Women’s Cricket: India set target of 170 runs before England in 3rd and final ODI at Lords
India have set a target of 170 runs before England in the third and final One Day International at Lord’s. Chasing the target, England were 35 for 2 in 10 overs when reports last came in.
Put into bat by the Hosts, India were bowled out for 169 runs in 45.4 overs. For the visitors, Deepti Sharma was the top scorer with an unbeaten 68 runs while Smriti Mandhana posted half a century. Five Indian players were unable to score any run. The Women in Blue are currently leading the series by 2-0. They already have their first ODI series win against England since 1999 in their hands.
Legendary Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami is playing her final international match today as the team look forward to making this occasion memorable. The 39-year-old fast bowler from West Bengal is among the greatest players India has ever produced. She will bow out of the match as one of Indian cricket’s biggest, most trustworthy servants. Jhulan has represented India in 203 ODIs, in which she has taken 253 wickets. 44 Test wickets have come in 12 matches and 56 T20I scalps have come in 68 matches in the shortest format. She is the most successful bowler in ODIs as a women’s player. She has also shown quite a lot of capability with her bat, scoring 1,924 runs in international cricket with three fifties.
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