Team India performed tremendously in the third ODI match played between the Indian women’s cricket team and England. India won this match by 4 wickets, thanks to Mithali Raj’s innings of 75 runs. While Mithali Raj created history in the match, Smriti Mandhana won everyone’s heart with the bat and fielding.
The Indian women’s cricket team on Saturday registered its first win in the ongoing tour of England. The Mithali Raj-led side defeated England women by 4 wickets in the 3rd ODI in Worcester to avoid a clean sweep. The Indian skipper top-scored with an unbeaten 86-ball 75, becoming the highest run-scorer across format in women’s cricket.
Record-breaking Mithali Raj becomes leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket
Before Mithali’s match-winning knock, it was opener Smriti Mandhana whose extraordinary piece of fielding caught everyone’s attention. The latter pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss England batter Natalie Sciver for 49.
The incident took place in the 38th over of England women’s innings. A well-set Natalie tried to smash off-spinner Deepti Sharma over the cow corner boundary for a maximum. But Mandhana foiled her plan.
The Indian opener ran towards her left and dived full length to complete a fantastic catch. Natalie’s dismissal brought the Indian eves back in the game, restricting the opponents to 219 in 47 overs.