INDW vs ENGW: England won the match by 4 wickets.© AFP
It cost India less than one effort, but the champions won a new save for England at the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with a four-wick victory. It was an essential match for the champions, as they lost three games before this match. They went up from seven to six. India has two wins and more defeats in four games and remains in third place. All India could handle was 134 in 36.2 overs Smriti Mandhana got the best of it with his 35-run hit. A wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh made it 33 after India picked the first pitch.
It was Charlie Dean (4/23) who had the chance to score in England, Anya Shrubsol (2/20) also scored with two wickets.
Four-time champion England stumbled slightly before crossing the finish line in 31.2 overs, leading skipper Heather Knight to the front without winning a 53-run stroke.
Midfielder Meghna Singh (3/26) bowled out three English batsmen.
Short scores: India: 134 all 36.2 overs (S Mandhana 35, R Ghosh 33; Charlie Dean 4/23).
England: 136 overs for 316 6s. (H Knight – not away, Nat Sciver 45; M Singh 3/26).
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