Fans on Twitter were enthralled after Indian Women thumped England Women in the first ODI. They correlated skipper Harmapreet Kaur’s six to finish the game with Ms. Dhoni’s finishing prowess.
India women thump England women by 7 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series
India women displayed a sensational show with both bat and ball as they defeated England Women by 7 wickets to take a lead of 1-0 in the three-match series.
Opting to bowl first, India had a great start as their pacers Jhulan Goswami and Meghna Singh troubled the English batters with their line and lengths and reduced them to 21/2. They kept taking wickets at regular intervals and almost every bowler chipped in as they restricted the opposition to a total of 227/7.
For England Danielle Wyatt (43), Sophie Ecclestone (31), and Davidson Richards (53) made valuable contributions to help them reach the competitive total. Deepti Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as she returned with figures of 2/33.
Chasing a target, India lost Shafali Verma (1) early but a 96-run partnership between Smriti Mandhana (91) and Yastika Bhatia (50) steadied the innings for their side. Skipper Harmanpreet then chipped in with a crucial unbeaten 74 runs and finished the match with a six to help her side complete a 7-wicket victory.
Fans are elated after India Women take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series against England Women
After India’s women completed a comprehensive 7-wicket win, fans were jubilant as they lauded the team for their performances. Here are some of the best reactions:
— Vinayaka M Poojary (@VinayakMPoojary) September 18, 2022Advertisement
— Rajan Jaiswal (@_i_rj) September 18, 2022
India's biggest wins while chasing England in England:
Women's ODI – 7 wickets / 34 balls remaining
Women's T20I – 8 wickets / 20 balls remaining
All these 4 win margins have come in this tour itself.#ENGvINDAdvertisement
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) September 18, 2022
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur's partnerships in ODIs in 2022
64, 184, 33 and 99Advertisement
— Mohit Shah (@mohit_shah17) September 18, 2022Advertisement
Harmanpreet Kaur as ODI Captain of India:Advertisement
* Won 3-0 vs BAN (2013)
* Defeated SA by 1 wkt (2017)
* Lost to AUS by 8 wkts (2018)
* Won 3-0 vs SL (2022)
* Defeated ENG by 7 wkts – Today*Advertisement
— SportsAmaze (@Sports_amaze) September 18, 2022
— Bharat (@DrMaharanaP) September 18, 2022Advertisement
Well deserved victory for the women's team. We're equally good with the bat & ball today. Jhulan Goswami for me was the star with the ball in the 1st half whereas Smriti Mandhana's elegant 91 helped us to chase the target comfortably inside 45 overs.#ENGvIND | #CricketTwitterAdvertisement
— Shubham 🇮🇳 (@sokanpuriya) September 18, 2022
— PouLaMi (@Crictopher17) September 18, 2022Advertisement
— Nooshin AL Khadeer (@NooshinKhadeer) September 18, 2022
— Swati(she/her) (@swatibhardu) September 18, 2022Advertisement
— DEBARATI (@DebAnu2002) September 18, 2022
For the 1st time they played like team this series & result is easy victory.
Smriti Mandhana was class apart in chase as always but a fine efforts from Jhulan, Harmanpreet & Yastika(1st time I saw an Ind-W keeper is a batter too).#ENGvIND#CricketTwitter #Cricket pic.twitter.com/6Vbhn55IAf
— celestial_sphere (@civil_engg2021) September 18, 2022Advertisement
WOW, what a great chase by us!!😍😇
SMRITI, was again elegant. I feel for her, as she deserved a 💯.
HARMAN continues her dream year.❤️
YASTIKA was fantastic too, who laid the platform.👌#ENGvINDAdvertisement
— Srikanth (@G_Srikanth24) September 18, 2022
A perfect win for team India. Smriti's 100 could make it more perfect and a happier victory. But nevertheless brilliant performance altogether. And the best thing is we haven't dropped any ODI Championship point yet. Keep this going team! 💪💙#ENGvIND
— Ritwika Dhar (@RituD307) September 18, 2022Advertisement