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Cricket: England pull it back to win series 3-2

July 13, 2012

England women made an impressive comeback on Wednesday in the final stint of their five match series against India, which they won 3-2 despite being 2-0 down after the first two matches.

England beat their opponents by 29 runs in the decider at Wormsley, with thanks to a 57-run partnership between Lydia Greenway and Arran Brindle.

Despite missing the first two ODIs due to injury, Greenway produced scores of 20, 24 and 37 in the final three matches. Consequently, she has moved up to fourth in the International Cricket Council women’s one-day international rankings, after usurping Australian Alex Blackwell from the position.

Her team mate Jenny Gunn also had a reason to celebrate after receiving her 100th England cap earlier in the day. Speaking to ecb.co.uk, she said:  “I did not think I would play one game for England, let alone 100. It was a special occasion and I am just happy we won the game.”

The team’s next challenges will be the T20 and 50-over World Cups.

Sophia Smith, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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