cricket. Scored a fifty when she batted for the primary time in ODIs. Scored runs when her group wants probably the most
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) June 30, 2021
Hats off to Sophia Dunkley, a knock of sophistication, composure and expertise effectively past what she truly has at worldwide stage. She received that sport from a place it was within the steadiness #bbccricket #EngInd
— Dr James Pope (@JamesPope10) June 30, 2021
How good is Sophia Dunkley, although?! Appears as if she’s performed 100 ODIs relatively than two #ENGvIND
— Ffion Wynne (@ffionwynne1) June 30, 2021
Half century on Take a look at debut and a half century in her first ODI innings. Sophia Dunkley is bossing it. #ENGvIND
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) June 30, 2021
Mithali Raj, on her favorite floor outdoors India, now has 14 ODI 50s in England.
Greater than Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (13 every).
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) June 30, 2021
— Cricket Instances (@CricketTimesHQ) July 1, 2021
Katherine Brunt is such an asset to England’s group steadiness: incisive ‘talismanic’ new ball bowler and equally able to the counter-attack, late-in-the-day slog or digging in with the bat at quantity 7 👑 #ENGvIND | #ENGWvINDW
— Herb Acius (@Na1ecz) June 30, 2021
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 30, 2021
— BCCI Girls (@BCCIWomen) June 30, 2021
What a run-chase by England, chasing 222 runs & England was 92 for 4 from 21.4 overs then 22-year-old Sophia Dunkley scored unbeaten 73 from 81 balls together with 5 fours & 1 six & helped England win by 5 wickets & take 2-0 lead within the three-match ODI collection in opposition to India. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/nnXc80LKEi
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 30, 2021
If I’m not incorrect, #PoonamYadav‘s final wicket was in 2019 when India toured West Indies – Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor. Her subsequent is in 2021 – Heather Knight. Skipper slayer!#ENGvIND | #ENGWvINDW
— Lavanya L Narayanan (@lav_narayanan) June 30, 2021
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