India vs England 3rd ODI: India ended the three-match ODI series against England with a 3-0 victory to bid Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami a memorable farewell. Indian batters failed to put up a strong target. However, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma’s half-centuries helped Woman in Blue set up a decent total of 169. Moreover, Renuka Thakur’s magnificent 4-wicket haul helped India all out Amy Jones’ team at 153.
The game saw several historical events taking place at the historical ground of the Lord’s. Jhulan Goswami’s retirement as well as Deepti Sharma’s ‘mandak’ to run out set batter and dangerous looking Charlie Dean, to finish off the English innings.
Highlights of India vs England 3rd ODI
All-rounder Deepti Sharma becomes the highest scorer for the Indian Women’s team with her unbeaten 68. Opener Smrti Mandhana also contributed with her half-century. Pooja Vastrakar managed 22 off 38 balls. Defending 170, Indian bowlers displayed an impressive performance to win the match by 16 runs. Renuka’s 4/29 in 10 overs earned her the Player of the Match award. Playing her last international game, Goswami’s spells of 2 for 30 in 10 overs was exceptional too. Moreover, Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s 2 wickets helped India cross the winning line.
Kate Cross’ 4/26 went in vain as English batters failed to achieve a meager target. Charlie Dean with her 47 off 80 balls became the highest run-getter for her team. Captain Amy Jones only managed to score 28 off 50.
Jhulan Goswami finishes off her journey at top
Veteran fast bowler Jhulan bid her final goodbye to the Indian jersey on Saturday against England in a historical series. Her time on the field as a player might have come to an end but her legacy is ever-lasting. Check out her major records-
- Most Wickets in WODIs- 255, also the only bowler in Women’s Cricket to cross 250 ODI Wickets
- Most Maiden overs in WODIs- 265
- Youngest layer to take 10 Wickets in a Test Match at 23 years and 277 days
- Second Longest career in International Cricket
- 2nd Most appearances in WODIs – 204
- First Player to bowl over 10000 Deliveries in WODIs.
We congratulate Jhulan for her 20-year-long international career and her galore records. Moreover, wish her luck in the future.
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