Harmanpreet Kaur won a good throw and veteran athlete of India Jhulan Goswami Accuracy personified with 42 dotted balls in one of her last internationals as England managed under 227 for seven, largely due to effort from the lower average.
India never had a hard time in the chase like Mandhana (91 out of 99 balls) literally drove and pulled her way before missing the well-deserved sixth ODI of a hundred x nine.
But by the time she was sacked, Mandhana had secured a 45th finish for Women In Blue, who now lead 1-0 in a three-match series.
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Yastika Bhatia (50 out of 47 balls), who did not do justice to his immense talent, also made his mark in his third half-century and scored at a more than one shot-to-ball ratio .
Yastika-Mandhana’s second goal of 96 points in just 16.1 rounds established the foundation and then Harmanpreet (74 not out in 94 balls) crossed her path by fifty more as she He added 99 runs with his vice-captain and then finished it in style with a six sweep tagline.
Mandhana’s innings had 10 legs and a 6-legged player was cuter than Issy-Wong.
While both Yastika and Mandhana drove spectacularly through the covers in Powerplay, the Indian vice-captain also played a lot of drag with British pitchers drifting down to his feet.
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It must be said that Harmanpreet reads the conditions at the County Ground in Hove in a better way than her British counterpart Amy Jones.
While Indian spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma varied their serve speeds to make it difficult to hit the stroke, British runner Kate Cross (2/43 in 10 rounds) match), Alice Davidson-Jones (0/48 in 7.2 rounds), Wong (0/35 in 5 passes) plus a shot from outside the box Charlie Dean (1/45 in 10 passes) for allows the away team’s batting players to use their serve speed to score behind the square.
In the first 15 rounds, India hit 13 goals and a sixth (of Yastika) and it all ended with England.
Before that, Goswami, the 39-year-old legend, proved absurd when he only gave 20 runs in 10 rounds with a maximum of 42 dotted balls.
She didn’t concede a boundary or six and also threw a great ball to get rid of seasoned Tammy Beaumont (7).
On a track where the ball doesn’t always reach the racket, India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur got it right by choosing to enter the court.
After fisherman Meghna Singh (1/42 in 8 rounds) hurriedly opened the scoring for another Emma Lamb (12) with a short ball, Goswami and the two turned Deepti (2/33 in 10 rounds) and Gayakwad (1/40 in 10 rounds) chokes the flow continuously.
However, Sneh Rana (1/45 in 6 passes) and Pooja Vastrakar (0/20 in 2 passes) along with Meghna let go of a few runs as the home side scored a final 220 plus.
Dani Wyatt (43 of 50 tackles), Alice Davidson-Richards (50 of 61 tackles) and Sophie Ecclestone (31) were significant contributors to the England team.
Even Charlie Dean plays a nice cameo (24 no 21 balls) at the end of the game to enhance the aim.
Harmanpreet will be disappointing because despite putting England on the field at 128 to 6 before 34 minutes, England’s numbers 7, 8 and 9 added more than 100 runs to make up a respectable total. .