ENG v IND: Harmanpreet Kaur's hundred helped India win the first ODI series in England.
Led by Harmanpreet Kaur's fifth ODI century, the Indian women's cricket team beat England by 88 runs in the second ODI at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury to clinch their first ever series in charge. the country in 23 years. The Indian pacer recorded his second highest ODI score - an unbeaten 111-ball 143, an innings that included 18 boundaries and 4 sixes. Harmanpreet's masterclass saw India post their second-highest total of 333/5, after being put into bat on September 21. England were in control till the end of 40 overs, but the turnaround by India became a nightmare. for the English youth football team. England got a late breakthrough when Kate Cross bowled Shafali Verma cheaply for eight. But Smriti Mandhana and #3 Yastika Bhatia recovered quickly. Mandhana did not stop the fight. The southpaw smashed a four and a six and even broke the 3000 ODI-run mark on his way to 40 shots before he was trapped on the front leg by Sophie Ecclestone's left arm. However, he anchored the innings with two effective partnerships in the company of Yastika Bhatia and Harmanpreet. At 99 for 3, India still have a lot to do and the Indian batsman is making sure that he does not give away the power to the visitors. Along with Harleen Deol, he added 113 runs for the fourth wicket. Lauren Bell got the much-desired breakthrough in the 40th place before witnessing a ballistic attack from Harmanpreet. In the last decade, India added 121 runs, with Harmanpreet scoring 43 from 11 balls to remain unbeaten on 143. In response, England were restricted early in the chase - this time thanks to Harmanpreet's upright which found Tammy Beaumont short in one of her efforts. Soon after, Renuka Singh used an inside delivery to topple Sophia Dunkley's stumps to leave the visitors 12-2 in the fourth over. Alice Capsey's strike helped England get out of a bad situation, but the Indian bowlers kept coming in quickly on the wickets. Emma Lamb took another hit from Renuka in the eighth over to help India clinch the series. With a hard-fought victory ahead, Harleen, D Hemalatha and Shafali stretched their arms for a few overs, and combined for three wickets from 32 balls as England were bundled out for 245. Small signs: Source: Mid-Day #HarmanpreetKaur