Sakshi Jain
Sakshi Jain
Author ∙ Sep 21 2022, 11:00 PM

Amy Jones backs her team following an 88-run loss against India Women


image-l8c28nsjEngland Women (PC: Twitter)

England Women are heading towards an unfavourable result in the three-match ODI series against India Women. Starting the series as favourites, the host made a poor start as they lost by seven wickets. They have now continued their lean patch in the second game as well to hand India an unassailable lead of 2-0.

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The batters let the team down as England Women lost the second One Day International by a whopping 88 runs. Put to bat first, India Women caused carnage on the field. They registered their highest-ever total against England, courtesy of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur.


The Women in Blue started off on a poor note with Shafali Verma walking back after scoring eight runs off seven balls. The other opening batter Smriti Mandhana stabilized the team by hammering 40 runs. Meanwhile, it was  Harmanpreet who stunned the English viewers.


Harmanpreet Kaur was the star of the night

Walking to bat at number four, the 33-year-old smashed 148 runs off 111 balls. She was also joined by Harleen Deol in the batting assault as the young all-rounder smashed 58 runs. The brilliant batting in the first innings resulted in India posting a score of 333 runs in their allotted 50 overs.

Chasing the score, England were aiming for a ferocious start. However, they lost their first three wickets within eight overs. The middle-order batter Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, and skipper Amy Jones made efforts by scoring 39, 65, and 39 runs respectively. The credit goes to Indian bowlers as well as Renuka Singh picked four wickets while Dayalan Hemalatha has two to her name.


England missing the senior players

Speaking about the loss, England skipper Amy Jones pointed out that there are certain areas that the team needs to improve Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper also believes that her team missed the senior players, including the likes of Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Alice Davidson Richards, and Issy Wong.

In the post-match presentation, Jones said,

“Every loss is tough, and they got away from us at the end with the bat. We didn't get close enough, didn't get partnerships. There are points to be had in the next game, so we need to improve. With a lot of the senior ones missing, it's about giving opportunities to the youngsters, and Lord's is one more step in that direction. A lot to play for as there are points to play for still."


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