Harmanpreet Kaur powers India women to first series win in England in 23 years
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a scintillating unbeaten ton to power India to a comprehensive 88-run win in the second ODI, that sealed country’s first series win against England since 1999.
A vintage Harmanpreet rekindled the memories of the 2017 World Cup with a magnificent 143 not out which came off just 111 balls as India put on board a mammoth 333 for 5.
India bundled out England for 245 in 44.5 overs with medium pacer Renuka Singh (4/57) claiming four wickets on Wednesday night.
Danni Wyatt’s 58-ball 65 was the lone bright spot, in an otherwise dismal show by England batters.
The last time Indian women won an ODI series in England was in 1999 when they triumphed 2-1.
Chasing the imposing total, what England needed was a brisk start, but Renuka denied them that by dismissing two top-order batters in Emma Lamb (15) and Sophia Dunkley (1).
Tammy Beaumont (6) was run out as the hosts were reduced to 47 for 3 by the end of the eighth over.