UNITED KINGDOM: India whitewashed England in the ODI series after defeating England by 16 runs. and gave a perfect farewell to Jhulan Goswami as this was her final international appearance. Indian team gave a perfect farewell to Jhulan Goswami as he bid adieu to international cricket.
India gave a target of 170 to England. Initially, England was struggling as they stood at a score of 103-8. However, Charlie Dean and captain Amy Jones put on a rearguard to stymie the Indian bowlers.
Jones was dismissed on 28 by Renuka, who was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets to her name. Dean, however, could have taken the game away from India before she was run out in a controversial manner on 47 runs by Deepti Sharma.
Earlier, England bundled out India for 169 runs despite the fifties from Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma. Smriti scored 50 runs while Deepti remained not out on 68.
Unfortunately, Jhulan Goswami was dismissed for a first-ball duck in her final international game. Kate Cross recorded 4 for 26 for England, while Freya Kemp and Sophie Ecclestone each took two wickets. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team has a fantastic opportunity to sweep England in the game at Lord’s, London, and to bid Goswami, India’s star bowler, farewell in style for over a decade.
On the other side, England will attempt to halt the Indian charge and secure a consolation victory to put a positive spin on the game. The Indian team won by 7 wickets in the first game and by 88 runs in the second.
India Women 169 (Deepti 68*, Mandhana 50, Cross 4-26) beat England Women 153 (Dean 47, Renuka 4-29, Goswami 2-30) by 16 runs.