Indian women’s team scored 333 for 5 wickets
Harmanpreet Kaur played captaincy innings in the second ODI
India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series
New Delhi. Harmanpreet Kaur’s captaincy innings helped the Indian women’s cricket team beat England (India vs England) by 88 runs on the same soil to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. This is the first ODI series win for the Indian team in England since 1999. With this, the Indian team has also equaled the record of New Zealand.
In terms of winning the most bilateral series in ODIs in England, the Indian team has reached joint second with New Zealand. Both the teams have won the ODI series twice on British soil so far. The New Zealand women’s team has won bilateral ODI series here in 1996 and 2007. Australia is at number one in this list. Australia has captured the series by defeating England 5 times at their own home. The Kangaroo team did this feat in the years 1987, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2019.
India made its biggest score on foreign soil
Talking about the match, in the second ODI, the Indian women’s team, batting first, made a huge score of 333 runs for 5 wickets. This is the highest score of the women’s team on foreign soil. For the fourth time in ODI cricket, the Indian team crossed the 300 mark. India has crossed the 300 mark twice in the current year. Earlier, Team India had scored 317 runs against West Indies in the World Cup.
Harmanpreet breaks 26 year old record
This is also the highest score of the Indian team against England in ODIs. Apart from this, in England too, this is the biggest score of Team India in ODIs. India had earlier scored 281 runs in England in 2017. Captain Harmanpreet returned unbeaten on 143 off 111 balls. Harmanpreet also broke a 26-year-old record during this period. Actually, before this, the record of playing the biggest innings against the host team in England was in the name of Australia’s Dab Hawkley, who scored 117 runs in the year 1996.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 22, 2022, 05:40 IST