India posted a record total with the help of captain India’s fifth century ODI and Harleen Deol’s fiftieth ODI in the second ODI match of the series against England on Wednesday. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (143 did not come out) took the lead from the front and played the half of a lifetime, helping India set a record chasing England. India finished their first round on 333 for five, with the help of excellent plays from Kaur, Harleen Deol and Mandhana.
After being invited to beat first by England, India lost their opener Shafali Verma in the second half, as the smasher again failed to secure a big round. The batter hit two lines in the first set and looked set for a big score but was cleared by Kate Cross.
Kate had a stellar start to her 50th ODI, eliminating Shafali in her first in eight runs, leaving India at 12/1 in the second half of the match.
Yastika Bhatia reached the frills and key co-operation in 54 runs with Smriti Mandhana in form to deny any of the hosts’ shots until the end of the 10th game, scoring the score. healthy 60/1 at 10 more. Both batters kept the scoreboard running well, scoring steadily.
In the process, Mandhana also completed 3000 ODI runs and became the fastest Indian woman to finish.
Charlotte Dean then knocked out Yastika Bhatia in the 12th minute to give England a much-needed breakthrough, as the pair looked threatening to take the game away from the hosts.
Dean made a superb catch of his own to eliminate Bhatia with a score of 26 from 34 serves and leave India 66/2 in the 12th round.
The wicket of Bhatia brought India captain in the wicket. She was involved in a 33 stand-by with Mandhana, before Sophie Ecclestone scored the opener.
Smriti missed the ball while trying to sweep, causing her to fall in the 20th inning.
Southpaw played another handy shot of 40 runs from 51 serves, involving a six and four boundary.
India’s total at the end of the 20th was more than 104/3, with Harleen Deol joining the India captain.
The duo used an attacking approach and did not allow the English players to settle on their formation and length.
Both players played some eye-catching shots and took India to a total of over 200 runs in the 40th inning.
Kaur reached her half-century of form when she sent the ball across the mid-game line with her signature tagline sweep.
Captain India won her 18th ODI fifty in the 37th inning of Dean’s bowling match. Her batting teammate Deol also followed in the captain’s footsteps and won her maiden fifty ODI with a conservative single towards the ensuing mid-match.
Just as the duo was set to attack for the last 10 rounds, Deol played walking through the trees and played a slower ball, but couldn’t get over the fence. Wyatt standing at the square foot completed the catch. Deol departed after playing a beautiful 58 from 72 balls, including two six and five by-lines.
Kaur and Deol came together at 113th for the fourth match to put India in the driver’s seat.
At the 40th mark, India’s score is 212/4, creating a great foundation for the smashers to exploit the late stages of the match.
Pooja Vastrakar joined Kaur, who seemed determined to plunder the British archers at the end of the round.
Vastrakar played fierce shots with the captain to take India past the 250 mark in the 45th round. Both players put their feet on the pedals and looked for quick runs, eliminating attacks. British work.
India’s all-rounder Vastrakar lost to Freya Kemp in an attempt to cross the line in round 46.
Kaur continued to go and make his fifth century mark in the ODIs with a single by Ecclestone in the past 47. Her second-century hit hitter was the Indian captain.
Freya Kemp was put into the net to pick up the ball, giving away 26 runs in the 48th minute, with both Deepti Sharma and Kaur putting the ball over the touchline four times.
The second final inning yielded 17 runs as the India captain hit Ecclestone to win six and two boundaries.
Freya Kemp showed great heart after beating the final, despite involving 26 runs in her final. However, Kaur was not in the mood to let her out and deal with it in the same way as before, breaking three boundaries and a six.
The captain teamed up with Deepti Sharma to completely unleash hell for the English players in the last four rounds. The duo scored 71 partnerships with just 24 balls to take India to their highest ever ODI total ahead of England.
The Indian captain remains undefeated with 143 executions of just 111 balls. Kaur broke the four towering six and 18 boundaries in her rounds.
Deepti also maintained an unbeaten record of 15 out of nine serves.
India aims for a record 334 bids.
Summary – India 333/5 (Harmanpreet Kaur 143 *, Harleen Deol 58; Charlotte Dean 1/39) vs England
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