Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second ODI between England and India in Taunton. It is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan and I’m taking you through the day.
Talking points of 1st ODI:
1. Decision between Mithali and Punam – Having two players with the same approaches and pace in the number 3 and 4 slot, India cost a significant momentum in the middle of his innings. With two players dropping anchor at the same time, India found it difficult to find runs before wickets began to tumble again. A rejection of the batting order could be inevitable for Raj & Co, as the side saw 181 dots in his innings – 30.1 overs without runs.
2. Who if not Jhulan: Mithali Raj himself mentioned it as a problem area – a tame tempo attack. Except Jhulan could not hit any of the other consistent lines and lengths, and Jhulan was the only one to score a wicket. The veteran pacemaker was friendlier in her assessment, and asked for patience with the seam bowling in the side. Look here:
3. England in World Cup mode: With a setup more or less established, England are almost on an autopilot mode through certain sections of the game. Domestic games, time for players in the middle and a focused framework help the side. The host will try to seal the series in the second ODI so that the third can be used to test a few more members from his bank.
One of the stars of England’s victory in the first ODI was Tammy Beaumont, who has built an excellent reputation as a bankable top order seeker for her side. Here’s how she rated her performance:
Tammy Beaumont: Do not believe in form, focus on being ruthless and relentless
Mithali Raj: The team did not have a set-up, needed a top-order team that could get runs
Before we get to the second ODI, here’s a summary of the first game of the series on Sunday.
England’s top order hit the 202 target, which was an unbeaten fifties from Tammy Beaumont, and Nat Sciver beat the hosts on Sunday in Bristol by eight wickets to India.
England overcame with 91 balls when Beaumont and Sciver’s unbeaten stand of 119 runs suffocated a listless Indian attack. England led 1-0 in the ODI series, and took a 4-2 lead in the multi-format points table.
Skipper Mithali Raj had previously led 72 patients from the front. She shared two key partnerships – 56 runs with Punam Raut (32) and 65 with Deepti Sharma (30) – to take India to a modest total.
India lost both openers cheaply. Shafali Verma made 15 on her ODI debut. She missed a delivery from Katherine Brunt (2/35) in the middle of the fifth over to Anya Shrubsole.
Smriti Mandhana (10) fell shortly afterwards, with Shrubsole (2/33) going through her defense. Punam and Mithali then in turn resurrected. Just as the partnership was beginning to flourish, Punam gave a simple catch to Sophie Ecclestone outside of Kate Cross.
Harmanpreet Kaur (1), vice-captain of India, did not bother the scorers.
Mithali tipped her fifty into 95 balls with a four-off shrub sole. She ran hard at the beginning of her turn. But after Deepti’s dismissal, she changed gears and hit three boundaries in one ear and cut the shrub and raised to get 15 of the 44th.
Ecclestone finally got rid of Mithali in the 46th over when India dropped to 180 for 6.
Shikha Pandey (3) and Jhulan Goswami (1) remained unbeaten to help India get past the 200 runs.
Reminding the points –
16 points win in total in this tournament
In the: Mithali Raj (C), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, HarmanpreeKaur (vc), Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Arundhati Reddy, Puja Yastav, Radja Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Indrani Roy (wk).
England: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Kate Cross, Nat Sciver, Sophia Dunkley, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones (wk), Freya Davis, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Sarah Glenn, Emily Arlott, Tash Farrant.
Where do the teams play?
The second ODI is played at County Ground in Taunton.
Where to watch – Details on television and live streaming
The second ODI between India and English women in India will be broadcast on Sony TEN 1 and available for live streaming on Sony Liv. Jio TV and Airtel XStream will also deliver live streams. Alternatively, you can pick up updates here on Sportstar.
Wednesday 16 June – Saturday 19 June: LV = Insurance Test Match. England v India (Bristol County Ground) – DRAW (2 POINTS TO EACH TEAM AWARD)
Sunday 27 June: 1st match of the Royal London Series. England v India (Bristol County Ground) – ENG WINS ON 8 WICKETS (2 POINTS ALLOCATED TO ENGLAND)
Wednesday 30 June: 2nd match of the Royal London Series. England v India (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)
Saturday 3 July: 3rd match of the Royal London Series. England v India (New Road, Worcester)
Friday 9 July: 1st Vitality IT20. England v India (The County Ground, Northampton)
Sunday 11 July: 2nd Vitality IT20: England v India (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove)
Thursday 15 July: 3rd Vitality IT20: England v India (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford