Skipper Mithali Raj played a captain's knock to guide India Women to a consolation four-wicket win over England Women in the third and final ODI here on Saturday.Chasing 220, Mithali, who became the highest run-getter across all formats in women's cricket on Saturday, anchored India's chase with an unbeaten 75 off 86 balls as the visitors surpassed England's 219 all out in 46.3 overs. Besides Mithali, opener Smriti Mandhana made 49 while Sneh Rana played a 22-ball 24-run cameo towards the end. For England, Sophie Ecclestone (2/36) picked up two wickets. Earlier, India Women bowled out England Women for 219. Off-spinner Deepti Sharma (3/47) was the pick of the bowlers for India, while Jhulan Goswami (1/31), Sneh Rana (1/31), Harmanpreet Kaur (1/24), Shikha Pandey (1/42) and Poonam Yadav (1/43) scalped a wicket each. Nat Sciver (49), skipper Heather Knight (46) and Lauren Winfileld-Hill (36) made useful contributions for England Women after being invited to bat in the final match, which was reduced to 47-a-side affair due to delayed start because of rain. Brief Scores: England Women: 219 all out in 47 overs (Nat Sciver 49, Heather Knight 46; Deepti Sharma 3/43). India Women: 220 for 6 in 46.3 overs (Mithali Raj 76 not out, Smriti Mandhana 49; Sophie Ecclestone 2/36). Catch highlights and cricket scores of the third and final Women's ODI match between England and India, being played at New Road, Worcester.
8:21 PM IST: India restricted England 219 all out. Spinner Deepti Sharma (3/47) was the pick of the bowlers, while Jhulan Goswami (1/31), Sneh Rana (1/31), Harmanpreet Kaur (1/24), Shikha Pandey (1/42) and Poonam Yadav (1/43) got one wicket each. For England, Nat Sciver (49), skipper Heather Knight (46) and Lauren Winfileld-Hill (36) made useful contributions after being invited to bat. The match was reduced to 47 overs a side after rain delay.
4:37 PM IST: And surprisingly, both sides are unchanged. Here are the playing XIs -
England: Lauren Winfield Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav
4:35 PM IST: India Women have won the toss and opted to field first against England Women.
4:03 PM IST: It's now a 47-overs a side match. Toss at 12:00 PM local time.
Play will get underway at 12:30pm with the toss taking place at 12.July 3, 2021
3:03 PM IST: Toss delayed due to rain.