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Cricket: England beat India in first one-day international

August 22, 2014

England Women beat India by 42 runs in the first one-day international at Scarborough yesterday.


The rain-affected match saw England limit India to 193-8 from 47 overs, opener Smriti Mandhana hitting 74 before she was run out by Jenny Gunn.

England reached 153-3 from 30.1 overs when the rain fell and curtailed play.

Both Charlotte Edwards (57) and Heather Knight (53) made half-centuries as England returned to winning ways after last week’s Test defeat at Wormsley.

Knight also took 3-28 to earn the player of the match accolade, and she told the BBC afterwards, “It was nice to get out there, score some runs and contribute to a team win.

“I’m really impressed with how the girls have turned it around today, we’ve obviously put in a really strong performance.”

England and India will meet again in Scarborough on Saturday before the third and deciding one-day international at Lord’s on Monday.

More info: www.ecb.co.uk

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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