India defeated England in the opening ODI by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match series at County Ground in Hove on Sunday. Star batter Smriti Mandhana continued her excellent form and played another match-winning knock.
Mandhana, who was India’s leading run scorer during the recent three-game T20I series, carried on that effort, smashing a brilliant 91 off 99 deliveries to help India chase down 228 with seven wickets in hand.
Apart from Mandhana, Yasika Bhatia (50) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (74 not out) slammed contrasting half-centuries to help the Women in Blue finish the proceedings with more than five overs remaining.
Earlier, Indian bowlers displayed utmost discipline to restrict the hosts at 227/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Deepti Sharma picked up two wickets for 33 in 10 overs, including a maiden, while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami bagged one scalp but conceded only 20 runs in her quota of 10 overs with the help of two maidens.
For the English side, all-rounder Davidson Richards top-scored with 50 from 61 balls, while Daniel Wyatt also contributed well with 43 off 50 deliveries.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Smriti Mandhana bags the Player of the Match award for her splendid 9⃣1⃣-run knock 👏👏
A clinical run-chase from #TeamIndia to beat England by 7⃣ wickets and go 1-0 up in the series 👌
Full scorecard here 👉 https://t.co/x1UIAVe2e6#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/7Fixwa4Ut2
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 18, 2022
India win comprehensively to take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series 👏🏻#ENGvIND | #IWC | Scorecard: https://t.co/h9adyFyBCC pic.twitter.com/MfvRN4AZGS
— ICC (@ICC) September 18, 2022
Never Mind @mandhana_smriti !
Missed out a well deserved ton, a treat to watch her bat everytime team needs her. #ENGvIND
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) September 18, 2022
Another gem from @mandhana_smriti and a very good hand from @YastikaBhatia set it up before @ImHarmanpreet helped close it. Yastika wasn’t part of the team by the way for the T20s. Glad also for @JhulanG10 let’s hope it’s a series win to sign off.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 18, 2022
This year belongs to @mandhana_smriti and @ImHarmanpreet!
— Yash Lahoti (@YvLahoti) September 18, 2022
💯👑 ! Smriti Mandhana walked off after scoring an outstanding 9️⃣1️⃣.
👏 Take a bow, Queen!
📸 Getty • #SmritiMandhana #ENGWvINDW #INDWvENGW #TeamIndia #BharatArmy pic.twitter.com/CWXyqNV4Ir
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) September 18, 2022
Well played 👏
Beautifully scripted knock comes to an unexpected end @mandhana_smriti . Missed a fabulous 💯 . #ENGvIND #SmritiMandhana
— Nooshin AL Khadeer (@NooshinKhadeer) September 18, 2022
Heartbreak for Smriti Mandhana – dismissed on a fabulous 91. She missed out on what could’ve been an outstanding hundred, well played Smriti! pic.twitter.com/zrFIbVZYvn
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 18, 2022
India women beat England by 7 wickets in the first ODI match and take 1-0 lead in this 3 match series. Smriti Mandhana scored 91 and captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 74 notout, she finish the match with a Six. pic.twitter.com/4EWgwz6ZtH
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 18, 2022
Congratulations Indian Women’s Team for winning 1st ODI against England in England and all round performance with Ball and Bat by the team.Congrats @mandhana_smriti for the player of the match with scintillating knock of 91 and @ImHarmanpreet led the team well with 74 runs @BCCI
— Goparaju Srinivas R (@goparajusrao) September 18, 2022
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