India vs England, Women’s World Cup 2022 Live Score Updates: England Win Toss, Opt To Bowl

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INDW vs ENGW Live: India face a struggling England side in Mount Maunganui.© AFP

India Women vs England Women, World Cup 2022 Score Updates: India face struggling England in a league match of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. After getting back to winnings ways with a convincing triumph over West Indies, India will look to continue the momentum against a lack-lustrous England side. It’s a do or die game for the defending champions England, who have are yet to register a win after three games. India will hope that star batters Smriti Mandhana and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur can replicate their exploits from the previous game in this crunch encounter. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Here are the LIVE Updates of the ICC Women’s World Cup game between India and England from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui

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    England win toss, opt to bowl

    England captain Heather Knight won the toss and opted to bowl first against India women

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    Hello and welcome to the Live blog from India vs England game

    Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of the India vs England game being played at the Bay Oval, in Mount Maunganui

    England have struggled so far in the tournament while India recovered well after a loss against New Zealand

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ICC Women’s ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana Drop Places

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India skipper Mithali Raj’s descent in the ICC ODI rankings continued as she slipped three places to seventh while opener Smriti Mandhana dropped to 11th in the latest standings issued on Tuesday, taking into account the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand. Raj, who slipped a couple of places last week, has 696 points after she was dismissed for 31 and 5 against New Zealand and West Indies respectively. She is currently joint seventh with Australia opener Rachael Haynes.

Mandhana, on the other hand, moved out of the top 10 to 11th despite hitting 123 against West Indies on Saturday.

Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, who became the leading wicket-taker in World Cups, has also slipped two places to be sixth in the bowlers’ chart while Deepti Sharma maintained her sixth place in the all-rounders’ list.

England’s Sophie Ecclestone, New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite, South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp and Laura Wolvaardt have all taken major leaps in the rankings after their sizzling performances in the ongoing World Cup.

Despite England failing to win a single match at the World Cup, Ecclestone has been a shining light for her team, bowling with great discipline.

Her performances have seen her rise to the No.1 spot in the bowling charts, overtaking Australia’s Jess Jonassen.

The other big gainer in the bowling charts is Marizanne Kapp, who registered the best-ever figures of her international career during South Africa’s three-wicket win against England.

Her 5/45 helped South Africa restrict England to 235/9 and she made a handy contribution with the bat as well during the chase, chipping in with a vital 32 runs.

In the batting charts, New Zealand’s Satterthwaite and South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt have been the two big gainers.

Satterthwaite scored 75 in New Zealand’s 62-run win against India and then scored 44 as her side crumbled to a 141-run defeat against Australia. Her performances have seen her rise up to No.3 in the batting rankings, up to five spots.

Wolvaardt, who scored 75 and 77 in South Africa’s victories against Pakistan and England respectively, rose seven spots to break into the top 10 of the batting charts, at No.5. In the all-rounders’ charts, Hayley Matthews has seen her stocks rise after steady performances for the West Indies.

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She scored 45 and 43 in West Indies’ matches against England and India, while also registering figures of 2/40 and 1/65 in those games. This has seen her gain two spots, up to No.2 in the charts.

Ashleigh Gardner has also gained two spots to move up to No.7, after her star showing in the match against New Zealand, where she scored an unbeaten 48 and registered bowling figures of 2/15.

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ICC Women’s World Cup: India Aim For Consistency In Clash Against England

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Their confidence high after an impressive win over the West Indies, India would look for much-needed consistency with the bat against a struggling England in their fourth league stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday. Currently placed third after a morale-boosting 155-run against the West Indies, India would like to keep the winning momentum going and maintain its stay in the top four especially when they take on table toppers Australia after England.

After an inexplicably slow performance against New Zealand when the Indian batters played out 162 dot balls, Smriti Mandhana (123 off 119) and Harmanpreet Kaur (109 off 107) produce a splendid batting display, slamming twin centuries against the West Indies to power India to their highest total (317/8) in the history of the showpiece event.

“I think for us, it is very important the way we performed in the last game; we just need to continue that, rather than thinking about what are your negatives and what are your positive points,” vice-captain Kaur told reporters on the eve of the game.

Both openers — Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia — showed intent from the very beginning, something coach Romesh Powar had stressed upon ahead of the match.

Mandhana played a fluent 123 run-knock while Kaur also continued her fine run, bringing up her fourth ton and the first since hitting the famous 171 not out against Australia in the 2017 World Cup.

The duo will be eager to continue in the same vein with the race for semifinal berths heating up.

However, all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who has been elevated to the top, has to do more with the bat as does skipper Mithali Raj, who has also been off the boil recently.

Young Richa Ghosh, who has been brilliant behind the wickets, has so far crumbled under the pressure with the bat. The 18-year-old is yet to replicate her sensational form against New Zealand last month.

India also have quality all-rounders with Sneh Rana and Puja Vastrakar already displaying their ability to convert a poor show into brilliant final outcome.

The bowling unit, that seemed a cause of concern heading into the World Cup, has so far delivered for the team.

While pacers Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar and Jhulan Goswami are doing a decent job, the bulk of the wickets have been shared between the spinners — Rajeshwari Gayakwad (7), who is third on the list of leading wicket takers in the tournament, and Sneh Rana (5 wickets).

Gayakward (3.36) and Rana (3.44) also have the third and fourth best economy rates in the tournament respectively.

On the other hand, England’s title defence has been off to a disastrous start. Heather Knight and Co. have lost all three of their matches to slip down to the seventh spot on the points table.

Their inability to close matches in the dying minutes has cost the defending champions dearly.

A loss against India on Wednesday mean the possibility of making the top four would be completely out of their hands, a prospect England would definitely want to avoid.

The defending champions have been sloppy on the field as fielding errors have crept into their performances with several dropped chances and missed stumpings.

Opener Tammy Beaumont continues to remain their star performer with the bat while spinner Sophie Ecclestone and all-rounder Nat Scriver are the team’s leading wicket takers with four scalps each.

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Squads: India: Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Rich Ghosh (wk), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Renuka Singh.

England: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver), Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt.

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Women’s World Cup Points Table: South Africa Go 2nd After Win Over England

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After registering a three-wicket win in their third match against England at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, the South African women’s cricket team climbed to second spot in the points table in the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. The top spot is held by Australia, who have a better net-run-rate while India were pushed one place down to the third place. An all-round performance from South Africa helped them beat defending champions England, who have lost all three matches they have played so far.

Here’s a look at the updated ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Points Table:

1. Australia (P3 W3 L0: Points 6; NRR +1.62)

2. South Africa (P3 W3 L0: Points 6; NRR +0.28)

3. India (P3 W2 L1: Points 4; NRR +1.33)

4. New Zealand (P4 W2 L2: Points 4; NRR -0.25)

5. West Indies (P3 W2 L1: Points 4; NRR -0.96)

6. Bangladesh (P3 W1 L2: Points 2; NRR -0.47)

7. England (P3 W0 L3: Points 0; NRR -0.15)

8. Pakistan (P4 W0 L4; Points 0; NRR -0.99)

South Africa Women won the toss and opted to bowl, a decision which was proven right by their bowlers. Except opener Tammy Beaumont (62 runs off 97 balls) and Amy Ellen Jones (53 runs off 74 balls), no other batter could put up a fight against an inspired South African bowling line-up.

Marizanne Kapp took a superb five-wicket haul to rattle England.

In reply, Laura Wolvaardt scored a splendid half-century to help the team chase down the 236-run target with four balls to spare.

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In the other match played between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, the former registered their first win of the tournament as they defeated Pakistan by nine runs.

Bangladesh, currently, stand sixth in the points table while England and Pakistan take the seventh and eighth spot respectively.

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Women’s World Cup: West Indies Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against India

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Women’s WC: West Indies have been fined for slow over rate against India.© AFP

The West Indies players were fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup match against India here.

Shandre Fritz of the ICC International Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Stafanie Taylor’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the ICC said in a statement.

Taylor pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

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On-field umpires Eloise Sheridan and Paul Wilson, third umpire Ahmed Shah Pakteen and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge levelled the charge.

India defeated West Indies by a massive 155 runs here on Saturday to register their second win in the tournament.

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Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana’s Special Gesture For Harmanpreet Kaur Goes Viral On Twitter

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Smriti Mandhana shone both on and off the field in India’s emphatic win over the West Indies in an ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 match in Hamilton on Saturday. Mandhana, who top-scored for India with a sensational 123 off 119 balls, decided to share the ‘Player of the Match’ award with another centurion Harmanpreet Kaur in the post-match presentation. It was the brilliant 184-run stand between Mandhana and Harmanpreet that propelled India to a huge total of 317 for 8 batting first.

“I think scoring a century and not being a Player of the Match is something I really wouldn’t want as a player. I think we both contributed equally for us to score 300. So, I think it’s good for us to share the trophy and I think both are good contenders to get it. We learnt from our mistakes and that’s something we thought we are not going to repeat it,” said Smriti Mandhana in the post-match presentation.

Photos of Mandhana sharing the ‘Player of The Match’ award with Harmanpreet, who scored 109 off 107 balls, went viral on social media with netizens hailing the left-hander for her heartening gesture.

Talking about the 184-run partnership with Harmanpreet, Smriti remarked, “As batters, we both prefer chasing and setting the target both together. Last game we didn’t get going and in chasing it’s very important to get the momentum.”

“Our strengths are really different because she is really good with spin and I like pace on the ball. So, when the spinner comes on I give her the strike and when the pacer comes on, she gives me the strike. I’m sure ICC will be giving another trophy and I’m sure they have enough budget to do that,” she added.

West Indies collapsed for 162 in the 40.3 overs. Jhulan Goswami scalped her record-breaking wicket in the 36th over while Sneh Rana ended the day with three wickets against her name.

Harmanpreet Kaur has been under scanner for her prolonged lean patch in international cricket but the experienced right-hander has responded well with back-to-back impactful innings in this World Cup.

“From the outset, I feel when her back is towards the wall, that’s when she comes the best out and that’s something which I’ve seen,” Smriti said in the post-match media interaction.

“Her work ethic is really up there in the whole team. She keeps going even if she does not get the results. World Cups are the place where she comes good.”

The duo put together a record 184-run stand — India’s highest partnership for any wicket at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup — as the last edition’s runners up put up 317/8 their highest total in the history of the showpiece event.

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“She is a crucial part of our middle order. Happy she’s come back well. She has been batting well in the practice. We were always confident that she would score runs. Happy that she scored back-to-back fifties. It will give her good confidence going forward.”

(With agency inputs)

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INDW vs WIW: Twitter In Overdrive As Jhulan Goswami Makes Women’s World Cup History

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India pacer Jhulan Goswami on Saturday became the all-time leading wicket-taker in the history of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Jhulan achieved the feat during India’s win over the West Indies in their third match of the tournament at the Seddon Park. She dismissed Anisa Mohammed to register her 40th dismissal in Women’s World Cup. The 39-year-old went past former Australia cricketer Lyn Fullston, who had taken 39 wickets in Women’s World Cups. Fans took to Twitter on Saturday and lauded the veteran pacer on her achievement.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Jhulan Goswami’s historic achievment:

“What an amazing achievement for @JhulanG10 to become the highest wicket taker in @cricketworldcup. Goes to 40 wickets and not done yet!! So happy for her,” former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.

“Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Sneh Raha, Meghana Singh…it’s all come together wonderfully today for the Women in Blue! Cheering for you,” Sanjana Ganesan captioned a post on Twitter.

“Jhulan Goswami becomes the Highest Wickettaker in the history of Women’s World Cup History – What a Legend,” a Twitter user wrote.

“Jhulan Goswami: A legend. A servant of the game. Even after two decades, she is still India’s best seamer. Her longevity and everything she has contributed to the game will forever be an essential part of Indian cricketing lore,” a fan wrote on Twitter.

“Jhulan Goswami being the leading wicket taker in ODI World Cups is my favourite moment from this World Cup,” another user wrote.

“An Indian fast bowler ascends to the zenith highest wicket takers list in the womens World Cup. We ought to celebrate Jhulan Goswami more – she is a treasure,” another user tweeted.

India defeated West Indies by 155 runs to register their second win of the tournament. They next take on England Women at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on March 16.

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Jhulan Goswami Becomes Highest Wicket-Taker In Women’s World Cup History

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India pacer Jhulan Goswami broke the record of most wickets in Women’s World Cup history.© AFP

Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami on Saturday broke the record for most wickets in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Jhulan achieved the feat during the match against the West Indies at Seddon Park in Hamilton. She dismissed Anisa Mohammed  to achieve the feat. With her first wicket of the game on Saturday, Jhulan took her tally of World Cup wickets to 40, overtaking the 34-year record of 39 wickets by former Australia cricketer Lyn Fullston. This was Jhulan’s 31st match in the Women’s World Cup. The 39-year-old pacer is currently representing India in her fifth Women’s ODI World Cup, having previously played in the tournament in the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 editions as well.

On Saturday, India defeated West Indies by 155 runs to register their second win of the tournament.

After opting to bat first, India recovered from a few early blows to post a total of 317 for eight in 50 overs.

Smriti Mandhana (123) and Harmanpreet Kaur (109) hit centuries and laid the foundation of India’s dominant win.

With India reeling at 76 for three at one stage, the pair added 184 runs for the fourth wicket to take India across the 300-run mark.

In reply, West Indies got off to a flying start as Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews added 100 runs for the first wicket.

However, Sneh Rana struck twice in quick succession to put India back into the contest.

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West Indies then continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 162.

For India, Sneh Rana took three wickets while Meghna Rana also picked up two wickets.

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India vs West Indies, Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur Star As India Thrash West Indies By 155 Runs

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Women’s World Cup: India beat West Indies by 155 runs.© AFP

India rode on brilliant centuries from opener Smriti Mandhana and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur to beat West Indies by 155 runs and register their second win in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup on Saturday. Batting first, Mandhana (119 off 123 balls) and Kaur (109 off 107 balls) stitched a 184-run stand to power India to their highest World Cup score, 317 for eight. And then the Indians produced a cohesive bowling effort to bundle out West Indies for 162 in 40.3 overs. Sneh Rana (3/22) and Meghna Singh (2/27) shared five wickets between them for India, while other three bowlers, including veteran Jhulan Goswami (1/43) also chipped in with a wicket each.

Deandra Dottin (62) top-scored for West Indies, while her opening partner Hayley Matthews made a quick 43 as the duo shared a century stand for the opening wicket.

But once they departed, West Indies innings just fell apart.

Earlier, Mandhana smashed her fifth ODI hundred, which was studded with 13 fours and two sixes, while Kaur had 10 hits to the fence and two maximums in her fourth ton and the first since hitting 171 not out against Australia in the 2017 World Cup.

The duo took India across the 200-mark after skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat. This was also India’s highest partnership for any wicket at the Women’s World Cup For WI, Anisa Mohammed was the most successful bowler, taking two for 59.

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Brief Scores: India: 317 for 8 in 50 overs (Smriti Mandhana 123, Harmanpreet Kaur 109; Anisa Mohammed 2/59).

West Indies: 162 all out in 40.3 overs (Deandra Dottin 62, Hayley Matthews 43; Sneh Rana 3/22, Meghna Singh 2/27).

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Women’s World Cup, India Women vs West Indies Women: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur Put On Record Women’s World Cup Stand For India

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Mandhana and Harmanpreet stitched India’s biggest partnership at Women’s World Cups.© BCCI/Twitter

India batters Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday stitched India’s biggest partnership in Women’s World Cup. The pair achieved the feat during the ongoing match against West Indies at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday. Mandhana and Harmanpreet added 184 runs for the fourth wicket, which took them past the duo of Thirush Kamini and Punam Raut, who had previously held the record. Kamini and Raut had stitched 175 runs, also against the West Indies, during the 2013 Women’s World Cup in India.

Mandhana and Harmanpreet scored centuries as India recovered after losing three wickets in quick succession to post a total of 317 for eight in 50 overs.

Mandhana hit a 119-ball 123 while Harmanpreet scored a 107-ball 109.

Opting to bat first, opener Yastika Bhatia helped India make a fast start in Hamilton. Bhatia smashed 31 off just 21 deliveries before departing. Shakera Selman made the breakthrough in the 7th over.

Indian skipper Mithali Raj (5) fell shortly after as India were reduced to 58/2 in the 10th over. Deepti Sharma was then removed by experienced Anisa Mohammed in the 14th over.

With India in a spot of bother, the other Indian opener Smriti Mandhana applied caution as she stitched a crucial partnership with the experienced middle-order batter Harmanpreet Kaur. India reached 125 for three at the 25-over mark of their innings.

In the 33rd over, the duo reached a century partnership as they smashed the WI bowlers all over the Seddon Park. Mandhana soon got to her second successive ton against the West Indies in the World Cup in the 40th over.

Shamilia Connell broke the dangerous-looking partnership between the Indians as she sent centurion Mandhana back to the pavilion in 43rd over. With the Indian opener gone, Harmanpreet upped the ante as she reached her ton in the 47th over. In the same over Richa Ghosh departed after getting run out.

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India failed to finish on high as Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Jhulan Goswami were removed in the last three overs of the match.

(With ANI Inputs)

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